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Time, Talent, Treasures: Why the Fundamentals of Philanthropy Matter

Time, Talent, Treasures: Why the Fundamentals of Philanthropy Matter

Although I didn’t know what “philanthropy” meant as a young girl, I knew that my parents always contributed to our community. They were excellent role models to my brothers and me in giving back, and I cannot recall a time in my life when my parents weren’t making a...

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Purposeful Wealth Transfer Planning

Purposeful Wealth Transfer Planning

Originally published in Forbes on August 25, 2022 BY: DAVID REDDING, CTFA, AEP, CWS Austin, TX Market President, Argent Trust Company | (512) 478-3188 In a prior article, I wrote about the need to be purposeful in estate planning and proposed that the family culture...

The Morning View: September 2, 2022

The Morning View: August 26, 2022

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust:  In this morning’s data, Personal Income increased 0.2% in July, less than expected. Personal Spending increased 0.1% in July, much less than expected and Real Personal Spending, which accounts for inflation,...

Market Perspectives-August 2022

Market Perspectives-August 2022

The Fed, Inflation and Market Perspective • Inflation may have peaked last month. The latest CPI number posted a light decline in the inflation gauge to 8.5%, year over year. While inflation may have peaked, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will require more...

Argent Gives Back: Shirley Davis

Argent Gives Back: Shirley Davis

Shirley Davis Trust Operations Specialist-Reconcilement, Birmingham, AL 1| Which nonprofit are you passionate about serving? Seeker Springs History: A Mission Camp designed to reach children and youth who are facing difficult life situations and have been placed in...

End of Life Planning Checklist

End of Life Planning Checklist

One of the most loving gifts you can give to your family is to put your affairs in order before a disaster or medical emergency. Although having your estate planning documents and letter of instruction in place will not lessen the grief the surviving spouse feels, it...

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