Business

Should inflation affect your investment moves?

As you know, inflation heated up in 2021, following years of pretty stable – and low – numbers. And now, early in 2022, we’re still seeing elevated prices. As a consumer, you may need to adjust your activities somewhat, but as an investor, how should you respond to inflation? First, it helps to know the causes of this recent inflationary […]

Don’t avoid ‘taboo’ topics with older parents

If your parents are getting close to retirement age, or are already retired, it may be time to talk with them about financial and aging issues, some of which may involve difficult conversations. For the sake of everyone in your family, don’t avoid these “taboo” topics. You’ll need to be careful about approaching these subjects with your parents. Mention ahead […]

Started in a garage, Monster Bolts is a fasten-ating success story




From a hobby of selling guitar parts on eBay in 1999, Jeff Keichline-Graber, a local Gulf Breeze resident, moved on to cannibalizing his guitar business and starting a new fastener company 10 years ago. He used the spare space in his garage to get the venture off the ground. That decision eventually resulted in a company he called Monster Bolts. […]

Zix, AppRiver parent, is sold, sources say

Various news sources reported last week that Zix, the parent company of Gulf Breeze tech company AppRiver, was sold to Canada-based OpenText for $860 million. Repeated calls to Zix’s Gulf Breeze office to get details on OpenText’s plans for the Gulf Breeze workforce were not returned. OpenText’s LinkedIn page describes it as an information management company helping companies securely capture, […]

Retirees fear becoming a burden

It’s human nature to want to make things easier for our loved ones – and to have great concern about adding any stress to their lives. In fact, 72% of retirees say that one of their biggest fears is becoming a burden on their families, according to the Edward Jones/Age Wave Four Pillars of the New Retirement study. How can […]

Automobile technology is only as good as the calibration

Correct Calibration keeps everything working as it should

Your car is smart. It “knows” if you are too close to another car, if you are drifting out of your lane, if your windshield needs wiping, and it can prevent you from having fender benders or worse. Caring for and maintaining this new technology is as important as maintaining the oil level or air pressure in your tires because […]


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