Business Spotlight: Small Town Forge

Small Town Forge 72 School Street, Grafton, Vt. 603-998-0720 www.smalltownforge.com @smalltownforge smalltownforge@gmail.com   In the historic village of Grafton, Small Town Forge is a blacksmith shop where owner Aaron Anderson produces high quality, old-fashioned wrought iron products, from lighting fixtures … Continued

Business Spotlight: Natural Landscape Design

Natural Landscape Design 213 Lawrence Hill Rd, Weston, Vt. 802-236-3161 www.nldesignsvt.com nldesignsvt@gmail.com Facebook @nldesignsvt Natural Landscape Design is a design-based gardening company, founded in 2017, and located in beautiful southern Vermont. Owner Betsy Gritman is a graduate of The Garden … Continued

You can work to become a better investor

REGION – This past week, we observed Labor Day, a holiday to honor all the hardworking people in this country. As one of them, keep in mind that your efforts can have positive results. Famed film producer Samuel Goldwyn once … Continued

Business Spotlight: Mitch’s Maples

Mitch’s Maples 2440 Green Mountain Turnpike, Chester, Vt. 802-875-5240 www.mitchsmaples.com Facebook @Mitch’s Maples Dating back to 1945, Mitch’s Maples Sugar House produces and sells pure Vermont maple products, including maple syrup, maple candy, and maple cream. The sugarhouse is a … Continued

Business Spotlight: A Catered Affair

A Catered Affair 58 Lakeshore Dr., Ludlow, Vt. 802-236-3182 wwneal2@gmail.com If you ask Wendy Neal, owner and chef of the Ludlow catering business “A Catered Affair,” to show you a menu, she’ll need to talk with you first. That’s because … Continued

529 plan basics

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REGION – Section 529 plans are governed by federal law but are sponsored by states and colleges. Each plan may have slightly different features, but each must conform to the federal framework. There are two types of 529 plans – … Continued

Business Spotlight: Livewater Farm & Dairy

Livewater Farm & Dairy 1289 Westminster W. Rd., Putney, Vt. 802-222-1525 livewaterdairy@gmail.com www.livewaterfarm.net Livewater Farm & Dairy is a dairy farm that produces 100 percent grass-fed raw cow’s milk, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, milk-fed pork, free range eggs, vegetables, maple … Continued

Consider these financial tips for single women

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REGION – If you’re a single woman, most of your financial challenges and aspirations may resemble those of single men. Men and women face the same economic stress factors of modern life, and both groups have similar financial goals, such … Continued

How can you help your kids pay for college?

REGION – It’s still summer, but we’re getting close to a new school year. One day though “back-to-school” will mean “off to college” for your children. Will you be financially prepared to help your kids cope with the costs of … Continued

Business Spotlight: Silver Forest Jewelry

        40 Industrial Drive, Bellows Falls, Vt. 800-922-9946 www.silverforest.com sfvt@sfvt.com Facebook @Silver Forest   Silver Forest creates handcrafted earrings and jewelry, or “wearable art,” made with quality materials, and designed to be as timeless unique as you … Continued

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