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06Apr

Ark 2016 Annual Market Report

Many investors may not have expected global stocks and bonds to deliver positive returns in such a tumultuous year. This turnaround story highlights the importance of diversifying across asset groups and regional markets, as well as staying disciplined despite uncertainty. Although not all asset classes had positive returns, a globally diversified, cap-weighted portfolio logged attractive

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06Apr

4th Quarter 2016

Considering that global markets are incredible information-processing machines that incorporate news and expectations into prices, investors are well served by staying the course with an asset allocation that reflects their needs, risk preferences, and objectives. This can help investors weather uncertainty in all of its forms. View Third Quarter 2016 Market Review

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03Apr

Fitzgerald’s

It’s not easy being green, just ask the team at Fitzgerald’s. Fitzgerald’s made a concerted effort to be a “green” company since the beginning of their formation. With a goal to be Waco’s leader in the green industry, they utilize organic applications throughout their customer base. Their natural and organic service is the responsible way to maintain landscapes in both a healthy and green way. Fitzgerald’s does not do this because it’s popular. Rather, they do it because they care about their community since they live there too.

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15Mar

Spring Cleaning Your Financial House

For those of us in Austin, Spring definitely arrived a few weeks early! The City of Austin hosted the annual Zilker Kite Festival, SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival, Rodeo Austin, and more! Despite all the fun that occurs in the Spring here in Austin, we can’t forget about the all-too-important Spring cleaning!

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01Mar

KidWorks Therapy Services

In 1999, Rebecca Pokluda had a vision of bringing together a group of experienced and passionate Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapists (OT, PT, ST) dedicated to family-centered, individualized care. Since its inception, KidWorks committed to creating solutions that allow each child to create his/her own success in a fun, challenging, and safe environment. With a clinic housed on a tree shaded hill in South-Central Austin modified to provide optimal therapeutic intervention, our children simultaneously experience the safe and much needed comforts of a home to which they belong.

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financial vetting checklist

21Feb

Financial Advisor or Financial Phony: The Ultimate Checklist

The stakes are high when you open your finances to an advisor, so don’t skimp on your homework. But how can you guarantee that your expert is reliable? By utilizing our Ultimate Financial Advisor Checklist you can be self-assured that you’re asking the right questions of us or any other advisor you choose. At Ark Financial, our team is here to help and make sure you feel comfortable, confident, and happy with our comprehensive suite of financial services.

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13Feb

The Best Valentine’s Gift You Didn’t Get Each Other

“The best protection against losing 50% of your net worth: INVEST IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP”

This past November, Huffington Post put out an article called “3 Steps to Reconnect When You Feel Disconnected From Your Partner.” In light of the upcoming Valentine’s Day festivities, it caught the eye of Ark Financial’s Chief Strategist & Partner, David Bull, and made him realize how important our work is in reducing stress in family’s lives.

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31Jan

10 To-dos to Stay On Top of Your Personal Finances in 2017

Along with other resolutions, don’t forget to make room for building financial footing for your future. Living paycheck to paycheck is a dangerous act as it can make you feel helpless at the time of emergencies. Many times it leads people to take out loans or use credit cards randomly. You must take some solid

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31Jan

Rorie Sparkman & Engel

Nothing is more important to a business owner than knowing they have a healthy business. Unfortunately, not all business owners are business experts. When you’re sick you go to the doctor to heal your body. Now you can go to a professional to heal your business. Meet the total business health specialists: Rorie Sparkman & Engel. Delivering a partnership that goes beyond tax preparation and advising, they provide services critical to the well-being of your business. To meet those critical needs, Rorie Sparkman & Engel deploy an arsenal of resources available to all their clients through their advising, comprehensive website, newsletters, and more.

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01Jan

Sixpack Shortcuts

The world of fitness is a tricky place to navigate for those looking to improve their physical appearance and overall health. It’s a saturated marketplace heavily operated by telling you that if you want to achieve your fitness goals, then you need to purchase THIS workout routine, THIS diet regime, monthly passes to THIS gym, as well as purchase all of the expensive supplements that claim to make the job easier. In a world desiring quick results, many fall prey to the crazy gimmicks and gadgets on those late-night infomercials. Some of them work, but only for the short term – The weight always comes back… At this crossroad of failure and determination, innovation was found by way of Sixpack Shortcuts.

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