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Financial Literacy Month

Published April 6, 2015 3498 Views

In 2004, Congress declared April as Financial Literacy Month in an effort to promote smart money management. It's no secret that your finances are important, yet it is one of the easiest topics to avoid discussing or continuously put off month after month. This is a wonderful website to help get you...

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Beggar Thy Neighbor

Published April 6, 2015 3597 Views

A lackluster start is an apt description for capital markets in 2015, continuing the trend from last year. Coming right up will be the first insights into this year's business environment with first quarter earnings reports, which are unlikely to improve the trajectory for several reasons. The first...

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Brighton Securities selected as one of WorkplaceDynamics' Top Workplaces

Published April 2, 2015 3555 Views

Rochester, NY - April 2, 2015 Brighton Securities is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of WorkplaceDynamics' Top Workplaces in Rochester. Brighton Securities improved upon its previous rankings to move from the 8th overall in 2014 to 2nd overall in 2015 in the small busines...

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What IPO means to YOU

Published April 1, 2015 3284 Views

How many times have you been to your favorite local business to pick up that delicious artisan bread, cheese, or wine? Or how about the number of times you've taken your car to the guy who has been servicing your Ford for 20 years who you trust implicitly or maybe the great family owned dry cleaners...

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Foreshadowing for Years.

Published March 30, 2015 3381 Views

When I was younger my two favorite foods were macaroni and cheese and hot dogs. When my mother would make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese it wasn't complete until I had it with ketchup and when my father would grill Oscar Mayer hot dogs those were incomplete until they were decorated with Heinz ketchup or...

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Millennials and Student Loans

Published March 26, 2015 3372 Views

As we approach the college decision time, thousands of incoming freshmen will prepare for their new future. Whether their school is located around the corner, across the state, or across the country it is certain that many of these students will pay for their tuition with the assistance of student l...

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Hoarders: Corporate Style

Published March 23, 2015 3408 Views

A&E has an original series called Hoarders that chronicles the lives of individuals whose homes are trashed because they collect too many things and are unwilling to part with anything. In corporations, there is a different type of hoarding going on, they are hoarding cash. The pile of cash in c...

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Success in Retirement is Not Luck

Published March 18, 2015 3244 Views

Preparing for retirement is a daunting task no matter how close or far you are from making that life changing decision. For young adults it seems so far away that it's not worth a thought. Yet, the money contributed to a 401(k), Roth IRA, or traditional IRA in those first years of work provides the...

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Taking a Step Back in Time.

Published March 16, 2015 3138 Views

In 1974 Connect Four was one of the most popular Christmas gifts and Elton John's Bennie and the Jets was a Billboard number one. As if those two facts weren't exciting enough, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was also established. Among many things, it allowed individuals to begi...

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Do not choose Inaction

Published March 11, 2015 3527 Views

Remember when you were a kid and your teacher went around the classroom and asked each student "what do you want to be when you grow up"? The myriad of answers ranged from firefighter to superhero among various others. Fast forward to high school or college and your parent's friends as...

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