Bill Hansen

Education Savings: There’s No Time Like The Present

College saving is a topic near and dear to my heart, as we have a 17-year-old who is currently undergoing the college exploration process. It seems like just yesterday that we dropped him off for his first day of kindergarten. He looked so small walking into that big school with his little turtle backpack on. My wife and I both had tears in our eyes. Now he is towering over us at 6 feet, 2 inches tall, constantly eating and never gaining weight.

“I hope the Russians love their children too …”

“I hope the Russians love their children too …” – Sting, “Russians,” 1985 Growing up during the Cold War era the 1970s and 1980s, lots of popular music featured the superpower conflict between the US and the Soviet Union: “Two Tribes” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), “It’s a Mistake” (Men at Work), “Land of Confusion” (Genesis, …

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How to Make a Little More Money on Your Excess Cash (with a Bit of Work on Your Part)

With short-term interest rates at very low levels, many are wondering if there is any way to earn a higher return on their cash balances. We generally recommend that clients maintain an emergency reserve of 3-12 months worth of after-tax living expenses. The specific amount varies by client and depends on several factors, such as …

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Time to Refinance Your Home?

One silver lining amid recent events is that market interest rates have declined, resulting in lower mortgage rates. Mortgage rates are sensitive to the 10-year Treasury note, which had a yield of 1.53% as of Sept. 30, 2021, an increase over the near-record low 0.66% yield as of Sept. 30, 2020. While less opportune a time to consider refinancing than near the record-low yield, a home refinance may still be worth considering if you have not done so recently.

Parsec Q2 2021 Economic & Tax Webinar

Parsec President and Chief Investment Officer Bill Hansen discusses economic highlights from the second quarter of 2021. Parsec Co-Directors of Tax Services Larry Harris and Brad Burlingham review current estate and gift tax laws and discuss the Biden administration’s proposal as it currently stands. We end by answering your questions submitted during registration.

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Parsec Q1 2021 Economic & Portfolio Management Webinar

We recently hosted a webinar where our research team discussed key economic results from the first quarter of 2021 and trends to watch, our director of investment management explained our portfolio management process, and we answered questions submitted.

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