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posted on 12/30/2014
So you want to save more money next year? The good news is that it's not complicated. The bad news is that it does require some sacrifice and discipline.
posted on 12/23/2014
"Buy 5, get one FREE" and similar deals sure look attractive, but are they actually deals?
Credit cards can be a great financial tool when used correctly. However, the holidays may provide temptation to use your credit card more than you should.
Want to know what's coming for Iowa businesses in 2015? Join LSB on January 8, 2015 for a networking event for a glimpse at what's on the horizon for Iowa business owners.
posted on 12/22/2014
When it comes to purchasing gifts this holiday season, you don't have to go with the most expensive or even something pre-made.
posted on 12/11/2014
The latest Beige Book reflected a picture of the U.S. economy that has been largely unaffected by the increasing market concern over falling oil prices, the end of QE in the United States, and the rising U.S. dollar
With the price of oil now down 41% from a peak of $107 per barrel on June 20, 2014, through
Monday, December 8, 2014, we take another look at the impact of lower oil prices on the
high-yield bond market.
posted on 12/9/2014
We expect the policy environment in 2015 to be supportive for stocks.
posted on 12/4/2014
Business Insider ranks Waverly as #4 Best Value Suburb in America!
We believe the U.S. economy will continue its transition from the slow gross domestic
product (GDP) growth of 2011-2013 to more sustained, broad-based growth.
We believe stocks will deliver mid- to high-single-digit returns in 2015.
With sustained improvement in economic growth, slowly rising inflation, and the approach of
the Fed's first interest rate hike, bond prices are likely to decline in 2015.
posted on 11/24/2014
Life isn't perfect. If it was, we would all be doing exactly what we wanted and money would never be an issue. Even though life isn't perfect, holidays like Thanksgiving make us think about how grateful we should be for what we have.
posted on 11/21/2014
Black Friday comes around every year, and with it come news reports of people being injured or worse during the morning shopping frenzy. When it comes down to it, no shopping trip or present is worth injury or death.
posted on 11/20/2014
The much weaker than expected Q3 GDP reading in Japan is a modest threat to overall global growth for 2014 and into 2015.
We believe emerging markets (EM) fundamental conditions are set for improvement in 2015,
based on our outlooks for economic growth, earnings, and policy.
Demand from overseas investors once again helped the bond market shrug off stronger
economic data and weak Treasury auction demand.
Over the last week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell 2 points to 254.
posted on 11/19/2014
There are certain days of the year that involve a lot more stress than others; Black Friday is definitely one of those days. Black Friday seems to get more chaotic every year with more and more stores being open earlier and earlier.
posted on 11/13/2014
LSB celebrated the opening of our new operations center in Waterloo on Wednesday, November 12!
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