Stephen Rimmer Branch Manager's blog

Toys For Tots

This is our eighth year as a Toys for Tots drop off location in Oklahoma City.  Each year gets bigger and better. We couldn’t do it without you!

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at our office, 13158 N. MacArthur Blvd. OKC, OK 73142.

A Greasy Mess In Greece

Here is our view of the developing situation in Greece as of Tuesday, July, 2015.

At this point in time we do not see the need to make any changes to your investments because of the financial troubles in Greece. 

Seven Things to Do to Help Prevent Indentity Theft

Identity theft is a serious problem affecting more people every day. That’s why learning how to prevent it is so important. Knowing how to prevent identity theft makes your identity more secure. Preventing theft starts with managing your personal information carefully and sensibly. We recommend 7simple precautions to keep your personal information safe:

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Well it has been a difficult week in the market. As of this writing, Thursday at 3:15pm CST, the Dow Jones Index* closed down 512 points, it's now at 11,383.68

Here's 3 things the "talking heads" on TV will tell you;

  • This is the worst one day drop since October 22, 2008.
  • In the last 9 trading days, approximately $1.3 Trillion ($1,300,000,000,000) of value has been lost in the market decline.
  • The market has been down 9 of the last 10 days.

You may be wondering, what should I do?

Farmland Prices Grow Higher, Regulators Worried About Another Bubble

Are you thinking of selling or buying farmland? In the last ten years farmland values have doubled on average. Wish we could "still say the same" for our home prices. Will farmland prices drop like home prices? Hmmm.

During the last decade commodity prices have doubled and the banks have had favorable lending terms and low interest rates. These favorable conditions have helped increase farmland prices. Looks like that may be changing soon.
 

A One-Year Checklist to Retirement

One of the biggest lessons of the recent economy is that many people who thought they were financially ready for retirement…weren’t.


The amount of money, investments and government support you’ll need to retire comfortably is as individual as you are. Some people plan to work in retirement. Others have health issues or other financial responsibilities – kids’ college bills, financial support for a senior relative -- to juggle with the everyday living expenses they’ll face in retirement.

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