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Suddenly Single? Start Fresh: Protect Finances

June 17, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

Losing a spouse through death or divorce can be emotionally devastating and is often a difficult time to make important life decisions. Yet it’s this very time that attention needs to be paid to important financial matters such as retirement assets, budgeting on a single income, appropriate insurance, or reviewing Social Security benefits.  Should you become […] READ MORE


Markets Turn Jittery – Weekly Update

August 14, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week, rising tension between North Korea and the U.S. rattled the world’s markets. As the two countries traded tough words, concerns escalated and markets reacted emotionally to the news.[1] Though stress is building internationally, we remain committed to focusing on the market fundamentals that drive long-term value. Amidst the pressure last week, volatility returned to […] READ MORE


Mixed Markets. Mixed News. – Weekly Update

June 12, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets last week were mixed with leading tech stocks falling dramatically as some investors pulled profits.[i] The NASDAQ took the biggest hit, finishing 1.55% down on the week—its worst week of the year.[ii] Meanwhile, the Dow rose 0.31% for the week, notching another record close on Friday.[iii] The S&P 500 fell 0.30%, and the MSCI […] READ MORE


Fed Raises Rates Again! – Weekly Update

March 20, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

For the fifth time in six weeks, domestic stock indexes ended last week in positive territory. The S&P 500 gained 0.24%, the NASDAQ added 0.67%, and the Dow eked out a 0.06% increase.[i] International equities in the MSCI EAFE grew by a sizable 1.99%.[ii] Over the week, we received a series of economic updates that […] READ MORE


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Factors and Strategies to Improve Your Credit Score

May 18, 2016 | By Steven DiGregorio

Factors Affecting Your Credit Score Credit can be confusing, but understanding the factors that affect your credit score will help you to better manage your finances. Here are the most critical factors affecting your credit score: Your payment history on all loans and credit card accounts for a little over a third (35%) of your […] READ MORE


The American Dream of Home Ownership, Top 10 Things You Need to Know

December 13, 2012 | By Steven DiGregorio

In today’s market is the American Dream of home ownership still alive? With rising housing costs and a challenging economy one must ask themselves, what does the American Dream mean to me today and how can I achieve it? How do I pursue my dream? What to be aware of? Herein are key points to […] READ MORE


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