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Offered by Tim Roberts, Edward Jones

Edward Jones - March 2018We’ve enjoyed a long bull market. But when it starts losing steam, you, as an investor, need to be prepared. Consider these ideas:

First, you may want to think about fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, which can help reduce your portfolio’s vulnerability to market downturns.

Second, look at international investments. When the U.S. markets are down, others around the world may be up. Of course, international investments carry some special risks, such as currency fluctuation and foreign political and economic events.

Finally, develop a strategy that could help you capitalize on short-term market drops. For example, if you invest the same amount of money in the same investments at regular intervals, your money will buy more shares when prices are down. However, this technique won’t guarantee profits or protect against all losses, and you need to be willing to keep investing when share prices are
declining.

By making the right moves, you can keep moving toward your goals – even when the bull market has taken a breather.

This is Tim Roberts, your Edward Jones financial advisor at 129 S. 4th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601. (303) 659-2301

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Offered by Thollot Jewelers

March is such a crazy month in Colorado! From the weather to our mindsets, we’re torn between enjoying every last inch of powder and getting our summer gear out of storage!

One thing stays consistent though, Bridal Season! With holiday engagements and warm summer weather just around the corner, future brides are planning up a storm. Thollot Jewelers has hand-selected incredible jewelry collections, specifically for us Coloradans, for brides and grooms to browse while preparing for their big day! From engagement rings to bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts, your loved ones will be singing, “You had me at Thollot!”

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram this month for a fun March Bracket contest and more!

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Offered by Brian Margolis, The Margolis Team

“Brian, how can the heat be on when it is only March and when you wrote this article it was snowing and the temperature was in the single digits?!” My response is simple, “Home prices went up 8% in January 2018 and for condos they went up 22% from January 2017!”

One dominant opinion is that rising interest rates are going to cool down the real estate market. I agree that opinion is generally true. Please remember that all real estate is local, and we live in one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation! The numbers don’t support a cooling in the market just yet.

The average price of a single family home in the Brighton area for January 2018 was $369,900 vs $330,000 for January 2017. That is a 12% increase! For single family homes in Commerce City (zip code 80022), the average price in January 2018 was $358,000 vs $325,000 in January 2017. That’s a 10.2% increase! For condos the percentage increase is similarly fantastic.

If you would like to know the value of your home, call The Award Winning Margolis Team of Keller Williams. I would like to thank all of our clients for helping my real estate company become one of the Top 5 Teams in the entire state of Colorado for Keller Williams in 2017! Experience how real estate is supposed to be practiced with our excellent customer service.

Visit our website at www.TheMargolisTeam.com or call 303-835-4534 or text Brian 720-352-0454.

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Offered by Susan Kline

Susan KlineLuck is hard work paying off. We’ve all heard this comment on many occasions. People who have achieved success don’t question the viability of that statement. Those that don’t have a clear view of what they want to accomplish, and take a stab at finding something positive for their lives daily, may not wholeheartedly believe they can make their own luck. Is luck something we have no control over?

Putting together this issue has been very interesting for me. I’m always impressed by the resilience of our advertisers to come up with ideas that bring great offerings to our readers while working to advance their businesses. I’ve also been inspired by some of the articles that were written this month in response to our most recent national tragedy in Florida and the loss of many young lives. We can hope this is a time for change and possibility that affects every generation, most particularly our youth. The emotion I see very often from those I’m in contact with is hope. There’s hope for a better tomorrow and an advanced existence for ourselves. Luck can be achieved with hope and lots of positive action. I’m fortunate to have a good number of examples to witness with regard to the hard work = luck concept from many of our advertisers who have built successful businesses using that philosophy. We look forward to your knowing them better by using their products and services and getting to know them as I do.

Often I hear that people like to read our magazine from cover to cover. We encourage you to read through this issue and see what’s happening in Brighton and the surrounding areas. There is much in the way of valuable offers and information that can enhance your lives. I feel like myself and staff are the lucky ones to have the experience of putting this magazine together for you!

May Luck Be With You This March!

Susan

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Offered by Scott and Laura Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

As we all know, home is where the heart is – whether it’s a cozy little casa or a sprawling mansion. Here are five ways to show your home some affection:

  1. Add some color. Use flowers to brighten a main room or split them up among tiny vases placed throughout your home. You can go for the classic red roses, or any bouquet (pro-tip: simple bouquets tend to last a little longer). A throw pillow or a stylish vase can add some color too! If your pocketbook can accommodate something a little bigger, consider replacing a piece of furniture or splurging on a dramatic new piece of art.
  2. Do a makeover. Rearrange your living space. Take your photos down and put them back up in a different way. Even your furniture can be adjusted to freshen up your perspective. You could end up feeling as if you have a brand-new home.
  3. Brighten it up. A tried-and-true way to spruce up your home is to switch out the color palette. Paint a bathroom if you’d like to start small, or go for a whole room or even the kitchen cabinets if you’re feeling brave. They make do-it-yourself resurfacing kits for kitchen cabinets and counters if you’re looking for a weekend project.
  4. Get to know your humble abode. It’s worth knowing the value of your home. Call your REALTOR® and ask for a home valuation. This free, no-obligation report will give you a excellent snapshot of the health of your financial investment.
  5. Start on your spring cleaning. Do a room-by-room purge. File paperwork, and shred paperwork you don’t need any longer. Clear out things that weigh down the space, you don’t use, or are broken/worn. Donate what you can, and toss what isn’t valuable. Without pulling out even one single disinfecting wipe, you can empty the clutter and give yourself more space to breathe.

Showing your home some love is as good as showing yourself some love. If you’re not sure what your Home is worth, call us! We can offer you a home valuation that’ll show the financial health of your home, without any obligation. Call us today at 720-371-6733 and get your questions answered!

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Offered by Erin Young, Young Montessori

Happy Valentine’s Day and happy early spring planting! We are beginning to grow some vegetables and herbs indoors for our school garden and we are so excited to watch them grow. We will continue to plant, grow and nurture out garden through the summer months as part of summer camp and Young Montessori would like to invite you to join us for an enjoyable summer program! We accept children ages 3 to 10 during the summer months so please call or visit our website to request information today!

For February, we are studying the parts of the human heart using labeled diagrams and creating booklets to match. Also, we are studying a plant’s life cycle which leads us into a study of “living versus non-living”. And last but not least; “The Asian New Year”, and focusing on the continent of Asia!

Young Montessori offers two day, three day, and five day programs, both part time and full time under the guidance of experienced teachers in an authentic Montessori preschool environment. We also offer a before care program and an aftercare program during the academic school year. And, you are free to choose your child’s days of attendance as long as they are available, therefore; it is first come, first serve so enroll today! And now accepting applications for the summer program!

Centrally located in a quaint and charming schoolhouse, we provide a family feel and comfort level that is difficult to replicate elsewhere. Check us out at: www.youngmontessori.com or facebook: www.facebook.com/MamaMontessori76/

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Offered by Kim Gieseke, Promenade Horsemanship Academy

It is interesting how people take notice when you are the “world champion” in something. This past year, myself, and several students participated in the International Horse Agility video competition. When I first competed in this equine discipline, people who had no idea what it was would comment, “that is nice” and go on their way. Now, when a comment is made about my horse and I being world champion, horse professionals and owners ask what it is all about.

Every month there is a new course consisting of ten obstacles. Each obstacle is worth up to five points for doing the obstacle correctly and five points for horsemanship. There are two divisions where you maneuver your horse through the course on foot; online and liberty. Online, is with a halter and lead and the liberty you use only your voice and body language. There is also Equagility where you go through a five obstacle course on foot and then ride the same five obstacle.

The bragging rights of having three people from Promenade finish in the top five in the world is great but what is really incredible is the positive transformation of the human/horse relationship. Agility has had an incredible influence on the relationship my clients have formed with their horses. Owners who may be scared, inconsistent, or found excuses not to work their horse, became confident and found a way to better communicate with their horses. Agility helped create a safer and calmer horse.

If you are a horse owner feeling stuck with what to do with your horse, or want to build better communication, your question shouldn’t be “should I try horse agility” it should be “when am I going to start horse agility”. It is worth your time to invest in this discipline. Promenade holds two classes a week as well as privates to provide a fun and concrete way to build a solid relationship with your horse. Kim is a certified Agility trainer and will be a clinician at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo March 9th to 11th.

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Offered by: Brittany LaVoy, MD., Brighton Pediatrics

During this time of year coughs, colds and fever seem to be everywhere. Fevers are extremely common in children. They are a normal part of the body’s immune system responding to a viral or bacterial infection in most cases. It is also very common to have fevers following vaccines. Because of this, the body is in control of how high the temperatures rise and will keep it from rising to a level where it would cause any long term problems. But when should you worry about your child’s fever?

If your child is less than 2 months old any temperature above 100.4 rectally would be an urgent situation and you should take your child to see a doctor immediately. If older than 2 months and acting and drinking fairly well, it is ok to give Tylenol (or Motrin if older than 6 months old) and watch them at home. For most children fevers will go away after 3-4 days of illness. If your child appears very sick, is not drinking well and peeing less than normal, has fevers that go away for a few days and come back, or if they have fevers longer than 3-4 days have your child seen by their doctor. Of course, if at any time while your child has a fever, you feel uncomfortable, or have questions, call your child’s doctor for advice. Also, please visit our website at www.Brightonpeds.com for further information about fevers.

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Offered by Willy Strohmeier – Colorado Karate Club

Maddox is a vivacious six year old Karate student who trains consistently every week and enjoys the training and its benefits. This day, Maddox, along with several other students, is testing for his Yellow Belt. He has trained and prepared well. His mom and dad are here to watch him and are in great expectation.

Maddox begins his testing well, he is strong, and focused; it seems that it will be an easy task. But half way through, something happened, his mind wanders, he loses concentration. All of the sudden, he is making mistakes, the nerves begin taking over him and he is unable to regain his focus. Everything seems to fall apart at that point.

The test is over, and while his peers receive their new rank certificate and belts, Maddox is told that he has failed the test and will need to do it again at a later date. Obviously, he is despondent, downcast. He steps out from the Dojo and hugs his mom, as a few tears escape on the side of his face which he tries to hide in her arms.

I have seen this scene many times, and it is very difficult to fail someone whom I want so much to succeed. However, I know by experience that failure is a part of life, that sometimes, despite our best efforts, we come up short of our goal. As a parent it is also difficult to see our children fail at anything, and having to deal with all the emotions that come with it.

Power of Failure and Cost of Success-01Some parents seem to wish to save their children any disappointment or hardship. Maddox’s parents could have come to me, as the instructor, and reproach me for failing him, for not getting him ready well enough, or for having him test when he was not ready. They could have pulled him out of training and have him do something else where he can “always succeed,” or not be subjected to such a “negative” experience.

Fortunately, however, this is seldom the case, I am extremely proud to see parents that while consoling, are also encouraging to their children to try harder, to prepare better physically and mentally. To learn from their shortcomings and the pains caused by them; to pick themselves up and do a better job next time.

Yes, Maddox, like many of my students in that situation did not crumble, he was now even more determined, he trained harder and didn’t give up. His mom told me: “He’s been practicing everyday in the living room”. At the next examination, Maddox was amazing, and there was no doubt that he earned his yellow belt. As I watched him, I could not help but smile with pride, not only because of his accomplishment, but most of all because of his resilience.

I truly believe that we must challenge our children to be at their best, allowing them to try hard, to fail, and to succeed. To show them the way and let them walk, not always to carrying them on our shoulders. Yes, they may trip and fall at times, but only by picking themselves up, will they be fully able to enjoy the value of hardwork and the price of success.

At this early age, Maddox’s example, has much to teach many of us about focus, determination, and a will to succeed, and I am honored to be a part of the journey.

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Offered by Kristine Waters Ray, MD, Premier Pediatrics

With winter and cooler temperatures still in full swing, many of us are using space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves for warmth. While these can make our house cozy, they do come with increased risk of exposure to Carbon Monoxide, which is a harmful gas that can affect health and even cause death.

What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that binds to part of our blood and affects the way we are able to carry oxygen in our blood.

Where is it found?
CO is a by-product of heaters and appliances, including anything that burns gasoline, natural gas, wood, oil, kerosene and propane. It has no color, odor or taste and can be very difficult to detect.

Who is at risk?
Anyone who resides in a home that uses appliances, heaters or devices that burn the above fuels is at risk of exposure. Kids are at increased risk because they breathe more frequently and can inhale more CO gas per pound of body weight than an adult.

How do I prevent exposure?
Every home should have a battery operated CO detector that is functional and tested often. This can promote early detection of a CO leak and prevent unintentional CO exposures. Additionally, check fireplaces and stoves annually to be sure they vent properly, be sure to use space heaters in well ventilated areas and never use grills/hibachis indoors.

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