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Making Sense of Friday’s Market Decline

By Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP® Chairman & CEO On Friday, February 2, the stock market declined approximately 2.2%, a sharp reversal from the broad-based advance of the past year.  The Dow Jones Industrials Average is still up 27% over the past year. We have had positive stock market returns with low volatility for over...
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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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Beware of Being Admitted Under Medicare “Observation”

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director Health insurance can be confusing, and unfortunately, it doesn’t get easier as we age. In fact, there’s a new dispute under the Medicare system that seniors need to be aware of when seeking medical attention. Medicare claims that inpatient status begins when you are formally admitted to...
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Tax Strategies for Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)

Decoding tax and insurance jargon can be as difficult as learning another language. We recently encountered a scenario that helped our clients save money with a specific strategy for their Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) that will save significant Medicare Part B Premiums. If you or your spouse are nearing retirement, it’s a tip that might...
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6 Tips for Protecting Your Identity

By Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP® Chairman & CEO Technology has certainly opened a whole new world of possibilities. Cars are driving themselves, we can video chat with friends and family across continents, and information is literally at our fingertips. Unfortunately, there’s always a catch. With all the amazing new pieces of technology comes some...
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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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5 Success Strategies for Business Owners

5 Success Strategies for Business Owners

By Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP® Chairman & CEO Being a business owner is radically different than being an employee within a business that belongs to someone else. You tend to watch the business like a hawk, often sacrifice your personal needs, and spend so much time running and planning for the business that you...
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Aging and Finances

The Impact of Aging on Financial Decision Making

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director Although we are all living longer, healthier lives, studies show that cognition tends to regress with age. One study recently confirmed that declining cognition is associated with significant decrease in financial literacy, and can impact overall financial decision making.1 Additional research proved that by age 60 our...
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Facts and Figures

Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Facts

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director A required minimum distribution (RMD) is the amount that traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners, Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plans, and other qualified plan participants, such as 401(k) plan participants, must begin taking from their retirement accounts. This must be done by April 1 following the year...
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