By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Inflation, interest rates and the current state of things Inflation has had more impact over the past than at any time in almost the past 40 years. After peaking at 9.1 percent in July, inflation came in a little lower in August at...
By Joe Capers, Insurance Zone In July, we learned that Florida has the highest homeowner premiums in the country. And today it’s official, we now have the highest auto rates too! The average annual premium in 2022 is $2,560, compared to the national average of $1,682. In Florida and most states,...
More than half of Americans, an estimated 56 percent, do not have an estate plan in place, making estate planning a critically overlooked component of financial wellness. This creates hardship, financial or otherwise, that can be avoided by planning. The Estate Planning Council of the Emerald Coast, Inc. (EPCEC) invites...
We all need personal transportation, but most find the process of purchasing a vehicle to be a difficult, time-consuming experience. Emerald Coast Motor Cars Destin provides a car buying service that takes all the hassle away. Stan Hall and Devon Kiss provide a car buying service where customers tell...
EcoView Windows, Doors and Siding is one of the South’s leading providers of factory-direct replacement home windows. EcoView Windows, with locations in Pensacola and Daphne, Ala., offers both impact windows and energy efficient windows in a variety of styles, colors, and grid patterns that can be customized to suit...
By Joe Capers, Insurance Zone Words like “endorsements,” “conditions” and “exclusions” don’t have to be confusing. Your home insurance policy isn’t exactly easy reading, as it is filled with insurance jargon, legalese and acronyms. But before you toss it in a drawer with all the others, you should at least...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager The U.S. dollar has strongly performed year to date having risen over 10% as of this writing. That has positive and negative impacts on the U.S. and its economy. Former Secretary of State James Baker noted some time ago that the U.S....
By Ross Volmer, X8 Marketing The question that we are going to answer in this piece is “What is a Website and Why Do You Need One?” There are several common misconceptions made by small business owners around what a website entails, what it does, and what it actually provides...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager The financial media are replete with reports that the markets in 2022 are off to one of their worst halves in recorded history. The stock market – the worst since 1970. The bond market, the worst ever. That begs the question, is...
LiveOak Fiber, a newly formed broadband service provider, is investing $100 million to construct and operate a next-generation high-speed fiber optic network in Okaloosa County. The new network will bring alternative options to underserved regions of the county, ensuring access to affordable and reliable digital infrastructure for businesses and...