3/19 Economic Update

HEADLINES Prices Rise Most in Ten 10 Months, Illuminating Stateside Stress Test, Consumers Buy More Show Less Confidence, Best Week for US Equities Since December

WEEKLY QUOTE "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill

WEEKLY TIP If you are a caregiver, you recognize the role long term care insurance can play in funding the care of a loved one. If you are considering it for yourself, you should know that it is most affordable when you are in your fifties.

WEEKLY RIDDLE It is a short and simple word, and something that everyone needs. Put an 'r' on the end and you have a new friend, but if the first letter goes away, you are sad. What is this word?

Last week's riddle: What word doesn't belong in this group: blast, paper, castle, coin, box, storm.

Last week's answer: The word that doesn't belong is "coin" -- you can put "sand" in front of all of the other words and end up with a new word.