Four Things to Know About Risk

Financial Focus By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Four Things to Know About Risk Whether you’re already investing or are just thinking about it, you should understand risk and the role it can play in a portfolio. And although it may seem simple enough on the surface, risk can be one of the most difficult […]

The Importance of Planning

Financial Focus By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce   The Importance of Planning Between the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread social protest, various natural disasters, and several hotly contested elections, the year 2020 was one pretty much impossible to even begin to predict. Such a volatile and uncertain environment may make setting and sticking to an investment […]

Managing your investments during difficult times

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Managing your investments during difficult times In recent times, the combination of a pandemic, economic difficulties, political unrest, and natural disasters have all presented their respective challenges. Besides grappling with the near-term effects of these situations, investors may be wondering what effect these events could have on their investments. […]

Year-end Planning Checklist

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Year-end Planning Checklist Taking these ten actions before year-end will help ensure you’re still working toward your financial goals—and that you’re prepared for the upcoming tax season. 1. Review your portfolio with your financial advisor to help ensure your allocation still aligns with your goals. 2. Ask your financial […]

How the CARES Act Could Yield Tax Benefits for Charitable Giving

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce How the CARES Act Could Yield Tax Benefits for Charitable Giving Many individuals are looking for ways to give back during the coronavirus pandemic. What you may not know is that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains provisions that could make it easier to take […]

Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency?

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency? Mother Nature certainly has grabbed her fair share of headlines the past few years. From blazing wildfires in California to devastating floods in the Midwest, from massive hurricanes along the coasts to sweeping tornadoes across the Plains—millions have been affected by the […]

Six Priorities for the Sandwich Generation

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Six Priorities for the Sandwich Generation The “Sandwich Generation”—adults caring for aging parents as well as children—faces several stressful challenges that come from trying to juggle everyone’s needs. One of those top stressors: finances, such as how to cover education and health care costs and still save enough for […]

Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency?

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency? Mother Nature certainly has grabbed her fair share of headlines the past few years. From blazing wildfires in California to devastating floods in the Midwest, from massive hurricanes along the coasts to sweeping tornadoes across the Plains—millions have been affected by the […]

Build Your Portfolio on a Solid Foundation

Financial Focus By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Build Your Portfolio on a Solid Foundation Asset allocation is to investment planning what the foundation is to a house or the chassis is to a car. It’s what everything else is built upon. And just as important as constructing a house on a firm foundation, having […]

Five Ways to Help Protect Your Family from Fraud

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Five Ways to Help Protect Your Family from Fraud From listening to music to ordering groceries, almost all aspects of our daily lives are connected to the Internet in some way. Nearly a third of Americans say they’re “almost constantly” online, with 81% using the Internet at least once […]