The Fragasso Blog

Gaining an Edge on Student Debt

Posted by Brent Sutherland

Jul 23, 2015 6:30:00 AM

photo credit: Class of 2013 UNC Graduates via photopin (license) 

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Topics: debt, college, college education planning, loans, 529, school loan, education debt, student debt, payscale, tax reduction strategies

Retirement: Plan early and save consistently

Posted by Michael Fertig

Jul 9, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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Topics: retirement, Social Security, savings, retirement income

The Greek Debt Crisis: Then, Now and This Week

Posted by Lisa Brignoni

Jun 24, 2015 6:00:00 AM


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Topics: Greece, debt crisis, eurozone, europe

How Financial Advisors Should Work with Nonprofits

Posted by Gregg Daily

Jun 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM


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Topics: Fiduciary, non-profit, nonprofit, dotti bechtol, gregg daily, video blog

The Importance of Days of Giving in Our Region

Posted by Dotti Bechtol

May 21, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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Topics: Pittsburgh, nonprofit, day of giving, chairty

Chuck Mattiucci: One of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest

Posted by Terra McBride

May 7, 2015 9:45:00 AM

Photo credit:  Staff photographer, Jennae Backo

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Topics: chuck mattiucci, employee profile

Three Reasons Lower Energy Prices Are A Good Thing

Posted by Madison Nestor

Apr 2, 2015 12:09:48 PM

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Topics: energy, gas prices, oil prices

Active Versus Passive Management: Solving the Debate

Posted by Daniel Dingus

Mar 19, 2015 6:00:00 AM


Debate topics can be political, informative, funny, social and economic. Many are controversial, heightening the level of seriousness, especially when discussing politics or one’s core value systems. But sometimes a debate is just senseless. Case in point, my middle school debate topic, “Should homework be banned?” was neither serious nor a part of my core value system. As suspected, my campaign to ban homework fell on deaf ears, regardless of how well I crafted my argument. In hindsight, the assignment was surely a playful jab by our teacher at an impossible grade school fantasy.

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Topics: index managers, active vs passive funds, investment analyst

Last Minute Tips to Save on Taxes

Posted by Brianne King

Mar 12, 2015 6:30:00 AM

As the clock on tax day starts to wind down, many of us are still gathering all of our information to prepare our taxes to be filed. While the idea of having to write a check to the government frightens most, there are still a few easy steps that you can take to help reduce your 2014 taxes. Here are three simple ideas to consider before preparing your taxes this year.

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Topics: Tax cuts, Financial Advisor, Taxes, accountant

Four Easy Steps Everyone Can Take To De-Stress Tax Season

Posted by Chuck Mattiucci

Feb 26, 2015 6:30:00 AM

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” You’ll see the humor in my decision to keep this post upbeat when I chose to focus on the latter. Yes it is tax season and we are enduring all of the headaches that come with it. Tax time is stressful for many people, but by taking a few simple steps I think you can alleviate a lot of that stress.

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Topics: Taxes

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