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Thursday, April 18, 2024

April 22 is Earth Day; a day about awareness and appreciation of our planet, its resources, and its environment. In its early years, Earth Day was little celebrated and little noticed. Now, it is a worldwide event; a reminder to look...

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Tax time is upon us, and that means gathering all of your documents needed and getting them in one place to make filing your taxes as easy as possible. We thought it would be helpful to send along this handy checklist to assist with...

Thursday, November 16, 2023

We strive to keep you regularly updated with important market changes and news. Please listen to the most recent market update from Phil Blancato, Osaic’s Chief Market Strategist. This call discusses recent updates for the...

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter contains helpful information about how inflation impacts your portfolio, why it's important to control your future by creating a will, understanding equity compensation, and insuring...

Saturday, July 15, 2023

For the optimists among us, we were relieved to see some good financial news in June. U.S. stocks were up for the month and the quarter, although bonds didn’t fare as well. The S&P 500 defied recession fears and a U.S. banking...

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Friday, June 2, 2023

We strive to keep you regularly updated with important market changes and news.Please find the Market Analysis from Phil Blancato, Advisor Group’s Chief Market Strategist attached below. This update provides an overview of...

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Earnings Drive ReboundIt was a very busy week of earnings reports, but none more important than those from the Big Tech names. After two days of sharp losses on revived regional banking fears and otherwise lackluster earnings results,...

Saturday, April 1, 2023

We strive to keep you regularly updated with important market changes and news.Please find this week’s Market View Weekly from Phil Blancato, Advisor Group’s Chief Market Strategist attached below. This commentary provides...

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Concerns over a firmer monetary policy were heightened by fresh economic data, touching off a climb in bond yields and a slide in stock prices last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s...

Sunday, January 8, 2023

As the economy continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic over the past year, you may have noticed the term ‘inflation’ coming up in the news. But don’t let it scare you! The fact is, some inflation is good...

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Happy November. As we move into the season of giving thanks, we can all feel thankful for a bit of good news about the markets. Stocks soared during October, with value stocks outperforming growth as earnings season kicked into high...

Thursday, September 15, 2022

While most people would agree that “leaving the world a better place than we found it” is a worthy goal, many find that it’s not the easiest task to accomplish. Aside from adhering to the “reduce, reuse,...

Monday, August 15, 2022

July was yet another month of roller coaster ups and downs, marked by continued consumer concerns about supply chain issues and higher costs for goods and services. The weather wreaked havoc in many parts of the country, as torrential...

Monday, June 13, 2022

Welcome to June!What a relief to have May in the rearview mirror after a volatile month (in both the markets and the headlines). Surprisingly, despite weeks of negative performance, the major stock indexes actually finished flat,...

Thursday, January 20, 2022

When you change jobs, it’s critical to remember to create a plan for past employee sponsored retirement accounts. While you have the choice to simply leave it, you also have the option to consolidate past plans which brings all...

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Preparing for retirement just got a little more financial wiggle room. This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced new contribution limits for 2022.Staying put for 2022 are traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

If you are feeling a bit confused about the direction of inflation, you’re in good company. Some of the best and brightest economists in the country are having a tough time getting their arms around the current inflation trends...

Friday, September 17, 2021

There are no two ways around it: childcare is expensive! In many cities, it can cost nearly as much as the mortgage or rent payment, which puts parents in a Catch-22: they have to work to afford childcare, but they need childcare in...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

As the economy continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic over the past year, you may have noticed the term ‘inflation’ coming up in the news. But don’t let it scare you! The fact is, some inflation is...

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

When meeting with clients to determine the most efficient ways to maximize retirement savings, it’s not unusual for me to come across debt in a portfolio which prompts the million dollar client question, “Is it better to...

Thursday, June 17, 2021

As the economy continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic over the past year, you may have noticed the term ‘inflation’ coming up in the news. But don’t let it scare you! The fact is, some inflation is...

Friday, May 14, 2021

Saving money is a bit like eating healthy, you know you should eat your veggies but it’s hard to resist indulging in something a bit more fun. Like making healthy choices, a tax refund can present the opportunity to splurge but,...

Friday, April 16, 2021

While it’s natural to look ahead to a leisurely retirement, it’s prudent to prepare for expenses that catch many retirees by surprise. In a recent survey, nearly one-third of retirees reported they faced at least four...

Friday, March 19, 2021

We always hope our clients feel confident discussing money with their families. The truth is, talking about money can be uncomfortable! Where do you begin? What’s the right age? The good news is, it’s never too early to...

Friday, February 19, 2021

Stock prices inched higher last week amid declining COVID-19 cases, a pick-up in vaccinations, and progress on a fiscal relief bill.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.00%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1.23%....

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

We wish you a very happy new year! As we close in on year-end, a common topic of conversation amongst friends and family is what resolutions they vow to make in the new year. One of the top kind of resolutions deal with finances in...

Friday, December 18, 2020

Stocks retreated last week on rising COVID-19 infections and slow progress on an economic relief bill.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.57%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 0.96%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Each fall the Treasury Department announces inflation adjustments to tax-advantaged retirement accounts and income limits for the following tax year. They recently announced contribution limits and changes for the 2021 tax year.For...

Saturday, November 21, 2020

As the leaves fall and the sweaters come out, autumn is typically the time of year when many are feeling the financial effects of vacation-packed summers. This year there’s likely an additional element impacting you...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The pandemic has showcased how much we rely on the internet, which makes it possible to virtually work from home, shop, attend religious service and stay connected with family and friends. Unfortunately, those conveniences come with...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hopefully, you and your family have found ways to enjoy the summer, despite the ongoing pandemic. As the calendar turns to September, we’re looking forward to the cooler days! The way the last few months have been can make your...

Thursday, August 13, 2020

While COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, a bright spot on the horizon is continued vaccine development progress with 135 potential vaccines in testing with the possibility of being available by January. Unemployment rates are...