What Is an Annuity?

Individuals hold more than $2.0 trillion in annuity contracts; a tidy sum considering an estimated $7.4 trillion is held in all types of IRAs. Annuity...

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 provided individuals with valuable rights to the credit information that companies keep on them, but...

Spotting Credit Trouble

Almost half of American households carry a balance on their credit cards, and the average debt totals $15,863. The wise use of credit is a...

Pay Yourself First

Each month you settle down to pay bills. You pay your mortgage lender. You pay the electric company. You pay the trash collector. But...

What is the Value of Your Business?

As a business owner, ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons, including business succession, estate tax estimates, or...

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Most portfolios are constructed based on an individual's investment objective, risk tolerance, and time horizon. Using these inputs and sophisticated portfolio-optimization calculations, most investors can...

Will Power

According to a recent report, only 34% of American's have a will, which may not be entirely surprising.1 No one wants to be reminded...

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

Forty-eight percent of Americans do not own any stocks or stock-related investments, such as mutual funds, according to a recent Gallup poll. Individuals may cite...

Measuring the Value of a Financial Advisor

What’s the value of a financial advisor? Two studies found that working with a financial professional can result in higher returns and potentially lower personal...

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

If college were a party, then student loans are the hangover. Unfortunately, the “hair of the dog” won't cure this headache, but here are some...

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Massage and Injuries

CHARLOTTE, NC - Another form of trauma is an injury. When you fall and break a wrist or sprain your ankle, your body is...

Understanding Mint Hill’s Absorption Rate and Market Information

MINT HILL, NC - The Absorption Rate is an indicator of demand for homes in a certain geographical area. It also shows what kind...

Novant Health to Centralize COVID-19 Respiratory Assessment and Screening Centers

CHARLOTTE, NC - Sept. 8, 2020 – Beginning Sept. 10, Novant Health will restructure its respiratory assessment and screening centers to one central location...

Mint Hill Third Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest

MINT HILL, NC - We’re over a week into September, and it’s time to get ready for the annual Town of Mint Hill Scarecrow...

Obituary for Eva Rushing Yandle

MINT HILL, NC - Eva Jean Rushing Yandle, 79, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, through the blessing of hospice, passed away surrounded by family...

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Mint Hill Third Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest

MINT HILL, NC - We’re over a week into September, and it’s time to get ready for the annual Town of Mint Hill Scarecrow...

Local Second-Grader Supports Levine Children’s NICU through Art

MINT HILL, NC - Three years ago, Vanessa Birch, mom to then-five-year-old Hazel, was confronted with a problem familiar to all parents of preschoolers:...

Fall Splendor – Raleigh’s Juniper Level Botanic Garden opens two Weekends in September

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a $7.5 million gift to North Carolina State University, will open two weekends in September for...

Bain Academy: A Symbol of Local History no Longer Stands in Mint Hill

MINT HILL, NC - The historic Bain Academy demolition project began recently, and the building will no longer be standing in Mint Hill across...

News You Can Use: What’s Happening at the Local Library?

MINT HILL, NC - The local library looks a little different these days, but there are still many free services you can take advantage...