FONT & AUDIO

MORE STORIES


This article brought to you courtesy of Matt Stutes, CFP, of Cornersone Wealth Management, The Herald-Pioneer Insider Financial Planning Expert.

Matt Stutes, CFP

Major League Baseball scheduled Opening Day for April 1, but two states have already scored with spring training underway.

Every year, spring training divides the 30 MLB teams into two

squads. Half of the teams travel to Florida as part of the Grapefruit League, while the other 15 teams play in Arizona as part of the Cactus League.1

Before the pandemic, the Cactus League would generate $644 million in revenue and create more than 6,000 jobs for the stadiums across central Arizona. Florida would see a comparable economic benefit.1,2

This year, the numbers will be down as COVID restrictions remain in place. But it's a home run compared to last year when the spring training was shut down, which delayed the start of the MLB season until July.1,2

Seeing the impact MLB has on two states is an excellent reminder to keep supporting your local businesses that continue to manage through the pandemic.

When possible, consider order delivery or takeout directly from local restaurants, and if you can, leave a bigger tip than usual to help support their staff. Also, you might want to buy a few gift cards at your local sandwich shop, restaurant, or another favorite spot. You can use them on future visits or give them away to friends and family.

In uncertain times, the true strength of our communities can

shine. By doing what we can to support each other, we can begin to build a way forward.

1. FoxBusiness.com, March 12,

2021

2. Tourism,AZ.Gov, 2021

Cornerstone Wealth Management

486 N.W. 2nd Ave.

Canby, OR 97013

503-266-7431

www.thecwmgroup.com

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL

Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member

FINRA/SIPC.

The opinions voiced in this material are for general

information only and are not intended to provide

specific advice or recommendations for any individual.

Rebalancing a portfolio may cause investors to incur

tax liabilities and/or transaction costs and does not

assure a profit or protect against a loss.