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Interest rates moved lower over the past week with mortgage rates, CD rates and money market rates pulling back from the advances made at the start of September. News for the week was fairly limited with weaker than expected retail sales numbers and a disappointing Consumer Sentiment report. However, the weekly jobless claims report that
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South Coastal Bank is based in Rockland, Massachusetts and has bank branches in Rockland, Braintree, Scituate, and Quincy. The bank was established on March 30, 1868 under its original name of Rockland Savings Bank and has been FDIC insured since March 2, 1981. South Coastal Bank is chartered as a FDIC Savings Bank; therefore the
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Basically, an annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company. It can be classified by one or several of the following categories:
A fixed or variable underlying investment,
Deferred or immediate pay-out,
Qualified or nonqualified tax status, or
Single or flexible premium payment arrangements.
Features of Annuities
Investment Earnings are Tax Deferred
The capital gains from the investment income of
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A one-stop location where investors can choose funds from a wide range of fund families.
A deliberate downward adjustment in the official exchange rate established, or pegged, by a government against a specified standard, such as another currency or gold.
Washington in the spotlight. While looking at the activities in Washington it is a good time to look at the action on bank CD rates in Washington. WashingtonFirst Bank is a locally owned and operated financial institution. WashingtonFirst Bank provides commercial and personal banking solutions in D.C. area.
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