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BRAIN-Y FACTS (continued): • Information is processed by your brain at speeds up to 268 miles per hour (120 meters per second). There are more electrical impulses generated in a single day by the brain than by all the world’s telephones. The brain’s energy is sufficient to illuminate a 25-watt light bulb. • The two hemispheres of the brain are bridged by the corpus callosum, tissue that enables the two parts to communicate. This part of the brain is 11 percent larger in those people who are ambidextrous — able to write with both hands. • The cerebellum, located at the base of the skull, coordinates muscle movements and balance. Impairment in this area results in the loss of ability to walk or reach out and grab something. • Your brain uses 20 percent of all the blood circulating throughout your body. It flows through the 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain. All it takes is eight to 10 seconds of lack of blood to the brain for you to lose consciousness. • The brain also uses 20 percent of all the oxygen we breathe. It can live for four to six minutes without oxygen before damage begins to occur. Lack of oxygen for five to 10 minutes will result in permanent damage. • The horseshoe-shaped hippocampus is crucial in the process of transferring short-term memory into long-term memory. It’s responsible for forming, organizing and sorting memories. • The brain begins to shrink in mass by about 0.25 percent a year after age 30. By age 80, as much as 20 percent of the nerve connections in the hippocampus may have been lost. Only 30 percent of 80-year-old brains perform as well as those of young adults. • Wernicke’s Area and Broca’s Area are both important in the area of language. While Wernicke’s is responsible for comprehension of speech, Broca’s is involved in the production of speech. If Wernicke’s Area is damaged, a person loses the ability to understand language. He or she can speak clearly, but the combination of words makes no sense. Those with an impaired Broca’s Area understand language, but can’t properly form the words to produce speech. • If you’re having trouble focusing on a task and can’t complete a sequence of movements or solve a problem, you may have an impairment of the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex. This area can also produce mood changes, changes in personality and social behavior, and an inability to interact with others. • Talk about using your brain to its full potential! Ben Pridmore is a world champion memorizer Continued on page 7

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The investment world can be complex — so you may not want to navigate it alone. But when it comes to getting professional advice, you certainly have an abundance of choices. How can you know which approach is right for you? The answer depends, to a large extent, on how you choose to work with a qualified financial advisor — someone with the training and experience to help you work toward your financial goals. When you work with a financial advisor, he or she will analyze your financial situation — Cindy Rose your income, current assets, family status and short- and long-term investment goals, such as helping pay for your children’s (or grandchildren’s) college education and attaining a comfortable retirement. You can choose different ways of working with a financial advisor — and a deciding factor may be how “hands on” you want to be with your investment strategy. To illustrate this concept, let’s look at two common ways investors interact with financial advisors: Taking recommendations and making choices — After evaluating your financial situation, goals, risk tolerance and time horizon, your financial advisor can recommend appropriate investments. Over time, your financial advisor will communicate with you regularly to keep track of changes in your life and to suggest any changes you may need to make in your portfolio. Of course, you have the final say in accepting or rejecting these recommendations, which is why this method is considered a hands-on way to invest. Investing through a managed account — In this situation, your financial advisor will help you create, implement and refine your long-term financial strategy, but the money managers will make the daily investment decisions, relying on a variety of criteria pertaining to your situation. For example, if your portfolio has become overweighted in a specific asset class, such as stocks or bonds, and is no longer aligned with your goals, it may automatically be brought back into balance. So which method of investing is better for you? There’s really no one right answer for everyone. If you’re the sort of person who likes to make all your own decisions, then you might be better off following the hands-on approach with your financial advisor. On the other hand, if you are particularly busy and just don’t feel you have the time to be actively involved with day-to-day investment decisions, you might want to consider a managed account. In any case, you’ll want to be comfortable with the method of investing that you’ve chosen. So do your homework beforehand. Whether you’re interested in a hands-on relationship or a handsoff approach, you still need to interview several financial advisors to find one who has worked with people in your situation and who seems genuinely interested in helping you. During these interviews, make sure you understand everything related to working with a financial advisor — the fees involved, the way decisions will be communicated to you if you choose a managed account, and so on. Deciding how you want to invest is your first step in working toward your financial goals — so make the choice that’s right for you. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Cindy Rose, Financial Advisor Edward Jones 2195 N Highway 83 #23 - Franktown, CO 80116 303.688-2127 Member SIPC

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There are two distinct options for consumers through bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. While either option can lead to a forgiveness of dischargeable debts, the differences between the two chapters are significant. A Chapter 7 is considered a straight bankruptcy. Generally it takes approximately 4 to 6 months from the date a case is filed until the time when the anticipated Order discharging qualifying debts enters.

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Chapter 13, on the other hand, is a repayment plan. The minimum duration for a plan is 3 years and the maximum is 5 years. Once payments are completed, a discharge order can enter. The repayment plan can be a viable tool for addressing mortgage arrears, tax liability, vehicle loans, and many other areas of concern. For either Chapter, an appearance at a Meeting of Creditors is required. The Meeting is automatically scheduled and typically takes place about a month, to a month and a half, after the case is filed and typically lasts about 5 to 15 minutes. ______________________ FUTURE FORUM NOTICE: If you have general questions about bankruptcy, email them to april@ Cindy Rose . Select questions will be printed and answered in the next Tidbits installment!


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5. What did Noah begin to be after the flood? Husbandman, Shepherd, Carpenter, Teacher 6. 1 Peter 5 compares Satan to what animal? Serpent, Roaring lion, Beheaded calf, Horse ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Fir; 3) Claudius Lysias; 4) Lamb; 5) Husbandman; 6) Roaring lion Wilson Casey’s trivia book “Know It? ... or Not?” is available from (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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...and receive Tidbits each week on your email. Just go to ¥ On July 31, 1715, a hurricane strikes the east coast of Florida, sinking 10 Spanish treasure ships carrying tons of gold and silver coins and killing nearly 1,000 people. About 80 percent of the treasures was recovered within a year, but the rest remained lost until the 1960s. ¥ On Aug. 5, 1858, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean is completed. Four British and American vessels met in mid-ocean and successfully laid 2,000 miles of cable, often at a depth of more than 2 miles. ¥ On Aug. 3, 1861, the last entry of Charles Dickens’ serialized novel “Great Expectations” is published. Dickens’ father was thrown in debtors’ prison in 1824, and 12-year-old Charles was sent to work in a factory. The miserable treatment of children and the institution of the debtors’ jail became topics of several of Dickens’ novels. ¥ On Aug. 2, 1876, “Wild Bill” Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, S.D. Hickok was playing cards with his back to the saloon door when a young gunslinger named Jack McCall walked into the saloon, approached Hickok from behind, and shot him in the back of the head. ¥ On Aug. 4, 1944, Jewish German-born Anne Frank and her family, who had been hiding in German-occupied Holland, are found by the Gestapo and transported to various concentration camps. The young girl’s diary of her time in hiding was found after her death and published in 1947 as “The Diary of Anne Frank.” ¥ On July 30, 1976, American Bruce Jenner wins gold in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics and sets a world record in the event. After his win, Jenner was voted the 1976 AP Male Athlete of the Year. The 1976 Olympics was his last decathlon.

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