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The Seasons of Investing The Seasons of Investing
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Much like a sporting goods store needs to be prepared for changes in interests and needs that come with fluctuations in weather patterns, your investment portfolio should be prepared for all seasons as well. [Read More]
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The Seasons of Investing The Seasons of Investing
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Much like a sporting goods store needs to be prepared for changes in interests and needs that come with fluctuations in weather patterns, your investment portfolio should be prepared for all seasons as well. [Read More]

Yield, Returns, Income and More: Know the Lingo Yield, Returns, Income and More: Know the Lingo
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
I am as guilty of it as anyone. When one has been in any industry for a long time, they speak the lingo. Problems arise when one continues to speak it to people who aren’t in the industry. The results can be confusing. [Read More]

Are You a Record Hoarder or a Document Destroyer? Are You a Record Hoarder or a Document Destroyer?
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
It occurred to me that there are two types of people when it comes to record retention: those who keep every single piece of paper and those who keep nothing. So, what should you keep, how long do you keep it, and how do you organize it? [Read More]

The Fall and Rise of Financials The Fall and Rise of Financials
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Many positives are coming for the financial sector. The question is whether they can navigate successfully for higher earnings and margins without the risk of overextending themselves into another crisis. [Read More]

Artificial Intelligence Is Part of Our Everyday Lives, Including Our Finances Artificial Intelligence Is Part of Our Everyday Lives, Including Our Finances
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Artificial intelligence, which was once science fiction in books and movies, has now become commonplace technology. As with its applications elsewhere, AI carries benefits and pitfalls in its use among financial institutions. [Read More]

How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Families and Businesses?  How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Families and Businesses?
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Improving economic conditions and lower unemployment have led to the FOMC raising the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points (added .25 percent to previous estimates) to a range of 1.50 percent to 1.75 percent this month. The Fed expects to increase rates another three times this year and thr [Read More]

A Closer Look at Inflation A Closer Look at Inflation
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
I’ve read a few articles this week referring to America’s “inflation problem,” and feel it is worthwhile to talk about what inflation is and what it means for us. [Read More]

Rediscovering Volatility Rediscovering Volatility
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
For those following the stock markets in 2018, market volatility has returned with a vengeance. The past several years of calm uptrend was abnormal and now we are back to the way equity markets are supposed to be. Stocks have risk and that’s why they have higher rewards. [Read More]

Where Do I Find Money to Save? Where Do I Find Money to Save?
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
At a young age, it is easy to assume you have time until retirement and say you will start next year, or when you get a raise, or when you get your student loans paid off. But in reality, you need to start now. If you have a job and plan to retire, you should be saving. So, where do you find that [Read More]

Financial Equality for Women Will Benefit All Financial Equality for Women Will Benefit All
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Not only is gender equality a matter of eliminating discrimination but it also creates opportunity for countries, companies and the economy. Studies and models suggest that improving gender parity can result in significant economic improvement. [Read More]

Tax Policy Changes and You Tax Policy Changes and You
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
We have already seen impacts of the lower corporate tax rate that is part of the new tax legislation passed in December. In addition to benefiting corporations, the new tax policy will affect individuals in several ways. [Read More]

Don't Let Decision Fatigue Affect Your Finances Don't Let Decision Fatigue Affect Your Finances
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
How many financial decisions do you make in a healthy state of mind? . Be aware of your own decision fatigue. Ask yourself before making any decision concerning your finances if you are in a good state of mind to be making that decision. [Read More]

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