The Fed and the Housing Market

Chief Economist Eugenio J. Alemán discusses current economic conditions. The Federal Reserve Bank (Fed), the central bank of the United States, has a difficult task ahead. The most important objectives of the Fed are: “maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the United States.” In order to do that, the Fed has,…

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7 Ways To Boost Your Savings

Discover smart options to grow your savings. Although saving more takes some effort, it may be easier than you think – there may even be “free” money available that can help. Here are some tips: Take advantage of an employer match. If they’ll match 3%, you’ve just covered 6% of your retirement savings goal when…

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Protect your privacy on social media: How much is too much?

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Follow these tips for protecting your privacy on social media. In 2020, there were 3.96 billion active users on social media and the number keeps growing. Whether it’s to find a place to eat, stay in touch with friends or family, or connect with industry peers to gain knowledge for your career…

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“No Kids” Shouldn’t Mean “No Estate Plan”

ESTATE & GIVING Regardless of your family situation, it’s important to have certain estate planning essentials in place so that your legacy is left the way you intend. Estate planning can sometimes feel overwhelming, and those without children or close family members may be especially uncertain about where to begin. You may feel as though…

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Making a career pivot

FAMILY & LIFESTYLE Need to change jobs? Read five tips to help you redesign your work life. The past year led many of us to reflect on a tough question: Am I doing what I really want to be doing, career-wise? Perhaps you were laid off and are seeking new employment. Maybe you’re wishing for…

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Home, Sweet Home(s): Investing in Real Estate

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In his celebrated 1822 song, Home, Sweet Home, playwright John Howard Payne profoundly and firmly holds his own home as a more revered spot than a royal palace (even if the said home is a “lowly thatched cottage”). While you may not know Payne by name, you’ll undoubtedly be aware of his brilliant and imperishable…

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Navigating The Unpredictable in Your Retirement Routine

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You wake up in the morning, get yourself a healthy breakfast, and sit down to check in on the daily news of our world. Even after leaving the workforce, our days and our lives still find a way to develop some element of routine or predictability. You lean on a few established activities or events…

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Why Rethinking Retirement Can Lead to a Healthier and Happier Life

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Picture this… what’s the first thing that enters your mind with these words? Flower Friend Retirement Music Anyone can quickly imagine a flower, a friend or music. But, retirement? What does retirement look like?   Most of us think about retirement as “life after 65”, having taken a nice, clean, dramatic transition from the grind of…

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A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing to Waste

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I’ve been reading a book called, “The Road Less Stupid” by Keith J. Cunningham and the title of this blog is taken from one of his chapters. When I turned the page and saw those words, I had to stop for a minute to process how the words made me feel. I don’t like the…

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