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Financial Health 101

The Importance of Personal Umbrella Policies

  What would happen if you or your child caused a car accident that resulted in serious injuries or the deaths of others? How would you pay for the treatment and damages of someone who was hurt in your home and claimed negligence? What happens when they claim to have suffered greatly because of the...
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Recent Market Volatility

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management The S&P 500 closed in bear market territory last week for the first time since 2008.  A bear market is defined as a loss of greater than 20% from its previous high, which occurred in September of 2018.  The stock market has been...
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T’was the Night Before Harry’s Retirement

  In January 2006 I wrote the following poem titled, “T’was the Night Before Harry’s Retirement.” I paraphrased the 1823 poem from Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” to describe some of the problems we are seeing today with clients who are nearing retirement. More than a decade later the poem is still...
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Has the Stock Market Gone Loco? (Did the President actually use the word loco?)

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management Wednesday’s stock market drop of over 800 points (over 3%) on the Dow Jones Industrials Average surprised many investors. Comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell set in motion the rise in interest rates. Investors scrutinize every comment from the Chairman to glean...
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How to Make a Tax Free Charitable Contribution From Your IRA

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director For those age 70 ½ who are required to make annual Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has given individuals, who can afford to be philanthropic, a gift in the form of a tax break. The Tax...
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5 Tips From Highly Successful People

By Kelley Caponigro Assistant to the Chairman & CEO Although there are many different definitions of success, the four main elements that contribute to success are freedom of time, money, relationships, and purpose. Dan Sullivan, founder of The Strategic Coach, Inc., says that “when you lose sight of these four freedoms, that’s when you start...
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Are You Getting Good Financial Advice or a Sales Pitch?

By Kelley Caponigro Assistant to the Chairman & CEO There are a great deal of articles and theories on how to tell a good financial advisor from a salesperson or product-pusher. The problem is that most salespeople are so good at looking and sounding like the real thing that it can be difficult to unmask...
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5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing Financial Advisors

5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing Financial Advisors

By Kelley Caponigro Assistant to the Chairman & CEO Searching for a financial advisor can be really confusing. There are so many different types of professionals who call themselves advisors, as well as various designations and certifications to decode. For most investors, putting these puzzle pieces together to gain a coherent picture of a professional...
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Protecting Your Investments from Conflicts of Interest

By Kelley Caponigro Assistant to the Chairman & CEO While many investors may not be aware of the Department of Labors (DOL) six-year battle to establish a fiduciary standard for anyone providing investment advice on retirement accounts, they are surely aware that President Donald Trump has issued a memorandum aimed at delaying these efforts. On...
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