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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold by Scams This Holiday Season

Shopping

This isn’t your father’s holiday shopping season. The gradual trend from brick-and-mortar shopping to online has brought unprecedented speed and convenience to the once overwhelming task of finding the perfect gift at the best possible price. Unfortunately, it has also brought out a new generation of thieves and con artists. Here are some simple steps that you can take to ensure you aren’t getting scammed this holiday season.

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The Facts and Fictions of Black Friday Sales Figures

Black Friday

The core of the holiday shopping season is gradually spreading, moving from Black Friday to Cyber Monday and now even reversing to encroach on Thanksgiving, as more and more stores open their doors just as most Americans are finishing their turkey. This trend highlights how eager retailers are to cash in on the all-important holiday season; as a result, what exactly should investors make of the ensuing sales figures?

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Mortgage Rates Are Moving… Should You Refinance?

Refinance

Following the election of Donald Trump last Tuesday, expectations for growth and inflation have risen, driven by promises of tax cuts and infrastructure spending. In return, mortgage rates have surged by about 0.25% since the election, according to Bankrate. When taken in context with recent moves in the capital markets and the expectations of a December Fed rate increase, it could easily be concluded that the proverbial switch has been flipped and that the mortgage market has just begun to break out of a prolonged period of low rates.

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Happy Veterans Day

Veterans

Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, was designated by Woodrow Wilson in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I and the service of our armed service members in that conflict. It is a day of reflection and giving back to the men and women who have given so much for this country. Thankfully, there are many ways that we can show our gratitude.

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What the World Looked Like When the Cubs Last Won the World Series

Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have just won the World Series, ending one of the longest droughts in professional sports history. Until yesterday, the Cubbies hadn’t been able to call themselves World Champions since 1908. Obviously, the world is a much different place now than it was during that last victory, but just how different may surprise you.

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Deal or No Deal? American Businesses Have a Clear Answer

Mergers

If you’ve picked up on the news stories regarding mergers and acquisitions this month, you’re on to something – whether it’s AT&T’s bid for Time Warner or today’s announcement of GE seeking to combine its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes. While the number of deals may not be at record highs, the value of the deals certainly are.

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Happy Halloween!

As the leaves begin to change and the weather begins to cool, the year’s spookiest holiday approaches. Halloween is a time of fun and frights, as well as a unique combination of business and make-believe. For example, did you know that the U.S. produces 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year? Or that the most popular pet costumes are Bumble Bees, Hot Dogs, and Pumpkins? Check out this infographic from WalletHub for some more statistics on the business- and fun- surrounding the Halloween season.

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