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Entrepreneurial Spirit Thrives in Pittsburgh’s African-American Community

Our region is so very rich with nonprofits…we have more than 4,000 in our 10-county area. The Robber Barons of the 19th century were well… Read more

2013 – the Year of the Bull (Part 2)

Last week we discussed the first half of 2013, which served up a bullish year for the American markets. This week we wrap up the… Read more

Taxes and Your Portfolio

As the year draws to a close and the holidays are upon us, taxes are probably the last thing on anyone’s mind. For most, taxes… Read more


Punxsutawney Phil has been in the forecasting business longer than any money manager on the planet. Sadly, his long track record is rather mediocre. The… Read more

Fragasso vp Offers Advice for Improving Personal Finances in 2011 on KDKA-TV

Next to losing weight, getting a handle on your finances is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make. With the excessive spending… Read more

Capital Gains, Large Stock Positions, and You

It’s likely that 2011 will bring changes to how long term capital gains are treated for most investors. For some time, we have enjoyed the… Read more

Quality of Advice

Are there factors that affect the quality of financial advice you gain from different sources? Congress and the regulatory agencies that oversee financial services think… Read more