Though many weddings are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have prepared our 2020 Matrimonial Planning Guidebook in time for “wedding season!” While love may be blind, one should never go into marriage without having a frank discussion and understanding about financial goals, income, savings, and debt. Marriage will affect your finances in many […]
The month of April was the best of times, it was also the worst of times, only time will tell if it was the age of wisdom or foolishness. So, with a strong market rally in the back half of March and all of April that is seemingly at odds with economic data, should investors listen […]
When was the last time that you reviewed your estate planning documents and beneficiary designations? A general rule of thumb is to review them every two to three years and determine if adjustments need to be made, especially when a major life event occurs, such as a death, marriage, divorce in the family, or your […]
The CARES Act, an emergency bill that Congress passed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The law, among other things, created the Payroll Protection Program which makes approximately $349 billion available to provide 8-weeks of cash flow assistance to small businesses through 100% federally guaranteed loans to […]
The market volatility that we have seen in 2020 is unprecedented. As emotional beings we are all struggling with headlines and market volatility (yes, even us as advisors). But have we seen the bottom? What are we to expect next? Click here to read more….
Many of us have been feeling anxious lately due to the coronavirus pandemic. Couple that with a bear market (20% or greater down period in equity markets), and it is normal to feel anxious about your retirement and investment accounts. But should you worry? The answer depends on a few factors including your need for […]
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In 2018 (2019 data is not yet available), the Federal Trade Commission processed 1.4 million fraud reports which totaled $1.48 billion in losses. The fastest rising areas of fraud is “formjacking” where hackers steal credit card and payment information from webpage forms. New account fraud and account takeovers are also on the rise. Unfortunately, with […]
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