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Celebrating College Savings Plan Day

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by: David Little, Wealth Advisor at Keel Point in Huntsville, Alabama May 29th is National 529 College Savings Plan Day.  Many have taken advantage of this great tool to save money for our children’s education.  The average in-state tuition for a public four-year college is $9,410, and for out-of-state that number jumps to $23,890 (source). Higher education inflation is a major concern for many parents. According to The College Board®, looking back at the last decade, the 10-year historical rate of increase is approximately 5%. What Is a 529 plan? 529 plans allow individuals to contribute funds to an account…

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COVID-19 impact on US Economy May 2020

May Update on COVID-19 Impact on Economy and Financial Markets

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by: Steven L. Skancke, Ph.D., Chief Economic Advisor at Keel Point and formerly White House and Treasury Department Staff Member The short and long term effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the US economy and financial markets are difficult to predict. Steven L. Skancke, Chief Economic Advisor at Keel Point, answers some of the frequently asked questions he is receiving this month. May Update on COVID-19 Impact on Economy and Financial Markets #1 – Impact of COVID-19 and containment measures on economic growth? Fed Chairman Powell changes tone: Risk of prolonged recession and weak recovery that leaves lasting damage. Deep job…

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Blake Waggoner Press Release

Blake Waggoner joins Keel Point as an Investment Associate

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Huntsville, Alabama — Keel Point is pleased to announce that Blake Waggoner has joined the Huntsville team as a new Investment Associate. Blake brings his passion to advocate for and assist others with their long-term financial goals. He has been interested in investing since he first bought stocks in middle school, though he took a circuitous route to becoming an Investment Associate. Blake comes to Keel Point from Dynetics, a local defense contractor, where he led a team developing simulation scenarios for radar systems and then developed motion control systems for missile launchers. It was when he joined the 401(k)…

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April Update on COVID-19 Impact on Economy and Financial Markets

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by: Steven L. Skancke, Ph.D., Chief Economic Advisor at Keel Point and formerly White House and Treasury Department Staff Member The short and long term effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the US economy and financial markets are difficult to predict. Steven L. Skancke, Chief Economic Advisor at Keel Point, answers some of the frequently asked questions he is receiving this month. April 2020 Update on COVID-19 Impact on Economy and Financial Markets 1. What is the impact of COVID-19 and containment measures on economic growth? Just reported US 2020 first-quarter GDP growth estimate is down 4.8% at an annualized rate…

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Q&A Discussion with Keel Point and HudsonAlpha on April 30, 2020

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As part of our Q&A conference calls, Keel Point will be hosting its next call on Thursday, April 30th at 10:00/11:00 CDT/EDT. Most of the content of our calls recently has been related to the economic and financial market impact of the COVID-19 virus.  For the call next week, we are excited to have special guests Dr. Neil Lamb, VP of Educational Outreach, and Dr. Jian Han, Faculty Investigator, from HudsonAlpha’s Institute for Biotechnology.  These two gentlemen will be addressing several top-of-mind questions related to the science of the virus, topics such as mass testing, antibodies, models, and life after…

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Our Favorite Leadership and Financial Books for World Book Day

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by: David Little, Wealth Advisor at Keel Point in Huntsville, Alabama World Book Day is April 23rd, and while we may not be able to get our haircut these days, we are reading.  Several members of our team shared a few of the many books that have impacted us both personally and professionally.  And while the stories included are wide-ranging, leadership often stands out as a theme. Below you will find a short list, along with a few thoughts from us on how these books impacted us. Leadership and Finance Books for World Book Day   Derailed: Five Lessons Learned…

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Update on COVID-19 Impact on Economy and Financial Markets

Update on COVID-19 Impact on Economy and Financial Markets

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by: Steven L. Skancke, Ph.D., Chief Economic Advisor at Keel Point and formerly White House and Treasury Department Staff Member   How long the COVID-19 pandemic will last and its impact on the economy and financial markets is difficult to predict. Steven L. Skancke, Chief Economic Advisor at Keel Point answers some of the frequently asked questions he is receiving. Update on COVID-19 Impact on Economy and Financial Markets 1. What will be the impact of COVID-19 and containment measures on economic growth? Containment measures have shuttered businesses and disrupted employment relationships critical to reopening the economy. March jobs lost through…

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