Stocks traded into green territory on Thursday. Energy brands such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips prospered on a jump in crude oil, which closed at $40.20 a barrel.
The length of your waiting period affects the cost of your disability insurance premium. Read more in this week’s Insurance Tip.
Indices ended the session with gains on Wednesday. Stocks stepped up on comments from the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting. Policymakers held interest rates unchanged and now anticipate two rate hikes this year versus December’s forecast of as many as four.
Tax season brings many things: shoeboxes of receipts, checkbooks, refunds, and unfortunately scammers and identity thieves. It’s not just the phony IRS emails either. This year the Georgia Department of Revenue has been flooded with phone calls regarding calls they didn’t make to many taxpayers. This article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle explains the latest…