Trusting Others to Take Control

August 27, 2018, by John Norris

One of the more uncomfortable things to do is face your mortality. Talking about death, dying, and even physical and/or mental incapacity isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. That is why many people put off estate planning as long as they possibly can. In a lot of ways, this is the financial equivalent of the proverbial ostrich burying their head in the sand. You can ignore the inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t...

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Common Cents for August 24. 2018? A Peach?

August 24, 2018, by John Norris

During an interview with Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt this week, President Trump had this to say: “If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see…you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse.” This is an amazing thing for the President of the United States to say, for a lot of reasons. However, is it true? Hmm. Do...

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5 Ways to Make Your Debit Card Work for You

August 23, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

5 Ways to Get the Most from Your Oakworth Debit Card 1.  Did you know your Debit Card has Rewards? Scorecard Rewards is an easy-to-use reward program. Register your debit card to start earning points by using the card as credit during the transaction.  Reward points can be redeemed for thousands of items and services. Learn more and register your card here:  https://www.oakworthcapital.com/debit-card-rewards 2.  Mobile Wallet Capability Add your debit card to your Mobile Wallet on...

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Mobile Wallet Basics

August 23, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

A Mobile Wallet is an app that can be installed on a smartphone to store payment information from your credit and debit cards.  Once your information is stored, you are able to use your device to make purchases. There are a number of different mobile wallets that are compatible with specific devices. Like a credit card, your mobile wallet will only work at retailers that accept your device as a payment method. The major mobile wallets...

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Debit Card Rewards

August 23, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Reward Yourself with Great Merchandise & Travel Rewards Did you know that you can earn 1 reward point for every 2 dollars you spend? You can then turn your purchases into amazing Merchandise, Travel or Experience rewards! ScoreCard Rewards has top name brand items, unbelievable vacation getaways, valuable services, and once in a lifetime experiences. ScoreCard has it all! ScoreCard is continually updating reward options so you'll have the latest and greatest rewards to choose from...

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Episode 2 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

August 20, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Episode 2 of Trading Perspectives is now live. In this week's episode, John and Sam discuss the productivity of American workers and the impact of new technology on today's workforce. Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ We are now featured on iTunes, the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, Tunein, Stitcher, and Google Play.

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Common Cents on August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018, by John Norris

Would you believe, as I type here on August 17th, the S&P 500 index is positive for the month? With all the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth about Turkey, China, and even Elon Musk’s ill-advised tweets, you would think the US markets would be falling off a cliff, but they aren’t. No, international markets are, more specifically emerging markets. Although I have been in the investment industry for quite a while now, I...

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Oakworth Capital Bank Ranked Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 2nd Year

August 15, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 For the 2nd Time, Oakworth Capital Bank Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, jumping over 500 spots to Rank No. 3798 Inc. magazine today ranked Oakworth Capital Bank No. 3798 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most...

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Investing for Impact

August 13, 2018, by John Norris

Socially conscious investing isn’t a new concept. In fact, it has been around for a long time. Initially, it was mainly a way for faith-based groups to shy away from things like alcohol, tobacco, and even pornography. However, it has morphed over time to include geopolitics, environmental causes, and a litany of other topics or areas of concern. However, due to the nature of corporate America, sometimes it isn’t easy to determine whether a company...

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Common Lira on August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018, by John Norris

Today, the markets are all aflutter over tensions between the US and Turkey. Various peccadilloes over the last several years have grown into some pretty major problems. So much so, and you can decide for yourself where to cast blame, the Administration declared some pretty stiff trade tariffs on Turkish metals. Frankly, you could have seen this coming with your eyes closed. Interestingly enough, I have read some analysis on how Washington’s ham-fisted approach with...

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