Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The 10 Happiest Things You Can Do

1. LOVE YOURSELF - It is the nucleus for all motivation. A good place to begin is your physical appearance. Improving it will do a great deal to raise your self esteem.

2. SEEK THE LOVING LIFE - People think love is important for happiness and not only romantic love. When you can focus your attention on others, you feel better about yourself.

3. JOIN THE WORK WORLD - Despite constant complaining, people feel work is essential to happiness. They don’t work for money only - consider volunteer work. Working and accomplishing tasks makes you feel good about yourself.

4. ENJOY THE POWER OF TOUCH - Touching helps to affirm friendship, approval, caring, etc. People put up a lot of barriers to touching and equate it to either sex or violence. We too often avoid the simple acts of touching such as pats on the back, heartfelt handshakes, cordial hugs - that confirm good will.

5. LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME - Many of us spend much of our “today” worrying about yesterday or tomorrow. Since the past won’t change and the future may never come, forget them and enjoy the day - everyday!

6. TURN ON THE LAUGHTER - Humor is a free ride toward happiness. It can take the sting out of failure and stupidities. It can help us overcome the worst of our experiences. We “look back and laugh” - start looking for the laughs now!

7. MOVE YOUR MUSCLES - Exercise can increase self esteem, relieve anxiety, improve attentiveness, dissipate stress, and elevate moods. Active people seem to be happier.

8. SEARCH FOR MEANING - Develop a set of “guiding principles,” a “belief system,” that will help you to make sense of your life. What holds real meaning for you and what directions can you take to reach these goals?

9. TAKE TIME TO WASTE TIME - Leisure is a “waste of time” that allows you to lose yourself in pleasure and celebration. It’s a way to deal with stress, increase productivity, and enhance contentment. Games, hobbies, play, etc. are all leisure activities that can help you to “waste time.”

10. GIVE TO OTHERS - Altruism can increase happiness. Being concerned about others puts you in contact with others. This type of contact will improve your outlook on life and yourself!

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To view the complete NFS Retirement Readings Newsletter for July 2012, click here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Spam Mailing to Massachusetts Corporations

Recently, an entity calling itself "Compliance Services" mailed solicitations entitled "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders" to numerous Massachusetts corporations. This solicitation offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the corporation for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, Massachusetts corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State. 

You do not have to do business with Compliance Services. The forms provided by them are not required by the Office of the Secretary of State. Whether you choose to do business with them will in no way affect your corporate filing with the Secretary of State, either positively or negatively. 

It is important to remember that any official statement or request from the Office of the Secretary of State will clearly indicate its origin by displaying the name of Secretary of State William Francis Galvin. 

If you have any questions concerning this notification, please contact Secretary Galvin's office by email at corpinfo@sec.state.ma.us or by telephone at (617) 727-9640.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Residential Energy Tax Credits for 2012

Summer's here and if you've been thinking about "going green" and making your home more energy efficient, then there's no time like the present, especially if you take advantage of residential energy tax credits still available to homeowners.

The Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit is available to individual taxpayers to help pay for qualified residential alternative energy equipment, such as solar hot water heaters, solar electricity equipment and residential wind turbines. Qualifying equipment must have been installed on or in connection with your home located in the United States.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July from NFS

We remain the land of the free because we are the home of the brave.
As we celebrate Independence Day, take a moment to remember those who fought for our freedoms and gave their all for you and me.
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from the Patriots...

On America

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!"
-- Daniel Webster
"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me."
-- Lee Greenwood
"We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution."
-- John F. Kennedy
"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation."
-- Woodrow Wilson

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Protecting Your Financial Records From Disaster

Among other worthy causes, July is Bio-terrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month. With all of the unexpected happenings in the world, it is important that we are prepared for an emergency disaster. Take this time to educate yourself and your whole family on what to do in any type of disaster. Get a plan ready and have needed supplies handy if you ever need them.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Value Your Time

Imagine there is a bank which credits your account with $86,400 each morning, carries over no cash balance from day to day, and every evening cancels whatever amount you have failed to use during the day.

What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!

Well, everyone has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost whatever time you have failed to use to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.

Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it erases the records of that day. If you fail to spend the day's deposits wisely, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow."

You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today
  • To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask the student who has failed his exam.
  • To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask the mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
  • To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
  • To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask the daily wage laborer who has ten kids to feed.
  • To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet again.
  • To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask the person who has just missed the train.
  • To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask the person who has survived an accident.
  • To realize the value of a MILLI-SECOND, ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.
--Author Unknown
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