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Presque Isle and Bangor, ME – The Bangor and Presque Isle-based financial services firm of Thompson-Hamel, LLC is pleased to announce Pam Scheppele and Natalie Nadeau have earned professional designations that will allow them to provide added services to Thompson-Hamel’s client base. Pam Scheppele has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation from the … Read More
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Between now and then, attention should largely focus on efforts to facilitate an orderly transfer of power. However, there will be no shortage of conjecture over what may happen after the inauguration. While changes are likely, … Read More
The city of Detroit’s 2013 bankruptcy and the continuing debt crisis in Puerto Rico have cast municipal bonds in a negative light for some investors. In general, however, “munis” are considered to be a relatively safe investment. They are more stable than corporate bonds. A 2015 study found that only 0.14% of municipal bonds default … Read More
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners, the total number of U.S. businesses grew just 2% between 2007 and 2012. Meanwhile, the number of women-owned businesses grew by about 27% to 9.9 million. At last count, women-owned businesses employed almost 9 million people and added more than $1.6 trillion annually to the … Read More