Today’s Headline’s – September 30, 2020

Today’s Headline’s – September 30, 2020

For the past several months, in this space, The Kelly Group has provided some of our perspectives on the challenges we have all been facing since the COVID-19 virus first hit. Our general message has been that we will get through this together, and we must never cease moving forward with optimism and strength.  We are incredibly grateful for the enthusiastic reception our words have received.  It is clear that this community shares this philosophy and lives it every day. That comes as no surprise. We have merely reflected the “can do” attitude that we have witnessed through the years in Harford County residents in both the good times and the challenging times. In fact, it is when we are facing our toughest tests that we find the opportunity to tap the boundless resources that dwell within each of us. In the coming weeks our messages will take on a different focus, addressing other matters.  But, like you, as long as this crisis lasts we will continue to work as a firm, individuals, family members, friends, neighbors, and community leaders to support each other during this and any other crisis to come. Throughout the life of this pandemic and beyond, we must never forget the lessons we have all learned, namely: whatever the difficulty, our resilience, adaptability, courage, and creativity will get us through it; every day unsung neighbors are performing heroic acts; if we work together, anything is possible; we must always be mindful of the vulnerable among us; and, no matter what, we must all take time to stop and smell the honeysuckle.

 

“We are concerned, involved, engaged. That is the culture of our firm and the fuel that will keep us going for generations to come.” The Kelly Group

 

For information on The Kelly Group’s financial services, along with a calming voice on coping with the challenges of COVID-19, visit The Kelly Group’s website, www.kellygrouponline.com, and our Facebook Page.  And if you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help. In fact, we welcome your call.

 

Stay Safe and Healthy, and May God Bless You and Our Community.

 

Best regards,

Bryan E. Kelly, CFP®

Managing Partner

 

Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Advisory services offered through investment advisor representatives of Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. The Kelly Group and Cambridge are not affiliated.

 

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Today’s Headline’s – September 30, 2020

Today’s Headlines – September 23, 2020

There is something reassuring about the arrival of Fall. It is the season nature chooses to announce with its most flamboyant colors, as if it uses this occasion to celebrate the comforting cyclicality of life.  Indeed, there is a security in experiencing predictable seasons as we progress through the years and life’s varied adventures. So as we make our way through the 2020 pandemic, it may be helpful to remind ourselves that crises, too, have their foreseeable seasons. In the initial season, the troublesome situation arrives unwelcome like a surprising blizzard, catching us flat footed. In season two we feel more firmly grounded due to a better understanding of the challenges we face and the first appearance—like spring’s first robins—of potential solutions. The third season is when we have settled into a routine that allows us to begin returning to normal and are able to feel—not just say like a mantra—that “This Too Shall Pass”. And in the final season, the crisis begins to dissipate. As it does so, we rake all the lessons we have learned into one big pile for us to study so that by the time the next crisis comes—and it will, as surely as the arrival of next winter—we will face it armed with ever more confidence, having discovered how strong, adaptable, and resilient we can be.

 

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

 

Through all the seasons of life, The Kelly Group can help you and your family with your financial planning and wealth management. For information on our services, and a calming voice on coping with the challenges of COVID-19, visit The Kelly Group’s website, www.kellygrouponline.com, and our Facebook Page.  And if you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help. In fact, we welcome your call.

 

Stay Safe and Healthy, and May God Bless You and Our Community.

 

Best regards,

Bryan E. Kelly, CFP®

Managing Partner

 

 

Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Advisory services offered through investment advisor representatives of Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. The Kelly Group and Cambridge are not affiliated.

Today’s Headline’s – September 30, 2020

Today’s Headlines – September 16, 2020

What is my legacy?  That is a question we all ask ourselves from time to time: What is the shape of our life’s footprint? A legacy is multifaceted. One part of our legacy is the monetary and tangible inheritance we bequeath to our heirs. But it is a mistake to consider “legacy” only in monetary terms. A legacy also includes the values, memories, and life lessons we leave behind. Think, for example, about the legacies of the first responders of 9/11, the anniversary of which we commemorated this past week. Each first responder who ran toward collapsing skyscrapers and unfathomable chaos gifted us the example of selfless heroism. Both those who survived and those who fell that day taught all of us that there are causes worth the ultimate sacrifice, that inside us are reservoirs of courage we cannot imagine, that the best life is the life spent serving others. Fortunately, most of us will never need to engage in such a heartbreaking and terrifying duty. But we all face challenges and difficult circumstances, some unique to our own lives, others—such as coping with the pandemic of 2020—we share with the rest of our community. Regardless of the tests we face, we have within ourselves the ability to craft a legacy we can be proud of. Every day you can add to your legacy by serving as a silent role model, going out of your way to help someone in need, providing comfort for the worried, visiting those who need a friend. Your examples of thoughtful sacrifice and small acts of kindness will help assure that the legacy you leave is priceless.

 

“Building a legacy you can be proud of is a lifelong project, a project that is never too early to begin and one that never ends until one’s final day.” The Kelly Group

 

For information on The Kelly Group’s financial services and our legacy planning program called “The Family Love Letter,” along with a calming voice on coping with the challenges of COVID-19, visit The Kelly Group’s website, www.kellygrouponline.com, and our Facebook Page.  And if you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help. In fact, we welcome your call.

 

Stay Safe and Healthy, and May God Bless You and Our Community.

 

Best regards,

Bryan E. Kelly, CFP®

Managing Partner

 

 

Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Advisory services offered through investment advisor representatives of Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. The Kelly Group and Cambridge are not affiliated.

Happy Grandparents Day!!!

Happy Grandparents Day!!!

Happy Grandparents Day…especially to our Kelly Group grandparents, Jodi Davis (with husband Mark and grandchildren Allie (11), Drew (8) and Emme (6 1/2) and Rick Fletcher (with wife Vanessa and granddaughter Rosie (9 months).

Today’s Headline’s – September 30, 2020

Today’s Headlines – September 9, 2020

Let’s go back to the movies! In some Maryland counties, theaters once again can open their doors (although at restricted capacity). So now, rather than being limited to watching films in our living room, we may soon enjoy the option of sharing our viewing experience with neighbors. This latest loosening of the coronavirus rules reminds me of what we’ve been missing these past several months: the comfort that community provides. There is something special about physically gathering in large groups to watch a flick, hear a concert, or attend a football game. Even more meaningful is the privilege of coming together to celebrate life’s milestones—a bride and groom’s nuptials, high school graduation, or 50th wedding anniversary. At these events we are reminded that even relative strangers share the same emotions and the same humanity. And whether we tend to be the life of the party or prefer to stand in the corner off by ourselves, we all occasionally need to feel the healing power and sense of belonging that comes from being a valued member of a kindhearted community. During these difficult months, we have instead felt its absence.  Even those of us blessed with caring family, friends, and colleagues have borne the pain of seclusion. That’s okay. This is a scar we should retain. It can help encourage us to reach out to the lonely among us. Even after society has crawled ever so slowly back to “normal”, this memory of the isolation caused by the Pandemic of 2020 should inspire us to reassure the most vulnerable among us that they too are treasured and cherished.

 

“There is nothing more important than family and community.” The Kelly Group

 

We believe that by providing objective, caring, and wise guidance to our clients, we are helping families to achieve their life’s dreams and our community to prosper. For information on The Kelly Group’s financial services, and a calming voice on coping with the challenges of COVID-19, feel free to visit The Kelly Group’s website, www.kellygrouponline.com, and our Facebook Page.  And if you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help. In fact, we welcome your call.

 

Stay Safe and Healthy, and May God Bless You and Our Community.

Best regards,

Bryan E. Kelly, CFP®

Managing Partner

 

 

Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Advisory services offered through investment advisor representatives of Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. The Kelly Group and Cambridge are not affiliated.