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Red, White and Blue Investing

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management We occasionally get questions regarding our domestic equity investment focus. As our clients know, we’ve had this domestic bias for several years now. We made this decision after months of research and collaboration with industry experts to validate or dismiss our thesis that...
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How to Respond to a Cyber-Attack

What do you do if you become a victim of identity theft, cyber-attack or data breach?  The following are the steps you need to take courtesy of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. WITHIN THE FIRST 24-48 HOURS: Call your advisor, regardless of where or how the breach occurred, so he/she can watch for any suspicious...
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Office Happenings – Spring Edition

Office Happenings – Spring Edition  By Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP® Welcome to the Spring edition of “Office Happenings”. We use this column to educate, introduce people, technology, and operating systems we use, or, plan to use to provide our clients with outstanding services. We also will keep you up-to-date and share with you the...
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Managing Lotto Winnings

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management While we rang in the New Year with the Times Square ball drop, a lucky person just a few miles east in Long Island New York has been celebrating watching the mega millions ball drop in their favor. The Mega Millions drawing was...
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Office Happenings – Winter Edition

Office Happenings – Winter Edition  By Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP® Welcome to the winter edition of “Office Happenings”. We use this column to educate, introduce people, technology, and operating systems we use, or, plan to use to provide our clients with outstanding services. We also will keep you up-to-date and share with you the...
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New Year’s Financial Resolutions

By Michelle Herbst Director of First Impressions It is that time of year again when people make New Year’s resolutions. Many people focus on changing their eating habits, starting an exercise routine or adding more physical activity to their lives, right any wrongs, or to live a kinder more caring life. However, how many people...
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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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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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