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September 25, 2020

Patriotism. The American Dream. Freedom. Independence.

In 1777, my ancestor, Abraham Scharf, joined the York Militia. He was the first person in a long-line of my family that has served in the military. My Grandfather, Great Uncle, Father, and Uncle all served in the Navy. My Sister and I were in the Army. Currently, my niece, Nadia, is in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, training to be a Firefighter in the Army. We are so excited for her, taking this huge step of commitment in her life. We have a number of great clients who are Veterans of all branches of military. Heroes such as these are why […]
September 25, 2020

Labor Day – The True Meaning

First off, happy Labor Day! We hope you have a nice, long weekend with family and friends. As you know, Labor Day is officially about celebrating the labor movement and the contributions made by laborers to our nation’s history. Unofficially, it’s become a day for fun in the sun. A day for barbecues and beach parties, picnics and parades. As we began planning our own family celebrations, we started thinking about the connection between both the official and the unofficial sides of the holiday. Because if you think about it, we couldn’t have one without the other, could we? Here’s what […]
November 14, 2019

No Recession on the Horizon

Since the earliest days of the current economic expansion, there have been naysayers asserting the US was on the brink of another recession.  Remember all the fear about another wave of home foreclosures, or a disaster in commercial real estate, or the Fiscal Cliff, or Greece potentially leaving the Eurozone, or German bank defaults, or even the inverted yield curve earlier this year?  The list goes on and on. One by one, the pessimistic theories have been proven wrong.  Yes, the US will eventually fall back into a recession.  But we don’t see it happening this year or next, and […]
August 6, 2019

Women and finance: Staying involved

In 1809, Mary Kies became the first American woman to hold a U.S. patent in her own name for her original way to weave straw with silk.    In 1825, Rebecca Lukens became the first female CEO of an industrial company in the United States, and was inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame in 1994.    In 1839, Mississippi passed the Married Women’s Property Act, which gradually strengthened women’s claims to ownership and financial independence.    Just think, this was all before women were even allowed to vote!    Women have been more than involved in business and […]
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Growing Your Money

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Funding a College Education