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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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6 Tips for Protecting Your Identity

By Ronald W. Rogé, MS, CFP® Chairman & CEO Technology has certainly opened a whole new world of possibilities. Cars are driving themselves, we can video chat with friends and family across continents, and information is literally at our fingertips. Unfortunately, there’s always a catch. With all the amazing new pieces of technology comes some...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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Bull Market

Eighth Anniversary of the Bull Market

By Steven Rogé, MBA, CMFC®, AIF® Director of Research and Portfolio Manager March 9, 2017 marked the 8th anniversary of the bull market, and it received lots of publicity in the press and media. There are differing opinions as to whether the stock market is overvalued now that the Dow and S&P 500 indices are...
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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...
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