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Show Me the Money

A new COVID relief package of $1.9 trillion was passed by Congress and signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The big takeaway for most is that individuals who make less than $75,000 will receive checks for $1,400.

Swimming Naked with GameStop

Bank investment accounts are a great way to build net worth, but keep in mind that betting on volatile stocks can be even more risky than going to the casino.

PPP and More

As the vaccine rolls out in our region, we are very optimistic that our country can return to normal in the near future. In the meantime, please feel free to check with your local bank to see what sort of help might be available to meet your needs.

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Experiences Record Growth in 2020

About Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company:
With $2.3 billion in assets, Louisiana-based Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company serves its business and personal banking clients through its branches, loan production offices, trust and investment offices and business credit offices. It also offers business credit nationally through Gulf Coast Business Credit. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company has 19 branch locations across Southeast Louisiana and more than 45 total locations in 13 other states.  For more information about Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, please visit
GULFBANK.COM or call 1.800.223.2060. Engage with Gulf Coast Bank on Facebook, and Twitter (@gulfcoastbank).

Choose a Starting Point

I had a flashback of a memory this month when I rented a Hertz car and the agent asked, “Would you like a GPS with that?” I responded, “No, I have one on my phone.” This memory made me realize how ubiquitous GPS-enabled navigation apps are now.

Hard Candy Christmas

Dolly Parton always brought the house down and a tear to most eyes with this song.


I heard a story this week that I just have to share. It seems that God called Gabriel and the other archangels in for an update and strategic planning meeting.

Gulf Coast Bank annual auction raises more than $100,000 for non-profits

Editor's Note: This article by Allan Katz was originally published in the October 2020 issue of the Kenner Star.

Scary Financial Times

So, since yields are low and stocks may be overvalued, stick with what you know. We recommend that you invest steadily for the long term and refuse to be tricked by offers that seem too good to be true.

What You Should Have Done