What affect would negative interest rates in the U.S. have on investors?

As published in “Financial Focus – Down The Rabbit Hole” in the summer 2016 issue of Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine. What affect would negative interest rates in the U.S. have on investors? Potential Impact of Negative Interest Rates An often-misattributed quote is, “compound interest is the greatest invention of mankind.” Whoever deserves credit for the quote […]

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Inheriting an IRA

ReShelle Barrett, CFP® The term “IRA” tends to be used fairly loosely. Although most investors know that it means individual retirement account (or sometimes annuity), many don’t realize there are multiple types of IRAs which are similar on one hand but can be very different on the other. Types of IRAs include traditional, Roth, SIMPLE, […]

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Priced Into The Market — Quarterly Commentary

Mike Kauffelt Chief Investment Officer Bill Few Associates, Inc. The next time I hear another economic expert say an event (weather, GDP, Greece, Fed rate hike, etc.) is already priced into the market, I am going to throw something! Many investment experts believe the stock markets are forward-looking. This implies that investors have considered the […]

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Financial Planning Tips For New Parents

by John Nichols, CFP® Vice President Almost two years ago my wife and I had our first child, a beautiful daughter named Ella.  Being nervous first time parents, we wanted to make sure we had everything necessary for Ella’s arrival and luckily for us, numerous websites give a checklist of “must have” baby items.  Although […]

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