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Monday, January 6, 2020

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news.1 Wall Street...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Budgeting is a super important aspect of your finances, especially if you are looking to buy a home. Instead of feeling overwhelmed you should feel confident and well informed.

Friday, November 8, 2019

We all want our money and we want it now, but so do scammers looking to take your money. The funny thing is they aren't taking it, you are giving it to them unknowingly. Best practice is to always call and triple verify accounts before...

Thursday, October 31, 2019


Monday, October 28, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a record close Friday. Stocks were lifted last week by positive news on U.S.-China trade negotiations, plus earnings announcements. The Nasdaq Composite posted the largest weekly...

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Friday, September 27, 2019

It's good to stay informed on new tax plans and how they will affect you. Tune in this week to get the scoop on how the new Trump Tax Plan may impact you and your wallet.

Friday, September 20, 2019

#FinancialFridays talks refinancing! Wondering if you should pull the trigger and consider a refi? Tune in today as we discuss the when, why and how of refinancing!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Adjustable Rate Mortgages... are they a good idea or a bad idea? Today Lee and I will set you straight and keep you informed on all things regarding real estate and finance!

Friday, September 6, 2019

We wanna make sure you are armed with knowledge and ready to make big life decisions. So tune into Financial Fridays for all the answers and more!

Friday, August 30, 2019

You are about to inherit a property and there are a lot of emotions in the air, what should you do with it? There is no straight forward answer that applies to everyone so its best to tune into Financial Fridays for all that info and more!

Friday, August 23, 2019

You have a lot of equity invested in your home, before you go and spend that money here is some advice to abide by.

Friday, August 16, 2019

The real estate market is hot, home prices are high, you are looking for incentives to purchase a home and tax benefits might just be the answer.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Lee and I talk about P.M.I, what it is and what it means for you

Friday, August 2, 2019

Today Lee and I discuss the importance of life insurance and how it protects your family as a home owner.

Friday, July 26, 2019

You've already bought a home, is it too late to talk to a Financial Advidsor?

Friday, July 19, 2019

Lee and I have all the answers on this weeks episode of Financial Fridays!

Friday, July 12, 2019

You want to renovate your home but don't have the cash to do it, is it ok to use a credit card? This question answered and more on this weeks episode of Financial Fridays.

Friday, July 5, 2019

The title asks a question that many of us will face at some point in our lives. This question answered and more on this weeks episode of Financial Fridays.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Join Lee and I for this week's discussion on buying or renting a home!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Lee and I talk about buying a home and why staying conservative could save you in the long term.

Friday, June 14, 2019

It's Friday and you know what that means...time to talk finances with my good friend Bryan. Here we discuss ermergency funds and how much you should set aside.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Are you thinking about buying or selling a house? Here's why you must talk with a Financial Advisor before moving forward.

Monday, March 4, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks lost a little ground as February gave way to March. While domestic and overseas political developments made headlines, the market stayed relatively calm: from Monday’s open through Friday’s...

Monday, February 25, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal grew. The S&P 500 advanced 0.80% for the week to 2,792.67. The Nasdaq Composite improved 0.86% to 7,527.54, and the Dow Jones...

Monday, February 18, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks ended a good week on a high note, as hints of progress in U.S.-China trade talks encouraged investors. When the closing bell rang Friday, the S&P 500 settled at 2,775.60, after rising 2.50% in five days....

Monday, February 11, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Major U.S. stock benchmarks eked out slight gains last week, with corporate profit reports and news about U.S.-China trade negotiations vying for investor attention over five trading sessions. The big three...

Monday, February 4, 2019

FEBRUARY BEGINS WITH SOME EXCELLENT ECONOMIC DATA Payrolls swelled with 304,000 net new jobs last month, according to the Department of Labor’s February employment report. (A Bloomberg survey of economists had projected a gain of...

Monday, January 28, 2019

HOME SALES QUICKLY FALTER Seldom do existing home sales fall 6.4% in a month, but that was what happened in December. National Association of Realtors economist Laurence Yun called the drop a reflection of “consumer search...