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You might assume that anyone in line for the role of King of England would be ecstatic about the power and control he would wield. But not King Edward VIII. It’s said that even from a very young age, he came to despise all the pomp and circumstance surrounding his royal status. That’s not to say that his title didn’t land him several different love interests, albeit married ones.

This couple needs no introduction. Antony and Cleopatra’s love affair is wellknown and is even echoed in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” And why wouldn’t their story be intriguing? Cleopatra VII was the last Pharaoh of Egypt and Marc Antony was a Roman general. She was very smart, said to have been very beautiful and devoted to her faith. Naturally, Antony fell for her. But there were a couple of obstacles he would need to dodge in order to have her all to himself.

Prince Edward, as he was titled before he inherited the throne, maintained relationships with two other married women before meeting Simpson. He met Mrs. Winifred “Freda” Dudley Ward in 1918 when he was 23. She had already been married for five years but that didn’t matter to either she or the Prince. They had a 16-year affair.

First off, she was married to her younger brother Ptolemy, which was customary for the time. She was also the mistress of Julius Caesar, another Roman general. But apparently Antony’s skills far surpassed those of either of Cleopatra’s other men and even though it became the talk of the town in Rome, the couple married in 36 B.C.

He also had a rather long affair with Viscountess Thelma Furness. It was actually at her party that the prince met Simpson and her husband, Ernest. Although Prince Edward and Wallis’s affair didn’t begin immediately upon their meeting, it was only four short months later that she became a VIP guest at his parties.

Using their combined skillsets, the couple planned to take over Rome. Roman general Octavian wasn’t about to let that happen and in 31 B.C., he divided and conquered the couple during the battle of Actium. Now here’s the Shakespearean part: Antony was told that Cleopatra was dead so he fell on his sword, killing himself. Cleopatra, who was not in fact dead, found out about Antony’s suicide and pestered a poisonous snake (an asp to be precise) to bite her, resulting in her death as well.

Prince Edward became King Edward VIII at five minutes to midnight on Jan. 20, 1936. When faced with an ultimatum of either ending his affair with Simpson or give up his throne in order to keep his government happy, King Edward VIII chose to abdicate. On Dec. 10, 1936, King Edward VIII signed the abdication papers and his brother Albert took the throne as King George VI instead. Edward was given the title of Duke and after Simpson’s divorce was finalized, he married her on June 3, 1937.

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By 1934, both Freda and Thelma were cut from Prince Edward’s life as he focused his attention on Simpson. But let’s not forget that she was a Mrs., not a Ms. with one divorce already to her name. In 1916, she married Lt. Earl Winfield “Win” Spencer but filed for a divorce after Win became increasingly abusive. Her divorce was granted in 1927 and in July 1928, Wallis married Ernest Simpson.

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action movies. There were shoot-outs and fast driving and jail breaks and (of course) a love story mixed in for good measure. But their story doesn’t end with “… and they lived happily ever after.” The pair met in January 1930 and things were far from perfect. Bonnie was married to Roy Thornton who was in prison serving a five-year sentence for robbery. Clyde had already been in trouble with the authorities for stealing. Those crimes caught up to him just a few weeks after meeting Bonnie and he was sentenced to two years in prison. But the crafty Bonnie smuggled a gun in and Clyde used it to escape. After a week of freedom, Clyde was once again put in jail but this time it was a 14-year term he was to spend at the Eastham Prison Farm near Weldon, Texas. Hoping to earn a transfer from Eastham, he convinced another inmate to chop off some of his toes. His two missing toes didn’t earn Clyde a transfer but he was released early and on Feb. 2, 1932, he was a free man yet again. Everyone began feeling desperate thanks to the Great Depression that settled over the country, so Bonnie and Clyde resorted to robbery to get money to survive. While Bonnie was in jail for her part in a robbery of a hardware store, Clyde and Raymond Hamilton

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This marked the start of the couple’s two-year crime spree spanning five states, that involved kidnapping, robbery, auto theft and an alleged 13 murders. They often lived out of one of the many vehicles they stole in order not to be recognized. Their crimes earned them a notorious reputation and ultimately death in a massive police ambush in Louisiana on May 23, 1934.

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Their marriage lasted 31 years and saw plenty of trials and tribulations including Cash’s addiction to and recovery from amphetamines. Carter Cash died on May 15, 2003 and Cash died just four months later. Their love story prompted the movie “Walk the Line” in 2005.

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Cliff and Claire Huxtable The fictitious couple starring in “The Cosby Show” were by far one of the most successful television couples, maintaining great careers and raising five kids…and debuting some amazing sweaters.

• Sunburn can be soothed with plain vinegar. For the back, arms or legs, soak a washcloth in room temperature vinegar and lay it on the affected area for 15 minutes, then rinse. For the face, soak a cotton ball and lightly dab on burned areas. -- I.E. in California

The cartoon couple appearing in “The Simpsons,” the pair is an exaggerated stereotype of the typical American family but with a contract to complete 559 episodes (at last count), they struck a memorable cord with children and adults alike.

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If you want to be enshrined in any Hall of Fame, you might want to consider Coach Lombardi’s quote and consider work one the most significant keys to your personal success. You say, “Ya, but there ain’t no good paying jobs out there.” I didn’t say, An acquaintance of mine worked “Get a good paying job. I said, get for 19 year building his plumbing to work.” Work could mean somebusiness in the Denver area. He thing as simple as clearing your took it from a one-truck, one-man front yard of junk or mowing the business to a 37 truck, 100 man grass or volunteering your services. business. When he was 47-years- Don’t wait for the perfect job to old he sold the business for several come to you. Go out and create the million dollars and retired with the perfect job for you by being willing sole intention of indulging in his fa- to start at the bottom and work your vorite sport – golf. way up. To have a low-level job is not an embarrassment. Idleness and Three years later he was back in laziness is. the plumbing business. This time he started with three trucks and 6 men, but he was back at work again. Don’t shirk, get to work. I asked him why he decided to go back into the plumbing business. His answer was, “Ron, you can only play so much golf and pretty soon it ©2013 Dr. Ronald D. Ross becomes boring. I had to work again and I knew how to make money in Read more by Dr. Ross the plumbing business so here I am. at www.RonRossToday.com And one more thing, Ron.” Contact Dr. Ross at I said, “Yes, what’s that?” Dr.Ross@RonRossToday.com “I’m done with golf.”

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SNIPPETZ COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your event: http://snippetzonline.com/submit-an-event.html Due to a limited amount of space, submissions to the Snippetz Community Calendar will be restricted to non-profit organizations, community clubs, and Snippetz advertiser events. VFW OPEN MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Tuesday of the Month 6pm Meeting open to the public.

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Tri-Lakes HAP-py Feet Foot Care Clinic Tri-Lakes Senior Center Second Wednesday of each Month To schedule an appointment, call Bob at the Visiting Nurse Association on Tuesday through Thursday between 9 and 4, at 719 577-4448. GLENEAGLE SERTOMA CLUB MEETING Luncheon meeting every Wed. 11:45 a.m. Liberty Heights 12105 Ambassador Drive, (off Voyager Blvd in Col Springs). We offer interesting speakers and programs. Everyone is welcome. Info: Call Garrett Barton at 433-5396 or Bob Duckworth at 481-4608 or visit www.gleneaglesertoma.org. HISTORIC WALKING TOURS of Palmer Lake, Monument, Castle Rock. Guided by local historian Jim Sawatzki. Individuals, Clubs & Organizations Tours approx.1 1/2 hrs. 1-mi long. Call 719-481-3963 palmerdivideproductions.com BAR BINGO American Legion post 9-11 at The Depot Primrose St. - Palmer Lake Every Wednesday 5:30 -7:30 Bingo $1.00 a card. Burrito bar, Malibu Buckets, and $2.00 Bud Beers LIONS CLUB MEETING 1st Thursday of the Month 6:00PM-8:30PM MONUMENT HILL COUNTRY CLUB Beginning September 6th. TriLakes has Lions on the 1st Thursday of each month! Your family can make help enrich lives for our El Paso County families and people around the world. Please contact MReichal@ aol.com 719-313-0688 for club details. We Serve. VFW LADIES AUXILIARY

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PET ADOPTION FAIR PetSmart Monument August 3 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Harley’s Hope Foundation will be hosting a pet adoption fair for puppies/young dogs on Saturday, August 3rd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monument PetSmart, 16086 Jackson Creek Parkway. Volunteers and foster homes needed. www. harleys-hopefoundation.org (719) 362-6335.


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THE TALE OF TWO OPERATIONAL STAIRCASES By Nick Yanez

Imagine for a moment you are a small child. Your parents have just taken you out for a pretty neat pizza dinner and you’re sitting in the back seat, headed home. Your birthday is tomorrow. You’re really excited, but disappointed that you weren’t allowed to have a party with your friends this year. Instead, family is in town and you’re all going to go to the Go-Kart track. This sounds awesome, but you still wish you were going to have the traditional party with your classmates. You pull up in your driveway wondering what you’ll do tonight. The excitement for tomorrow is quite overwhelming, so anything tonight will likely be a letdown. You walk into the house behind your Mother. When coming in the door you wonder - why are the lights off? Suddenly the room lights up and what looks like a sea of thousands of people jump from behind every corner and yell “surprise!”. Wasn’t that the best? Don’t you wish you could recapture those glorious moments of utter shock you had as a child? It gets hard to do these days. Not only are we older and less susceptible to foolery, but we also have learned that anything is possible. In a day and age when any new piece of technology is conceivable, we sometimes forget the simple element of getting caught off guard. I’ve personally written about several strange stories and new inventions that have the potential to shock you. But in all likelihood, you just raise an eyebrow, read through, and say something along the lines of - eh, doesn’t surprise me anymore. Which is

why this week, I’m trying the opposite approach. I’m going to take you to a place where advanced technologies are nothing but imaginary props for science fiction. The place is Wyoming. Weird fact of the week - did you know that there are only two escalators in the entire state of Wyoming? Surprise! It’s true. The same escalators that we see everyday; we have four in Chapel Hill Mall alone. Through all of the strange stories I’ve reported here, I think this one baffled me the most. How is this even possible. What’s better is a story recently written on the matter by a reporter (The world’s most notable escalator reporter, actually). Here’s an excerpt of her fascination with the moving stairs in Wyoming: “The shiny silver steps appear, seemingly from nowhere, and take the traveler to the building’s second level. Then, after the traveler has completed his or her second floor business, the escalator delivers the traveler safely back on the first floor.” -Megan Lee She also importantly noted the escalators being a wonderful and popular attraction for children. They and their parents can ride the escalator during business hours of the First National Bank and/or Hilltop National Bank, both located in Casper. Convenient how all two of the futuristic moving staircases are located in government buildings. Talk about spending tax dollars on useless silly technology gimmicks. While this week’s story may seem irrelevant to the big picture (of your life) it speaks volumes about how much we take for granted. So the next time I tell you about a new aquatic submarine that also serves as an ice cream truck, show a little enthusiasm. Some of us, even here in America, are not spoiled with such flashy electronics. You’d be surprised by how much we don’t appreciate. Feel free to send Nick an email anytime about his weekly column, or any leads you have for underreported stories he could write about, to NickSnipsMail@ Gmail.com

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onosodium glutamate, commonly known as MSG, is used as a flavor enhancer in many recipes. It’s made from starch, corn sugar or molasses from sugar cane or sugar beets. MSG is produced through a natural fermentation process, much like that used to make beer, vinegar or yogurt. There’s a lot of controversy -- both pro and con -- about using MSG. The following information may help you decide that you want to start using MSG in your dishes. MSG is the sodium salt of glutamate. Glutamate is an amino acid essential for metabolism and brain function and is manufactured by the body. It occurs naturally in almost every protein-containing food we eat -- foods such as cheese, milk, mushrooms, meat, fish and many vegetables like tomatoes. When MSG is added to foods, it provides a similar flavoring function as the glutamate that occurs naturally.

The MSG added to food is handled in the body the same way as natural glutamate found in foods. MSG contains only onethird of the sodium as table salt and is used in much smaller amounts. When MSG is used with table salt, it actually can help reduce the total amount of sodium by 20 percent to 40 percent. In addition, MSG can be helpful to the elderly, who may experience a decline in smell and taste. Adding MSG may make eating more enjoyable for older adults. Some people feel they are sensitive to MSG, and attribute headaches and other symptoms to eating it. However, current research has not found a link between MSG and these reactions. MSG is safe for consumption, as stated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is even safe for infants, as human breast milk contains glutamate. Flavoring your dishes with MSG can enhance their taste. As a general guideline, about half a teaspoon of MSG per pound of meat or per four to six servings of vegetables should be sufficient. Overall, MSG helps make good food taste even better.

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1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest country in area that borders on only one other country? 2. MOVIES: What art is featured in the movie “The Red Shoes”? 3. GAMES: How many letters are drawn to begin a game of “Scrabble”? 4. FOOD: What kind of bean is usually featured in the dish succotash?

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1. Who was the last Detroit Tigers player before Miguel Cabrera (2011-12) to lead the American League in batting average in consecutive seasons? 2. In 2012, the Angels’ Kendrys Morales became the third major-leaguer to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning. Name the first two to do it.

5. LANGUAGE: What is a quidnunc?

3. Who has the longest tenure as the Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach?

6. TELEVISION: Who is Mary’s best friend and neighbor in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”?

4. How many times has Louisville’s men’s basketball team reached the Final Four?

7. HISTORY: Which city hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics?

5. Name the last time the current Winnipeg Jets franchise reached the NHL playoffs.

8. FLAGS: What nation’s flag features a Union Jack and a seven-point star on a blue background?

6. Who is the only player to score in every season of soccer’s English Premier League?

9. ART: What artist painted the work titled “Water Lillies”?

7. In 2013, light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins, 48, became the oldest boxer to win a major title. Who had held the age record?

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1. Is the book of Jude in the Old or New Testament or neither?

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2. Who had a hit with “When I Need You,” and when? 3. Which group had “Take It on the Run” on their “Hi Fidelity” album? 4. What was “Mr. Spaceman” about? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “eating on a raisin, grape, apricot, pomegranate, bowl of chittlin’s, two bananas, three Hershey bars, sipping on a RC co-cola listenin’ to her transistor” (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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New DVD Releases for Week of July 22, 2013 PICKS OF THE WEEK “Trance” (R) -- After a priceless painting is stolen, one of the thieves can’t quite remember where he put it. It’s all because of a bang on the head suffered by art dealer Simon (James McAvoy) during the heist. The gangster in charge of the robbery (Vincent Cassel) hires a gorgeous hypnotist (Rosario Dawson) to delve into Simon’s mind and find out where he stashed the painting. The lines between memory and reality, lies and

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2. What king of Judah built up the defenses of Bethlehem and other cities? Rehoboam, Omri, Hiel, Nimrod 3. Where did Saul massacre 85 persons (priests) who wore a linen ephod? Ramah, Tyre, Petra, Nob 4. How many years did it take Solomon to build his own house (palace)? 7, 13, 20, 40 5. Whose water ration was the sixth part of a hin? Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Matthew 6. Who shut the door of Noah’s ark? His wife, Noah, The Lord, Abraham (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

truth all start to twist as each scene adds another layer of intrigue. Written and directed by Danny Boyle (creative force behind “Slumdog Millionaire”), “Trance” will keep your attention, despite all the confusion. Boyle is an accomplished director who deploys visual spectacle with care. Even with a story so murky, Boyle is able to make all of the head-scratching pay off. “Ginger and Rosa” (PG-13) -- This 1960s coming-of-age drama makes a stark contrast with the one discussed above: this one is actually good. In 1962 London, Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are teenagers and best friends. Ginger becomes involved in the ban-the-bomb movement, and she becomes fixated on fixing the looming threat of nuclear war. Rosa is more interested in boys and church -- an odd combination, but this is a movie about people who are on the edge of self-awareness. Interesting conflicts and characters arise, all

orbiting around a stellar performance from Fanning. “Welcome to the Punch” (R) -- This is another British crime thriller starring James McAvoy, but unlike “Trance” discussed above, this one is not good. In a world where all lights must be blue-filtered and constantly swinging around, a cop (McAvoy) and criminal mastermind Jacob Sternwood (Marc Strong) foster a deadly grudge. The game is stepped up when Jacob’s son is shot. This movie sure loves its gunplay, but doesn’t know what to do with it. The excitement-per-bullet factor is disturbingly low for a movie with so much bangbang.

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“Love and Honor” (PG-13) -- Two soldiers in the Vietnam War make a trip back to the United States while they’re on leave -- one of them needs to check up on his girlfriend, and the other one (Liam Hemsworth) is going along for the laughs. However, it’s 1969, and now everyone under the age of 35 is a

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hippie (that’s how it happened, right?) The first guy’s girlfriend isn’t his anymore, and Hemsworth hooks up with a cute, anti-war blonde (Teresa Palmer) because he made up a story about being AWOL. The script, I strongly suspect, must have been written by a lovesick 13-year-old after watching “Forrest Gump.” Occasionally, a character makes some kind of heavy-handed speech. It’s nobody’s idea of good drama -- watching attractive people joylessly recite whatever bland nonsense they were told to memorize.

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by Samantha Weaver • In 1977, Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Company, made the following regrettable statement: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” • Gross fact of the day: Half of the bacteria in the human mouth haven’t even been identified yet by science. • The drug Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic, used mainly to treat infestations of worms. The people who have been helped by this medication might be surprised to learn that the drug was developed through research spurred by a fungus found growing on the golf shoe of a botanist. • If you’re a centenarian, you might want to consider moving to New Mexico. In that state, there is a law declaring that everyone 100 and older is tax-exempt.

• Unless you were around on April 17, 1964, you may not be aware of the hullabaloo caused by the introduction of the Mustang. In Seattle, a truck driver was so distracted by a display of new Mustangs that he crashed his cement truck through the window of the dealership. In Chicago, so many people were trying to crowd into the cars in a showroom that the dealer had to lock all the vehicle doors. A dealer in New Jersey had only one Mustang, so he auctioned it off. The winner of the auction insisted on sleeping in his new car that night, just to make sure nobody else got it before his check cleared. • Arizonans take note: Hunting camels is illegal in your state. • If you’re like the hypothetical average person, your mouth will create 10,000 gallons of saliva over the course of your lifetime. *** Thought for the Day: “A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.” -- General George S. Patton (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

things tighten up later this month. Money matters ease by the 31st. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Uncertainty over workplace policy creates anxiety and confusion among your colleagues. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked, once again, to help work things out.

JULY 22, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your zeal for challenges usually works well for you. But this week it’s best to avoid jumping into new situations without more information. Vital news emerges by the weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Once again, the Bovine’s patience pays off as that pesky problem works itself out without taking too much of your valuable time. A new task opens interesting possibilities. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Those suggestions you want to share need to be set aside for a while so you can focus on the job at hand. There’ll be time later to put your ideas into a workable format. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be sure about your sources before you use the information in any decision you reach about your new project. Some of the data might be out of date or misinterpreted. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A sudden challenge might rattle you at first. But pump up that strong Lion’s heart with a full measure of courage, and face it with the continuing support of family and friends. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Watch your expenses this week so you can have a financial cushion to fall back on should

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The workweek keeps you busy tying up loose ends and checking data that needs to be verified. The weekend offers a chance to relax and restore your spent energies. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is not the best time to go to extremes to prove a point. Better to set a sensible goal now and move forward. There’ll be time later to take the bolder course. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A step-by-step progression is the better way to move ahead. Taking shortcuts could be risky at this time. Important news arrives on the 31st. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Avoid getting drawn into workplace disputes that should be handled by those directly involved. Instead, spend your energy developing those new ideas. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You still need to be prudent about money matters. But things start to ease by the end of the week. A weekend encounter with an old friend brings welcome news. BORN THIS WEEK: You handle challenging situations with boldness when necessary and caution when called for. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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This has begun to change, although it is still a work in progress. While any owner still has the right, as the owner of a lot in a community subject to an HOA, to bring private legal action to protect himself or his lot, the State of Colorado now provides some assistance with reining in rogue HOAs.

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ast week I discussed the (few) legal limits on the power of HOAs to control the lots located within their communities, and the owners of those lots. If you think of the community as a henhouse – with the lots as the nests within it, and the owners as the chickens – and the HOA as the fox, you may wonder: “Is anyone watching this henhouse, to protect it against this fox?” The answer, until fairly recently was no: owners’ only recourse against an out-of-control HOA was to bring a lawsuit against that HOA; in other words, each chicken had to take protect itself, either only or by banding together with some of the other chickens.

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First, effective January 1, 2011, most HOAs (very small HOAs are exempted) were required to register with the HOA Information Office of the Division of Real Estate of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. This makes it very easy for an owner to look up his HOA, find out how many “units” (lots) are subject to the HOA, the type of HOA it is, and the name, address, and telephone numbers of the point of contact for the HOA. An owner can also obtain the HOA’s Colorado Secretary of State identification number, and then look up on the COSOS website additional information about the HOA – such as who the registered agent is if he wants to serve the HOA with a lawsuit. HOAs are subject to fines if they do not register.

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authority, it can assist owners in answering questions regarding HOAs, what they can and cannot do, and how to take legal action to protect themselves. The HOA uses the information obtained from registered complaints to compile an annual report, which can be used by the legislature to revise laws regarding HOAs.

This article is intended for general informational purposes only, and does not constitute the proffer of n addition, there are legislative legal advice. As always, please proposals, which may become consult your legal advisor regarding law, to enlarge the authority of the your particular situation. Office to have some regulatory or investigative authority over HOAs. For additional information contact, As you can imagine, developers and Lisa Welch Stevens, HOAs are against such proposals. Attorney at Law P.C.

Second, owners can register complaints regarding their HOA with the HOA Information Office. For decades, Colorado had no state While at present that Office does not oversight of HOAs; owners’ only have any regulatory or investigative avenue of relief was through private

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imes are tough for the income focused investor and the situation is not likely to improve in the foreseeable future. Interest rates are low. For savings and money market accounts the rates are slightly above zero. Certificates of deposit are yielding a bit more but still well below the current rate of inflation. For those who are dependent upon the income produced by their investments it might be a good time to look at some alternatives for income.

Diversified Bond Funds Diversified bond funds are just that –diversified. Unlike traditional bond mutual funds that limit their investment selection to a single sector of the market, i.e. US government bonds, these funds can invest in a variety of bond types, anywhere in the world. It is not uncommon to find emerging market bonds, high-yield bonds and bonds that are non-dollar-denominated in these funds. Because of that diversification, these funds can oftentimes produce a higher dividend income than traditional bond funds and tend to be less volatile when interest rates rise.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) For the income investor REITs create an opportunity to invest in income producing real estate in a manner similar to the way bonds or stocks can be invested in through a mutual fund. REITs can invest in a variety of different property types including shopping malls, apartment buildings, medical facilities, office buildings, hotels, cell towers and even timberland. In addition to investment diversification REITs can also provide geographic diversification. For the investor seeking income, REITs often can produce a higher rate of return than most fixed interest investments and have the potential for capital appreciation.

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) In much the same way that REITs create income opportunities for investors in real estate, MLPs create opportunities for income by investing in the energy infrastructure of our country. Energy infrastructure assets include crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas pipelines, tanks, terminals, and storage facilities. Like REITs, MLPs distribute a high percentage of their after tax earnings as dividend income to their investors and have the potential for capital appreciation.

CHUCK MAHER CFP PO Box 39 Monument, CO 80132

Phone: 719-481-0549 Cell: 303-748-6352 Toll Free: 800-873-9705

chuck@chuckmahercfp.com www.chuckmahercfp.com Securities offered through and supervised by Wilbanks Securities, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC 4334 NW Expressway, Suite 222 Oklahoma City, OK 73116 405-842-0202 Fee Based Wilbanks Securities Advisory

Dividend Paying Stocks There are a number of stock mutual funds that emphasize dividend income. These funds tend to invest throughout the world in high quality companies that have a history of strong dividend growth. For the income focused investor who can accept the market fluctuations that come with owning stock there is the potential to earn not only a reasonable current income but also an income that may well increase over time. Stocks, especially those paying dividends, have historically proven to be a safe haven in times of inflation. Unlike CDs, passbook savings and money market accounts, bonds, REITs, MLPs and dividend paying stocks come with no guarantees. There is no FDIC insurance and each brings with it its own set of risks. Is it worth it? That depends on your unique situation. I would encourage you to meet with your financial advisor, review your income goals and decide if any of these options just might make life a little bit easier. “The plans of the diligent are sure of profit, but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 Chuck Maher is a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner specializing in Christian values based financial planning and investing. He can be reached at chuck@chuckmahercfp.com, locally at (719) 481-0549. Securities offered through and supervised by Wilbanks Securities, Inc. Member FINRA SIPC 4334 NW Expressway, Suite 222 Oklahoma City, OK 73116-1515 (405)842-0202 Fee Based through Wilbanks Securities Advisory

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