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STUFFING OR DRESSING

by: LAURA HAWLEY guest: Larry Durrence, PhD. November 23, 2016
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Co-Host
Chad Jones – CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Larry Durrence, PhD. – Retired Florida Southern History Professor, Lakeland City Commissioner, Mayor and Executive Director, and past President at Polk State College

Jane Hammond – Executive Director at Elder Point Ministries

In this episode we discuss the Origins of Thanksgiving and the Economic Impact of Thanksgiving holiday has on our country, the Stock Market and the beginning of Today’s Stock Exchanges. We will also visit with our special Guest Larry Durrence, PhD. – Retired Florida Southern College History Professor, Lakeland City Commissioner, Mayor and Executive Director, and past President at Polk State College, and Jane Hammond, Executive Director at Elder Point Ministries.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Discuss the Origin and History of Thanksgiving with Larry Durrence, Retired Florida Southern College History Professor, City of Lakeland Commissioner, Mayor and Executive Director, and past President at Polk State College (3:23)
  • The Economic state of Colonial America during the 1800’s (13:18)
  • The turnaround during the Great Depression (15:43)
  • Figures and Facts regarding the Stock Exchange (17:40)
  • The Country’s Prosperity and how we got there (20:43)
  • The difference in Technology now compared to how we used Technology many years ago (23:01)
  • Talk with Jane Elder, Executive Director at Elder Point Ministries, to discuss the Mission and services of Elder Point Ministries. (33:02)

Books Mentioned in this Show:

  • Northwood: A tale of New England by Sara Josepha Buell HaleRead More

Tweetable Topics:

More than 79% of Americas surveyed said that eating Thanksgiving leftovers is more important than eating their regular Thanksgiving meal. – Laura Hawley, CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company

There will be more 100,000 questions answered by Butterball Turkey hotline during the months of November and December. – Laura Hawley, CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company

A spooked Turkey can run at speeds of up to 20 miles an hour. – Chad Jones, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

More than 40 million green bean casserole will be served on Thanksgiving. – Chad Jones, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Thanksgiving was not regularized as an annual event until New York did it in the early 1800’s. – Larry Durrence, PhD., Retired Florida Southern History Professor, Lakeland City Commissioner, Mayor and Executive Director, and past President at Polk State College

The highest price paid for a seat on the New York Stock Exchange was in 1999 and paid $2.65 million dollars. – Chad Jones, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

The lowest price paid for a seat on the New York Stock Exchange was in 1876 and paid $4 thousand dollars. – Chad Jones, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

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Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Laura Hawley

Chad Jones – CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Chad Jones
LinkedIn – Chad Jones

Larry Durrence, PhD. – Retired Florida Southern History Professor, Lakeland City Commissioner, Mayor and Executive Director, and past President at Polk State College
LinkedIn – Larry Durrence, PhD.

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About LAURA HAWLEY

Laura began her lifelong career at Allen & Company as one of the youngest Financial Advisors in Florida more than 30 years ago.

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, Laura joined Allen & Company in 1983 and now serves as Senior Vice President and Chairperson of the Executive Committee. In addition, she was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2001. Laura played a crucial role in establishing the Viera office and served as Branch Manager until 2015. She holds Series 7, 66 and 24 licenses, as well as her Life, Health and Variable Annuities.

Laura’s holistic approach to financial planning, and her passion...