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Tip of the month: This Valentine’s Day skip flowers & chocolate and put money to better use

According to a recent study from the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend a whopping $18.2 billion on Valentine’s Day this year! That averages to roughly $136 per consumer. At Fort Pitt we fully believe in taking care of one another. However, much like spending a tax refund, we think there are some… Continue reading →

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Women’s financial wellness check-in

It’s common for women to grow accustomed to putting the needs of others before their own. However, taking the backseat when it comes to your overall health – from both a physical and financial standpoint – can result in detrimental effects. In fact, with women often being the primary caregivers in the family and increasingly… Continue reading →

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Charlie’s month-end reading list

It’s time to share some new and interesting articles circulating at Fort Pitt. Check out some of our favorites: The first piece, “How we’ll know if Trump is making America great again” by Bloomberg reporter Scott Lanman highlights key indicators for evaluating Donald Trump’s economic stewardship. The author puts low odds on Trump’s ability to… Continue reading →

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Charlie’s month-end reading list

Setting aside some time to scan the latest happenings in the financial realm makes for a good New Year’s resolution! Here are some interesting articles circulating at Fort Pitt: The first piece, “The EPA will likely conclude fracking doesn’t affect drinking water” by reporter Merrill Matthews at The Hill highlights the results of a 2015… Continue reading →

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Tip of the Month: How the Fed impacts finances

By now, you know that the Federal Reserve made a decision to raise interest rates by 0.25 percentage points. If you hadn’t heard the news, catch up in a previous post. Now you may be asking, what does this mean for me and my finances? For our inaugural “Tip of the Month” blog post, I’d… Continue reading →

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