Author Archives: Tricia Hansen

Investment Strategy Statement | September 1, 2017

CenterState Wealth Management Investment Strategy Statement September 1, 2017 I.   Equity Markets A.  Common Stocks Little Changed During August. Unfortunately, the dysfunction in Washington, and in particular in the White House, rose to the forefront again during August.  President Trump’s reaction to the events in Charlottesville on August 12 appears to have been a turning point […]

5 Tips for Mastering Time Management

Adult life is ridiculously hard. There seem to be thousands of “to-do’s” hovering in the nearby corners of every room, threatening to join forces and crush your willpower at any moment. Most people understand that time management is the solution to that threat, but that doesn’t make it easy to understand or put into practice. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]