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  • Do You Live in a Happy City?

    How happy is your city? Study says Richmond is America’s most contented area – with New York its unhappiest.     • Researchers say job opportunities and housing often attract people to ‘unhappy’ cities • Claim that career prospects and financial rewards bring people to ‘unhappy’ areas • Charlottesville found to be happiest region – with Scranton the unhappiest New […]

  • Always Learning

    At The Main Street Group, we encourage everyone to keep learning, and we constantly train our people!  Noted author and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, had a brilliant quote: “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them, is to not train them and keep them.” -Zig Ziglar

  • Save Yourself!

    A recent article in Employee Benefit Magazine stated:  46% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.  40% of baby boomers now plan to work until they die.  36% of Americans say they don’t contribute anything at all to their savings.  87% of adults say they are not confident about […]

  • Congratulations, Steve!

    The Financial Services Institute (FSI), in Washington, DC, was founded in 2004 by a group of independent financial advisors who wanted to be part of an organization that would serve as an advocate for advisor rights in the legislative arena, issues with broker/dealers and the Self Regulatory Organizations. From its upstart beginning, FSI has grown […]

  • Attitude

    “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”   -Oprah Winfrey

  • Wisdom from Mother Teresa

    On the subject of whether to help selfish people who have hurt you before, Mother Teresa said: “You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.”

  • Courage

    Everyone tries to avoid taking risks to some degree or another. Unfortunately: “You cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore!” -Andre Gide