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A Busy Summer for Rochester

Published: July 1, 2015 10:55:13 am 2044 Views

Summer is often a busy time. Between your kids being out of school, family vacations, pool parties, college visits, sports games and weddings, there is likely a fun filled schedule for you and your family. Yet, the Rochester business community has been busy too, and it's not even July 1st! Two Major...

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Maxing out your savings

Published: June 24, 2015 9:19:03 am 1804 Views

For many young professionals, retirement planning seems odd given that it is thirty or forty years away. But the more time you give yourself to save the better the likelihood of accomplishing those goals. Aside from starting early, here are four ways to max out your savings: Do not assume the 401(...

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What's the Deal with Interest Rates?

Published: June 18, 2015 11:41:18 am 1836 Views

What's happening with interest rates? I'm hearing this question daily, whether meeting with clients, waiting in line at the deli, or chasing my 21-month old daughter down the street while she runs as fast as her little legs will take her. Below you'll find some of the more common questions I'm heari...

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Simple, Effective, and Necessary

Published: June 17, 2015 12:19:42 pm 1767 Views

One of my favorite bloggers, Carl Richards, shared his thoughts this morning about "What's really necessary" to accomplish life and business goals. He used an analogy about mountain climbing which helped to explain the importance of streamlining business processes by getting rid of exc...

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What does success mean to you?

Published: June 11, 2015 11:31:09 am 1893 Views

If I asked you to describe prosperity and security, what would you picture in your head? I am not talking about dollar signs or rate of return, rather, what do you want your money to do for you, both now and in the future? Is it finally taking that trip to Paris? Owning a beautiful house on the l...

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The Biggest Threats to Your Retirement

Published: June 9, 2015 10:58:07 am 1724 Views

A recent survey conducted by Evan Simonoff uncovered the top reasons why retirement plans which appear to be "bulletproof" from an investment perspective fall apart. It may come as a surprise to you, but none of these reasons have to do with macro forces such as market performance or a poor economy....

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Not started on Retirement Savings?

Published: June 2, 2015 3:15:13 pm 1787 Views

If your answer is yes, then you are not alone. A recent survey conducted by the Federal Reserve found that one third of working adults do not have a savings or pension. Furthermore, 38 percent of respondents stated that they have no intention and or plan to keep working indefinitely. Still, out of t...

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Give Up on Perfect

Published: May 26, 2015 3:57:48 pm 1887 Views

Many people can create the perfect life timelines in their head about desirable milestones but when it comes to reality it is likely that those fairytales often are quite different. Remember when you were a child and you wanted to be a movie star, singer, or maybe even President. Of course now, real...

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When it comes to saving... how much is too much?

Published: May 20, 2015 10:06:18 am 1813 Views

Many people have asked me how much they should be saving in order to pay for their children's college, pay off their mortgage, cover annual expenses, and eventually to retire. Some tend to think there is a standard magic percentage of annual income that should be saved which accomplishes their goals...

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Looking Ahead

Published: May 18, 2015 1:44:43 pm 1970 Views

Last month I started my newsletter by describing the first quarter of 2015 as lackluster; April did not do much to change that. Year-to-Date the Dow and S&P 500 are up 0.78% and 1.92%, respectively. With Q1 earnings season more than halfway over and only 48% of companies reporting better-than-ex...

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