Money Talks

Brother, Can You Spare a Raise?

Wages are finally rising here, but the region still trails the state and nation.

03/21/2017 By David Hackett

Higher Ed

College to Offer Degree in Risk Management and Insurance

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is adding risk management and insurance to its undergraduate degree programs in the College of Business this fall.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Article

Financial Adviser Ranked in Magazine's Top 1,200 List

Scott Pinkerton, managing partner of Pinkerton Wealth Management Group, was ranked among Barron’s top 1,200 financial advisers for 2017 in the magazine's March 4 issue.

03/17/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Half Marathon Returns Sunday

The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon returns Sunday, March 19, for the 12th year. Last year's race drew 3,000 participants and added almost $3.5 million to the Sarasota economy.

03/16/2017 By Staff

Finance

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates Again

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday voted to raise interest rates slightly, from a range between .5 and .75 percent to a range between .75 and 1 percent.

03/15/2017 By Staff

Data

St. Patrick's Day Spending Expected to Rise

Americans will spend more than ever when they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, according to new survey results published by the National Retail Federation.

03/14/2017 By Staff

Taxes

Volunteers Provide Free Help with Tax Returns

The United Way, along with several partners and sponsors, is helping provide volunteer tax assistance for anyone who earned less than $64,000 in 2016.

03/14/2017 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

The American economy added 235,000 new jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly from 4.9 percent to 4.7 percent.

03/10/2017 By Staff

New hires

Workforce Development Organization Names New Senior Manager

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative recently hired James Cardwell, II as its senior manager of workforce development. Cardwell will help grow initiatives across Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

03/08/2017 By Staff

Finance

New York Federal Reserve President Headlines Financial Literacy Day

Sarasota's Cumberland Advisors is partnering with local colleges to offer a series of speeches and panels during Financial Literacy Day, Thursday, March 30.

03/07/2017 By Staff

Data

Economist to Offer Economic Outlook Update May 5

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County is presenting its 14th annual Economic Outlook event with keynote speaker Sean Snaith, the director of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Economic Competitiveness.

03/06/2017 By Staff

Finance

Class Covers How to Apply for a Business Loan

Manasota SCORE, a business mentoring group, is offering a new workshop, How to Apply for a Small Business Administration Loan.

03/03/2017 By Staff

Honors

Financial Adviser Picked to Attend Industry Summit

Susan Moseley, founder and CEO of Sarasota's Moseley Investment Management, Inc., was recently selected by Barron's magazine to attend its Top Independent Advisors Summit.

03/02/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Sentiment Drops Thanks to Gloomier Long-Term Outlook

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped in February, according to the University of Florida's latest consumer survey.

02/28/2017 By Staff

Management

Sarasota Company Opens New Ocala Office

Progressive Employer Management Company, a payroll, human resources, workers’ compensation and employee benefits provider, opened the doors at its new Ocala location on Feb. 9.

02/24/2017 By Staff

Data

Almost Half of Florida Households Can't Afford 'Basic Needs'

Forty-four percent of Florida households "could not afford basic needs such as housing, child care, food, health care, and transportation in 2015," according to a new United Way of Florida report.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Planning

Millennials Conference Returns Next Month

Millennial Con 2017, a free conference "by millennials, for millennials," will take place on Thursday, March 30, at State College of Florida.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Data

Americans Plan to Save, Rather Than Spend, Tax Return Money

A record low number of Americans plan to spend their tax returns this year, according to survey results released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation.

02/22/2017 By Staff

Economy

Economist Arthur Laffer Bullish on Trump, Economy

Speaking at Caldwell Trust Company in Sarasota, ex-Reagan advisor sees much better days ahead.

02/22/2017 By David Hackett

Finance

Sarasota Investment Firm Hires New VP

The Sarasota investment advisory firm Path Financial last month hired Oxana Saunders as its vice president.

02/21/2017 By Staff