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Right now, the U.S. is facing unprecedented financial hardship as the Covid-19 pandemic has essentially driven our economy to a standstill, with millions of businesses shuttered and tens of millions of consumers unemployed or facing income reductions.
While it’s hard to say there ... Continue Reading →
Banking in booming Sacramento:
If you live in Sacramento, the booming capital city of California, you certainly have a lot of options when it comes to banking. In fact, it seems like there’s a big national bank like Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, and many more sitting on nearly every block.
However, smart and money-wise Sacramentans often walk right past ... Continue Reading →
Last year, about 137 million Americans – about half of our adult population – flocked to malls, shops, and their favorite retailers on Black Friday. They’re spending big bucks, as U.S. consumers will throw down about $61.4 billion in sales this year, up from $41 billion in 2008. (In total, we’re expected to spend about $682 billion this holiday season!)
The name “Black ... Continue Reading →
Are you an Amazon Prime member? If you shop on Amazon.com, the world’s biggest retail site, the chances are that you’ve already signed up to take advantage of their exclusive membership subscription.
In fact, Amazon Prime has grown so quickly that it’s revolutionizing the online retail industries. Rendering traditional buying and selling models obsolete, ‘Prime has sent shock waves around the world of ... Continue Reading →
On September 11, 2001, the world as we knew it changed, forever. Most of us have emotional and shocking recollections of the moment when we first saw the images of a smoking World Trade Center. We soon learned that our country was the victim of a terrorist attack, including two planes hitting the World Trade Center towers in New York City, another ... Continue Reading →
Recently, we’ve seen images on television and across the internet that seemed unimaginable, as the city of Houston was underwater after Hurrican Harvey struck. Of course, our thoughts and donations go out to the victims of Harvey, as we wish them a speedy and safe recovery, but our minds also turn to the inevitable question: could something like ... Continue Reading →
Can you believe the summer is already almost over and the kids will be going back to school? Me neither! Here are 35 fun facts about back to school craziness to help you cope!
1. There are approximately 33 million elementary school children in the U.S, 17 million kids attending high school, and 8.8 little ones ... Continue Reading →
February is Black History Month, so we’d like to applaud and celebrate some heroes of the Untied States civil rights movement. Initiated by Carter G. Woodsen in 1921 as only a week, this reverence for African American contribution and culture was placed in February because it marked the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. It was later expanded to a ... Continue Reading →
At Blue Water Credit, we often educated our clients and friends about financial matters, from credit score and home buying to debt and savings. But today, instead of breaking down why you should put more money in the bank, we’re going to highlight another very important bank deposit that’s critically needed by millions of Americans: a deposit in your local food bank.
It’s a sad reality that that many people are hungry or food insecure (where they don’t know where their ... Continue Reading →
How do most people celebrate the birth of their first child? Maybe they commemorate the arrival of a little bundle of joy by sending out cute notices in the mail, taking myriad baby photos, or even passing out the traditional cigars at work. But when Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to a baby girl, Max Zuckerberg, he celebrated the occasion with what is possibly the most generous and selfless act in ... Continue Reading →