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Rhode Island’s Elisabeth Hickox of Independence Financial Partners Honored for Charitable Work with Young Survival Coalition

Newport, RI– July 17, 2017 – Elisabeth Hickox, volunteer for Young Survival Coalition (YSC) in Rhode Island received Honorable Mention for philanthropic excellence in the eleventh annual Invest in Others Awards.

The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation established its awards program to recognize the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities across the country and around the world.

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Governor Raimondo Proposes Two Years Of Free College.

Governor Raimondo Proposes Two Years Of Free College.

Governor Raimondo Proposes Two Years Of Free College.

How Does It Affect My College Savings Plan?

Governor Gina Raimondo unveiled her plans to offer every Rhode Islander two years of free college.

The Governor’s free-college plan covers the entire cost of tuition and mandatory fees for full-time students who qualify for in-state tuition earning an associate’s degree at CCRI. At RIC and URI, the scholarship will cover tuition and fees for a student’s junior and senior years.” – Press release on RI.gov.

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The Student Loan Debt Crisis And Your Retirement

The Student Loan Debt Crisis And Your Retirement

The Student Loan Debt Crisis And Your Retirement

Should Parents Co-sign A Student Loan For Their Child?

With escalating college costs, and the resulting difficulty getting financing for college loans, more students are turning to a bank of a different sort, mom and dad.

Before signing on the dotted line, parents need to be aware of the risks and ramifications of their financial situation if they co-sign a college loan for their child.

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Randal Poirier Donates 40 Thanksgiving Pies to the Little Compton Food Bank

Randal Poirier Donates 40 Thanksgiving Pies 
to the Little Compton Food Bank

Little Compton, RI (November 17, 2016) - Randal Poirier, ChFC, Financial Planner and Partner with Independence Financial Partners, recently donated 40 Thanksgiving pies to the Little Compton Food Bank to help contribute to the annual Thanksgiving meal baskets that the Food Bank provides to those in need within the local community.

Randal has been a regular supporter of several local Little Compton, RI charities over the last decade and stated, “I feel very fortunate that I am able to give back to my community which has given me much success and an unmatched quality of life over the last 12 years. It’s a great feeling to have made a small impact on the enjoyment of the Thanksgiving holiday for some 40 families within our town.”   

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Locally Grown Green Energy

Locally Grown Green Energy

Written by Karen Paley, PhD.   

Every time I pass a test and get another financial industry license, I take time off to read a book. The last one was journalist Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. Klein argues that it is not enough for big investors to divest from fossil fuel and reinvest in the clean tech sector.

These big investors are taking a solid first step; even better would be if they dedicated a share of their investments to projects that go deeper; not just switching from brown energy to green energy but supporting cutting edge projects that are designed to bolster local economies, improve public transit, and otherwise strengthen the starved public sphere. 1

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