Retirement Planning

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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Who We Are and How We Serve Our Clients?

By Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP® Founded on July 28, 1986, our fee-only financial advisory firm is celebrating its 36th anniversary. In that time, we have helped individuals not only in the Long Island and New York metropolitan areas, but throughout the country in 17 states Plan, Achieve and Live® the life they want. Today...
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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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Navigating Market Volatility

Over the past several years, creating a portfolio of domestic stocks, bonds, and cash worked perfectly and was hard to beat. While it may be comfortable to settle on an investment strategy that works well, we are always challenging this investment thesis. Behind the scenes we have been exploring alternative sources of returns for our...
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Retirement: Here’s what financial experts think about bitcoin in your 401(k)

R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. Chairman and CEO, Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP®, was recently quoted in an article titled “Retirement: Here’s what financial experts think about bitcoin in your 401(k).” The article addresses whether investors should consider adding bitcoin to their retirement account. It was featured in Yahoo Money and written by Senior Columnist...
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How Stock Options Work

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Chief Investment Officer The late-great Yogi Berra once said, “They give you cash, which is just as good as money.” Back when Yogi was busy winning one of his 13 world championships there wasn’t such a thing as “Incentive Stock Options” or ISOs. It wasn’t until the 1960s...
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In The News

Rosanne Rogé in Financial Gerontology Article by FA Magazine

R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. Managing Director, Rosanne Rogé, CSATM, RFGSM, CFP®, was recently featured in an article titled “Merrill, Other Advisors Embrace Financial Gerontology Training.” The article was featured in Financial Advisor Magazine and addresses the importance of more financial firms embracing financial gerontology. To view the full article and learn more about financial...
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The SECURE Act: Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) and Beneficiary Designations

By Rosanne Rogé, CFP®, CSATM, RFGSM and Christine Parisi, CFP® The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) that went into effect on January 1, 2020, changed the age at which your Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are required to begin from age 70 ½ to age 72. Individuals owning assets in an IRA account...
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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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