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Carrying a briefcase can
leave you feeling stuffy,
but the alternatives can
be something less than
professional. Strike a
beautiful balance with
the KS Messenger from
Kenton Sorenson. The
secret to the style of
these unique pieces lies
in the leather: salt-cured,
tanned cattle hide which
has never so much as sniffed an artificial color or chemical. Each piece is
conditioned with beeswax and hand-stitched; $750, KentonSorenson.com.
The right financial advisor makes the investing process easy
to understand and convenient. She or he will answer your
questions and give you the tools and knowledge you need to
feel comfortable as an investor. To begin with, a good financial
advisor will help you determine your investment goals and work
with you to put a strong investment plan in place. That means
not only finding the investments best suited for your goals, but
helping you meet those goals as market conditions and your
personal needs change. If you don’t yet have a financial advisor,
consider the following suggestions for finding an advisor and for
reaching new heights as an investor:
• Seek personal referrals from friends or family members
• Seek professional referrals from your lawyer or accountant
• Attend investment seminars held in your community
• Take a course in investment planning
• Read books or articles about money management and/or
investment strategies, or consult free investment brochures
• Join an investment club
• The important thing is to do it. The more time you can give
your money, the more time your money will give you.
Want to feel like you’re working in
the set of The Jetsons? Or perhaps
you love the idea of sitting
inside a golf ball. Either way, get
yourself a Globus. This mobile
workstation looks like it could
easily be launched into orbit.
Roll it wherever you want, open
it up, and get down to business.
We think it would be even more
awesome if it was motorized, but
figure makers Artifort are off to a
great start; $10,863, Artifort.nl.
The accuracy and completeness of this article are not
guaranteed. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s)
and are not necessarily those of Wells Fargo Advisors/Wells
Fargo Advisors Financial Network or its affiliates. The material
is distributed solely for information purposes and is not a
solicitation or an offer to buy any security or instrument or to
participate in any trading strategy.
Brad W. McMorris is a Miami resident
who is the VP-Investments/Financial
Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors; 333 SE
2nd Ave., 46th Floor, Miami; For more
information, a consultation or to contact
him directly, call 305.523.2922 or visit
Money Think $2 bills are
a riot? Well, then
consider the fact
that they’re not even
a different color!
Check out these
examples of truly
weird currency from
around the globe.
54 Big Spender
Move over, Benjamin. Meet the 100
Million Billion Pengo — the highest
denomination bill ever printed. Issued
in Hungary in 1946 during a time of
massive inflation, it was worth about 20
On the island of Yap in
Micronesia, savvy traders use Rai
— giant, circular limestone disks.
Each one measures up to 12 feet
in diameter and can weigh up to
as much as 4 lbs.
Feeling lucky? Try tossing a
holy water dollar from Palau.
These coins, issued in 2007,
contain a tiny vial of holy water
from Lourdes, France. No word
on if it actually works.