Three Ways Borrowing Money Was Bad For Me

Three Ways Borrowing Money Was Bad For Me

A recent New York Times article revealed some terrifying data regarding debt in America. Consumer debt reached $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of this year. While around 70% of that is mortgages and home equity loans, about 11% is student loans, 9% is car loans, and 6% is credit cards. While these percentages might seem insignificant, history suggests that this data is cause for alarm. According to this same article, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported that “total household debt in the United States had reached a new peak — $12.7 trillion — in the first three months of the year, another milestone in the long, slow recovery of the nation’s economy.” The article goes on to note that debt “accounts for nearly 70 percent of all economic activity in the United States.” (more…)

Phillip is an Associate Advisor and Creative Director at Rivertree.

Giveaway: Sweet Relief to Jackson’s Summer Heat

Giveaway: Sweet Relief to Jackson’s Summer Heat

At Rivertree, we believe in giving. It’s one of the things we encourage our clients to do, and we try to model it publicly and privately. Our giveaways are one of the public ways we model giving.

Since the summer is in full effect in the Jackson metro area, we thought it would be a great idea to give away a treat that would provide sweet relief as we endure these harsh summer temperatures. This month we’re giving away five $20 gift cards to Deep South Pops. Five grand prize winners will receive one $20 gift card to Deep South Pops, a local favorite located in the Belhaven neighborhood. Interested in winning this summer time treat?

Here is how you enter:

  • Like the Rivertree Facebook Page
  • Like the pinned post on our page about the giveaway
  • Comment on the pinned post by tagging three friends that might be interested. Only tag someone who will be interested. No spamming!
    • Important: To tag a friend, just add ‘@’ and start typing the name of the friend you want to tag. Facebook will automatically generate suggestions based on first few characters you enter. Choose the name you’re looking for, and you’re done. If you want to tag another friend, simply repeat.
  • All of the above equals one entry.

Anyone 18 and older can enter. The giveaway begins Monday, July 17th at 8:30 PM CST and the giveaway will end Wednesday, July 19th at 8:30 PM CST. We’ll announce a winner on Thursday, July 20th at 12 PM CST. That’s it!

Phillip is an Associate Advisor and Creative Director at Rivertree.

48-Hour Father’s Day Giveaway

48-Hour Father’s Day Giveaway

We’re celebrating Father’s Day by giving away a $100 gift card. One grand prize winner will receive one $100 gift card to either Best Buy or Bass Pro Shop.

Here is how you enter:

  • Like the Rivertree Facebook Page
  • Like the pinned post on our page about the giveaway
  • Comment on the pinned post by tagging three friends that might be interested. Only tag someone who will be interested. No spamming!
    • Important: To tag a friend, just add ‘@’ and start typing the name of the friend you want to tag. Facebook will automatically generate suggestions based on first few characters you enter. Choose the name you’re looking for and you’re done. If you want to tag another friend, simply repeat.
  • All of the above equals one entry.

Anyone 18 and older can enter. The giveaway begins Wednesday, June 14th at 7 PM CST and the giveaway will end Friday, June 16th at 7 PM CST. We’ll announce a winner on Saturday, June 17th at 12 PM CST. That’s it!

Phillip is an Associate Advisor and Creative Director at Rivertree.

For Lovers of Tapas, Tacos, and Coffee

For Lovers of Tapas, Tacos, and Coffee

In celebration of our new website launch, we’re excited to announce that we’re giving away two gift cards to a local area coffee shop and restaurant. One grand prize winner will receive one $75 gift card to Babalu Tapas and Tacos and one $25 gift card to Cups Espresso Cafe.

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Phillip is an Associate Advisor and Creative Director at Rivertree.