Financial News

  • Do You Live in a Happy City?

    How happy is your city? Study says Richmond is America’s most contented area – with New York its unhappiest.     • Researchers say job opportunities and housing often attract people to ‘unhappy’ cities • Claim that career prospects and financial rewards bring people to ‘unhappy’ areas • Charlottesville found to be happiest region – with Scranton the unhappiest New […]

  • Always Learning

    At The Main Street Group, we encourage everyone to keep learning, and we constantly train our people!  Noted author and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, had a brilliant quote: “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them, is to not train them and keep them.” -Zig Ziglar

  • Save Yourself!

    A recent article in Employee Benefit Magazine stated:  46% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.  40% of baby boomers now plan to work until they die.  36% of Americans say they don’t contribute anything at all to their savings.  87% of adults say they are not confident about […]

  • Attitude

    “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”   -Oprah Winfrey

  • Wisdom from Mother Teresa

    On the subject of whether to help selfish people who have hurt you before, Mother Teresa said: “You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.”

  • Be a Winner

    “Winners talk about solutions; losers talk about people.”  -Steve Crawford, President

  • Courage

    Everyone tries to avoid taking risks to some degree or another. Unfortunately: “You cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore!” -Andre Gide

  • 6 Incredibly Simple Investment Rules You Can Learn From Your Plumber

    1. Need a plumber? Ask your friends and associates for a reference. Need a financial advisor? Same answer. 2. Got a leak? Hire a professional! Just because you own a pipe wrench doesn’t mean you should use it. When you pay a professional, the cost is insignificant compared to you: – making the problem worse […]

  • A Welcome Message From Our President

    Welcome to the new Main Street Group website and blog! We’re happy to have you here, and we hope you’ll keep checking back here for interesting and useful information. Before I started The Main Street Group, I was a broker and eventually a manager at a large insurance company. While I was there, I learned […]