Author: Darrell R. Tierney CFP® CPA PFS Choosing a professional is difficult, particularly a financial advisor. Unlike doctors, lawyers and CPA’s, anyone can call themselves a “financial planner.” The term is of no help to the public. To protect yourself, I suggest you look for two criteria. Make … [Read more...]
Beware of Fee-Only Advisors
One of the Most Important Investments You Can Make
Author: Brent Lemieux CFA® CPA A few months ago we offered some advice to young people on how to get a good start in their financial lives. Today I’ll discuss more specifics on quite possibly one of the most important investments you can make. Lo and behold, the investment opportunity is you. … [Read more...]
Does Divorce Affect My Social Security Benefits?
Author: Emily Tierney Getting a divorce is a major life change that has an effect on many different areas in a person’s life. Social Security may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking through the ramifications of divorce, but divorce does affect Social Security benefits. How does … [Read more...]
What is the right time to begin receiving Social Security benefits?
Author: Emily Tierney Deciding when to start receiving Social Security benefits is a big decision! You can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits as young as age 62 and as late as age 70. If you start receiving Social Security benefits before your full retirement age, your benefit is … [Read more...]
What is Wealth Management?
Author: Emily Tierney Before I worked in the wealth management industry, the word wealth brought to mind that 0.01% of the population with net worths in the millions and billions. Wealth meant superstars and CEOs surrounded by piles of gold bars, stacks of Benjamins, sprawling mansions with … [Read more...]