Be Alert for Opportunities When Preparing for College Costs

It’s almost back-to-school time. But someday, “back-to-school” will mean “off to college” – and college can be expensive. You need to look for every...

Business Owners: You Need Your Own Retirement Plan

As a business owner, you’re always busy, thinking about ways to attract new customers, deal with the competition, and cope with the trends affecting...

How does Social Security fit into your retirement income strategy?

August 14 is Social Security Day. Since it was enacted on August 14, 1935, Social Security has helped millions of Americans retire with some...

Welcoming a New Child? Consider These Financial Moves

If a new child has entered your life, you are no doubt full of joy today and hopes for the future. And you can...

Don’t Chase Last Year’s Mutual Fund Category Winners

The world of mutual funds can be confusing. With more than 9,000 funds on the market, how can you choose the ones that are...

Estate Plans Can Help You Answer Questions About the Future

You may have many questions about what will happen to your family when you’re gone. These questions can be worrisome – but you can...

Life Events Can Lead You to See a Financial Advisor

Over the years, you will experience many personal and professional milestones – and they all come with important financial questions. To find the answers,...

Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day

Once again, it’s time for fireworks, picnics and parades as our nation celebrates Independence Day. But if you’d like to declare your own financial...

Smart Financial Moves for Every Stage of Life

Once you’re an adult, you’ll be making financial and investment decisions for the rest of your life. Let’s look at some of these moves. In...

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10 Christmas Chapter Books for Kids

December is upon us and Christmas is a mere three weeks away! Reading a Christmas chapter book together is a great way to get...

Lady Patriots blast Crest 60-13

On Tuesday night, Crest High School girls’ basketball team played host to the Independence Lady Patriots who were looking to bounce back from Thursday...

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Invest in Your Family and Community

Why do you invest? You do it because you want to retire comfortably. But there are other good reasons to invest – namely, to...

Our 13th Annual Toy Drive is On!

Once again, the “holiday season” has begun. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, New Year’s… all coming in rapid fire. For many, this means a time...

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Deck the Halls!

Decking the halls doesn’t have to be a scene out of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  With these tips - and maybe a little help!...

Senior Citizens Christmas Party just around the corner…Ho-Ho-Ho!

The Mint Hill Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 7th, between 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at Independence High...

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Holidays and stress go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. But what if you could reduce the overall stress that comes with the holidays?...

Brittani’s Blessings

Although she’s a relatively new resident, Brittani Muller is no stranger to Mint Hill.  She has been heavily involved in the community for over...

Lights for Levine: Sweet Dreams and Brighter Tomorrows

On Friday, December 6, everyone’s invited to bring light to the lives of the patients at Levine Children’s Hospital.  At 7:30 p.m., pediatric patients...