blend·ed fam·i·ly noun NORTH AMERICA a family consisting of a couple and their children from this and all previous relationships. The joining of two families can be an exciting time but also a time when you will be faced with many financial decisions. There are many aspects of life to plan for, from living […]
TV Interview: Sean Giles with Frank Coletta from WJAR/Channel 10: An Eight Year Car Loan? Don’t Do It!February 17, 2017 12:48 pm
Building on his February 10th blog, Sean Giles spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about what you should consider when thinking about signing a long term car loan.
A while ago I came across a headline that read “Eight Year Car Loans”. What? Ok, I thought I’ve seen it all when it comes to getting someone to buy a car, but this one seemed almost impossible. Is it part of a fake news site, or a scam? I did some digging: sure enough, […]
TV Interview: Chrissy Canapari with Frank Coletta from WJAR/Channel 10: Debit or Credit? Which to Use and When?January 5, 2017 1:35 pm
Building on our recent blog, Chrissy Canapari spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about when you should choose credit over debit for reasons of security.
Investors are forever hopeful (why else would we invest?). And the start of a new year often brings outsized optimism. 2017 feels particularly bullish for the equity markets, however, with both investors and businesses cheering. I feel the same hopefulness, but I am reminded that 2016 was humbling in many ways. 2016 did not go […]
For most Americans, 401k plans, qualified plans or defined contribution plans are the most popular savings vehicles for retirement. With most private companies doing away with pension plans and the uncertainty of Social Security, individuals need…
We’re pleased to introduce Chrissy Canapari’s first blog submission! Chrissy has been with the firm since 2003 and will be a frequent contributor to the StrategicPoint Blog. To learn more about Chrissy, visit her Bio. To subscribe to Chriss…
Debit or Credit? It’s a question we get almost every day, whether it be in person at the checkout or online and it’s a question you should take seriously. Why? My debit and credit card both have the Visa/MasterCard logo. What’s the big difference? There is actually a big difference, but for this article, I’m […]
In 2014, Rhode Island adopted the CEE’s National Standards for Financial Literacy as Rhode Island’s first ever statewide standards. While Rhode Island has taken steps towards improving financial literacy in our schools, there is still a large disconnect between where we are and where we need to be in ensuring our children are adequately prepared for […]
Building on his most recent blog, Derek Amey spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about this year’s unprecedented election and how markets could react to the transition of power.