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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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A Little-Known Veterans Benefit: Aid-and-Attendance

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director As a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves, there is a special place in my heart for our wartime veterans.  After all, the reason I have the freedom to write this article and do everything else I want to do is because of the sacrifices they...
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The Latest Technology for Aging in Place

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director Like many things, aging is certainly not what it was years ago. Today, older adults can age much more gracefully with the help of advances in healthcare, as well as cutting-edge technology. According to the Society of Senior Advisors (CSA), below are some of the most recent...
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Tariffs, Quotas, and Modern-Day Protectionism

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Manager In keeping with one of President Donald Trump’s promises, we recently saw the enactment of tariffs aimed at reversing unfair trade practices of the Chinese state sponsor companies. This first step was aimed at the steel industry with tariffs on an estimated $60...
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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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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)

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...
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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...
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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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