We are approaching the end of another year. The next month will be filled with celebrations, shopping and other holiday festivities, but it’s also time to take a last look at your finances before the end of the year to make sure you are taking advantage of money saving opportunities before they are lost. Because […]
One factor of the October rout in the stock market has been rising interest rates. The market has concerns that the Federal Reserve could eventually overshoot (raise interest rates too high) and stifle economic growth. While an overshoot seems unlikely until sometime in 2020, investors tend to signal their displeasure early. At this point in […]
Following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) last year, and the increase in the standard deduction that came with it, there’s a lot of industry discussion about the impact that this may have on charitable giving. Many of us give to charities for reasons beyond receiving a tax deduction. However, there […]
This might seem like an easy question to answer but as our financial lives tend to be complex with many moving parts, remembering to update your beneficiaries when life events occur is sometimes not at the forefront of our minds. Reviewing them at least once a year, if you have a change in marital status, […]
In 2016, over $390 billion was donated to charitable causes in the US. Many people donate money and time to their favorite charities throughout the year. Some choose to set up scheduled giving such as a monthly donation, while others make their donations at the end of the year. When unexpected events, like Hurricanes Harvey […]
Building on her August 17th blog, Chrissy Canapari spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta on Facebook Live to discuss items to consider when using online banking services. Her interview begins at the 3:30 mark.
TV Interview: Derek Amey with Frank Coletta from WJAR/Channel 10: Spending Those 529 Savings for the First Time?August 31, 2018 10:35 am
Building on his August 13th blog, Derek Amey spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta on Facebook Live to discuss tips on how to handle those first 529 plan distributions! Fast forward to the 7 minute mark to see his segment.
Emergency reserves are a vital part of every good financial plan. Having extra savings that can be accessed to cover an unexpected expense enables you to avoid charging up credit cards and taking withdrawals from retirement savings. So where should you keep those reserves and how should they be invested? Or should they be invested […]
Much to the dismay of students across the US, for many of them the start of the school year is less than 30 days away. We spend a lot of time as advisors helping our clients determine the best way to save college (click here if you want to schedule an appointment with one of […]
As the calendar turns to 2014, many folks use the month of January to review their retirement balances and see how their accounts have grown. Whether it’s the cold weather that makes people pay more attention or a derivative of a new year’s…