What’s the Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

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What’s the Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

BY BRETT ANDERSON/ST.CROIX ADVISORS, LLC

So what’s the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? According to the Veterans Administration:

 

Usually, people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

First, military personnel who died in the service of their country are honored on Memorial Day. Specifically, those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. Next, ALL who served in the military are honored on Veterans Day. In addition, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service. In short, their contributions to our national security are acknowledged and appreciated.

Memorial Day is always celebrated on the last Monday of May. However, many schools and businesses are closed because it is recognized as a national holiday. Conversely, Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11. After Woodrow Wilson gave an address on November 11, 1919, Veterans Day became widely celebrated. Unlike Memorial Day, activities usually proceed as normal.

 

Veteran's Day vs Memorial Day

First, Memorial Day and Veterans Day are both patriotic and symbolic. Next, these holidays recognize something bigger than us. Furthermore, the holidays show our gratitude for those who fought for freedom. Beyond, all who died serving our country are remembered and honored. In summary, we are grateful. Also, we are humbled.

Finally, thank you for your service and sacrifice.

 

Particularly, having a financial plan is important. Also, discussing your monetary goals with others is worthwhile. Next, if you haven’t taken action, there’s still time. Finally, I can be reached at 651-337-1919.

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Freedom to Do What You Want

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Freedom to Do What You Want

BY BRETT ANDERSON/ST.CROIX ADVISORS, LLC

This day we remember and honor those who proudly wore the uniform and gave their lives to protect and serve our country. Thank you Men and Women in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy, past and present, for your dedication and continued sacrifices. You are not forgotten. As we honor those before us this weekend, also take time to self-reflect. What ways are you exercising the freedom so many have sacrificed their lives for? You have the freedom to do what you want because of these brave men and women.

 

How many of you have ever started off a sentence with “Someday I’ll …”? Do you know anyone who’s currently working their lives away in a career they’re unhappy with simply because of money? We all have the ability to pursue our own passions and interests, yet we’re stuck in a rut dreaming about the day they no longer have to work again.

When you are starting out in your 20s, it is natural to think about all that you will have and do once you start making money, and making more money. That gives money way too much power over your life. It’s not about how much you make, but the life that you make with the money you have.”  Suze Orman

 

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Why should we delay what we enjoy to accumulate enough money to do what we really what now?

With financial creativity and a new mindset regarding retirement, you can find and fund the life you really want now. Life’s too short to wait until you’re 65 to do what you really want to do. Life planning is one of the key components behind the driving force of St. Croix Advisors and we couldn’t be more proud when a client accomplishes their goals. Numbers matter, but your happiness matters more – and to be honest, that makes us happy too. We listen to your goals, dreams, and passions and take them seriously. These do not get tossed in the bucket list / someday pile, but rather let’s take steps for action now pile! We hold you accountable to what you’ve said is important, create a plan, and calculate every step in-between to get you there.

So Happy Memorial Day to all of you and yours and Thank You to the Men and Women in the U.S. Armed Forces because we are Free to Do What We Want!!

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