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Is the U.S. Economy in a Recession?

Recessions can be driven by fear as well as by fundamental economic weakness.

In an early July poll, 58% of Americans said they thought the U.S. economy was in a recession, up from 53% in June and 48% in May.1 Yet many economic indicators, notably employment,...


Plan for the Future with a Trust

Trusts are not just for the ultra-wealthy

Since the Middle Ages, Trusts have been used as a means of having a third party take custody of and care for property at the request of another party. When the Romans would prepare to go off to...


Backpack with school supplies

Back to School Supply Drive 2022

This year's Back to School Supply Drive benefits local families in Carroll County served by The Shepherd’s Staff....


Investment Strategy

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

A successful investor maximizes gain and minimizes loss. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible...


support nonprofit community organizations using retirement funds

Financial security both before and after retirement

Did you know you may be able to support nonprofit community organizations using retirement funds, as well as reap financial benefits for yourself by doing so?  

Many people have worked for...


High Inflation: How Long Will It Last?

The future direction of inflation

In March 2022, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), the most common measure of inflation, rose at an annual rate of 8.5%, the highest level since December 1981.1 It...


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