By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager The United States and its citizens are among the most charitable in the world. And even though tax laws have made some changes to charitable giving, investors and savers alike are not only thinking how and what they are giving, but also...
By: Maurice Stouse Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Today many Americans are having their faith and confidence in their health and wealth challenged as never before. While the pandemic continues to bring unexpected events into our lives, it is also seen as important that we stay informed and utilize helpful hints...
Each year many property owners are unaware of the early deadlines required for making application for property tax exemptions and for participating in the Installment Payment Plan. Both deadlines have the potential to impact the 2022 property taxes for property owners. Please check out the important information below related to...
By Jeremy Neel Sewage backups are a homeowner’s or renter’s worst nightmare. Backups can cause flooding, broken pipes, and introduce raw sewage into your home. Cleaning up after and fixing a problem such as this is one task that is best left to the professionals. Raw sewage carries a variety...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager The U.S. dollar has strongly performed year to date having risen over 10% as of this writing. That has positive and negative impacts on the U.S. and its economy. Former Secretary of State James Baker noted some time ago that the U.S....
By Shannon Salisbury, Director of Marketing When considering flooring options in Bay County, there’s only one name to remember—Flooring Depot of Panama City! Founded in 2018 by Barry McEntire (who previously owned one of the top 50 retail flooring stores in the country), Flooring Depot of Panama City quickly established itself...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Market Volatility Continues It has been quite a different year for investors. Investments can be classified in a few main categories: 1) Financial: stocks, bonds or cash; 2) Real: real estate, 3) Alternative: gold, bitcoin, commodities and 4) Personal: jewelry or perhaps collectibles. War,...
By Laura Laspee As I sat at a local coffee shop sipping a mocha latte, I watched both locals and visitors admire the Gulf of Mexico sparkling with tones of blue and green against the shimmering white sand. I thought about how lucky I am to live and work here....
By Kristopher McLean, President and CEO, Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Established in 1987, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce proudly serves its members within Panama City Beach, Panama City, Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, 30A, Destin and other surrounding areas or as we say, Bay County and beyond. The...
By Sandi Sims I never thought I would wind up owning my own business, but here I am. My husband lost his job in early 2019 and we figured we would just “semi-retire” in the Panhandle area… maybe take a low stress, part-time job and enjoy life. We both quickly...