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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

Have You Set Your Financial Goals for the New Year? (Resolutions Don’t Work, But Goals do.)

A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that… Read more

Shopping Mistakes to Avoid this Holiday Season

With the holidays just a few weeks away its time to think about the shopping season again. It’s hard to believe that we embarked on… Read more

Retirement Plan Success Series: Part 4: Investment Decisions and Canaries

“Too many investment options,” “underperformance,” “retail share class,” “inappropriate benchmarks.” This is just a sampling of claims made in a rash of lawsuits filed within… Read more

Optimism Reigns Supreme in U.S. Equity Markets

Don’t confuse the equity market rise with positive fundamentals from stocks. Since 2013 earnings for the S&P 500 have gone from $107.3 to $113.01 to… Read more

How Insurance Can Help You Prepare for Financial Emergencies

Many believe that they only need life insurance protection while they are raising a family. While it is prudent to have life insurance in place… Read more

Important Considerations for Retirement

Two of the most common themes among investors of any age include the fear of loss and urge for gains.  These two concepts are by… Read more

Forget About the 4 Percent Rule (Sort Of)

We live in a fairly complex world where simple sometimes feels better. To that end, many financial principles can be summed up through basic axioms.… Read more

Where Has All the Volatility Gone?

It’s been seven years and four months since the S&P 500 bottomed on March 9, 2009 at 676.1 Since that time we’ve hit multiple new… Read more

Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest: Brandon Xavier Schwan

All proceeds raised by Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest help to support vital CF research, medical and educational programs. There is no mistaking Brandon Schwan in a… Read more

9 Strategies for Those Playing Catch-Up on Retirement Savings

Retirement security is at the top of most individual or family goals. Yet retirement savings is often very low for many investors.  The average median… Read more

Retirement Plan Success Series: Part 3: Retirement Plan Fees and The Matrix

Before a plan sponsor can determine whether or not fees are reasonable, they must first understand what the fees are. A study by the U.S.… Read more