ROGERSVILLE — HolstonConnect, a subsidiary of Holston Electric Cooperative that aims to bring gigabit-speed internet to thousands of unserved residents in rural East Tennessee, has filed a Federal Communications Commission retransmission consent complaint against Nexstar Media Group, current…

International Women’s Day will be observed on March 8. Around the world, special events will celebrate the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. However, this last area – economic progress – is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still fa…

Life coaches – not surprisingly – strive to improve the quality of life of their clients. And financial professionals essentially embrace the same mission. So, if you decide to hire a financial advisor, you should expect to receive some “coaching” as you work toward all your important object…

Life coaches – not surprisingly – strive to improve the quality of life of their clients. And financial professionals essentially embrace the same mission. So, if you decide to hire a financial advisor, you should expect to receive some “coaching” as you work toward all your important object…

To say the financial markets were a bit bumpy in 2018 may be an understatement. The S&P 500 was down 6.2 percent for the year, the first time this key index fell since 2008, during the financial crisis. So what can you anticipate in 2019? And what investment moves should you make?

ROGERSVILLE — US Bank apparently plans to close its Main Street branch, in downtown Rogersville, as of Tuesday, May 21, the Review has learned.

You probably already know that life insurance can protect your family if something were to happen to you. But you might not realize the many ways in which insurance can help you preserve your plans for the future – whether for yourself, the next generation, or those charitable groups you support.

Think about your loved ones. What will their future be like? Can you picture them living in your house many years from now? Can you picture your children going to college? Can you picture your spouse or partner enjoying a comfortable retirement? These are all pleasant visions – but what if y…

How can you assess your investment portfolio’s performance in 2018? The year was full of wild swings in the financial markets, so your own results may well have bounced around quite a bit, too. But you can still get a clear picture of how you did if you keep your investments’ returns in the …

Winter is here again — which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or if you’re jus…

On the heels of very strong growth in 2018, experts project that Tennessee and the US will see sustained economic growth in 2019 with the potential that growth could slow as the economy confronts tightening labor markets and rising interest rates. Patterns of slower growth typically follow m…

ROGERSVILLE — First Community Bank highly values the hard work and dedication of its employees, which is why the Board of Directors recently selected their 2018 annual award winners from nominations by fellow staff members. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees! All winners are …

As the year winds down, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can improve in 2019. Perhaps you’ll decide to exercise more, eat healthier foods, reconnect with old friends or volunteer at a school or charitable organization. All these goals are certainly worthwhile – …

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but you may occasionally have some extra disposable income. For example, perhaps you have recently received, or will soon receive, a year-end bonus. Or maybe you will get a sizable tax refund in just a few months. Wherever this money comes fr…

GREENEVILLE – Tusculum University’s dynamic and growing College of Business, which has provided a high-caliber education experience for undergraduate and graduate students, has advanced to the next stage in its development with the receipt of accreditation.

ROGERSVILLE — The holiday season is here, which means gift-giving is probably on your mind. In addition to making gifts to your family and friends, you also may be interested in contributing to charitable organizations. But before you donate financial assets, such as stocks, you will need to…

KINGSPORT — The tradition of sharing with members continues as Eastman Credit Union this week announced another Extraordinary Dividend of $13 million, which brings the total to $118 million paid to members since 1998.

As an investor, you will have access to accounts that are taxed differently from one another. And it’s possible you could benefit from tax diversification by owning accounts in these three categories:

ROGERSVILLE — Thanksgiving is almost here. Ideally, this holiday should be about more than turkey, football, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After all, the idea behind Thanksgiving is to share what we have with our loved ones. But if you want your family to take part in your abundance, you wi…

We’ve still got a few weeks left in 2018, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about some year-end investment moves that might benefit you. Here are a few possibilities (although not all will apply to your situation):

None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help buil…

If you spend a lot of time on the internet, you’re not just shopping or being entertained, or following the news or participating in an online community. You’re probably also dealing with accounts and information that eventually can become part of your digital “estate.”

ROGERSVILLE — To raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has dedicated Oct. 21-27 as National Retirement Security Week. And the evidence shows that increasing this awareness is indeed important. Consider this: Some 50 percent of households are considered at ri…

We’re officially in autumn – the season when we bring in what we planted in the spring. But the concept of planting and gathering isn’t confined to agriculture. In fact, it can be used in many walks of life, including investing. So what can you do to help work toward a successful investment …

BULLS GAP — Apex Bank opened the doors to its new Bulls Gap office on Monday, becoming the only bank in town to locally serve the community’s banking needs.

To succeed as an investor, you might think you need to know about the economy, interest rates and the fundamentals of companies in which you’d like to invest. And all these things are indeed important. But it’s most essential to know yourself.

American Business Women’s Day is celebrated on Sept. 22. And there is indeed cause for celebration, because, in recent decades, the number of women business owners has risen sharply, to the point where nearly 40 percent of all businesses are now women-owned, according to the U.S. Census Bure…

ROGERSVILLE — Members of the Rogersville/Hawkins Co. Chamber of Commerce were on hand last week for formal “ribbon cutting” ceremonies at Saucy Hawgs Barbecue restaurant. Located on US11W just north of Rogersville, the restaurant features a variety of dishes including homemade desserts. A fu…

National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 9. If you’re a grandparent, you may get some gifts or cards – or maybe even a phone call! But you might feel that it’s better to give than to receive, especially when it comes to your grandchildren. And you can make a real difference in their li…

Next week, we observe Labor Day, a holiday to honor all the hard-working people in this country. As one of them, keep in mind that your efforts can have positive results. Famed film producer Samuel Goldwyn once said: “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” And this same philosophy can apply …

You’ll always want to base your investment decisions on your own needs and goals. But there may be times when you might consider adjusting your portfolio because of risks and opportunities. Now may be one of those times.

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