JULY 2017
For many of us, summer is the time we take a much needed vacation. 

There may be some additional things to keep in mind the next time you pack your bags for a trip away. 
  • Travel Insurance provides necessary emergency care when you're not near your regular doctor or medical facility. It can also cover issues such as flight cancellations, delays and baggage loss. 
  • Cash and money protection are some of the easiest ways to make sure you're well covered when traveling. Before leaving, be sure to contact your card company and tell them when and where you'll be traveling to, so they do not become suspicious of unusual purchases. Also, be sure to have an extra supply of cash in case you do run into any problems with your credit or debit cards.
  • Copies of important documents and information are crucial in case of emergency. Keep photocopies of items such as your passport, photo ID, tickets and itinerary, hotel reservations and travel insurance. Also, be sure to have an emergency contact card for everyone you're traveling with. This should include a variety of basic information, family contacts, local police institutions or medical centers in case someone gets lost or injured away from your group.
Your vacation should be a relaxing time, but consider these items for the next time you travel. They may help you prepare and have peace of mind in case an emergency may arise.

Indianapolis Teachers Retirement Workshop Series
Presented by Rob Curry, CFP®

4:30 PM

2:00 PM

All workshops are held at the Indianapolis office: 5750 Castle Creek Parkway North Drive, Suite 170. 

Contact PatKillman@argi.net for more information.
What You Need to Know About Medicare

9:30 AM

Join us at a breakfast seminar with Medicare Specialist Kelly Syren for a presentation geared towards people currently on Medicare, or those soon to be enrolled. This seminar will take place at our Grand Rapids office: 607 Cascade West Parkway.

Contact  WendyRoberts@argi.net for more information.
from the desk of Clay Keeley
June 2017 Market Recap:

  • U.S. stocks continued to exhibit positive performance, leading to the best first half for U.S. equities in four years

ARTICLE: Have a Plan, Not Just a Stock Portfolio
In the first  quarter
 of   2017,   the bull market seemed unstoppable.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared past 20,000 and closed at all-time highs on 12 consecutive trading days. The Nasdaq Composite gained almost 10% in three months.

Stephanie Broughton
Director of Business Retirement Plan Services
Louisville, KY

Describe your role at ARGI in less than two sentences: I work closely with the Business Retirement Plan Services team focusing on building processes designed to improve efficiency and customer service, and help deliver sales support.
Do you have a nickname?   Not really. I used to have one as a kid, but I finally got rid of it. Sorry it's a secret! 
Hometown:   Mt. Washington, KY

Favorite quote:   "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams
What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?   The sudden loss of my father as a teenager. He was my best friend and always will be.
What is your favorite place to vacation?   Hard to pick, but I love going to Orlando, FL and Gatlinburg, TN.

What is your favorite hobby?   Walking (have to get my Fitbit steps in) and playing games with my family.
What is the best book you have ever read?    The Shack by William P. Young
Are you involved with any charities or non-profits?   I enjoy volunteering every year with the National MS Society. This organization is near and dear to my heart.
Number one thing on your bucket list?   Vacation in Hawaii!
What would you do (for a career) if you weren't doing this?    I can't think of anything else I'd rather be doing right now as a career. When I retire from ARGI, I might become a Real Estate agent part time.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?   If I only have one day, it would probably be a travel agent. I love to travel and think it would be fun to help others find their dream vacations.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?   Stop worrying about what other people think of you and be true to yourself. Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.
How do you define success?   A quote by Henry Ford that I truly believe in is " If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."
July is considered National Park and Recreation Month.

Whether it's participating in a sports league, exploring a trail, or just discovering nature, the National Recreation and Park Association is encouraging everyone to get out and visit their local parks during the month of July. 

Click here to learn more about the activities happening at your local park.

Summer is here and so are the tastes from the grill and the garden. Bon appétit!

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salad

Basil Lime Grilled Chicken

Grilled Peach Crisps

Take part in some of the upcoming events happening around your town!

View the latest building trends, technology and interior design at Louisville's Homearama.
July 15 - 30

Bowling Green
Enjoy live music every Friday Night at the  38th annual Concerts in the Park Series.
Now - August 25

Appreciate the sights of the Indianapolis Zoo and the sounds of jazz every Thursday at  Animals and All That Jazz.
July 6 - August 3

Experience food, drinks and live music as some of the area's local vendors take over the  Square at Union Centre every Thursday.
Now - August 31

Grand Rapids
View hot air balloons, arts and crafts vendors, paintings and much more at the   4th Annual Grand Rapids Balloon Festival.
July 20 - 22

Do you have a milestone or announcement you would like to share with our readers? Email information and a photo to us!

Join us in welcoming our newest ARGI employees, Becky Cheetham and Emily Herring!

Becky will be joining the Indianapolis office as the new Receptionist & Client Service Administrator. 

Emily will be joining the Tax team as a Tax & Business Specialist. 

Welcome to you both!

This past month, members of the Personal Planning team volunteered at Bridgehaven, a Louisville-based nonprofit providing mental health services for adults living with mental illnesses. 

While there, the team landscaped the facility's serenity garden. This garden provides an area for small group meetings, gatherings and reflection at the memorial rock for Bridgehaven members who have passed away.

Thank you team, for your dedication to giving back to our community!

Do you know a nonprofit that may benefit from an ARGI Gives grant? Send them our grant application, or let us know by contacting ARGIgives@argi.net for more information. 

Applications for the Fall grant cycle are due August 15th!