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Happy Fourth of July from Sharkey, Howes & Javer

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SH&J Wishes America a Happy 240th Birthday

The team at Sharkey, Howes and Javer wish you a happy Fourth of July. We hope you enjoy the ball games, cook-outs and fireworks often associated with celebrating our independence. Please, take a moment to remember those who have fought for our country and the freedoms we enjoy.

In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5th.

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2015 in Review: The Best of the Blog

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Reminder: SH&J is closed at 12:00 p.m. on December 31 and all day on January 1 to allow our team to celebrate the New Year.

It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over and 2016 is about to begin. We have been steadily blogging and thought it would be fun to end the year by sharing our most popular blog posts and series. Feel free to share your favorites as well as what you’d like to see on our blog in 2016 in the comments below.

10. 2015 Medical Advocacy Event

As healthcare continues to change, having a partner to advocate for your care and the care of your loved ones is more important than ever. If you were unable to attend our event in the Spring, we highly recommend watching the video. Watch Now>

9. 10 Ways to Show Your Money Some Love

Although it was written around Valentine’s Day, the tips apply all year long. From saving to looking for tax free options, this post is well worth a second look. Read Now> 

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Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year from Sharkey, Howes and Javer

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All of us at Sharkey, Howes and Javer wish you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year. Thank you for your continued trust. We look forward to working with you in 2016 and the years to come.

Please note our holiday schedule:

Thursday, December 24: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, December 25: Closed
Thursday, December 31: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, January 1: Closed

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Happy Thanksgiving from Sharkey, Howes and Javer

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At Thanksgiving we take time to reflect on how thankful we are for you — our clients. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones. We will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th to allow our team to celebrate the holiday.


In the spirit of the season, enjoy this excerpt from the poem “The Pumpkin” by John Greenleaf Whittier. Read the full poem here 




Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,

From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;

When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board

The old broken links of affection restored,

When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,

And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before,

What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye?

What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Labor Day from Sharkey, Howes and Javer!

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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th. We will reopen with regular business hours, 8:30am to 5pm Mon-Fri, on Tuesday, September 8th.

To most of us, Labor Day means the unofficial end of summer, but the history of the holiday has a deeper significance. Please join us in reading and sharing the following details about how Labor Day became the national holiday it is today.

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Happy Fourth of July from SH&J

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Sharkey Howes & Javer 4th of July

Everyone at Sharkey, Howes and Javer would like to wish you and yours a happy Fourth of July. Please enjoy your barbecues, ball games and hot dogs safely, and take a moment to remember the service and sacrifice many have made to protect the freedoms we enjoy all through the year.

In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, July 6th. Thank you, and have a terrific holiday.

To commemorate the day, please join us in reading some fun facts about the history of the Fourth of July:

  • Three presidents died, and one was born, on the Fourth of July. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826, and James Monroe died on July 4, 1831. Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president, was born on July 4, 1872. (source)
  • According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, about 14,000 firework displays take place annually to celebrate the Fourth of July (source)
  • At the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, approximately 2.5 million people lived in the U.S. (source)
  • John Adams predicted that Americans would celebrate the holiday on July 2. After Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 2, Adams famously wrote his wife that Americans would remember July 2 as the “great anniversary festival.”(source)
  • Americans consume an average of 155 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July each year. (source)
  • The actual date the colonies declared their independence was July 2, 1776, when Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. The document was signed by many delegates two days later. It was officially approved on August 2, 1776, when signing was completed. (source)
  • The colors of the American flag all have special attributes. Red signifies valor and endurance, white symbolizes purity and innocence and blue stands for vigilance and justice. (source)
  • The patriotic standard “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was originally sung by British troops to mock the American soldiers who fought alongside them in the French and Indian War. (source)

We hope you enjoyed these often-overlooked facts about our storied nation. Share your favorite Fourth of July trivia or a favorite story about the holiday in the comments below.

Wishing you and your family a safe and relaxing Fourth of July weekend!

A Special Gift for a Special Client

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A Special Gift for a Special Client | Sharkey, Howes & Javer | Denver Financial and Retirement Planning

Not too long ago, one of our clients became extremely ill. At that time we sent her some unique chocolates from a local Chocolate company called Wild Women Truffles. We remembered this particular client enjoyed the chocolates very much, so a few days ago, when we were notified the client had become terminally ill, we called up Wild Women Truffles.

While this company is known for its catering at special events and can also be found at a variety of retailers, Wild Women Truffles doesn’t usually deliver chocolates to individuals. Yet, when we explained the situation of our client to them they made a special exception and, instead of accepting payment from us, offered the chocolate as a gift.

It is gestures like this that really touch us. Thank you to the staff at Wild Women Truffles for partnering with us to help make a difference.

Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

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Living in the home of the free and the brave is often an overlooked privilege. On Memorial Day we will be closed to honor all those who have served to give us the great privilege of freedom. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th.

To all of you who have served in the armed forces, we sincerely thank you for your service.

To those who have lost a family member while in the line of duty, we are so very grateful for their service and sacrifice.

Please take a moment of remembrance as you listen to our National Anthem.

Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year

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Happy Holidays from SH&JWith the holidays upon us, we pause for a moment to reflect and say thank you. Thank you for your trust in us and for allowing us to be part of your financial family. We look forward to many more years of working together to plan, invest and succeed. We wish you the happiest of holidays and a prosperous New Year!

Please note our holiday schedule:

Wednesday, December 24: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, December 25: Closed
Friday, December 26: Closed
Wednesday, December 31: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, January 1: Closed
Friday, January 2: Closed

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