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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Lady Patriots win by 45 over Lady Spiders

The Independence women’s basketball team put up big numbers in all four quarters en-route to a 81-36 non-conference road win Wednesday at Concord High...

Strong second half lifts Lady Patriots to win

On Monday night the Independence women’s basketball team continued the program’s strongest start to a season in recent history with a 61-46 win over...

Lady Patriots hold off Hickory Ridge 47-42

The Independence women’s basketball team won 47-42 in its conference opener Friday night at Independence High School.  The victory was the Lady Patriots’ first...

Patriots bounce back with win over Hickory Ridge

The Independence men’s basketball team responded to a three game losing skid by scoring early and often in a game where they never trailed...

Mint Hill residents shopped local Dec. 14th at the 2nd Annual Pop Up Christmas...

With overcast skies and festive music in the air, Mint Hill shoppers came out to support local businesses at the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Christmas...

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Mint Hill residents shopped local Dec. 14th at the 2nd Annual Pop Up Christmas...

With overcast skies and festive music in the air, Mint Hill shoppers came out to support local businesses at the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Christmas...

Changing of the Guard

New Mayor & Commissioners take oath of office. All Photos by Paul Imirie

Butler defeats Rocky River at Dawg Pound 62-52

The Butler Bulldogs who have a young basketball team this season led the vast majority of the basketball game with one exception during the...

Shop Local: Best last-minute holiday gifts for under $20

It’s December 18.  T minus one week until Christmas morning.  The Mint Hill Christmas Pop-Up Shop has come and gone.  Mint Hill Historical Society’s...