Robert Cohan
2 months ago

Today’s FOMC meeting in Washington, DC met expectations by moving forward with a new rate hike. The federal funds rate increased from 0.75 percent to 1.0 percent. This quarter-percent rise indicates the Federal Reserve’s growing confidence in the nation’s economy as it tries to normalize interest rates little by little. The last increase took places
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Robert Cohan
4 months ago

The FOMC met late last week to determine how to handle interest rates moving forward. In December, the committee voted to raise interest rates by ¼ of a percent and alluded to future incremental hikes. At the most recent meeting, however, the Fed announcement made no change to interest rates, though more can be expected
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Robert Cohan
2 years ago

The 2015 tax season is upon us and whether you prepare your own taxes online or hire an accountant to manage your finances, it’s always helpful to educate yourself on the newest tax laws to make sure you maximize your return. This is particularly true considering that last year, H&R Block claimed that Americans overpay
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Jesse Collins
3 years ago

Dissecting the FOMC  Statement At today’s meeting, the FOMC voted to end its bond purchase program known as quantitative easing, which was first implemented nearly six years ago in response to the financial crisis of 2008. The decision did not really come as a surprise, as the Fed has been scaling back its purchases for
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Sereyna Avila
3 years ago

Carlyle Financial mortgage banker Jesse Collins shares his thoughts on interest rate trends for 2014 in an article featured on personal finance site GOBankingRates. Excerpt below, and you can read the entire article by Casey Bond here. Interest rates are keeping consumers in a state of limbo that’s lasted more than six years. The first half of
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Sereyna Avila
3 years ago

Is a refinance right for you? In our interview with Southern California Homes – “Expert Advice On Refinancing Your Home Loan” – Jesse Collins explores refinance loans and discusses what homeowners should know. Excerpt below and view the entire article  here. —— What does it mean when you refinance a home loan? Refinancing means that you
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