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Wildfire Impact II: Fire Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo a home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. California fire authorities say that Pacific Gas and Electric equipment was responsible for the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. Cal Fire said in a press release issued Wednesday, May 15, 2019, that electrical transmission lines in the Pulga area sparked the Nov. 8 fire that wiped out most of the town of Paradise and killed 85 people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger,File)
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The whole world watched in horror as the Paradise Fire completely eradicated the small town last year, and it made those of us living in forested areas more aware of the very real possibility of wildfire.  As people increasingly move from the cities into the beautiful Sierra foothills, the threat of the loss of homes to wildfire gets exponentially greater.  Forest fires are inevitable, but losing your home to one does not have to be.   Fire safety is an important and timely topic as we are nearing fire season and proper preparation can save your home…and your life.

To help individuals understand the local fire dangers and how to best prepare for them, Mary Owens will host a complimentary seminar open to the public at her office located at 426 Sutton Way, Suite 110, in Grass Valley, California.  The seminar will be offered from 2-4 p.m. each day October 8-11.

Last year, Mary expanded Owens Estate & Wealth by opening a second location in downtown Auburn and will host an additional session from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, at the Auburn Holiday Inn, located at 120 Grass Valley Highway, in the Auburn Terrace room.

During this year’s fall seminar, Mary will present an economic update covering local, national, and global economies, and will discuss whether or not she sees a recession looming for the U.S.  Mary will proceed in showing a short video in which she interviews Susan Rogers of the Firewise Coalition and Nevada County FireSafe Council about what people need to know about wildfire danger locally, how to prepare their homes to improve the chances of surviving a wildfire, creating evacuation plans and routes, and more.  There will be additional instructional videos available on the Owens website at https://www.owensestateandwealth.com/wildfire on how to prepare your Emergency Go Bag, learn how to fire- safe the exterior of your house, and more.

This educational seminar will provide invaluable insight and guidelines for individuals and businesses alike that will help everyone to feel more confident about their own fire plans.  Following the presentation, Mary will offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions and invites everyone to enjoy refreshments and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

Each year, Mary produces two On Point videos, which addresses fresh ideas and current trends affecting the economy.  These videos are presented during Mary’s annual Fall and Spring Seminars. Previous segments have covered topics such as China, Rethinking Education, Retraining our Workforce, Manufacturing, Brexit, The Popular Vote vs. The Electoral College, and more. 

Mary Owens

Mary Owens is an acclaimed presenter who has spoken at economic symposiums and national conventions all over the United States. In 2015 she was named to the prestigious Financial Times 400 Advisors List.  She encourages anyone in the community who is interested to attend this informative, complimentary seminar to learn her insights on the economy and Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness.

To learn more, view the video trailer by visiting their website at www.owensestateandwealth.com/wildfire.

Limited seating available. To reserve your seat call (530) 272-7500 or e-mail RSVP@OwensEstateAndWealth.com.

Raymond James and its advisors do not offer tax or legal advice. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.

*The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking. In 2015, roughly 1,400 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (28.5%). The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that’s roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

Any opinions are those of Mary Owens, CPA, MS, Principal, Branch Manager, RJFS and not necessarily those of Raymond James. Expressions of opinion are as of this date and are subject to change without notice.

Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Future investment performance cannot be guaranteed, investment yields will fluctuate with market conditions.

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