Daily Archives: February 3, 2019

See where Philadelphia ranks among top cities for football fans

Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers missing the playoffs for the first time since 2013, Pittsburgh ranks at the top of WalletHub.com's annual list of the best and worst cities for football fans. Last year's No. 1, Green Bay, Wisconsin, fell two spots afte...

By | 2019-02-03T22:01:28+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Sports|

HPU’s 7-figure gift pushes Bennett College within sight of goal

Bennett College is within sight of its $5 million fundraising goal after a surprise donation – seven figures worth – from another institution with roots in the Methodist church. High Point University has donated $1 million to Stand with Bennett, the c...

By | 2019-02-03T17:12:50+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Education|

U.S. car and truck makers are braced for a downshift this year, but here’s what sold like hotcakes in 2018

U.S. auto manufacturers predict new-vehicle sales will hit a five-year low in 2019 amid rising interest rates and escalating trade tensions abroad. Industry analysts anticipate U.S. auto sales will drop to 16.8 million units this year, down roughly 50...

By | 2019-02-03T16:37:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Budget and Tax|

Applying the art of mindfulness to financial investing

The connection between mindfulness and solid decision-making is well documented. Research shows that practicing mindfulness can decrease anxiety levels and improve your performance under duress. This might explain why so many Wall Street traders have s...

By | 2019-02-03T05:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Economics|

Roth IRAs: What you need to know about conversions and “backdoor” contributions

The unique tax treatment of Roth IRAs presents a compelling opportunity for investors. Though income limits may prevent higher-earning individuals from making direct contributions to a Roth IRA, there are two other approaches that should be considered ...

By | 2019-02-03T05:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Economics|