News Round-Up: July 4th

Welcome to our News Round-Up!  Here, we’ll share with you interesting news in interesting ways, giving you a snapshot of a few of this past week’s headlines and events to get you caught up on what’s going on both here and abroad.

July 4, 2015

Quote of the Week:

  • “The dignity of the Greek people in the face of blackmail and injustice will send a message of hope and pride to all of Europe.” – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, responding to his critics as he pushes for further anti-austerity measures in the midst of Greece’s debt crisis.

On Your Business:

  • Time for an upgrade! Are you looking for a few ways to upgrade your practice? How about thirty-seven of them? has an article from Andrew Shilling and Rachel Elson that lays out that many ways you can upgrade your business. Even if you don’t end up taking all of their advice, it’s definitely worth a read for any advisor looking to move their business forward!

On the Industry:

On the Economy:

  • Single moms face unique financial challenges. According to a new study from Financial Finesse, a financial education firm based out of California, single mothers face a unique (and higher-than-usual) level of financial stress. While this should come as no surprise, this article should provide some interesting insights for advisors who are looking to cater to this demographic through their business.

On the World:

  • Don’t blame Greece!  Antoine Gara of has an interesting opinion, which he lays out in his latest piece for the website: When Europe’s bond boom goes bad, don’t blame Greece. Although the country has had its fair share of economic problems (to say the least…), Gara believes that other countries should be held responsible once the European bond surge ends.