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Financial Guidance From
Someone Who Gets You
Getting your finances in order isn’t always easy. That’s why I’m here. Together, we can assess your financial picture and personalize your strategy to:
• Protect your future.
• Save and prepare for income in retirement.
• Pay for college or education expenses.
• Invest and manage your assets.
• Give to causes that matter to you.
Let’s connect to get you where you want to go.
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in all states. Securities and investment advisory services offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., a registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC, and a subsidiary of Thrivent. Licensed agent/producer of Thrivent. Registered representative of Thrivent Investment Management, Inc. Advisory services available through investment adviser
Vonda VanTil, Special to Senior Times KNOW ABOUT RECENT SCAMS
representatives only.
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a Social Security-related problem.
• Send official letters or reports contain- ing personally identifiable information
Stacey Lott
Attorney at Law
If you do not have ongoing business with our agency, it is unlikely we will contact you.
If you get a suspicious call claim- ing to be from Social Security, you should hang up and report it to our law enforcement office at
Vonda Van Til is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan. You
can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525 or via email at
Joanna Stelloh Phelps, Special to Senior Times
Well, we certainly hope there will
be a football season. Partly because it’s so much fun to tailgate or invite friends over to watch the Wisconsin game. Of course, the fare must include cheese and beer and this recipe combines both. Even if the season is postponed or cancelled, the Big Ten Network is showing clas-
sic games. Go Badgers! And of course, there’s always high school football.
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour or Wondra
3⁄4 cup brown or dark beer (an amber like
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ingT. here are a few ways you can iden- tify a scam call. If you do business with us, remember that we will never: • Threaten you with benefit suspension,
arrest, or other legal action unless you
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pay a fine or fee.
• Promise a benefit increase or other
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1 teaspoon dry mustard
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
2-3 drops hot sauce (or to taste)
12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Friendship Center Locations:
William Annis, FIC Financial Associate 16519 F Dr N Marshall, MI 49068 269-832-7472
The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams. You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore sus- picious emails. Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears.
assistance in exchange for payment. • Require payment by retail gift card,
One common tactic scammers use
is posing as federal agents and other law enforcement. They may claim your Social Security number is linked to a crime. They may even threaten to arrest you if you do not comply with their instructions. Just hang up.
cash, wire transfer, internet currency,
Senior Times - September 2020
Updates On Your
As a reminder, you should contin- ue to remain vigilant of phone calls when someone says there’s a problem with your Social Security number or your benefits. If you owe money to Social Security, we will mail you a letter explaining your rights, payment options, and information about appeal-
via email.
Hastings COA Building:
(269) 948-4856 Mon-Fri 10 am-2pm
Main St. Banquets:
Woodland Eagles Club:
(517) 213-9212 Mon-Fri 10:30am-1pm
(269) 367-4041
Mon, Wed & Fri 10:30am-1pm
• Home Delivered Meals. For homebound seniors that are unable to pre- pare meals, can receive delicious meals at home. Special diets available. • Senior Center Activities including line dancing, card making, beading,
cards, bingo, and many others.
• Senior Meal Choice Dining. Restaurant-based senior dining program. • Chore Service provides minor home repair for seniors.
There are many more activities and opportunities to volunteer your time and talents! Just Call Barry County Commission on Aging for more information.
320 West Woodlawn Avenue, Hastings, MI 49058 Phone: (269) 948-4856 | Fax: (269) 948-3336 E-Mail: |
or prepaid debit card.
• Demand secrecy from you in handling
2 teaspoons each garlic powder and onion powder
In large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat; stir in flour and whisk constantly for about 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in beer and milk and increase heat to medium-high and bring it to a sim- mer. When it begins to simmer, add the Worcestershire sauce and seasonings and cook about 5 minutes or until it begins to thicken. Add the cheese one cup at a time and stir until melted and smooth. Serve immediately or hold in a small crockpot until you are ready to serve. Serve it with pretzel bites (bake accord- ing to package, found in freezer section), bread sticks, tortillas, etc.
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Fat Squirrel from New Glarus is great – but you have to drive to Kenosha to pick some up)
1⁄2 cup milk (prefer whole or combo of 2% with some cream)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
(get a block and shred your own, packaged shredded doesn’t melt as well)

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