Making Your Money Work

Tax Strategies for Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)

By Christopher Wills, CPA, CFA®, CFP® 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...
Read More

Financial Advice for Women, by Women

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director There are numerous books and studies surrounding gender differences. It’s safe to say men truly are from Mars, and women are from Venus. The two groups differ in their relationships, communication style and emotional needs. It’s not surprising that their relationships with money and financial needs also...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
donate

5 Unique Ways to Give Back

By Kelley Caponigro Assistant to the Chairman & CEO There are obvious positive reasons for giving back to your community – such as helping others in need, setting a good example for your children, and supporting amazing organizations. In fact, recent studies have shown that giving can also help boost physical and mental health.1 Although...
Read More
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...
Read More

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...
Read More
Social Security

A Small Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security Benefits in 2017

By Rosanne Rogé, CFP®, CSA, RFGsm Managing Director If you have noticed a small dip in your Social Security payments recently, you are not alone. Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), the recipients of Social Security Benefits will be receiving a small Cost of...
Read More
teamwork

Client Stories 2016: The Importance of a Financial Dream Team

By Christopher R. Wills, CPA, CFA®, CFP® Director of Wealth Management Although some people prefer to have their trusted advisors work independently from one another, amazing things can happen when professionals come together for the well-being of their client. Allowing your financial advisor, accountant, and estate planning attorney to collaborate can often lead to a...
Read More

Like Us on Facebook