Financial Planning for Blended Families

February 21, 2017 10:13 am

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 […]

An Eight Year Car Loan? Don’t Do It!

February 10, 2017 9:41 am

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, […]

Month One, 2017

February 6, 2017 10:39 am

It was so clear, right? Trifecta. We were headed for tax reform, infrastructure spending and deregulation. The economy was about to take off, replete with a rising dollar and budding inflation. At least that was the popular story at the beginning of the year. Not so fast. Nothing is as easy as it seems. Distraction […]

StrategicPoint’s Aaron C. Reynolds Earns Prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® Designation

January 31, 2017 10:31 am

Providence, RI—(January 26, 2017) – Aaron C. Reynolds, Associate Portfolio Manager at StrategicPoint Investment Advisors in Providence and East Greenwich, RI has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. Since joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Reynolds has been a valued member of StrategicPoint’s Portfolio Management Committee where he provides expertise in research and […]

Get the Checklist: Organizing Your Finances for the New Year

January 12, 2017 3:27 pm

New year, new budget! The holidays are over, 2017 has arrived, and we’ve begun a new year to meet your financial goals. Don’t let unexpected expenses derail your 2017 plans. The start of a new year is the perfect time to clear off your kitchen table and take an in-depth view at your overall financial […]

2017 US Equity Market Outlook

January 3, 2017 11:28 am

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 […]

Debit or Credit? Which to Use and When?

December 15, 2016 1:41 pm

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 […]