David John Marotta

President, CFP®, AIF®, AAMS®

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SEC Leaves 61% of Registered Representatives Exempt From Its Adviser Rules
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This is called “regulatory capture” and is quite common in government regulatory agencies such as the SEC.

Study Shows Your Election Reactions May Impoverish Your Investment Gains
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Any movement out of the stock market can cause you to miss future market appreciation.

A Case Study in Financial Advertising You Should Avoid
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A little bit of work upfront can save a great deal of nuisance later.

Megan Russell

Chief Operating Officer

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and How Not to Go Broke at Thanksgiving
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I would like to encourage those of you who like participating in this weekend shopping spree to do the small task of paying yourself first.

2019 Contribution Limits
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This year was a good year for Roth loving folks like us.

Customer Service Lessons from Toddler Parenting
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We believe that lessons like these are a part of the fiduciary standard.

State Tax Credits Are Becoming Less Valuable
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New proposed legislation cuts the benefit of donating to charity and receiving tax credits in return.

#TBT The Benefits of Saving and Investing Early
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This 2014 article reminds us: don’t wait until you “have more” or “make extra money” – start saving now! It is worth more.

Q&A: Dividend Payouts and My Monthly Statement
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What’s the difference between Schwab’s “Ending Value” line and their “Ending Value with Accrued Income” line on my monthly statements?

Courtney Fraser

Wealth Manager, CFP®

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How Do I Take an RMD From an Illiquid Asset?
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The tax penalty for failing to take an RMD is steep at 50% of the amount you fail to take, so it is essential that you make the effort to take your RMD, even when having illiquid investments creates extra hassle.

Q&A: Can I pay for my student’s computer repair using 529 funds?
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In 2015, Congress passed the PATCH Act that included a provision which allowed computer purchases to be a qualified education expense for 529 plans. But what of computer repairs?

What Expenses Can My 529 Account Reimburse in 2017?
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While this may seem complex, don’t let it deter you from using a 529 account to the fullest extent possible.

 

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