Invest In What Matters to You

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Invest In What Matters to You If you’re seeking the ability to align your financial goals with your personal values and social concerns that are important to you, social impact investing (SII) may be a consideration for your portfolio. “Socially responsible, sustainable, values-based, ethical, green, ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), […]

Personalize Your Social Security Payout Strategy

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Personalize Your Social Security Payout Strategy Only you can decide if claiming Social Security at age 62 or waiting to claim later makes more sense. Lifestyle and philanthropic intentions, marital and employment status, and gender are all factors. When do you claim? If you’re in a position to think […]

Review Your Investment Objective

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Review Your Investment Objective Periodically reviewing your investments to ensure they are on the right track is an important and meaningful measure in working toward your financial goals. Here is a simple but valuable way to get more from your investment strategy. When your next brokerage statement arrives, check […]

Setting Personal and Family Wealth Goals

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce  Setting Personal and Family Wealth Goals There’s a Finnish quote, “Happiness is the place between too little and too much.” In our culture that’s so driven by having more, no matter what we already have, this can be a smart and helpful bit of advice. For families just starting […]

Think Strategically When Donating to Charity

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Think Strategically When Donating to Charity Planning ahead for taxes may help increase your charitable giving’s impact. A variety of strategies are available for incorporating tax planning into charitable giving. Your particular situation will help determine which strategy, or strategies, may be right for you. Estate taxes are unlikely […]

Focus on year-end tax planning

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Focus on year-end tax planning Our company is committed to helping you succeed across all areas of your financial life. Here are five considerations to think about when it comes to tax planning. Five areas to consider at year-end: 1. Analyze your investment portfolio. • Review your portfolio to […]

10 Reasons Why Beneficiary Designations Are Important

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce 10 Reasons Why Beneficiary Designations Are Important Beneficiary designations can provide a relatively easy way to transfer an account or insurance policy upon your death. However, if you’re not careful, missing or outdated beneficiary designations can easily cause your estate plan to go awry. We often complete these designations […]

Help Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing Investments

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Help Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing Investments Asset allocation is a strategy that can help take the guesswork out of choosing investments for your portfolio. Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, you spread your eggs (dollars) among a variety of baskets (stocks, bonds, and cash). […]

To Be Active or Passive, That Is the Question

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce   To Be Active or Passive, That Is the Question   Active investing or passive investing. It’s an ongoing debate, and here, briefly, is what’s behind it.   Active investing involves the skills of an investment manager who seeks to generate greater returns than a market benchmark or index […]

Is Your Portfolio as Efficient as It Could Be?

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Is Your Portfolio as Efficient as It Could Be? When you look at a line chart of an investment’s historical performance, one feature to note is its volatility – how frequent and how extreme the ups and downs have been. This is significant because volatility is the most commonly […]