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 […]
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 […]
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.
I’m creeping close to the big 5-0. Many say it’s one of the milestone moments and if you’re lucky it is sometimes accompanied by a grander than usual birthday celebration. Yes, you also get the often joked about AARP card. Sounds exciting right? Well, I found something even better to mark my 50th birthday. Are […]
As a Financial Advisor in New England for more than 10 years, I’ve met with quite a few clients looking for advice on a second home to escape our most unpopular season: winter. Usually the conversation starts with my client telling me of the deals they can find on buying a vacation home in sunny […]
StrategicPoint’s Women’s Planning Initiative held an evening gathering in May during which we discussed: The Anatomy of a Good Decision, including a look at what elements go into a worthwhile decision. The topic is meant to be broad in order to encourage the sharing of views, but it got me thinking about one aspect of choice […]
When you selected your beneficiaries on your investment accounts, do you know if you chose “per capita” or “per stirpes”? This is quite important to review now, because you want to make sure you understand how your money is distributed once you’re gone. There is no wrong or right way; there is only your way. […]
I was watching television the other night and more than a few commercials were touting reverse mortgages. In fact, I have noticed over the last year or so that these commercials are more frequent than normal. I have been asked by multiple clients about reverse mortgages recently – when I asked what prompted them to […]
There comes a time in all of our lives, when we realize we have to grow up. My wife and I are starting to plan for a family, and the days seem to be numbered for my beloved 2003 Jeep Wrangler with over 150,000 miles on it. It still runs great and gets me where […]
TV Interview: Derek Amey with Frank Coletta from WJAR/NBC 10: Big Announcements to Social Security and Medicare-What They May Mean for YouOctober 23, 2015 3:52 pm
Building on his October 16th blog, Derek Amey spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about how changes to social security and medicare could affect you or your loved ones.