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Has the Stock Market Gone Loco? (Did the President actually use the word loco?)

By Steven Rogé, MBA, AIF®, CMFC® Director of Research and Portfolio Management Wednesday’s stock market drop of over 800 points (over 3%) on the Dow Jones Industrials Average surprised many investors. Comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell set in motion the rise in interest rates. Investors scrutinize every comment from the Chairman to glean...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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