Finance Archives

Which Arizona city has the best 401(k) plan?

Employer Retirement Plans in Phoenix, Ariz.

Retirement readiness isn’t a topic many would consider fun to talk about. However, SmartAsset, a financial company based in New York, used data to show what cities nationally has the best 401(k) plans. “We want people to think about these topics,” said AJ Smith, vice president of content for SmartAsset, “While not always fun, they… Read More →

TCA teaches educators about personal finances

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Take Charge America, Inc., a national nonprofit credit counseling and debt management agency based in Phoenix, is partnering with Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) to offer personal financial management and credit counseling resources and services to the district’s nearly 3,000 full- and part-time employees. “Changes in the payroll process for a select group of… Read More →

How to boost your tax returns

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Thanks to Emancipation Day, everyone gets an extra three days to file their taxes for 2015. So, why not spend those extra three days productively? Jon Frutkin, principal at Frutkin Law Firm, has three quick and easy tips, one for each extra day, that you can follow to lower your taxes. Expand your home office deduction: Many… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures partners with NoteBowl

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After exploring various learning management systems for the Wasabi Ventures Academy, venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures has selected social learning platform NoteBowl to assist the academy students in learning about the startup world. The early-stage venture capital firm is excited to support and partner with an Arizona education technology startup for its startup education program.… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures’ VidFall moves to Arizona

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Due to rapid market traction and user growth, VidFall founders Joel Robinson and Steve Messa are moving the company to Arizona in January 2016. The startup’s current home is in Manchester, NH, where it has been in incubation. The team has worked closely with Wasabi Ventures Managing Partner TK Kuegler and the venture capital firm’s… Read More →

UMB Bank ranks among nation’s top farm lenders

Shamrock Farms

The American Bankers Association recently released its Top 100 Farm Lenders by Dollar Volume for Q3 2015 and UMB Bank, a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), is ranked No. 33 on the list. The rankings are based off information from FDIC data in Q3 2015 and loans within the Agricultural and Farmland FRB Codes.… Read More →

Apache Railway poised for growth with new ownership

Independent businesses

The 98-year-old Apache Railway Company, a short-line railroad operating in Navajo County, Ariz., announced that it has been purchased by an entity formed by Aztec Land and Cattle Company Limited and related entities. The deal will enable the railway to see its centennial and beyond. The three-year effort to save the Apache began after the… Read More →

Tips to manage financial stress this holiday season

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The holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family; however, stressing over finances can put a damper on the fun. The holidays can be especially concerning for those who are unemployed or at risk of losing their jobs. “If you’re feeling anxious during the holiday season, the first thing you want to… Read More →

Scottsdale startup HealthiestYou secures $30M investment

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Arizona-based HealthiestYou (HY Holdings, Inc.), the nation’s leader in telehealth user engagement, announced a $30 million growth investment from Charlotte, North Carolina-based Frontier Capital. The company will use the investment for more aggressive sales and marketing efforts, technology enhancements and leadership to increase its share of the large and rapidly growing telehealth market. Over 4,000 employer groups… Read More →

FEI Arizona Chapter honors CFO of the Year winners

CFO of the Year

Nearly 500 people packed the Camelback Inn Thursday as the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) presented the 2015 CFO of the Year Awards. 2015 CFO Of The Year Awards The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards and highlights the important roles that financial… Read More →

Miller Russell Associates named to prestigious list

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Phoenix investment advisor and wealth manager Miller Russell Associates was recently ranked on the WealthManagement.com’s Top 100 RIAs of 2015 ranking. Miller Russell Associates was the only Arizona firm recognized on this esteemed list.  Miller Russell Associates is a registered investment advisory firm providing a full range of investment, wealth management, tax compliance and consulting… Read More →

Best practices to effectively utilize letters of credit

5 C's of Credit

In brief, a letter of credit is a document from a bank guaranteeing that a seller will receive full payment, as long as certain terms and conditions have been met. In the event that the seller is unable to cover the full payment the bank will put up the outstanding amount. A letter of credit… Read More →

Ranking Arizona® will get a new look for the 2016 edition

Ranking

The 19th edition of “Ranking Arizona®: The Best of Arizona Business” will feature a makeover of the editorial content to help readers learn more about their favorite Arizona-based businesses. “Historically, we have published traditional profiles of each company,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “This year, we are going deeper. We are… Read More →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015

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Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday September 10, 2015 to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az… Read More →