CFA Article - Rethinking the 4.5% Rule

  • Article posted by the CFA Institute in: Economics, Portfolio Management - By Fred Sloan, CFA and Carl Friedrich, CFA

YouTube - What is the Best Way to Save for Retirement?

  • When you are saving for the future, you should strongly consider an IRA or a 401k, because they allow you save for retirement and to have your savings grow on a tax free or tax deferred basis.

YouTube - 2018 Tax Law Changes

  • In 2018 the tax law has changed in important ways. There are fewer itemized deductions than there used to be.

6 Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Financial Crime

  • As scammers have become savvier and more sophisticated over time, and often prey on our emotions, this is easier said than done. Protecting yourself includes being aware of the latest trends in frauds and scams.

Robo-Advisors are not Robo-Planners. Yet.

  • Over the past 10 years, the financial press has been overflowing with news of robo-advisory services – the early launches, the astonishing asset growth and the threat (or lack thereof) to financial advisors.

Fred Sloan Interview on YouTube

  • How to Buy a Life Insurance Policy: Term vs. Whole Life and more!

Are you facing potentially costly estate and gift tax? Get a GRAT.

  • Let’s face it: taxes hurt, especially for wealthy individuals. A powerful estate planning strategy with the potential to minimize tax exposure for the wealthy involves GRATs, or Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts.

Here Are The Reasons You Are Not Getting Your Money's Worth At Your Brokerage Firm

  • In reviewing prospective clients’ brokerage accounts over the years, we regularly come across portfolio holdings that are inappropriate, disadvantageous, overly complex, and way too expensive. If you’re making any of the following six portfolio mistakes, consider these alternatives.

David H. Schwartz Interview on AssetTV

  • AssetTV interview regarding the importance of stress-testing your portfolio to make sure it’s ready for a market downturn.

Overcoming LOSAP Shortfall Challenges

  • What are the challenges in funding a LOSAP, and what can lead to a funding shortfall?

Life Insurance Policies That Dont Make Sense: Three Examples

  • Life insurance is a necessary risk management tool for many families, but in our almost 40 years of experience, many buyers are misinformed, and many fail to conduct the proper research before purchasing.

Market Volatility - Hazard or Opportunity?

Financial Advisor RIA Ranking

  • FCE ranked 171 in the 2017 Financial Advisor Magazine.

Market Outlook February 2018

  • The S&P 500 has drawn down by just over 10% as of the time of this writing. This is commonly referred to as a 'correction'.

3 Reasons to Get Your Spouse a Financial Advisor for Valentines Day

  • As this month we celebrate Valentine's Day, we thought it would be timely to talk about love and finances and of course the biggest question regarding them. How can couples and families have a healthier relationship with their money?

The Data Economy - Economist, May 6, 2017

The Data Economy - Economist, May 6, 2017

  • In the modern age, data may be thought of as the world’s most valuable resource.  The attached article, published in the May 6, 2017 edition of The Economist, explores a number of economic and legal questions surrounding this important concept. We hope you find it to be of interest.

Winds of Change for 2017

Keep Calm and Ladder On

Long Bond Market Bulls Beware

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