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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Markets Looking for Next Momentum Setter


Iconic investor John Templeton once famously said, “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria." Last week, we talked about pessimism, skepticism and optimism; this week, let’s talk about euphoria.

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#1StudentNWI: It's a Wonderful Life in Kouts


Get’cha Head in the Game

The Mustangs kicked off their season with a home game on November 21 against West Central. The team played well together and was thrilled to win with 107 to 47 points in the varsity game. The student pep block was also in full swing to support the basketball players and create an exciting environment for them to play in. Many students came out for the Homecoming game on December 1 against Covenant Christian where the Mustangs fought in a close match but lost 55 to 56.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Amesha McDonald


Life does not always turn out the way we expect it to. Sometimes, that turns out to be a good thing. PACT employee, Amesha McDonald, planted roots in a town she never meant to stay in and now has a beautiful home and family here. The job she never thought she would have allows her to give second chances to people whose lives have taken the wrong route.

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Bull Run May Be Nearing an End


Iconic investor John Templeton once famously said, "Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria." This nugget of wisdom continues to be measure for which market cycles are evaluated by many investors, including me.

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#1StudentNWI: Homecoming, Hard Work, and Determination at Boone Grove


Student Spotlight

Alex Reed is a very involved and busy senior at Boone Grove High School. He has been a World Trade Alliance board member since June of last year. He has been apart of The Academic Super Bowl: Math, English, Social Studies, and Interdisciplinary. He helped take his teams to state competition and won 2nd place.

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton High School Highlights Justice, Generosity, and Talent in November


Teacher Spotlight: Mitch Nelson

This year has seen the development of one of CHS’ newest clubs, the Social Justice League, headed by social studies teacher Mitch Nelson.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Caren Furdeck


Caren Furdeck, director of development for Housing Opportunities, remembers feeling skeptical the first time hearing of a job opening at Housing Opportunities about seven years ago.

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on December 1st - 3rd, 2017


December is officially here! Christmas is coming up fast, and its time to start shopping for those cute gifts for family and friends. But before all that, there’s still a lot to do in Northwest Indiana. From parades, to concerts to even Santa making his rounds, there is almost too much to do this weekend. Take a look!

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The #1StudentNWI Program Shares Great News From Northwest Indiana High Schools


Throughout Northwest Indiana there are over 40 high schools bursting with good news. From students and teachers to sports and clubs, these schools are shaping the next generation of leaders and deserve to have their stories told.

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Planning Best Way to Prepare for 'Golden Years'


One of my dear clients came in for her review earlier this week. We started the meeting off as we usually do, addressing any questions the client may have.

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#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Gives Thanks


What’s Going On: The Holidays

November is an exciting time for the Washington Township Community: the school year is in full swing, basketball season is beginning, and the holidays are approaching. In the days before a much needed Thanksgiving break, the Senators reflected upon who and what they were thankful for this time of year. All student’s answers had a common denominator, family; in such a close knit community many students feel their classmates have similar holiday traditions, but with deeper insight into how the Washington Township community spends their holiday students quickly began to realize how incredibly unique each of their holiday traditions are. With embracing their own holiday traditions, students also gained a greater appreciation for...

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