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All of our clients get their own QR code for free when purchasing an ad. Looking for a financial advisor? Ask the Right Questions Submitted by Chuck O’Keefe Like most people, you probably are plenty busy with your work and family. So you may not have the time and expertise needed to thoroughly understand the investment world. That’s why you may want to work with a professional financial advisor. But how do you find the right one? You can start by asking the right questions. Here are a few to consider: · Have you worked with people in my situation? - As an investor, you have your own special set of characteristics: level of assets, stage of life, long-term goals, etc. Before you sign up to work with a financial advisor, you need to make sure that he or she is comfortable working with someone like you. · What are your credentials? - Inquire about a prospective advisor’s qualifications. Make sure anyone you might work with has all the necessary securities licenses. · What is your investment philosophy? - Just like investors, financial advisors have different investment personalities. Some might be naturally more aggressive, while others are conservative. But the ideal advisor is someone who will provide you with guidance that’s based on your risk tolerance and investment preferences. · How will you communicate with me? - You’ll want to make sure that your financial advisor will communicate regularly with you. Find out when you’ll receive statements and how often you’ll meet in person to review your portfolio. Will your financial advisor call with suggestions and recommendations? Are you free to contact him or her at any time? It’s important to find these things out as soon as possible. Remember, you’re entrusting this person with your financial future - so you have a right to expect open, honest and frequent communications. · What sort of resources do you have to draw on? - Find out if a prospective investment professional has access to quality research and technical expertise in key areas, such as investments, insurance and estate planning. In some cases, a financial advisor may be able to bring in added expertise through a relationship with another professional, such as an attorney or accountant. · How do you get paid? - Investment professionals get paid in a variety of ways: fees, commissions, percentage of assets under management, or even a combination of these. You do need to know, right from the start, how your financial advisor is getting compensated. · Can you provide me with references? - A lot of people are too shy to ask for references. However, a reputable financial advisor will be happy to give you some names of people you can call. Of course, you shouldn’t expect a financial professional to provide you with the specifics of other clients’ financial transactions. But you should be free to ask about a financial advisor’s style, responsiveness, etc. Chuck O’Keefe is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Elizabeth City. Edward Jones 207 N Water St Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4417 (252) 335-0352 It’s worth the effort. Making the right choice today can pay off far into the future. 28 Albemarle Tradewinds May 2016

Edenton Bay Packing Company Ad By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle The Museum of the Albemarle has in its collection several advertisements for local businesses. One such ad from The Edenton Bay Packing Company featured a recipe for Golden Hickory Smoke Herring. Since this is the time of year when “dogwood blooms and herring run,” we thought the recipe might interest readers. The recipe states, “Cut heads and tails off. Cover fish well with boiling water and boil for five minutes. Pour this water off and cover again with boiling water for twelve to fifteen minutes. During this process of boiling, you will notice that the skin will burst on the fish and can be easily removed, together with back fin, which should be done, but do not attempt to remove skin until after boiling period.” “After all the skin and fins have been removed, fry in bacon fat to a golden brown. Another delicious way of browning these fish, after the boiling and skinning process, is to place a strip of bacon in a shallow flat pan or biscuit pan, then place fish on top of same, then a strip of bacon on fish. Place in a hot oven and bake from ten to twelve minutes.” The ad continues to state that the fish from Edenton Bay Packing Company “are carefully selected and expertly cured, and every fish [is] guaranteed.” To learn more about herring in northeastern North Carolina, please read Mr. Frank Stephenson’s book “Herring Fishermen: Images of an Eastern North Carolina Tradition.” This book is sold in the Museum Gift Shop. For additional information on the different species of herring in North Carolina, please visit the website We’ve got this town covered with 4G LTE. Overcome All By : Ron Ben-Dov Falling like the mist of the season Drizzling upon our bare heads Like water in your garden The life giving rain Pouring on my head in sheets Soaking me to the bone God’s blessings shower me Soak in and sustain my life My soul runneth over With the many blessings of my life I have overcome strife I have overcome despair I have overcome disease With God and His blessings I can overcome all With U.S. Cellular,® get high-speed 4G LTE data coverage where and when you need it. Visit Ace Paging Carolina Communications for more information. Plymouth 77 US Hwy 64 E., 252-791-0008 CALL FOR STORE HOURS. 4G LTE not available in all areas. See for complete coverage details. 4G LTE service provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. ©2016 U.S. Cellular New_No_Contract_4GLTE_Version1_Flyer_DI_8_5x11 Born in Telaviv, Israel Lived in NY from ages five until eighteen, becoming a U.S. citizen at eleven. A US Navy veteran, merchant seaman, graduate of ECSU with a BS in Accounting. Was a Motor Fuels Tax Auditor for NC, and currently employed as an IT Security Control Specialist for a local EC NC bank. In 2008 a life changing event occurred and the flow of faith based poetry has run ever since. More of my poetry can be found at: Ron Ben-Dov at Albemarle Tradewinds May 2016 29 2293849