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The Path for Women The Path for Women
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I was reminded how far women have come with rights and finances. It seemed like a good time to review and refresh how far we have come and what still needs to be done. [Read More]
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The Effects of Inflation The Effects of Inflation
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
It’s hard to read the news in the morning and not see a reference to inflation lately, so I feel it is worthwhile to talk about what inflation is and what it means for us. [Read More]

Facebook Challenges Bitcoin Facebook Challenges Bitcoin
65 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Facebook is not aiming low with its currency and said it hopes it will “transform the global economy.” [Read More]

What Are the Core Values of the Companies You Invest In? What Are the Core Values of the Companies You Invest In?
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Do you know the core values and beliefs of the companies you invest in? You may have heard of responsible investing as it becomes more popular for investors. There are a few philosophies about responsible investing, but the most common one is ESG investing. [Read More]

The Demise of Shopping Malls The Demise of Shopping Malls
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
As with any business area, retail continues to change with online, customization, rental and new players daily. Malls are feeling the pain, and many are no longer a destination for American shoppers. [Read More]

Changing Jobs? Don’t Forget About Your Retirement Plan Changing Jobs? Don’t Forget About Your Retirement Plan
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
With job changes becoming more frequent, it’s important to know what you should do with your employer retirement plan when you change employers. Of course, there are different options to choose from. [Read More]

Understanding Municipal Bonds Understanding Municipal Bonds
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
When discussing investing, many thoughts center on the next hot stock or the latest S&P 500 Index moves. However, if clients are conservative or closer to retirement, fixed income or bonds become a key part of most investors’ allocations. [Read More]

What Going Public Means for Businesses and Investors What Going Public Means for Businesses and Investors
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
With the recent launches of Zoom, Pinterest and Lyft, there has been a lot of news about stock IPOs. An initial public offering, or IPO, of a stock is a company’s first sale of stock to the public. Before there is an IPO, a company is considered private. [Read More]

American Capitalism: To Be or Not to Be American Capitalism: To Be or Not to Be
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Do I believe that income inequality is harming America? Yes. I believe this comes from the changing business climate rather than capitalism. My belief and hope are that the cry for socialism is a cry for a reworking of American capitalism. [Read More]

Don’t Bet on the Lottery to Fund Your Retirement Don’t Bet on the Lottery to Fund Your Retirement
79 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
More than half of all U.S. adults collectively will spend approximately $50 billion each year in hopes of getting rich. Many of us look at the lottery as just one of those leisurely things we do in hopes to win a few extra dollars. But, for some folks, who often don’t have much discretionary incom [Read More]

Understand the Different Types of Income When Planning for Retirement Understand the Different Types of Income When Planning for Retirement
81 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
When planning for retirement, it is important to consider all sources of income. There are three sources of income throughout life: social capital, human capital and financial capital. [Read More]

Why Are Companies Buying Back Their Stock? Why Are Companies Buying Back Their Stock?
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Typically, when people see the news of a buyback, they associate it as a negative action by the company. However, stock buybacks happen for many reasons and some of those reasons could be beneficial to the company. [Read More]

Generation Z Poised to Change the Workforce Generation Z Poised to Change the Workforce
85 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
The Pew Research Center has now turned their focus to Generation Z after nearly a decade of research focused on the millennial generation. Many studies find that this generation could change the workforce and the way we all work together. [Read More]

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