Meet Kay Sinclair

Name:  Kay Sinclair     

Title:  Client Service

SH&J team member since:  2004  


You just welcomed your first grandchild into the world, a beautiful baby boy. Congratulations, Grandma! What are you most excited to do with your grandson?

Love him.  My husband and I have been so blessed with our sons that we are so looking forward to all the stages of our grandson’s life.  I want to cuddle with him, read to him, then play on the floor with him and his toys, bake with him.  Pinterest has a whole page on science ideas that I want to try with him, soccer and bicycle riding, I am looking forward to all of it.   The only thing I am NOT looking forward to is adolescent boy humor.   

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Inside the Economy with SH&J: September 14, 2015

This week Larry focuses much of his commentary on the U.S. Looking at new housing starts, the dollar, markets and corporate America, Larry says, “The U.S. economy, compared to everyone else, is doing so much better.” He also shares his perspective on the possibility of a rate increase by the Fed and answers a question from last week about the American banking system. Larry ends with a trip around the world to China, explaining how China’s decline has influenced the currencies of countries that rely on China for trade. Educational and informative as per usual — listen in now!

Medicare: Wading Through the Alphabet Soup

How did Medicare get started? Let’s see how you do on this quiz.

  1. Which U.S. President signed Medicare as a law? (source)
    Answer: Lyndon B. Johnson 
  2. How many people signed up for Medicare in 1965, its first year? (source)
    Answer: 19 million 
  3. Before Medicare was signed into law in 1965, how many revisions had been drafted? (source)
    Answer: Approximately 80 revisions, compromises, and alternatives.

With 80 revisions, you can quickly assess how difficult it was to create Medicare from the very beginning. Over time, the Medicare system has not decreased in complexity.

For many people, their 65th birthday is an extra-special celebration because of Medicare enrollment. However, the wrapped gift of Medicare comes with a very confusing tangle of ribbons and bows.

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Inside the Economy with SH&J: August 31, 2015

Coming off of a week of some volatility in the markets, Larry addresses many of the concerns investors felt. Touching on the revised U.S. GDP, the S&P 500, and U.S. corporate profits, Larry shows how good the economy here looks. He also delves into the German economy and explains why it’s more important to the U.S. economy than China and wraps up with a prediction for the 2016 election. An educational week this week — encourage your friends and family to listen in!

Happy Labor Day from Sharkey, Howes and Javer!

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th. We will reopen with regular business hours, 8:30am to 5pm Mon-Fri, on Tuesday, September 8th.

To most of us, Labor Day means the unofficial end of summer, but the history of the holiday has a deeper significance. Please join us in reading and sharing the following details about how Labor Day became the national holiday it is today.

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