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How can the new Tax Laws work for you?

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has been the most significant tax reform we have seen in over 30 years.

Life Insurance & the Client Experience

We, at Fragasso Financial Advisors, have been solidifying our client experience over the last half of 2017. Through that process, we have identified one of the most important components of your Dynamic Wealth Plan: life insurance.

Financial Planning Mistakes in Divorce

Major life changes, such as marriage, divorce and widowhood are considered among the most stressful to endure. Who has the presence of mind to deal with their finances when emotions are in turmoil? Proper planning and guidance can have a major impact. This is why I have put together a list of ten of the most common financial mistakes to avoid.

Shape Up Your Retirement Plan Savings

A common goal that can be easily forgotten about is getting our retirement savings in better shape. Retirement accounts through our employer can be one of the most attractive way to save, and while employer sponsored plans have long been a main source of retirement income for many workers over time, the retirement landscape has shifted.

2017 Part Two: A Look Back

In part two of his blog, Daniel continues his assessment of the global discord and the markets that continue to push higher. From the ever dangerous global political tensions to the rise of “Crypto-Currency”, 2017 was never short of interesting, albeit sometime sad news. While news headlines are meant to be attention grabbing, sometimes lost in the back-pages was the global equity market’s continued ascension.

2017 Part One: A Look Back

In our latest blog, we take a look back at the financial developments in the first two quarters of 2017. Join us as we dive into the key global news stories and the correlating shifts in the markets.

Where do we stand?

“We may not know where we’re going, but we sure as heck ought to know where we stand” is an oft-uttered refrain from the legendary investor Howard Marks. In this blog, Michael Godwin, manager of portfolio strategy, walks us through Marks' six options for investing in a low-return world and also discusses economic growth, the “hated rally”, interest rates and more!

The Client Experience

The Client Experience The term “The Client Experience” is a trendy phrase. You hear this phrase in all industries, such as coffee shops, car dealerships,… Read more

School Is In Session

School Is In Session School is back in session! No matter what age your child may be, it is never too early to start planning… Read more

Consensus Trades

Consensus Trades No matter how logical the original prediction was, consensus trades often seem to end up being unprofitable. One has to ask, how can… Read more

The No.1 Rule of Teaching Kids About Saving: Start Early

The first thing my 9-year-old son does when he gets birthday or Christmas money is jump on Amazon or leaf through toy catalogues to see… Read more

Ask Your Portfolio Professional

  Fragasso’s Portfolio Management Department is a team of seasoned professionals that establish allocation guidelines and provide asset class recommendations to help build our clients’… Read more

Understanding The Family Benefits of Social Security

Social Security is typically thought of as a supplemental retirement income stream. It can be much more than that in times of critical need. A… Read more

How 3 Trump Policy Stances Have Resulted in Strong Market Performance

How 3 Trump Policy Stances Have Resulted in Strong Market Performance    Have You Set Your Financial Goals for the New Year? (Resolutions Don’t Work,… Read more

A Look Back on 2016- The Year of the Recast-Part 2

July In July 2016, average global temperatures were the warmest on record for any month in the last hundred years or so. The previous record… Read more

A look Back on 2016-The Year of the Recast-Part 1

The year began with a new focus, and an unfortunate focus on the country’s water supply. Residents of Flint, Michigan are furious that water from… Read more