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 […]
New year, new budget! The holidays are over, 2018 has arrived, and we’ve begun a new year to meet your financial goals. Don’t let unexpected expenses derail your plans for the new year. The start of a new year is the perfect time to clear off your kitchen table and take an in-depth view at […]
TV Interview: Chrissy Canapari with Frank Coletta from WJAR/Channel 10: Should I Pay Off my Mortgage Before I Retire?July 28, 2017 1:02 pm
Building on her July 11th blog, Chrissy Canapari spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about some items to think about when making the decision to pay off your mortgage before you retire.
Ideally everyone would reach retirement and not have an outstanding mortgage balance, but that is not always the case. Some people choose to keep a mortgage for tax purposes, but often, due to any number of circumstances, retirement approaches and a mortgage balances still exist for many retirees. The outstanding mortgage loan may be on […]
In a recent study conducted by PwC around employee financial wellness, 30% of employees surveyed reported that issues with their personal finances have led them to being distracted at work. Of the distracted workers, 46% say that they spend at least three hours or more each week thinking about or dealing with issues related to […]
It is easy to ignore bonds. Bonds don’t generate the same flashy headlines as stocks, (“DOW 21,000!!!”). Bonds also don’t swoon or shoot up the way stocks do. When was the last time you heard investors talk in near panic terms about a bond market “crash?” or coo about “new highs?” In spite of their […]
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 […]
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…
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.