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Due to the emerging and continuing health and safety considerations from the coronavirus outbreak (“COVID-19”), the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (the “Corporation”) (NASDAQ:BMTC), announces a change in location and an additional virtual attendance option for the Corporation’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2020 Annual Meeting”), which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we look at how the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Government took massive and unprecedented action to support an economy that is deteriorating rapidly due to an expanding mandate to shelter in place. The need for such actions was evidenced when weekly unemployment claims came in at a staggering 3.28 million, up from 281,000 for the prior week.

In this podcast, BMT Wealth Management President Jennifer Dempsey Fox offers non-financial tips for managing through difficult situations and reflects on often-heard – and incredibly relevant – advice from other areas of our lives. Chief Investment Officer Jeff Mills provides sobering insight into a turbulent week in the markets, draws parallels to previous downturns, and examines the perils of trying find and time a market bottom.

With all eyes on the coronavirus stimulus bill, Forbes turned to Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his interpretation of the recent market rally. While an upward movement for stocks was certainly welcome by many investors, Jeff explained why it’s best to remain cautious and patient in the current market environment.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we cover actions taken by the Federal Reserve (Fed) and Congress to support the economy, as well as an update on the 2020 presidential campaign. In our Chart of the Week, we look at China’s data for guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, we highlight the recent rise in unemployment claims and what it could mean for the U.S. economy.

In this podcast, BMT Wealth Management President Jennifer Dempsey Fox offers an update on BMT’s COVID-19 response, as well as some personal insights. Jen also recites a recent letter from CEO Frank Leto. Chief Investment Officer Jeff Mills provides a dose of reality in his commentary on the financial markets. He provides historical insights and data to help make sense of where we were, where we are, and the possibilities for the weeks and months ahead.

Here are five tips in order to work from home in the most optimal manner and work in the most efficient and effective way. 

Following continued market volatility, Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, spoke with Bloomberg about the need for large-scale fiscal programs to help bolster economic growth.

CNBC turned to Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his expert take on how the market is pricing in travel and event cancellations in light of the coronavirus.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we provide an update on recent events in the oil market, Washington’s efforts to provide fiscal stimulus, as well as our view on whether now is the time to sell. In our Chart of the Week, we take a look at current investor sentiment, noting that some additional pessimism may be needed to signal a true market bottom. Finally, we discuss the credit markets and what widening credit spreads might mean for stocks.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, shared his interpretation of the recent market sell-off with Bloomberg.

Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, was featured in Reuters illustrating different outcomes of the coronavirus’ impact on the markets.

Bryn Mawr Trust (BMT), wholly owned by Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC), announced today a Financial Assistance Program to ease financial stress and support the financial well-being of the people and small businesses in the communities we serve who are impacted by COVID-19, Coronavirus.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC to comment on a recent market rally and what investors should keep in mind as activity continues to fluctuate.

Bryn Mawr Trust (BMT), wholly owned by Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC), announced today that Michael Williams has been named to the position of Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. He will focus on growing commercial lending relationships throughout the York, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, and Reading markets. Mr. Williams is based in BMT’s Hershey office.

In this podcast, BMT Wealth Management President Jennifer Dempsey Fox provides comments regarding COVID-19 and our preparedness as a company, keeping our clients, employees, and communities at the heart of our decision making. Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at BMT, provides insights into the rapidly changing financial markets and how BMT is thinking about the investment landscape.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we cover market volatility from a historical perspective, the Federal Reserve (Fed) emergency rate cut, and some recently released U.S. economic data. In our Chart of the Week, we compare the late 1990’s exogenous events with what we are seeing today. Finally, we highlight some different market trends that have caught our attention.

Following the Federal Reserve’s surprise interest rate cut, Forbes sought expert insight from Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, on what this news means for long-term investors. Jim explained how a ladder strategy can help mitigate portfolio risk in the event rates continue to fluctuate.

We asked our personal and commercial insurance advisors to share their expertise with us to cut through the varied messages media outlets are sending so you can better understand how (or even if) COVID-19 could impact you.

Paul Gaudio, Wealth Planning Strategist at Bryn Mawr Trust’s Princeton-based Wealth Specialty office, authored an article for NJ Business Magazine about the recently passed SECURE Act. Paul pointed to key changes resulting from this legislation that will benefit business owners as well as retirees.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined “Power Lunch” on CNBC to explain how he’s counseling clients amid recent market fluctuations brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we provide an update to the coronavirus, the market’s increased volatility and pessimistic tone, as well as recent U.S. economic data reported last week. In our Chart of the Week, we highlight the 10-year U.S. Treasury note and increased investor demand for the safe-haven asset driving its yield to a record low. Finally, we discuss the Federal Reserve and the likelihood of a rate cut at its upcoming meeting on March 18.

Bloomberg turned to Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his analysis of recent market volatility and explanation of investors’ reaction to the situation.

Reuters sought expert insight from Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, on the economic impact of the coronavirus. Jim explained how increased demand for conservative investments has impacted Treasury yields in the near-term.

Now is time to start planning what to do with the family this spring. Family vacations provide the best memories–good and bad!–but planning can be a stressful process.  Here are a few things to remember.

Realtors, sellers, friends, family, and junk mail all have opinions on home warranties, or horror stories of something going wrong just months into a new home. Educating yourself before you buy a home can help you decide if a home warranty is, well, warranted.

In the last decade, video marketing has reshaped the way companies do business. Now, TikTok, the video sharing app, has jumped on board in the business world, being used as a streamlined and more interactive tool for companies. Should your business be on TikTok? Here’s a closer look at why you might want to consider it.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights we provide an update on the Coronavirus and include an example of how this rapidly unfolding issue is impacting a company and the market in general. In our Chart of the Week, we show how the virus-induced decline in interest rates has translated to a spike in mortgage refinancing. Finally, we discuss the current state of the Democratic Presidential Primary voting with Super Tuesday now less than two weeks away.

Once you hire a nanny, or other type of in-home caregiver, you become that person’s employer. As a household employer, there are several human resources-related aspects to manage, and you will need to protect yourself from all the liabilities and risks.

Most people hear the words “time share” and immediately think of scam artists and empty bank accounts. But most folks don’t understand what a time share is to begin with. There may be some risks involved, but going in with both eyes open can allow for a profitable decision anyway.

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen, Bloomberg asked Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, how this event will impact investors in the long run.

In a recent CNBC “Fast Money” appearance, Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, discussed investor sentiment around key areas of interest in the market, including financials and technology.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we cover the January CPI data, the fourth quarter earnings season, and Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s semi-annual testimony to Congress. In our Chart of the Week, we discuss whether Coronavirus fears have peaked. Finally, we highlight the market reaction thus far to the Presidential Election primary.

Social engineering has been a rising issue in the cyber community in recent years with more individuals and more businesses becoming seemingly arbitrary targets of hackers. Seeing how major companies can be affected, it’s important for individuals to get as familiar with this scam process as possible in order to keep from undergoing major financial loss.

Despite its name, spring cleaning can come any time of the year. Just about everyone’s life could benefit from a good clean out, right? Having a system from the beginning will help get it done, force the unnecessary clutter out, and maybe even help a few people along the way.

It may not top the list of anyone’s favorite holidays, but that does not mean that Presidents’ Day can’t be a great time for everyone. Set for the third Monday in February, it gives the nation a chance to honor and celebrate its leaders. One way to make the day a little more special would be to celebrate it in a place rich in history and fun.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we cover the January employment report, the growing list of stock market concerns, and our latest thoughts on the coronavirus. In our Chart of the Week, we highlight an improving economic picture and a bottoming in U.S. manufacturing. This is a theme we have discussed for several months. Finally, we discuss how the improvement in manufacturing may impact corporate earnings and the stock market.

Phishing emails and other social engineering cyber attacks are seeing an increase in numbers and effectiveness. But there are still a number of common indicators that point to a phishing attack in progress. Knowing what to look for will help to protect against attacks.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, discussed his economic outlook with CNBC’s “Fast Money” and explained how better manufacturing data often leads to more positive earnings revisions.

Drones have become incredibly popular in the past few years. With high-end options such as camera and video recording equipment, safety and privacy concerns have also heightened. If you are a drone owner and operator, it is crucial to understand what insurance coverage is needed.

Despite what haters might say, Valentine’s Day is fun. A special day to express love for someone special is one of the nobler traditions. But the average person spends almost $150 on Valentine’s Day! There is no need to turn what should be something enjoyable into something to regret because of the price tag.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to share his market analysis. Jeff explained why he expects additional market volatility amid the current global cyclical recovery.

For many people, tax season is even more exciting than Christmas. Depending on a person’s circumstances, this can represent the largest single cash infusion of the year. So, it is important to be smart and do more than just eat out a few more times.

There’s still plenty of time to get on track for a productive 2020, and you don’t need to go about this alone. You can use your devices to keep up with your goals — all you need are the right apps.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights we cover December U.S. Housing Market Data, the coronavirus from central China but spreading elsewhere, and manufacturing data both domestic and abroad. In our Chart of the Week, we highlight the increasing level of outstanding U.S. Government debt and expected issuance of 20-year U.S. Treasury bonds. Finally, we highlight the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet and the recent liquidity injections potential impact on asset prices.

U.S. News & World Report turned to Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his expert insight on fixed income asset allocation strategies for retirement. Jim explained that portfolio risk can be reduced by switching to a healthy balance of both short- and long-term bond funds.

Nonprofit Organizations

Though nonprofit organizations don’t quite operate like traditional businesses, they do have similar risk exposures. It is important to stay up on what risks the organization may face and the best practices regarding risk management to help your organization avoid facing costly and disruptive issues.

Jim Barnes, Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income at BMT Wealth Management, discusses the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded on January 29th, the first meeting of the year. As expected, the Federal Reserve (Fed) left the federal funds target range unchanged at 1.50% – 1.75%.

Snow days are a chance for kids to frolic outside building snowmen, having snowball fights and making snow angels. That often burns out quickly, leaving parents grasping for fun snow day activities that don’t involve a screen. Here are creative snow day activities to try that will keep kids active and entertained for a good while.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, shared why he is not turning bearish during the market drawdown on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” Jeff explained how investors can find opportunities amid near-term volatility.

Life Insurance 101

Buying life insurance has always been a safety net for families to take care of loved ones after someone passes, making it an important investment. But what kind of life insurance do you need? Do you choose term life or whole life? What’s the difference?

The dept consolidation ads on TV sound fancy and can seem like a life preserver when someone is drowning in debt. However, it is important to know what debt consolidation actually is before signing up for it, and to know what it can and cannot fix.

Working from home is far more complicated than getting paid to “sit around all day”. In fact, there are many remote workers who have let their work life take over their home. It is important to set some boundaries to prevent your work life from creeping into your family life. Sound scary? It doesn’t have to be if you follow these few simple rules of working from home.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights we cover December U.S. Housing Market Data, the coronavirus from central China but spreading elsewhere, and manufacturing data both domestic and abroad. In our Chart of the Week, we highlight the increasing level of outstanding U.S. Government debt and expected issuance of 20-year U.S. Treasury bonds. Finally, we highlight the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet and the recent liquidity injections potential impact on asset prices.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) (the “Corporation”), parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (“BMT”), announced today that effective January 1, 2020, the former Lau Associates now operates within Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management, a division of BMT. Lau Associates had operated as a separate subsidiary of BMBC since its acquisition in July of 2008.

Salt, ice melt, and other chemicals are great for safety, but they can take a toll on the vehicle itself. Add to that the natural hazards of extreme cold, snow, ice and the rest, it’s best to take the initiative to keep the car protected from the ravages of winter.

Do I Really Need a Will?

It is unfortunate but true that many, if not most, people have either been involved with or known someone who was involved in a bitter dispute with a sibling or parent after the death of a loved one. Properly drawing up a will is something everyone ought to consider.

CNBC welcomed Bryn Mawr Trust Chief Investment Officer Jeff Mills on “Power Lunch” to hear how he is helping clients stay focused on their long-term investment strategies. Jeff also discussed investor sentiment as the market continues to make new highs.

Whether a child has moved into a new stage of life, the cartoon characters have become passé, or it’s just time to shake things up, remodeling a child’s room can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t need to be one that breaks the bank.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, shared his insight on the housing market on CNBC’s “Fast Money” show. Jeff explained why he sees affordability as a tailwind for the sector and where demand lies in the market.

Now is the perfect time when it comes to tasty desserts. And why not? When it is cold and snowy outside, something warm and yummy is just the ticket. Here are a few options that may be new to sweeten the season. These are easy and can be made in less than an hour.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) (the “Corporation”), parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $16.4 million, or $0.81 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended December 31, 2019, as compared to net income of $16.4 million, or $0.81 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2019, and $17.1 million, or $0.84 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2018.

After the holiday season, you might want to lay low and rebuild your savings, but that doesn’t mean that trips have to be off the table altogether. With some smart planning and budgeting, you can enjoy a quick getaway without breaking the bank.

In light of the phase-one trade deal execution, Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange”. During the segment, Jeff illustrated why he doesn’t anticipate drastic changes in the market as a result.

We’ve all seen vehicles on the road covered in snow, with the snow blowing off as they travel. If you haven’t been given enough reasons to take the few minutes required to clear your vehicle of snow and ice before pulling out of your parking spot, here are a few that are important to consider.

Bryn Mawr Trust (BMT) announced today that Lindsay Saling was named senior vice president and Director of Retail Banking. She focuses on the oversight of the institution’s retail delivery channels and servicing of all products and services offered to the customers banking through our retail locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Northern Delaware.

Many people see investing as the mystical key to wealth, but at the same time, too complicated for the average investor and requiring a lot of extra income to do successfully. This is not the case. Investing can be complicated, but it does not need to be, and it certainly is not only for the super-rich.

In this week’s Monday Market Insights we cover the December Employment Report, the conflict with Iran, and whether or not Energy stocks can finally outperform. In our Chart of the Week, we present evidence of global growth improving, which we think will have important implications for market positioning. Finally, we highlight an interesting tool used to pinpoint the beginning and end economic recessions.

Each year, Martin Luther King Day inspires thousands of people to serve others in ways ranging from providing meals and improving the environment to sparking discussions about equality or just helping their neighbors. How can you mark the holiday as more than just a day off work or school?

After the release of the December jobs report, NBCNews.com consulted Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, about the slowing wage growth. Based on these numbers, Jeff explained why he anticipates the Federal Reserve will maintain an accommodative stance to monetary policy in the upcoming year.

Pet Safety in the Winter

Are you aware that cold weather can pose serious threats to your pets’ health? Cold weather brings about dangerous scenarios and may worsen medical conditions. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of wintertime pet safety before the chill truly sets in.

In light of recent geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Iran, Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC live to share his outlook for oil and why he believes the U.S. dollar is playing a key role in short-term stock momentum.

In the modern Gig Economy, freelancers and independent contractors may have more flexibility, but their jobs typically don’t come with built-in retirement plans. For those in the gig economy, here’s how you can plan for retirement.

From rare coins to furs, baseball cards to priceless figurines or dolls, collectibles come in all shapes and sizes. One thing they all have in common, however, is the need for personal insurance specifically made for collectibles.

Looking ahead to 2020, we would still say, “it ain’t over”. Since the Financial Crisis, the average annual price return of the S&P 500 has been 12.7% (2010- 2019) compared to the long-term average of 7.3% (1929 – 2019). The persistence of above-average stock market performance, combined with the fact that July of 2019 marked the longest U.S. economic expansion on record, has some investors convinced that the end must be near.

Jeffrey Mills, Chief Investment Officer at BMT Wealth Management, discusses issues that are most likely to impact financial markets as we start the new year. Topics range from the U.S. Presidential Election to the most attractive areas of the stock market. Perhaps most critical is the view that a recession will not occur in 2020.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) (the “Corporation”), parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (“BMT”), expects to report fourth quarter 2019 financial results after markets close on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Everyone wants to stick to their New Year’s resolutions, but oftentimes we need a little help. Lucky for us, help can be downloaded! Here are five apps that can help with the most common New Year’s resolutions for a victorious 2020.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) announced today a new $30 million pledge to fund loans to low-and moderate-income households and loan in low- and moderate-income areas in 2020 through their Neighborhood Opportunity Program (NOP).

Most people would like to find a way to step away from toxic chemicals for cleaning, and these simple ingredients might just be the solution. With a few tweaks, any house can be scrubbed and shined without leaving behind any hazardous pollutants.

New Year, New Coverage

Every year, people type out their New Year’s resolutions with goals to start a new workout routine, cut down on spending, or spend more time off their screens. But one resolution that individuals could get behind is reviewing their personal insurance coverage.

As we transition into 2020, Jeff Mills, Bryn Mawr Trust’s Chief Investment Officer, spoke with Bloomberg to share his analysis of year-end market activity.

This time of year, we all sit at the intersection of the past and present. Especially as an entire decade comes to a close, we are given the opportunity to think about what has been accomplished, what we have learned, and what we hope for in the years ahead. As it relates to financial markets, the 2010s ended with a bang.

Credit card debt continues to grow in America. A popular way to get out of debt faster is by using a debt consolidation loan. There are many different types of debt consolidation and debt management plans. What option might be best for you?

Just about everyone has a story of setting an ambitious New Year’s resolution and then abandoning it by February or March. Whether you’re hoping to get in shape or improve your career, there are a few strategies you can employ to increase the chance of sticking with your goals.

Before searching for a home, it is wise and financially responsible to prepare and determine what is affordable. There are 3 important items that a potential mortgage lender should consider before applying for a mortgage.

With 2019 winding down, there’s plenty to prepare for heading into 2020. Now is the perfect time to make some easy tax moves to help lower your tax bill and possibly increase your tax refund when you get everything filed away.

Through some preventative measures and understanding the potential risks, your holiday season can be safe and sound. Now is the best time to review your homeowners insurance coverage while also making a proactive outline of how you can get ahead of costly holiday claims.

In her first solo podcast, BMT senior vice president and director of tax services Jennifer Marshall reports on updates provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the 2019 tax year. Jen discusses tax form updates, IRS-highlighted compliance audit programs, state and local tax credits, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

It is bonus season! If you’re lucky enough to even ask yourself the question, you may soon be wondering if you should spend or save. Here are some tips to help you decide what to do.

U.S. News & World Report featured Jim Egan, Head of Commercial Real Estate Banking and Senior Vice President at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his expert insight on how to manage real estate investments amid a recession.

Did your mom always remind you to write thank you notes? It’s good advice, even if it sometimes goes unheeded. Certain situations and people deserve a “thank you”, and there are ways to make the gift thoughtful and fun instead of just an awkward letter.

Reuters turned to Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his expert analysis of market activity among U.S. Treasury yields and recent employment data.

Bryn Mawr Trust (BMT), wholly owned by Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC), announced today that Mike Stevens has joined the company as senior vice president and commercial banking team lead. His team focuses on a geography stretching from the state of Delaware into Southern Pennsylvania including Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, and Montgomery counties.

Everyone’s been a guest in a bad situation, when all you want is to go home. No one wants to bring that upon someone else! Here are a few things that can be done to make sure the house is ready for guests, and that you gain a reputation as a gracious host.

It’s time to assess what’s working in your business and make plans for continued success and growth. No matter what planning system or strategy you’re planning to use, there are some tips to help you through the process.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC’s Fast Money to share his thoughts on the company’s recent problems and what that might mean for the stock going forward.

It can be intimidating to throw a party that consists of more than the same old people having the same old conversations. Here are some ways to help transform the house into Holiday Party Central.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC to discuss his interpretation of the Phase One trade deal and its impact on his 2020 market outlook.

There are a number of reasons why someone’s insurance may need to be freshened up. From paying off loans, to moving to a new home, to looking for lower rates, consumers can benefit by shopping for new insurance quotes.

Following the announcement of a phase one trade agreement with China, NBCNews.com spoke with Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, about the various challenges impeding progress in trade negotiations.

As fun as it is to dream of decorating the grand entrance hall of our new mansion for the holidays, reality is often smaller than that. But even in a small space like an apartment or sublet, it’s possible to make a seasonal impression.

Jim Barnes, Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income at BMT Wealth Management, discusses the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded on December 11, 2019, the last meeting of the year. After three consecutive meetings concluding with an interest rate cut, the Fed left the federal funds target range unchanged at 1.50% – 1.75%. The Fed is expected to remain on hold in 2020 based on the revised Summary of Economic Projections. Jim discusses the Fed’s current economic outlook as well as monetary policy in a low inflationary environment.

With the phase one trade deal at the top of investors’ minds, CNBC.com turned to Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his analysis of corresponding activity in the equity markets.

The season of gift-giving is almost upon us! Gift cards seem like a great option, but there are perhaps a few drawbacks, too. Weigh these pros and cons before making a decision.

Reuters consulted Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his expert analysis of the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold interest rates steady. Jim explained that the Federal Reserve appears to be on hold for the near term.

Frozen snowscapes are beautiful, but snow and ice affect the house and the car, too. It is best to know what to do in case of an emergency, so that a snow day remains a fun memory, and not a family disaster.

When Refi Isn’t Right

Refinancing while rates are low can be quite tempting, but it’s not always the smartest choice. Before calling up your mortgage lender, consider these reasons why putting your refinance plans on hold may be a better move.

Enough Positive Signs Amid Mixed Economic Data to Push Stocks Higher: Equity markets started December on a negative note (-1.51%) as investors sold risk assets during the first two trading sessions. The move lower proved to be short-lived, but it was driven by worrisome trade headlines and disappointing manufacturing data provided by the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI).

Even though we’re barely stepping into the cooler months and getting prepared for everything from Christmas to blizzards to making sure our pipes don’t freeze up, it’s the perfect time to get prepared for spring remodeling.

As 2019 comes to a close, Bloomberg turned to Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for insight on the year’s stock market performance. While a five percent pullback is still in the cards, Jeff explained he doesn’t expect an immediate end to the current bull market.

While no one should go about the holidays thinking that something bad is destined to happen to their new gifts, it’s important to know what’s covered under certain insurance options and how items can be protected from loss and damage.

There is nothing quite like the ambiance that a fireplace can create, with family gathered around to appreciate its warmth and pleasing light. Of course, an open fire is dangerous, so keep these tips in mind before you light the logs.

Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, shared his take on recent activity in the treasury markets with Reuters and explained why he anticipates uncertainty to linger for investors in the foreseeable future.

Stocks Push Higher as Economic Data Firms; Has Santa Come Early for Equity Investors?Last week, U.S. economic growth was revised modestly higher in the third quarter from an annualized rate of 1.9% to 2.1%. The upward revision was driven partly by healthy consumer spending as well as business inventory accumulation.

Jennifer Dempsey Fox, President of Wealth Management at Bryn Mawr Trust, authored an article for MarketWatch on how to teach adult children about finance. Jen recommended a variety of methods to prepare young adults for realities like the importance of credit scores and learning to negotiate your salary early on in your career.

Jennifer Dempsey Fox, President of Wealth Management at Bryn Mawr Trust, authored an article for MarketWatch on how to teach adult children about finance. Jen recommended a variety of methods to prepare young adults for realities like the importance of credit scores and learning to negotiate your salary early on in your career.

S&P 500 Marks Time After Recent Advance; Trade & U.S. Economy Remain the Focus: The S&P 500 Index was unable to add to its streak of six consecutive weekly gains, as it finished with a modest loss of -0.29% for the five-day period just ended. Equities arguably deserved a breather after the advance registered during the recent run up. With the modest setback, the S&P 500 has returned +26.3% year-to-date.

CNBC turned to Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his insight on the market rally. Jeff explained how investor sentiment surrounding trade issues has played a role in driving recent activity.

After the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq hit all-time highs, Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC’s Trading Nation to discuss the current state of the market and trends he’s watching moving forward. Jeff explained why it’s important for investors to remain fully invested despite any short-term pullbacks in the market.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, appeared live on CNBC’s Fast Money segment to take a look back at what’s led to recent all-time market highs. Jeff shared which areas of the market he believes have room to run well into 2020.

As recession concerns continue to mount, U.S. News & World Report featured Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his expert advice on how to construct fixed-income investments during an economic downturn. He outlined key ways to manage risk, including utilizing a barbell approach when incorporating corporate issuers within the bond portfolio.

In honor of National Philanthropy Day, Bryn Mawr Trust (BMT), a subsidiary of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (BMBC) (NASDAQ: BMTC), announced it has partnered with Philanthropi, the first impact-driven giving platform that provides both individual and aggregated views across all acts of philanthropy. 

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, spoke with Bloomberg for his take on how the market is reacting to doubts of a potential trade resolution for the U.S. and China. Although Jeff still sees a positive path, there is the possibility of intermittent setbacks.

Rates are Rising and The Yield Curve “Un-Inverts”… What’s the Message? Higher rates have been grabbing market headlines of late. Since the beginning of November, the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has risen from 1.69% to 1.93%. On a percentage change basis, this is a 15% move in a week — not insignificant.  Should equity investors be concerned?

Paul Gaudio, Wealth Planning Strategist at Bryn Mawr Trust’s Princeton-based Wealth Specialty office, spoke with Kiplinger about strategies for trimming your tax bill at year-end. Paul explained how deferring income and accelerating deductions can help investors to steer clear of potential underpayment penalties.

Amid the news of a pending U.S.-China phase one trade deal, Jeff Mills, Bryn Mawr Trust’s Chief Investment Officer, joined CNBC’s “Power Lunch” to discuss his market expectations moving into 2020. Jeff explained how interest rates and trade news could contribute to a cyclical rotation in the market.

This Thanksgiving, why not shake it up a little? Don’t just be thankful, give someone else a reason to be thankful, too. Here are 10 ways to pay it forward this Thanksgiving season.

The Associated Press turned to Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his interpretation of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. Jeff illustrated why each side has reason to strike a deal and how that leads him to be optimistic about a positive outcome.

With a busy schedule, it’s easy to resort to fast food or skipping meals altogether. Prepping meals ahead of time is a great way to skip the drive-thru and control what to eat. By taking a little time to plan, meal prep can save you time and money.

Are robot vacuums really worth the hype? Can they replace cleaning services? Are cleaning services really needed? Let’s dive into qualities of both to see which is right for you.

Stocks Reach New Highs as Key Economic Data Signals Stability. Last week we received important data linked to the labor market and the manufacturing sectors. Slowing jobs growth and weakening global manufacturing have been widely cited by market-bears as key evidence that record stock market highs would be short-lived. Recent economic data supports a different, less negative, forecast. 

Benzinga featured Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, on the PreMarket Prep radio show to hear how he’s positioning client portfolios through year-end. Jeff explained why it’s important for investors to be patient at this point in the economic cycle and what he’s keeping his eye on as we head into 2020, including the Fed’s next course of action.

College can be fun, but it’s also hard work. Midterms in particular can be one of the most stressful and lonely times for a college student on a limited budget. Care packages are the perfect opportunity to send a little love.

BMT Wealth Management President Jennifer Dempsey Fox and Jennifer Marshall, senior vice president and director of tax services at BMT, discuss the time-sensitive topic of Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. This is a follow-up episode on a closely watched topic that, until recently, was in need of definitive IRS regulations.

U.S. News & World Report turned to Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, for an in-depth look at money market mutual funds. Jim discussed why the SEC implemented guidelines to increase transparency in these funds and that it is always helpful for investors to carefully review the reforms associated with each fund.

Finally, a day off of work! Make a day off feel special and recharge, rejuvenate, and replenish yourself while getting the most out of it. Here are some personal ways to make the most of a day off.

Jim Barnes, Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income at BMT Wealth Management, discusses the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded on October 30, 2019. As expected, the federal funds target range was cut by 25 basis points – the third cut in as many FOMC meetings. Chairman Powell’s post-meeting comments indicated that the U.S. economy is in a good position while monetary policy remains somewhat accommodative. Jim also discusses the low inflationary environment and the unlikely scenario that the Federal Reserve resorts back to raising interest rates again in the near term.

After the Federal Reserve announced the third interest rate cut of a quarter point in 2019, Bloomberg consulted Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for insight on this decision. Jeff explained that the Federal Reserve is working to moderate the market’s expectations.

Purchasing a home, especially for first time homebuyers, is an exciting time in life. Style, location, and budget all are at the forefront of every buyer’s mind. However, even for couples who don’t have children, considering schools when purchasing a home is also important.

BMT celebrated women’s health in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The effort, launched internally earlier this month, was meant to increase awareness about the importance of early detection and acknowledging and supporting individuals and families affected by breast cancer.

With just a few months until the holiday season begins, it is still not too late to start building a solid emergency fund. New tires, unexpected medical expenses, and plumbing issues are just a few of the reasons to build an emergency fund. So, what can you do to quickly save between $1,000 (minimal) to 3-6 months of expenses (optimal)?

For the week, the S&P 500 registered a return of just over 1.2%, with notable gains starting and ending the week. The advance on Friday was aided by news that headway had been made on specific trade issues with China.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with China’s Vice Premier on Friday. Afterward, they released a statement saying the two sides were finalizing portions of what would be phase one of the agreement.

Freak accidental deaths may sound like something made up, but they’re unfortunately all too real. To better understand what can be protected, here is a list of freak deaths that have actually happened and can be covered against with term life insurance.

6 Halloween Safety Tips

Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house are all fun activities that are unique to this time of year. But there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns. To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, strictly follow these proven safety tips.

BMT Wealth Management President Jennifer Dempsey Fox and Steve Klammer, senior vice president and director of wealth advisory services at BMT, sit down for a wide-ranging discussion on estate planning when facing a divorce. They broach such sensitive areas as planning for incapacity and death; updating of documents; beneficiary and fiduciary considerations; choosing your professional team; and potential impacts to retirement, insurance, and cash flow.

While home alarm systems have been helpful in notifying police, today’s home security technology is helping to provide even more protection and prevention. Here are five high-tech home security gadgets that can keep your family, home, and everything inside safe and sound.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, served as a guest host on Yahoo! Finance to weigh in on how major geopolitical events are impacting financial markets. 

Paying debt and saving money are both very important financial goals. You may need to assess your financial situation and how you can tweak your savings and debt-payments to move your goals forward in each area.

Traditionally, people shopping for a first home or a new home wait until a large number of homes go on the market in spring and then sell before summer. However, there are 10 reasons you should start house hunting in the fall. 

According to Harvard Business Review, one in five employees is at risk for burnout at the workplace. However, if an employee feels that they are on the way to a crash and burn, there are a few ways to stop getting burned out at work.

Although horror movies aren’t always met with the highest of critical regard, if you’re looking for some Halloween flick movie recommendations, here are the top 10 grossing horror movies of all time, sure to be a hit at your Halloween get-together.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) (the “Corporation”), parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $16.4 million, or $0.81 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2019, as compared to net income of $15.8 million, or $0.78 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2019, and $16.7 million, or $0.82 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

Whether you’re putting on a large Broadway production or a small community theater show with limited resources, the performing arts in general come with a wide range of risks to look out for. If you run a performing arts operation of any kind, it’s important to understand the risks and claims that are present as well as how to protect your company with performing arts insurance.

With earnings season in full swing, Bloomberg turned to Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his expert market analysis. Jeff explained why he doesn’t expect upcoming earnings reports to elicit major market movements.

Amid a particularly complex global economic and political backdrop, Jeffrey Mills, Chief Investment Officer at BMT Wealth Management, tackles a number of the most pressing topics for investors. There is something for everyone in this podcast, as the discussion ranges from the practical considerations of how to invest new cash, to more complex topics like forecasting the next recession and the U.S. national debt.

Packing school lunches for your kids that they want to eat and will give them nutritional value is not always an easy task. Consider these tips when packing a nutritious lunch that your children will look forward to eating and you’ll feel good about giving them.

Amid a particularly complex global economic and political backdrop, this quarter we tackle ten of the most pressing topics for investors.  There is likely something for everyone is this piece, as we cover everything from the practical considerations of how to invest new cash, to more esoteric topics like negative interest rates and the U.S. national debt.

Roof maintenance or replacement is a necessary part of home ownership. It can be time-consuming and frustrating, but with preventative maintenance, most homeowners can stay ahead of any problems they may have with their roof.

CNBC’s “Trading Nation” featured Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, on a recent segment covering the latest market activity. Jeff shared his outlook for the remainder of 2019 and explained why he may take a more defensive stance through year-end.

Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, discussed President Trump’s proposed trade deal with China and the market surge that followed on CNBC’s “Fast Money”. Jeff illustrated the importance of maintaining a broader view on all trade deals, including the ratification of NAFTA 2.0, when looking ahead at activity through year-end.

Fall is a great time to take care of basic home maintenance that will help you prevent damage to your property while also avoiding insurance claims. Here are some simple ways to protect your home from seasonal damage!

The S&P 500 Index closed out the first three quarters of the year on Monday with a year-to-date advance of 20.6%, registering its best showing over the first nine months of a year since 1997. A flurry of economic releases created a great deal of volatility over the week, but little in the way of meaningful damage to stock investors. While the S&P 500 closed down for its third consecutive week, the loss was held to a negligible -0.3%.

With many people juggling work, home, and social obligations, self-care often takes a back burner. Following these 5 simple habits will make the balance between physical, mental, and even emotional well-being will make life a little easier.

There are several fire safety tips that every homeowner should be aware of when owning a home.

Creating the perfect elevator pitch can be tricky, so sticking to a tried and true formula can help a person go from just standing in line at the grocery store to landing a job interview with the perfect company.

Stocks stumble on political headlines, but likely remain resilient given subdued investor sentiment: U.S. stocks were down for the second week in a row as mixed trade headlines and impeachment concerns further slowed the market’s upward momentum. Encouragingly, even as stocks approached all-time highs earlier in the month, investors remained skeptical as evidenced by numerous survey-based measures as well as defensive fund flows.

Amid the government’s considerations to restrict U.S. investments in China, Jeff Mills, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC’s “Fast Money” to discuss possible implications for the market. Jeff also explained how this decision could impact investors who receive international exposure via broad market indices.

Jennifer Dempsey Fox, President of BMT Wealth Management, is joined by Elizabeth B. Wagner, BMT’s Director of Institutional Wealth Management, to discuss trends in philanthropic giving, especially the use of donor advised funds and private foundation vehicles. They discuss the differences between the two models as well as considerations – goals, timing, transfer of family values and other issues – when deciding to organize your giving.

It is never too early to teach children or grandchildren about saving money. Starting as early as preschool, even the youngest child can learn the basics of saving money.

For anyone who has ever looked for a new abode, the cost of purchasing a home can range drastically from neighborhood to neighborhood and from state to state. Here is a simple list of states with their average home prices (AHP) and cost per square (CPS) foot for each state.

We live in a time where entrepreneurship is praised and people are starting businesses with not just their spouses, but their entire families—even their children! Here are a few business ideas that can be started with your children and can teach them viable skills for the future.

In short, we obtained no new information that resulted in a material shift in our outlook. The concerns that drove volatility back in August 2019 (i.e. United States/China trade escalation and rapidly falling interest rates) appear to have stabilized, a least for the moment. The lynchpin for this expansion has arguably been the resilience of the U.S. consumer, which is showing no visible signs of weakening.

The tiny house wave has hit America hard, and those who choose to live the tiny lifestyle want to save money, cut their carbon footprint, and are fine living in less than 400 square feet. Is it right for you?

With the holidays looming in the near future, there always seems to be a large jump in price for airline tickets. Questions such as when is the best time to buy a ticket to deciding whether to drive or fly can be stressful, not only to the psyche but the wallet as well. But what is the best way to budget for traveling for the upcoming holidays?

Jim Barnes, Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income at BMT Wealth Management, discusses the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded on September 18. As expected, the federal funds target rate was cut by 25 basis points. Chairman Powell acknowledged in the post-FOMC meeting news conference that the underlying strength of the U.S. economy remained very favorable although trade policy uncertainty as well as weak economic growth trends overseas were potential risks to the Committee’s mostly positive outlook for the U.S. economy.

Starting a business with your significant other might be the ideal situation for some couples. While it may seem like a bad idea to others, there are some couples that make excellent business partners. Here are some of the best businesses that you can start with your significant other.

What is the real cost of paper vs plastic? Depending on how you define “cost”, the answer varies.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its eighth consecutive daily gain last Friday, September 13, 2019 and ended the week up +1.65%. Investor risk aversion subsided throughout the week as positive U.S. economic data and easing trade tensions contributed to positive equity performance across major equity indices.

Food trucks are currently trending and show no signs of slowing down. Interested in starting your own food truck? Here are the most important things to take care of.

In an urban setting, an oasis can be hard to find. But what if this area was right in your backyard? With these 5 handy tips, you can turn your own backyard into an urban oasis.

Starting a nonprofit to serve a community is a common dream among many individuals. However, doing so involves many factors and takes a lot of dedication.

Apartments range widely in style, price, location, and amenities. Here is a breakdown of the cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in these major U.S. cities.

Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer Emeritus at Bryn Mawr Trust, joined Fox Business’ “The Claman Countdown” to share his insight on the current state of the markets and the consumer’s role in shaping our economy.

In order to run a successful business, learning how to prioritize is a vital skill. Here are three tips on how to prioritize the decision-making process to make the most of your time in order to grow your business.

It no longer takes money to make money. College students can start investing with pocket change and putting their time to good use. The earlier you start investing, the more time your investments have to grow. Don’t let a lack of investing expertise keep you out of the market!

As a patriotic symbol of our country, the American flag should be respected and honored when displayed. There are several guidelines for displaying and disposing of the American flag.

As the yield curve continues to invert, Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, spoke with Reuters to share what this means for fixed income investors. Jim explained how ongoing trade tensions are playing a role in today’s bond market activity.

Unique vehicles require special auto coverage. A classic, custom, collectible or antique car requires insurance that reflects your vehicle’s uniqueness and value. If you own a show car, it is in your best interest to learn about the kind of policy you need.

During the summer, retailers have already kicked off back-to-school season. Back-to-school shopping is the second busiest time of year for retailers after the Christmas season, and stores have already started setting up their school displays. Implement certain buying strategies to get everything on your list without breaking the bank.

Global Manufacturing Weakness Persists: Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) figures released last Thursday, August 22, 2019, based on survey responses compiled by IHS Markit Group, revealed further weakness in the global manufacturing sector. The heavily export-driven German economy, which posted a slight decline in real GDP growth in the second quarter of 2019, was the negative outlier in terms of PMI readings.

Moving away from home into a dorm room can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. However, college students don’t have to live in bland surroundings while furthering their education. In fact, for less than $500, any student can turn their blah dorm room into a tricked-out space that is stylish and shows off one’s personality.

With over 30 states in the U.S. suffering from some level of drought in the last decade, trends have turned to landscaping that uses less water or are completely water-free. Depending on where you live in the country, the need for water can vary greatly. Here are 6 landscaping ideas that don’t require any water and can improve the look of your home’s exterior.

It no longer takes money to make money. College students can start investing with pocket change and putting their time to good use. The earlier you start investing, the more time your investments have to grow. Don’t let a lack of investing expertise keep you out of the market!

There really is no need for a massive budget to effectively market your small business. Connect with the target audience through email and social media and use your newly found SEO keyword knowledge to get potential customers to your fabulous website.

Economic Data: Volatility is Picking Up: Volatility in the equity markets has certainly picked up in August as investors consider the likelihood of a global economic recession. This past week, economic data out of China and Germany provided further evidence that global economic growth is slowing while the U.S. consumer continues to be a bright spot for the U.S. economy.

Bryn Mawr, Pa., August 19, 2019 – Bryn Mawr Trust (BMT), wholly owned by Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC), announced today that Jeffrey Mills has joined their wealth division as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Mills reports directly to Jennifer Dempsey Fox, President of BMT Wealth Management, and will maintain an office at the firm’s new Berwyn, Pa. location beginning September 16, 2019.

While social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter focus primarily on connecting users with friends and family, Instagram is fast becoming the choice social media platforms for users. The eye-catching platform used by Instagram engages users by relying heavily on stimulating visual elements. With over 1 billion active Instagram users monthly, it is no wonder that businesses have turned to Instagram as a very useful marketing tool.

BMT announced today that Ernest E. Cecilia, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for BMT Wealth Management, will retire on December 31, 2019. Mr. Cecilia will consult with BMT through the end of 2020, ensuring continuity of the transition.

U.S. News & World Report turned to Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his current evaluation of the municipal bond market. Considering the Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate cut and the tax advantages associated with municipal bonds, Jim expects investor demand will continue for the remainder of 2019.

Edward will focus on developing and overseeing BMT’s ongoing relationships with clients and managing the delivery of wealth management services using his broad-based fiduciary knowledge and experience, in addition to bank resources, to identify opportunities for relationship enhancement.

Do you like to grill? Then focus on an area dedicated to grilling and eating. Rather kick back and watch the football game with a cold one? Then focus on an entertainment area complete with a cooler for beverages. How about a pizza fanatic? Then focus on an Italian style pizzeria complete with a pizza oven.

Many parents wonder if they should give their children an allowance. An allowance for kids helps when they begin to do more independent activities. It can be a wonderful opportunity for a child to learn financial decision making, saving, budgeting, and money management – lessons that many high school graduates say they wish had been taught more in school.

Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer of Bryn Mawr Trust, joined CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss recent economic activity. While favoring domestic stocks with more reasonable valuations, BMT is keeping a close eye on trade discussions and market volatility for clients.

When running a business, you may be considering certain types of insurance to keep your operations, finances, and employees safe. Things like fire insurance, property damage coverage, and maybe even auto policies for business cars may first come to mind. But have you considered kidnap and ransom coverage?

BMT announced today that John M. Bonvetti, Jr., CFP®, has joined the wealth division as a Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor. Mr. Bonvetti reports directly to Mark Bradford, Wealth Director at BMT’s new Berwyn, Pa. location.

Bloomberg turned to Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for insight on the rebound of the S&P 500 following recent bouts of volatility and why he doesn’t expect the volatility to subside overnight.

BMT Wealth Management President Jennifer Dempsey Fox sits down with Neil Orechiwsky, senior vice president and Managing Director of Capital Markets at Bryn Mawr Trust. Neil and Jen give a primer on interest rate swaps, a product used to mitigate risk and used often in conjunction with other banking products and services. Listen in as they discuss “swaps” in terms of rate hedging, risk management, foreign exchange risk management, credit portfolios, and more.

All winter long, bundled up people have been dreaming of sitting outside in the warm sunshine with shorts and t-shirts with a tall icy beverage in hand soaking in the sun’s rays. Now that summer is here, you may notice that the back yard is, well let’s face it, a little bare. Let’s turn that outdoor living space into your own piece of paradise.

Rate Cut as Expected: The Federal Reserve Bank, and specifically the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), was once again center stage last week. On Wednesday (July 31), the FOMC lowered the federal funds target range by 25 basis points (0.25%) to a range of 2.00-2.25%—as widely expected. This was the first rate cut in more than 10 years.

Save money on soaring energy bills by using low-cost, energy-efficient enhancements to stay comfortable even when the temperatures keep rising. As a modern 21st century resident of planet Earth, most of us have become accustomed to staying at a certain comfortable temperature all year round. Even when temperatures drop to below freezing in the winter and climb into the three-digit scorching numbers in summer, we expect to have a certain level of comfort.

Following the release of the July jobs report, Bloomberg consulted Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his analysis of the new data. Ernie explained why the firm doesn’t anticipate that the results of this report to have as great of an impact on the U.S. economic growth narrative and the markets, relative to the latest trade war rhetoric.

Jim Barnes, Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income at BMT Wealth Management, discusses the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded on July 31 as well as the post-FOMC meeting press conference held by Fed Chair Jerome Powell. Jim highlighted the 25 basis point (0.25%) rate cut as well as the primary risks to continued U.S. economic growth.

NBCNews.com turned to Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his analysis of the most recent GDP report. Ernie explained that trade policies are having an effect on corporate capital spending plans, as highlighted on second quarter earnings calls.

Second Quarter Growth Slows, But Exceeds Expectations: Last week’s series of economic reports, which included Home Sales (both new and existing), Durable Orders (manufacturing activity), and Initial Claims (new unemployment insurance benefits) didn’t have much of an effect on the financial markets.

U.S. News & World Report consulted Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, about the benefits of preferred stock and when it might have a place in an investor’s portfolio. Jim explained that preferred stock may be attractive to investors seeking alternatives to fixed income in low-yielding environments.

The market for supply chain management has reached across the globe, and as relationships between nations continue to grow in terms of trade and commerce, few supply chains can exist within one country or part of the world. With international trading of goods and resources comes issues related to compliance and insurance, and supply chain companies need to understand where they stand.

Save money on soaring energy bills by using low-cost, energy-efficient enhancements to stay comfortable even when the temperatures keep rising. As a modern 21st century resident of planet Earth, most of us have become accustomed to staying at a certain comfortable temperature all year round. Even when temperatures drop to below freezing in the winter and climb into the three-digit scorching numbers in summer, we expect to have a certain level of comfort.

The U.S. Consumer is Alive and Well: The 1861 novel, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens covers several subjects including the issue of good triumphing over evil.Metaphorically, if not actually, the University of Michigan’s preliminary (first half of July 2019) Consumer Sentiment Index released on Friday, July 19 recorded a good reading of 98.4, up from 98.2 in June 2019.

Lighting sets the mood. Whether it’s indoors for a romantic meal or a full moon shining over a calm sea, lighting is powerful to the senses. When deciding how to enhance your backyard to create the perfect effect, lighting is an important factor.

If you’re trying to save some serious time and money while on a trip for your errands, making a list never goes wrong. It doesn’t matter what platform it’s on, it can be on your phone, your Apple Watch, or a piece of paper.

BMBC, today reported net income of $15.8 million, or $0.78 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to net income of $10.7 million, or $0.53 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and $14.7 million, or $0.72 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

Opening a new franchise can be tempting for an entrepreneur. Franchise-growth rates are keeping pace with the growing economy. In 2017, there was a 3.1% growth rate for franchise employment with a projected 3.7% growth rate for the following year. Some new business owners may think that it may be easier to own a franchise than to start a business from scratch, but there are seven questions you should ask before becoming a franchise owner.

Ernie Cecilia, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at BMT Wealth Management, provides commentary on the second quarter of 2019 and discusses must-watch metrics that may impact the quarter and year ahead. This thorough market summary includes information on a wide range of important topics including: Valuation of large cap and mega-cap tech stocks, bond yields and their impact on the equities markets, inflation data, GDP growth, and the probability of a Fed rate cut in the coming months.

Earlier this year, the BMT Investment Team provided its expectations for the global economy, as well as the equity and fixed income markets for 2019. Our comments followed a dismal fourth quarter in 2018 where risk aversion was widespread across various asset classes. Today, the economic and financial market environment has changed given the strong performance of risk assets in the first half of the year coinciding with a meaningful drop in bond yields across the yield curve.

BMT Wealth Management President Jennifer Fox sits down with Elizabeth Wagner, SVP and Director of Institutional Wealth Management at BMT for our latest episode. In this edition, they discuss a range of concepts focused on helping nonprofits plan for a sustainable “forever” future, including fiduciary responsibility, spending policies, annual payouts, board and investment committee composition, and the mechanics of fundraising.

Today, more and more people are abandoning the traditional 9-to-5 grind in favor of a more flexible lifestyle. The benefits are easily apparent: instead of waiting to accrue enough vacation time to travel, you can just pick your work up and take it with you, wherever and whenever you want. However, not all jobs are equally suited to the nomad lifestyle. These are some of the best careers to take on the road.

For many women, the greatest job they will ever have is motherhood. It may be surprising to these women to realize that the same qualities that make a great mother also make a great entrepreneur. There are 15 reasons that mothers seem to make great entrepreneurs.

Gone are the days of darkrooms and rolls of film (although some photographers still use this medium). With today’s technology, the photography industry has completely changed in a short amount of time due to software such as Photoshop and even smartphones with high pixel cameras.

Ms. Bittner will, in this newly created role, focus on developing growth strategies, support infrastructure, and the professional development of BMT’s expanding commercial real estate and commercial and industrial lending groups. This strategic investment will allow us to better serve our existing customer base and focus on growth and expansion, while fulfilling the needs of a broad range of commercial enterprises and nonprofit institutions.

That car that’s been stalling in the garage is about to finally be paid off and the feeling is immensely exciting. Not only is that a big chunk of debt off your record that’s been paid off successfully, it also means that you’ll probably get a bump in your credit.

Choosing the perfect business name can be a struggle for many people. First, choose a name that is easy to remember. Make sure it best-reflects the actions of your business. Don’t forget about copyrights or other legal considerations.

Okay, so you weren’t able to plan out that big Tahiti-French Polynesia trip that you wanted with a detour to New Zealand. Then the breakup happened and you canceled the big backpacking trip you always wanted. It’s okay, things get put on hold.

Buying a new home can fulfill many dreams: the dream to live in the type of home that one has dreamed of for years, the dream to expand to a home with more room, even the dream to live in a particular neighborhood or city. However, before diving into making an offer on that dream house, consider the wants, needs, and must-haves of the home you purchase.

BRYN MAWR, Pa., July 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) (the “Corporation”), parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, (“BMT”) expects to report second quarter 2019 financial results before markets open on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Whether you are a small business owner or inspiring entrepreneur, it is vital to have a financial plan for your business. Simply put, a financial plan is a plan of action for your finances. It’s a strategy that helps business owners achieve their goals.

Whether it is a slip, a fall or a trip, there’s only so much that can be done to prevent liability risks from occurring at your business. These issues can happen at any time and sideline customers or employees who take a nasty spill on your premises. Not every slip and fall case will lead to legal issues necessarily, but you can never be too sure of what kinds of problems will come up in the near future. If a valid claim is made, filed, and settled against your company, it can be hard to navigate and draining to your overall business.

Following the G-20 summit, NBCNews.com consulted Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, about how trade deal progress between the U.S. and China is driving global markets. Ernie explained that President Trump’s decision to postpone further tariffs on China is providing investors relief in the short term.

A business owned by a single individual is automatically considered a sole proprietorship. If a person uses their name in the company title, there is no need to register the business name with the state. However, if they give the company a name that does not include their name, they will more than likely have to register with the state.

Ahead of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, CNBC.com spoke with Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, about the state of global markets. Ernie explained why the market is eager to receive news of a specific timeline for resolution of trade discussions.

There’s no reason why same-sex couples can’t have the benefits that other couples do, especially since same-sex marriage has been legal across the United States for nearly four years now. Same-sex couples today in the United States can always look to simplify their finances.

Are you planning on making some upgrades or renovations to your home? Finally getting that new bathroom you’ve been eyeing or installing new cabinets in the kitchen? That’s always an exciting change, but can definitely add some stress to your plans when it comes to making sure insurance is set up and covering what you need.

BMT announced today that Pedro Nicolas Velecico was appointed CRA Mortgage Lender for their mortgage division and is based in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

MarketWatch consulted Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his market analysis after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated that they will continue to monitor the economy before issuing an interest-rate cut. Ernie explained how continued uncertainty in the Fed’s language impacts the markets.

When thinking of buying bulk, everyone immediately thinks Costco or Sam’s Club. Readily available across the nation, there aren’t your ordinary grocery stores. These are the ones where you can not only buy one item, but a host of them at once.

No Longer Patient: On December 19 of last year, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised rates and foreshadowed additional gradual increases in 2019. Then, just weeks later, the Fed seemingly backed away from any near-term rate increases at its January 2019 FOMC meeting.

Great news: it’s National Camping Month! Which means this is the best time to get you, your family and friends out to experience a little bit of what nature has to offer. Camping is a great way to relax and unwind from a hectic, chaotic lifestyle, especially if you live in the city.

The American lawn has been on a steady decline in overall square footage since the late 70s. In contrast, the average size of the American home has grown since that time. It seems that the modern home buyer is demanding more house and less yard. So, can a smaller yard actually boost a home’s value?

Following President Trump’s remarks over the conflict with Iran, Bloomberg turned to Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for insight on why this event drove market fluctuations. Ernie explained that the tensions create short-term uncertainty in the markets, but expects a resolution on this matter in the long term.

Jim Barnes, Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income at BMT Wealth Management, discusses the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded on June 19 as well as the post-FOMC meeting press conference held by Fed Chair Jerome Powell.  Jim noted a disappointing recent jobs report, healthy consumer spending data, a noticeable drop in bond yields, and the Fed’s elevated concern over certain economic metrics.  Overall, the Fed left the federal funds target rate unchanged between 2.25% and 2.50%.

After years of blood, sweat, and tears, your athletically-gifted student athlete has landed a full scholarship to play their favorite sport at the college level. This is exciting, life-changing, and something that could possibly open doors for them following their college career. But as you well know, playing any sport at an elite level can also open the door to injuries that can sideline them for a game, a month, or have long-term effects on them for the rest of their lives.

For those who have a spare room, the thought of renting out that room on a site such as Airbnb can seem appealing. However, the unknown of jumping into becoming a host can keep people from taking that leap. If earning extra cash each month for a part of your home that is currently going unused seems appealing, or if you are wondering whether you should Airbnb your extra space, here are a few things you should know about becoming an Airbnb host.

Consumer spending rebounded in May 2019, a positive indication that recently reported weak labor market data has not deterred consumers from spending. Retail sales increased during the month by a healthy +0.5%, following upward revisions to the prior month of +0.3%.

Winning ‘W’ Companies are cited in the 2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB) annual Gender Diversity Index which tracks the numbers of corporate board seats held by women among the Russell 3000 Index. As of 2018, the percentage of board seats held by women rose to 17.7%, up from 16.0% in 2017. This upward trend represents good progress, but still, half of the Russell 3000 companies have one or no women on their boards.

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in colleges today. A booming market and a healthy economy allow many students to dream big and take the leap into starting a business. However, starting a business is hard work and even harder while still in college, but it can be done. Here are 5 smart tips for making that transition from college student to business owner easier.

If you like any original series from these streaming giants, the only place you’re going to catch them is on their websites and apps. Nowadays it doesn’t even have to be from your television. But what’s the best way to effectively curb your costs on a monthly cable bill? Not everyone wants the same shows to watch.

Every employee plays an important role in the workplace, and losing them suddenly is always detrimental to the business. It takes time to replace a quality worker that many companies don’t have the extra time to do. However, there are insurance measures that can be put in place in order to make sure that a business can recover from a major loss while still assisting the family of the late worker.

Further Evidence of Slowing Economic Growth: We have mentioned on multiple occasions over the past few months that economic data has continued to weaken. This past week’s employment report for May 2019 further substantiates prior claims we have made that the economy is slowing.

It may seem like an impossible task, competing with mega companies that seem to have an endless cache of money and resources. However, there are ways that even small businesses can compete in this David and Goliath story.

Whether it’s the basement, attic, or an extra room in the house, the Man Cave has come to represent an area where a man can relax and rewind. Most man caves are filled with gadgets and electronics to rival any tech store, but what they really represent are a place where a man can feel like there is a place where he can express himself. No frills or doilies, just a pure testosterone-filled room perfect for the things he truly loves.

Summer is quickly approaching us, which means your kids are going to be out of school. This also means it’s time to keep them entertained until school is back in session. At-home summer camps are a great idea to help keep children entertained while on a budget.

Emboldened by solid domestic economic growth, the Administration launched a trade war on our southern border in the form of proposed 5% tariffs on exports coming into the United States from Mexico. The proposed tariffs are a retaliatory move focused on the entry of illegal immigrants into the United States.

While lawyers may be focusing on their cases and the industries in which they represent, they are still operating as a business. Whether it’s criminal law, environmental law, financial and social services, all law offices must obtain business insurance to cover the various risks that they are open to. Professional liabilities related to the legal services they provide can arise from even the smallest mistake, so it’s important to invest in the various types of business insurance offered by local providers.

Winning ‘W’ Companies are cited in the 2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB) annual Gender Diversity Index which tracks the numbers of corporate board seats held by women among the Russell 3000 Index. As of 2018, the percentage of board seats held by women rose to 17.7%, up from 16.0% in 2017. This upward trend represents good progress, but still, half of the Russell 3000 companies have one or no women on their boards.

Acorns’ Grow, a CNBC.com affiliate, sought expert market insight from Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, at 2019’s halfway point. Ernie provided his outlook for the markets through June and beyond as trade negotiations between the U.S. and China continue.

In Pennsylvania, individuals looking for the right personal insurance options for their automobile coverage have a few choices. Citizens in the state can choose between full tort, which allows policyholders to sue for pain and suffering, and limited tort and forfeit the right to compensation when it comes to pain and suffering. A limited tort option typically offers a small discount on a monthly premium.

In the last 20 years, individual states in the country began implementing workers’ compensation laws that require companies to provide medical expense reimbursements and other benefits to employees who fall victim to a workplace injury or illness. From major corporations to small businesses, workers’ compensation has become a regular component of benefits packages for employees.

Small business owners enjoy great freedom. Along with the long hours and hard work, they have the freedom to set their own hours, make decisions for their business, and decide on the best retirement plan for their own retirement and for their employees.

For its mid-year investing guide, Money consulted Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for an updated analysis of the markets. Ernie articulated how even the slightest change in the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates in the future can have a profound impact on our economy and the pricing of financial assets.

Let’s face it. We all struggle with finances from time to time. Some people seem to be stuck in a perpetual hamster wheel where they run faster and faster but seem to get nowhere or even farther behind! Now that summer is approaching, there is no better time to get off that hamster wheel, grab a few books on personal finance, and make changes that will allow you to become more financially stable.

Most individuals think they don’t have the money for a perfectly manicured, elaborately decorated backyard. The good news is that there are many ways to spruce it up yourself, on your own time, and save a little money in the process. With a little elbow grease, there are endless ways you can add a personal touch to your yard. Big yard or small, there’s no reason why your lawn can’t be well-maintained and visually appealing. As an added bonus, investing in your lawn will likely bring you back a return on your investment should you decide to sell your house.

Working outside of a regular 9 to 5 job to make extra money is called a side-hustle, and many Americans add to their monthly income in this manner. A side hustle can become more than just a way to make extra money. It can become a great way to explore a current passion and rethink it into a full-time career move.

The age-old question of “Is it cheaper to eat out than cook at home?” really depends on several factors: the type of restaurant, how many are eating, and the cost to eat the same meal at home.

Drowning doesn’t just happen out on open water. It also can happen in the backyard of anyone with a pool. Having a pool comes with a huge responsibility: taking certain measures helps make sure that everyone stays safe.

The trade saga continued last week as both China and the U.S. indicated more tariffs are potentially on the way.  The new developments follow President Trump’s prior week decision to increase levies on $200 billion in Chinese goods from 10% to 25%.On Monday, May 13, Beijing retaliated by saying it will increase tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods while the U.S Trade Representative, Mr. Robert Lighthizer, announced it was laying the groundwork for a new round of potential tariffs on roughly $300 billion of Chinese imports.

Experts have found that kitchen remodeling is the second most common remodeling project, next to bathrooms. Considering that a kitchen is an essential component to any home, it’s no wonder that a remodeling job is a worthy investment. But what about the costs?

Choosing the right home insurance deductible is an important step when it comes to getting the most of a policy. Every homeowners insurance policy has a deductible, so it’s important that everyone involved in ownership has a say. But what is all considered when choosing the right deductible and what are some factors that play a role?

Ready to be your own boss? The service business industry is booming and there are hundreds of different ways to make money. There are six different types of service business groups: Personal, Sales and Marketing, Home, Technology, Children’s, and Event Services.

The U.S. financial markets were largely focused on one event over the past week: trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. President Trump heightened the consequences of these negotiations last Sunday when he announced that tariffs would be increased on Chinese imports late in the week, seemingly trying to increase the pressure on China to agree to a deal.

Experts have found that kitchen remodeling is the second most common remodeling project, next to bathrooms. Considering that a kitchen is an essential component to any home, it’s no wonder that a remodeling job is a worthy investment. But what about the costs?

As the U.S.-China trade conflict simmered, Reuters turned to Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his insight on how those negotiations were being reflected in bond market activity. Jim noted that while things are generally more positive, uncertainty is still in the air.

Congratulations on your engagement! Engagements are always exciting; you’re celebrating a new chapter in life that brings in many changes. Big changes always come with new responsibilities, however. While it’s not about the money being spent, it’s going to be a factor in any wedding. All in all, getting married is expensive for any couple’s budget.

U.S. News & World Report consulted Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, to learn what investors should know about bond ratings. Jim urged investors do their homework with any bond purchase to ensure they are comfortable with the associated credit risk.

What do you get the mom who already has everything she needs? Something she really wants but would never buy for herself! Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift requires more than sending flowers. Look at these 6 great Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mom who has everything.

In personal finance, experts advise to keep enough cash in savings to run your household for 6 months. This is true in business, too. In fact, having a substantial safety net can mean the difference between staying in business or going bankrupt. Here are some tips on how much cash should be kept in reserve for a business.

Following the stock market’s two percent pullback, Bloomberg turned to Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for insight on the magnitude of this selloff. Despite the substantial decline, Ernie reminded investors that the market had recovered nearly all it had lost in the fourth quarter.

Lease, borrow, finance, or pay cash. As a business owner, it can be time consuming to try and determine how to purchase new equipment. Whether it is office equipment, business supplies, or business equipment, there are certain pros and cons with each option. Let’s focus on business equipment.

As trade tensions between the U.S. and China re-ignite, USA Today turned to Ernie Cecilia, Chief Investment Officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, for his market analysis. Ernie explained that the market had likely priced in substantial progress towards resolving trade negotiations and thus fluctuated as a result of the latest tariff threats.

International equity markets declined sharply in early Monday trading. U.S. equity markets and oil futures also plunged, as U.S. Treasuries caught a safe haven bid.

Any time you purchase a home, there are many things that you have to consider. If you’re thinking about buying a second home or a summer home to spend your vacations at, there’ll be some things to consider that you don’t ordinarily think about when buying a house.

U.S. News & World Report consulted Jennifer Dempsey Fox, President of Wealth Management at Bryn Mawr Trust, about how single moms should prepare financially for their family’s future. Despite the demands that come with single parenting, Jen encouraged prioritizing retirement savings and maintaining an emergency fund.

Who isn’t interested in becoming a millionaire before 35? At first, it may seem like an impossible task, only for those who hit the lottery, receive an inheritance or have a high-paying job. This is simply not true. What it takes are the following principles to follow. Ready, set, save!

Jim Barnes, Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income at BMT Wealth Management, discusses the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded on May 1 as well as the post FOMC meeting press conference held by Chair Jerome Powell.  Jim noted a healthy labor market combined with strong first quarter economic growth was enough to partly overshadow the recent weakness in inflationary data.  Overall, the Federal Reserve left the federal funds target range unchanged between 2.25% and 2.50%.

Reputation is everything for any business. Big or small, it’s important to protect your brand. Many people utilize search engines—namely Google—to search for things. That’s not to mention the lightning speed of sites like Twitter. But all of this comes as a double edged sword.

Jim Donovan will focus on BMT’s expanding commercial and business banking services and oversee the C&I, Small Business and SBA lending groups. His appointment is part of BMT’s strategic plan to ensure the bank is well positioned to support its growth initiatives.

The renting vs buying debate has always included the same considerations: home price, length of time staying, interest rate, type of mortgage, growth rate, taxes, closing costs, HOA fees, maintenance, and other hidden costs.

Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at Bryn Mawr Trust, spoke with Bloomberg about technological advancements designed to streamline the process of obtaining allocations of new debt. Jim noted that he is keeping a close eye on this development to see how it could improve the fixed income investment process.

When thinking of a grand opening for a new office, words such as excitement, curiosity, and interest pop into m