Category Archives: Finance

The Rise of Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments

(NewsUSA) | June 18, 2019 More businesses and countries worldwide are embracing digital payments as a way to make e-commerce more efficient and create a smoother transaction experience for consumers. Digital wallets, such as uBUCK, offer a dollar-backed stable token built on Waves blockchain technology, one of the fastest blockchains available. uBUCK’s technology allows for… Read More »

Bond Underwriting Challenge

Bond Underwriting Challenge By Steven Golia  |   June 10, 2019 This is a real case that was handled by our surety bond experts… a doozie! See what you can make of it. The facts: This is a Performance Bond request for a multi-million dollar subcontract The applicant / principal is a long established company They… Read More »

The Best-Kept Secret: 529 Education Savings Plans

(NewsUSA) | June 04, 2019 What you don’t know really can hurt you when it comes to paying for your child’s college education. Yes, we’re talking 529 plans. They’ve been around since 1996 – longer than most Generation Zers have been alive – but a new survey from Edward Jones found that a whopping 67… Read More »

5 Tips to Manage Money Smarter

(Family Features) | June 03, 2019 There’s more to managing your money than paying your bills and successfully avoiding overdraft charges (although those are definitely steps in the right direction). Effectively managing your money takes time and planning, but the payoff may be a stronger financial future. Create a budget. Some people avoid making a… Read More »

Risk Tolerance: To Thine Own Self Be True

By Kevin Judge | May 31, 2019 Every person has their own view and tolerance of risk. This is a critical fact in determining their investment strategy and each investor needs to have a clear understanding of what level of risk is appropriate for them and act accordingly. Some people are by nature risk averse… Read More »

How Long, Will Mortgage Rates, Stay, Low?

By Richard Brody  |   May 30, 2019 If we had workable, crystal balls, wouldn’t it be easier to predict trends, and what, the future, would bring? However, since most have not found, their personal version of a reliable form of these, it might make sense, to better understand, some of the signs, and omens, which… Read More »