Author Archives: Tricia Hansen

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 […]

Investment Strategy Statement | March 1, 2017

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 […]

8 Amazing Dates for Couples on a Budget

“Money can’t buy me love,” a famous philosopher once said. No, but money can buy nice dates. Still, the reality is that most people are not where they want to be financially, and the importance of dating your partner is just as important as it will ever be. What to do? With Valentine’s Day around […]

Information Security Minute – Income Tax Fraud

It is tax season once again and the scam artists are out in full force. So please take a minute to read through this timely information on tax fraud. The prevalence of tax related identity theft is not a small problem. In Fact, in 2015, there were 600,000 incidents of tax fraud related identity theft […]

Investment Strategy Statement | February 1, 2017

CenterState Wealth Management Investment Strategy Statement February 1, 2017 I.  Equity Markets A.  Confidence Measures Soar, Trump’s Dizzying Pace. Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45 president of the United States on January 20, and investors celebrated by pushing the DJIA above 20,000 for the first time three trading days later.  The surge in optimism […]

7 Creative Ways to Plan a Killer Vacation on a Budget

It’s a horrible realization. You look back on your entire 2016, scouring the days and weeks gone by, trying to remember something… Did I take a vacation last year? Surely you did, right? Except, all you can remember is that one short weekend at the beach. You know, the one that was pretty much over […]

5 Ways to Accomplish Your Health AND Savings Goal

New year, new you, right? Time to get healthier; time to save more money for that trip to Austria you’ve been planning for years. But wait—those two goals don’t fit together at all! Or do they? It’s pretty widely accepted that if you want to get healthy, you have to be willing to spend more […]

CenterState Announces Pricing Of Its Common Stock Offering

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenterState Banks, Inc. (“CenterState”) (Nasdaq: CSFL) today announced that it has sold 2,450,000 shares of its common stock (the “Common Stock”) to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, and Raymond James & Associates, as underwriters for its previously announced public offering. The underwriters offered the shares […]