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posted on 12/30/2013
Even though Christmas has past, Lincoln Savings Bank still wants to offer up a "gift" of some of our favorite money tips. These come from past blog posts as well as other sources, and serve as gifts that keep on giving.
There's nothing worse than checking your savings account balance and seeing you don't have as much in your account as you thought. "I need to do better at saving money," you tell yourself, but you know you'll experience the same situation again.
posted on 12/24/2013
LSB Financial is proud to announce that Scott Wirtz has joined our wealth Management Team!
posted on 12/19/2013
There are those among us that just aren't good at managing money. You know who you are. If the thought of creating a budget or simply thinking about where your money is going makes you feel queasy, than it's time to shape up for the new year.
The Fed has successfully communicated the difference between tapering and the timing of
rate hikes, but the rise in longer-term bond yields back to near recent highs suggests the
bond market is still nervous about tapering.
The national news outlets are buzzing today about the data breach that may have compromised up to 40 million debit and credit cards that were used at Target stores over the past few weeks. Here's what you need to know to help ensure you aren't a victim.
posted on 12/18/2013
If you've been out shopping this month, there's no doubt you've been scouring the prices of everything on your shopping list. We attach prices to things that have a certain value to them. However, think about what you got as gifts last year: do they still work? Have you outgrown them? Did they keep their value?
A year ago, The Weather Channel decided it would start naming winter storms in an effort to raise
awareness and preparation. If this indeed works, then naming the coming storms in the stock
market in 2014 may be a great idea.
Our view remains that the Fed is unlikely to announce that it is beginning to taper at this
meeting, though it is not totally off the table.
posted on 12/17/2013
We've touched on financial literacy in previous blog posts, but during a time of year when we're all searching for the right gift, financial literacy is the gift that can continue giving your whole life. Having good money habits throughout your life can save you money and help you make smart financial decisions.
posted on 12/16/2013
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season means another important deadline is looming: the end of the 2013 calendar year. That means tax season is right around the corner!
posted on 12/12/2013
The latest edition of the Fed's Beige Book once again described the U.S. economy as increasing at a modest-to-moderate pace, with little wage or other inflation pressures.
posted on 12/10/2013
We expect high-quality municipal bond returns to be flat to marginally positive in 2014 as interest income essentially offsets price declines associated with higher interest rates.
posted on 12/9/2013
The CCI is a weekly measure of the conditions that underpin our outlook for the markets and
economy. It provides real-time insight into the trends that shape our recommended actions to
manage portfolios and has proven to be a useful investment decision-making tool.
Investors are not currently displaying signs of optimism that have historically marked a peak for stocks.
posted on 12/5/2013
LPL Financial Research forecasts economic growth, as measured by real gross domestic product
(GDP), to accelerate from the 2% pace of recent years to 3% in 2014. This marks our first
above-consensus annual forecast on GDP in many years.
Stocks have posted the most consistent gains when GDP has been around 3%, our forecast for 2014.
posted on 12/4/2013
Traveling for the holidays is stressful enough without thinking of all the money you're spending. Check out the savings strategies in today's blog to make your holiday travel more cost effective!
It's the season of good cheer.until it ends when you get your credit card statements after the holidays. By avoiding these common mistakes you can keep your credit card bill in check.
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