Weekly Notables

from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®

for the Week of July 03, 2019

Gratitude…

Take a moment (or much longer) this holiday week and acknowledge the sacrifices of so many that allow us the freedoms we enjoy.  No one got to where they are today entirely on their own, we all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.  

Then, go celebrate Independence Day!

Enjoy the ride of YOUR life!

— Brian

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Hundreds of Workers Left Scrambling after Blackjewel Locks Out Mines

In an unprecedented move in the Powder River Basin, Blackjewel, LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday morning without having previously secured the means to continue operations at their Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines in Gillette.  This resulted in both mines being completely shut-down at least for the time being and approximately 600 workers wondering what comes next.

7 Reasons Why Long Motorcycle Trips are Good for You

My favorites include “You will learn a lot about yourself” and “The trip will make you a lot more independent”.

Where’s Brian?

Blowing the dust and rain off the camper with the family…

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