When you use a credit card and don’t pay off your balance each month, you will incur a finance charge. What is a finance charge, how is it calculated and how can you avoid it? Dr. James Philpot, certified financial planner and associate professor of finance and general business at Missouri State University, answers these questions on U.S. News & World Report. … [Read more...] about Understanding credit card finance charge
To attract more millennials, the captive insurance sector must step up its efforts to bridge the gap between academia and industry. Dr. Kathleen Larkin, an instructor in the department of finance and general business at Missouri State University, explains to Business Insurance why there’s a disconnect between the industry and academia, and what employers in the captive … [Read more...] about Recruiting more millennials for the captive insurance sector
A mortgage is a large debt and it’s an achievement to pay it off. But does doing this affect your credit score? Dr. James Philpot, certified financial planner and associate professor of finance and general business at Missouri State University, tells Realtor.com that it depends on each person’s situation. … [Read more...] about What happens to your credit score if you pay off your mortgage?
With medical marijuana now legal in Missouri, businesses in the state are trying to figure out how it’ll impact their businesses and relationship with employees who may use medical marijuana. Gregg Groves, a Missouri State University faculty member in the College of Business and lawyer at Springfield law firm Lowther Johnson, shares with the News Tribune more about … [Read more...] about How will Missouri businesses deal with medical marijuana in the workplace?
“When you use the wrong financial approach, it doesn’t matter how much money you make,” said Dr. Edward Chang, professor of finance at Missouri State University. “You may not be able to have a comfortable retirement life.” Chang – who has published nearly 50 articles during his career – researches investment vehicles for the everyday investor. His most recent research focused … [Read more...] about Protect your retirement by saving now