1. Going back to at least the 1950s, starter homes have been one of the best ways for families to initiate their homeownership journey. While there’s no specific definition, starter homes generally feature one to two bedrooms and are priced under $200,000 according to Trulia. Due to the crippling effects of the Great Recession, starter homes […]
    Aug 6, 2018
    3 min read
  2. The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds interest rate three times in 2017 from 1.00% to 1.50%, signaling an environment where some believe rates will continue to rise. This is potentially good news for investors who may feel uneasy with the volatility of the stock market. An investment in a Certificate (CD) can deliver liquidity, […]
    Mar 5, 2018
    2 min read
  3. Downtown Tucson has grown up over the past 8 years. Thanks to extensive development, the city is now unrecognizable compared to how it looked in the mid-2000s. And while it’s clear that the city has transformed visually, it’s also important to note the economic impact of this revitalization—because when our communities thrive, we all thrive. […]
  4. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum became the craze of 2017. The value of Bitcoin grew by more than 1,200% last year, while lesser-known cryptocurrencies like Ripple jumped by 35,000% in 2017. Yes, you’re reading those numbers right. According to Reuters, this means if you invested $100 in Ripple at the beginning of 2017, your investment […]
    Jan 29, 2018
    5 min read
  5. Depending on your personality, investing either serves as a thrilling roller coaster ride or an anxiety-ridden tightrope walk 300 feet in the air. The ups and downs of a volatile market leaves some with the feeling that they’d better off staying away, even if it means giving up the opportunity to grow wealth. That’s what […]
    Nov 6, 2017
    3 min read