Life/Goals

4 Key Financial Lessons from the Last Recession

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA™, RFG℠, CFP® Managing Director If you’re above a certain age, you probably have strong memories of the last two recessions, the housing crash in 2007/2008, and the economic shutdown in 2020. You likely remember feeling a high degree of fear, anxiety, and stress over the economic uncertainty you experienced during previous...
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Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Vehicle?

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer One of the most frequent questions we get from our clients is whether they should lease or buy their next vehicle. It can quickly and decisively be answered with, “it depends.” There are several factors to consider prior to deciding on your...
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Is Inflation the Problem?

By Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP® Chairman & CEO The Federal Reserve has begun to raise interest rates in its effort to combat inflation in the U.S. which is currently 8.3%. The inflation rate in the United States has averaged 3.26% from 1914 until 2022. We did some research on the cause of each U.S....
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What to Do When Laid Off

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Chief Investment Officer As companies struggle to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and many shift from brick-and-mortar based businesses to hybrid or virtual, thousands of people have lost their jobs. According to PEW Research Center, the pandemic has caused layoffs for a quarter of U.S. adults, and a third...
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Rosanne Rogé Featured in Recent CNBC Article

R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. Managing Director, Rosanne Rogé, CSATM, RFGSM, CFP®, was recently featured in an article titled “Waiting to talk finance with an aging parent in cognitive decline is a mistake, experts say.” The article was featured on CNBC and discusses the importance of addressing parents aging needs early on. To view the...
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529 Plans: More Than the Gift of Education, an Estate and Tax Planning Oasis

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Giving the gift of education is a wonderful endeavor, and a frequent financial planning goal of our clients. For those not familiar, a 529 plan is a state administered, tax-advantaged educational savings account in which you would ideally contribute after-tax money to...
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R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. Celebrates 35 Years in Business

R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. was founded by Ronald W. Rogé in July 1986. Today, as we celebrate 35 successful years in business, we want to take a moment to thank all of our loyal clients, nearly 70 of whom have been with us for over 20 years! To celebrate, we put together a fun...
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The Longevity Challenge: How Not to Outlive Your Retirement Funds

R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. Chairman and CEO, Ronald W. Rogé, was recently a guest speaker on “45 Forward with Ron Roel,” a show on the Voice America Talk Radio Network. The show aims to provide listeners age 45 and over with strategies to shift the traditional waiting-for-retirement model to a journey of compelling life...
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Creating a Legacy: Investing for Multiple Generations

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Leaving a legacy means different things to different people. But to leave a legacy one must have something to give. After almost two decades of rising asset prices (stocks and housing among other assets) an increasing number of individuals and families are in the unique position to not...
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