The Fed Funds Rate Increase And What This Means For You

As anyone who follows the financial news is aware, the Federal Reserve announced a Fed Funds Rate increase this past month, raising the rate by 0.25%. As the economy recovers from the 2008-2009 crash, strengthening jobs numbers and GDP has convinced Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen to commit to gradual increases in the interest rates each year. […]

The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Investments: Part 2 — Bonds

So a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I began a series called “The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Investments”. Starting with my first installment about stocks, the idea was to go through the many different types of investments and give an overview of their strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, unlike […]

The Terrible Twos: Angry Retail Banker Is Two Years Old!

Remember the TV sitcom Dinosaurs? It was from the 1990s and it was about a working class dinosaur family back in the prehistoric ages. Remember the episode where Baby Sinclair (“Not the mama!”) turns two and enters the Terrible Twos, causing him to become evil? Guess what? That’s me now. Angry Retail Banker celebrates its two […]

How To Refinance Student Loans With Credit Unions And Community Banks

I know what you’re thinking right now. Your mind is racing trying to figure out how to refinance student loans. Did I get that right, or are you still stuck on Final Fantasy XV? That will be my first installment since X. For those who said yes and wondered how I gained such incredible psychic abilities, I […]