Financial Factors to Consider when Buying a Home

Most people will agree that the top consideration in buying a home is location, and that is true for a number of reasons.  Everyone wants to live in a safe and desirable area suitable to their lifestyle.  For some the location may be conveniently located to their workplace, and for others it may offer quality school systems for their children. ...

Should You Consider Refinancing Your Debt?

As we are now experiencing a rising interest rate environment, it is imperative to take a close look at your debt obligations to determine if action should be taken. Many of us have enjoyed low interest rates on our debt for several years now, and this may have swayed your decision to accept variable rate terms in order to significantly...

StrategicPoint Names Two New Partners

PROVIDENCE, April 30, 2018 – StrategicPoint Investment Advisors, LLC, an independent Registered Investment Advisor, announced the promotion of Richard J. Anzelone and Derek M. Amey to Partners. With the addition of these two individuals, StrategicPoint’s leadership team now includes three Partners. "We are very pleased that Rick and Derek’s leadership skills are being recognized through this promotion. Each has served...

Three Things to Keep In Mind Before Deciding to Downsize

If you’re nearing retirement, or settling in to your new retirement routine, chances are you’ve considered downsizing. Whether you’re looking to take advantage of mortgage savings, a warmer climate, or adding a second home, downsizing can be an integral part of your desired lifestyle in retirement. Downsizing is defined as the liquidation – or selling – of your assets, usually...

4 Ways to Spend Your Income Tax Refund

Each year about 8 out of 10 American taxpayers will receive a refund.  There are arguments both for and against having so much tax withheld from your paycheck or other income sources that you wind up getting a refund.  Some argue that overpaying taxes is essentially an interest free loan to Uncle Sam.  Others prefer to use tax withholding as...

Kristina Mello Joins StrategicPoint Investment Advisors as Financial Planner

Providence, RI— (March 26, 2018) – StrategicPoint announces the addition of Kristina Mello, MBA, to their team as Financial Planner, further expanding the firm’s capabilities in wealth management. StrategicPoint Investment Advisors, LLC, an independent, fee-based financial advisory firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Kristina Mello as Financial Planner. In addition to working closely with our advisors to help...

The Stock Market’s Balancing Act

Investing is a delicate balancing act, weighing the good news against the bad. Fortunately, for most of the last year and a half, we didn’t hear a lot of really damaging news. Unfortunately, that has changed recently and escalated this past week.  Investors usually can handle one challenge fairly effectively, but when the pace of concerns picks up and multiple...

Have You Completed Your “What If” List?

As we are now in the full swing of tax season and you are likely gathering all the relevant documentation needed, there might be an additional item to add to your checklist of to do’s: your asset inventory, or as I like to call it my ‘what if’ list.  An asset inventory list is essentially a detailed directory of your...

Who…..or What is to Blame For the Recent Market Volatility?

The Supreme Court back in 1919 found that while the freedom of speech is protected under the First Amendment, it does not however protect “dangerous speech.” The definition of dangerous speech being purposely vague. An example was provided by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in which he said “falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic” would...