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Fear of Missing Out is not a sound investment philosophy
Fear of Missing Out is not a sound investment philosophy

Fear of Missing Out is not a sound investment philosophy

August 04, 2022 / The Merrill Anderson Company

The Securities and Exchange Commission has created Investor.gov, a useful resource for the investing public prepared in ordinary, nonlegal, and nontechnical language. The website includes financial tools and calculators, as well as articles of general interest for investors.…

Why Growth Stocks Hate Higher Interest Rates
Why Growth Stocks Hate Higher Interest Rates

Why Growth Stocks Hate Higher Interest Rates

July 21, 2022 / Warren Hurt

The reaction to COVID-19 has been a case study in economic theory. Direct cash payments from the government to individuals and corporations were made for the first time in 2020.…

Don't Confuse Collecting with Investing
Don't Confuse Collecting with Investing

Don't Confuse Collecting with Investing

July 14, 2022 / The Merrill Anderson Company

What do you get when you cross art with the technology behind digital currencies such as bitcoin? The answer is a “Non-Fungible Token” or NFT.…

Is Short-term or Long-term Financing Best for Your Business?
Is Short-term or Long-term Financing Best for Your Business?

Is Short-term or Long-term Financing Best for Your Business?

July 07, 2022 / F&M Trust

Most businesses require capital, especially during their start-up and growth phase. While some small businesses – especially service businesses like consulting…

How to Calculate Home Office Deductions
How to Calculate Home Office Deductions

How to Calculate Home Office Deductions

July 01, 2022 / F&M Trust

The home office deduction is probably the most misunderstood deduction – misunderstood by non-tax professionals, of course – among all the entries in the tax code.…

The Advantages of Mobile Banking for Business
The Advantages of Mobile Banking for Business

The Advantages of Mobile Banking for Business

June 23, 2022 / F&M Trust

Smartphone technology has greatly simplified routine business activities with mobile banking – providing access to company accounts using a smartphone to connect with your commercial bank.…

The Pandemic and Life Insurance
The Pandemic and Life Insurance

The Pandemic and Life Insurance

June 16, 2022 / The Merrill Anderson Company

In 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, deaths in the USA totaled 2.85 million. This jumped to 3.39 million in 2020, with most of the excess deaths attributed to Covid-19.…

How Long Should You Plan to Live?
How Long Should You Plan to Live?

How Long Should You Plan to Live?

June 09, 2022 / The Merrill Anderson Company

According to the latest data from the National Vital Statistics Reports (March 2022, reporting on 2019 experience, so before the pandemic), a male age 65 should expect to live 18.2 more years (to age 83.2) and a female 20.8 years (to age 85.8).…

How Your Business Can Benefit From ACH Payments
How Your Business Can Benefit From ACH Payments

How Your Business Can Benefit From ACH Payments

June 02, 2022 / F&M Trust

Of all the necessary functions a business must perform each day, few are more costly or inefficient than handling paper transactions – processing, posting, printing, mailing, and tracking checks. …

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