Author Archives: Tricia Hansen

5 Psychological Tips as You Pay Down Your Debt

I’m probably in the minority here, but I don’t really enjoy having debt. That’s actually a gargantuan understatement: debt is like a shadow that you can’t shake and that floods your mind when the light hits just right. It’s not a friend. Maybe it started that way, but it’s become a parasite. Do you find […]

CenterState Wealth Management

INVESTMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT May 1, 2017 I. Equity Markets A. Geopolitical Worries versus Healthy Earnings. Investors turned their attention last month to tomahawk missiles, a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group heading for the Korean peninsula, diplomatic wrangling with Russia, and trade negotiations with China centered on moderating the North Korean risk. Closer to home, the […]

10 Tips for Nailing Your Next Job Interview

It’s graduation season, which means it’s also job interview season. If the thought of selling your value to a company makes you want to crawl under your sheets and quiver, this article is for you. Even if you have confidence, but find yourself striking out again and again during your interviews, you’ll find some value […]

10 Ways to Have the Wedding of Your Dreams on a Budget

Marriage is a beautiful thing. It kind of feels like beautiful things should be free, but it seems that society at large has somehow missed that memo. Do you know where that leaves you? Paying a lot of money for something you’ve been wanting your whole life. That puts you in a bind: do you […]

St. Patrick’s Day: A Brief History (and 3 Celebration Ideas)

In America, St. Patrick’s Day is often celebrated by default. We wear green, we pinch people who don’t, and we don’t really know why we’re doing it. In fact, it’s fair to ask: what are we doing celebrating another country’s saint anyway? But the history of the day is actually rich, and we would do […]

Florida Spring Training Baseball

That sweet, hopeful scent is in the Florida air again, which can only mean two things: You might want to give up showering for a while, since you’re going to be assaulted with pollen no matter what. Spring training baseball is here.  For those who don’t know, MLB teams are divided into two separate leagues […]

CenterState Wealth Management

INVESTMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT March 1, 2017 I. Equity Markets A. Better Growth, Rebounding Earnings, and Trumpian Hope Lift Common Stock Prices. After posting moderate increases during January, common stock prices posted further gains during February, boosted by signs of an improving economic backdrop, a continued rebound in operating earnings, and hope that better times are […]

Connect with Central Florida SCORE

CenterState Bank is now a proud sponsor of Central Florida Score. A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.  Bretta Christakos, Assistant Branch Manager in our Lakeland Branch received an appreciation plaque while attending a meeting to help spread the work about SCORE.