May 05, 2016

Pitt County's March unemployment figures show more people have jobs than a year ago, but the rate of unemployment remains almost unchanged.

The county's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.8 percent, the same as it was in 2015, according to data released by the U.S....


May 01, 2016

Countless articles, books, and blogs have been written about the emotional and spiritual toll of adulterous relationships. Most people are unaware, however, that carrying on an affair with a married person can have a financial cost for the non-spousal party.

If a person conducts an affair...

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April 27, 2016

Oftentimes this column serves as a simple reminder about restaurants you may not have visited in awhile. Perhaps it prompts you to return and try them again. Life gets busy, and maybe you simply haven’t thought lately about a place you once frequented. An occasional reminder can be good....


April 24, 2016

Traditional finance models assume that investors are rational and consider all available information in the investment decision-making process to maximize their wealth. In reality, investors are human, and humans tend to make mistakes. These mistakes are driven by cognitive and emotional biases...


April 12, 2016

FARMVILLE — A company that makes surgical and respiratory products will set up state-of-the-art manufacturing operations and corporate offices in Farmville by July, officials said.

D R Burton Healthcare Products announced in February it has purchased a shell building on...

April 10, 2016

Most people who actively manage their retirement planning have heard the same advice regarding tax-advantaged accounts: maximize your employer match in your 401K; if eligible, invest in a traditional or Roth IRA as much as you can afford up to the limit; if you can afford even more, invest more...


April 06, 2016

Imagine moving to a new town in a new state, halfway across the country from where you live. Next imagine trying to open a new business there, knowing few if any people, and trying to establish a new life. Now that’s a tough move!

Well, it’s exactly the move Bob and Tina Gomes...


April 03, 2016

Despite the fact that insurance contracts are complex legal documents, most personal and commercial insurance contracts can be broken down into several basic parts.

A particularly important part of insurance contracts addresses exclusions, which are situations or circumstances when...

March 30, 2016

Back when I attended law school in San Diego, day-trips into Tijuana always included wonderful local meals. A distant memory for me now, I can still smell the heavenly corn tortillas sizzling in the pan. Mexico may be too far to go for a great meal today, but what if you could enjoy truly...


March 27, 2016

Happy Easter. Spring is a time of new beginnings. God’s creation is blooming everywhere and people are starting to work in the yard, clean out their garage, and plan for summer vacations.

I think this is a great time for a financial review or possibly even a full financial overhaul....

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