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Fragasso Financial Advisors management and staff are often quoted by local and national media.  Below are our recent media posts.

The safe haven of bonds made riskier by ETFs

Robert Fragasso quoted in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "Bonds have always appealed to conservative investors looking for a safe place to park some money while still receiving a steady and predictable return. Yet a growing number of investors are steering away from buying individual bonds due to the research required and the high cost of diversifying a portfolio. Instead, they are putting their money in bond exchange traded funds, which invest in many bonds. Some financial advisers believe that might be a riskier move." Read More

Investors Fear for the Future of Passive Investing

Matthew Karr, Fragasso’s Manager of Investment Research, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read the full article. Investing in mutual funds, index funds, and exchange traded… Read more

CFO of the Year: Christine Erimias

As CFO and COO of Fragasso Financial Advisors, Christine Erimias handles a lot, from finance to operations, administration to human resources. Read More

Communication is key for financial harmony between spouses

Melissa Richey, executive vice president at Fragasso Financial Advisors, Downtown, hasn’t seen much evidence of people establishing spending benchmarks. “In my experience of 20 years as an adviser, I have never seen a couple come to the table with a defined expectation of what they can spend without consulting the other,” she said. “Couples are not talking about this stuff. They barely have time to eat dinner together as a family, let alone talk about how much money they can spend.”
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Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors includes 3 Pittsburghers

Three Pittsburgh executives were among Barron’s 2016 ranking of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.
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How the DOL fiduciary rule transforms retirement management

"Clients will need financial guidance and management as never before as baby boomers march inexorably toward their retirements and many are unprepared. Also technological changes are causing our industry to consider its delivery methods, similar to the newspaper industry," Fragasso said. “It’s been in the works for years, and it wasn’t a surprise when it came out. The only surprise was that it was watered down, because there was a level of panic that was setting in over the past year. A lot of models haven’t adjusted,” says Daniel J. Dingus, president and executive director of portfolio management at Fragasso Financial Advisors.
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Fastest Growing Companies: What’s on your mind as you look ahead to the next three years?

"Clients will need financial guidance and management as never before as baby boomers march inexorably toward their retirements and many are unprepared. Also technological changes are causing our industry to consider its delivery methods, similar to the newspaper industry," Fragasso said.
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4 Ways to Protect Your Retirement

Too many people make the mistake of thinking that low inflation is going to continue into the future," Fertig says. "It won't. Inflation has averaged between 3 and 4 percent over the last century and it will average in that range again. We won't see 1 percent inflation long-term and anyone who doesn't account for at least a 3 percent inflation rate will be in trouble 10 and 20 years into retirement."
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Millennials urged to save early, often to meet financial goals

“It's hard to view retirement as something that's reasonable to plan for because it's 30 and 40 years away,” said Hoover, 31, of Downtown-based Fragasso Financial Advisors. “Folks in that age bracket are dealing with a combination of debt, through student loans or a mortgage. They're dealing with young children. All these combine to make people question whether it's reasonable to save.”
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Financial firms embrace all-digital approach to managing retirement assets

Fragasso Financial Advisors is currently the only financial services firm in the Pittsburgh region with plans to provide robo investing. The robo platform at Fragasso is expected to be open to the public by September. Chairman and CEO Robert Fragasso said robo clients will have a choice of either going totally robo or they can request help from one of the company’s financial advisers.
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Financial planners: Prenuptial agreements shouldn’t be a deal breaker in remarriages

“When you start out early and you have very little and you acquire your assets together, then justifiably, they should be shared. But that’s not true when you come to the marriage with assets,” said Robert Fragasso, chairman and CEO of Fragasso Financial Advisors, Downtown.
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Comfortable retirement: $1M is cited standard, but some can do with less

Many people work hard for decades and look forward to travel, a vacation home and pursuing expensive hobbies. Mattiucci said workers with those goals need to work with a financial planner to figure out how to make them possible.
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There’s a lot of work that goes into owning a vacation home

Pittsburgh financial adviser Robert Fragasso, chairman and CEO of Fragasso Financial Advisors, Downtown, said that often when clients go on vacation to the beach or mountains, they have such a great time, they will come home and ask him if they can afford to buy a home there.
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How to secure your retirement plan in a volatile market

“There are a lot of pressures that are put on a certain group of pre-retirees today,” Fertig says. “Whether it’s paying for their children’s college education, kids moving back in or taking care of elderly parents — or some combination of all of those — it sometimes becomes almost impossible to fund your own retirement.”
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What It Takes to Save $1 Million for Retirement

“No two people will have the same exact retirement [needs],” said Chuck Mattiucci, a financial advisor with Fragasso Financial Advisors in Pittsburgh, Pa. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to retirement planning.”
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Experts recommend annual spring cleaning for your finances

“The little things we pay cash for tend to get overlooked,” said Karen Lapina, a financial planner at Fragasso Financial Advisors. “But they can add up.”
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