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SHP Financial Casino Night 2015


SHP Financial held their first-ever Casino Night on October 2, 2015 at the Plymouth Yacht Club. The event was a huge success and loved by all who attended. This event is a part of SHP Financial’s new Client Referral Program – fun social events where Clients can feel comfortable to bring family or friends who they think…

The End of the Material World?


In the 1980s, Madonna sang about being a material girl living in a material world. Following the economic slump of the 1970s, the ’80s came to be known as “The Decade of Excess,” featuring a sustained period of low unemployment and strong economic growth. It was an era of big hair, big shoulder pads and…

Gaining Interest in the U.S. Economy


The Federal Reserve doesn’t just raise interest rates on a whim. While a steady economy and improving unemployment rates have many convinced a rate hike is in order for the United States, there is plenty of reason for the Fed to play it safe before issuing an increase. Some say low interest rates have helped…

The Shame Game: How Much Does Peer Pressure Motivate Us?


The globalized age of the Internet has deepened an already uncomfortable fact of human society: shame. Classroom bullying has migrated to text and social media. Business reputation is more Yelp or Angie’s List than word of mouth. But how much does the power of public shame actually affect our behavior? There is dissent over how…

Growth: A Product of Planning and Sharing


We all want the magic key to growth. From growing our personal wealth to business growth to national gross domestic product, Americans are obsessed with figuring out the perfect growth formula. Unfortunately, the reality is there is no magic solution for any of these areas. Numerous factors interplay to contribute to growth, adding up to…

Flipping the Script on the Gender Pay Gap


Despite increased efforts to narrow the financial gap between men and women, there’s still no shortage of cultures that prioritize males when it comes to divvying up the monetary spoils. In China, when divorcing couples can’t agree on how to divide their assets, the family home typically goes to the men, even though Chinese women…

Market is down 1,000 points last week – what about you?


Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down a total of 1,000 points.  That’s right, 1,000 points.  Then, this morning, it opened up another 1,000 points down. The last week has been a good example of how the markets go up slowly but when they go down, they go down fast! Are we seeing…

Feeling Stressed? Find Some Green.


It’s not easy being green. That signature line delivered by Jim Henson’s Kermit the Frog, and later covered by Frank Sinatra and countless others, has taken on a variety of meanings over the years. One way the classic Muppets song applies to the world today is the difficulty in finding green areas in urban neighborhoods.…

Don’t Spend Summer in Hot Water


Everyone slips up from time to time. It’s human nature. But some mishaps are easier to make up for than others. A misstep in your financial decision making can have significant and far-reaching ramifications, which is why it’s generally a good idea to run your ideas by an objective professional to avoid regrets in the…

Health Care Reform Here to Stay


If there were any lingering doubts about the long-term sustainability of the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare), a recent Supreme Court ruling assured the health care overhaul is here to stay. Not only does the King v. Burwell ruling handed down by Chief Justice John Roberts put the ACA on…


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