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Some Common Cents for January 6th, 2017

January 9, 2017, by John Norris

With what I am about to write, you might think I woke up this morning in a bad mood, but I am not. The sun came up in the East, and I am standing on the right side of the Earth. Yeah, I feel pretty good, great even. I won’t lie; getting back to the standard routine of work has been, strangely enough, relaxing. Perhaps I am wired a little too tightly. With that said,...

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Some Common Cents for December 30th, 2016

January 3, 2017, by John Norris

We will undoubtedly remember 2016 as one of the more confounding, frustrating, and tumultuous years in our nation’s peacetime history. I think it fair to say most of us, if not all, felt some measure of significant angst, if not disillusionment, at some point over the last 12 months. I would further argue, when taken as a whole, most of us will be happy to see 2016 in the rearview mirror, regardless of any personal...

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Some Common Cents for November 18th, 2016

November 18, 2016, by John Norris

A couple of months ago, I wrote about an exchange I had with a CPA at a conference where I was the presenter. This person was very much against any potential reduction in the corporate tax rate, apparently due to his personal perception of fairness, as opposed to professional misgivings. Let’s just say we agreed to disagree. Now, I don’t believe we should eliminate corporate taxes, even if I were to benefit from it. Corporations...

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Some Common Cents for August 12th 2016

August 15, 2016, by John Norris

Obviously, I haven’t gotten out a newsletter in a few weeks. I was physically out of the office on two of those Fridays, and last week? After getting about halfway through with Common Cents, I decided to actually read what I had written. I will make a long story short, and tell you I decided it best not to send it out; it wasn’t worthy of anything other than wrapping fish. As it was very...

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Column: Millennials have been duped

June 20, 2016, by John Norris

I sort through all kinds of labor market numbers to determine the health of the U.S. consumer. After all, our economy is largely based on consumption, and most people base their expenditures on their paycheck. So, you can’t talk about the U.S. economy without talking about the health of the U.S. consumer. You can’t talk about that without studying the labor markets. What have I found? The economic equivalent of a peanut butter sandwich and...

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Too big to fail…

April 28, 2016, by John Norris

When I got into the financial services industry 25 years ago, banks were still pretty cool, and a preferred employer for many. What’s more, in Baltimore, where I started my career, it was even more hip to have previously worked at a failed S&L. Trust me, I knew plenty of folks who actually bragged about having done so, and wore it as some sort of weird badge of honor. My how times have changed...Read On...(Read...

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Announcing additions to our Birmingham Advisory Board

April 25, 2016, by Shelley deClerk

We are pleased to announce additions to our Birmingham Advisory Board: Mark Gregory Raymond Harbert, Jr. Adam McClain Maziar Rasulnia Our Advisory Boards are comprised of successful leaders from across the state that share Oakworth Capital’s core purpose of “Helping People Succeed” while demonstrating leadership through shared core values (Golden Rule, Character, Professional, Innovative/Creative, Work Ethic). We are honored to partner with these individuals and the community they represent.

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Announcing our Inaugural Mobile Advisory Board

, by Shelley deClerk

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Mobile Advisory Board: Michael Delaney Sandy Myers Peter d’Olive Mike Rogers Charles Wilson, MD Tal Vickers Our Advisory Boards are comprised of successful leaders from across the state that share Oakworth Capital’s core purpose of “Helping People Succeed” while demonstrating leadership through shared core values (Golden Rule, Character, Professional, Innovative/Creative, Work Ethic). We are honored to partner with these individuals and the community they represent.

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Announcing our Inaugural Montgomery Advisory Board

, by Shelley deClerk

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Montgomery Advisory Board: Katrina Belt Alex Carothers Bill Hardgrave Susan Harris Hank Hutchinson Don Rickard Clark Sahlie Our Advisory Boards are comprised of successful leaders from across the state that share Oakworth Capital’s core purpose of “Helping People Succeed” while demonstrating leadership through shared core values (Golden Rule, Character, Professional, Innovative/Creative, Work Ethic). We are honored to partner with these individuals and the community they represent.

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Financial experts in Sweet Home Alabama

March 21, 2016, by John Norris

When I was with my previous employer, a large regional bank in our area, I managed a portion of a hospital’s defined benefit pension plan. It was a decent amount of money, and our firm had always done a pretty good job. By that, I mean we had always generated returns in line or in excess of the stated benchmark index. (Read the full article as previously published in the Montgomery Advertiser Friday March 18th…) The opinions expressed...

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