Gold & Bitcoin: What Gold's History can Teach

Gold & Bitcoin: What Gold's History can Teach

Don’t listen to the folks who say Bitcoin will never be a store of value. It’s actually right on track, following in the footsteps of every other significant store of value that’s come into the world.  There’s no guarantee it will stay on that path, but if it does, the opportunities are significant.

3 Reasons Why People Do Estate Planning

3 Reasons Why People Do Estate Planning

It is extremely important to have a will even if your total assets are minimal. Although you can go online and create a basic will, it is highly recommended to sit with a professional and develop a plan that works for you. Estate planning attorneys have the knowledge and background to make suggestions that will help determine your future asset allocations.

The Value of Metal: Silver & Gold

The Value of Metal: Silver & Gold

This article is a compilation of three true stories about precious metals. The first two are proof that precious metals are an excellent store of value. The last one reminds us to be cautious of market cycles and to time our gold purchases accordingly.

What Is The Effect On Stocks Of Higher Interest Rates Combined With Higher Oil Prices?

What Is The Effect On Stocks Of Higher Interest Rates Combined With Higher Oil Prices?

It's the Federal Reserve Board that holds the most sway over the direction of interest rates and it's the free markets that determine the price of oil. What kind of pull does one have on the other, to such an extent that they seem to trade in tandem?

Tax, Embezzlement Case Tied To Former Congressman Ends In Guilty Verdict

Tax, Embezzlement Case Tied To Former Congressman Ends In Guilty Verdict

Two years after prosecutors filed an indictment charging David T. Shulick, former president of the Bala Cynwyd-based Delaware Valley High School Management Corp., of embezzling funds from the School District of Philadelphia (SDP), the jury had an answer: Guilty. In addition, the jury found Shulick guilty of conspiring with Chaka Fattah, Jr. to embezzle funds from the School District of Philadelphia, as well as bank fraud, making a false statement to PNC Bank, and filing false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Most Americans Don't Invest In Stocks For Retirement, But Still Fear Next Market Downturn

Most Americans Don't Invest In Stocks For Retirement, But Still Fear Next Market Downturn

Less than one-third (31%) of middle-income boomers feel prepared for retirement and lower-income boomers feel even less prepared. So what is driving this lack of preparedness and uneasiness?

Ultimate frontier market? Amid thaw, Chinese eye North Korea real estate

Ultimate frontier market? Amid thaw, Chinese eye North Korea real estate

Chinese property speculators are starting to bet on a rapid improvement in relations between North Korea and the rest of the world, pushing up prices in the border city of Dandong and even spurring buying interest in the world’s most isolated country.

5 Technology Trends That Will Shape Retail And Commercial Banking

5 Technology Trends That Will Shape Retail And Commercial Banking

While the U.S. is still mapping the path to real-time payments, and scrutinizing the disappointing penetration of mobile payments, China is well on the way to being a cardless, as well as a cashless, society. […] Part of the reason we see radical change in markets like China is the lack of inertia associated with well-established banking business models.