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Ten Years On: Four Personal Finance Lessons Learned from the Great Recession

By Adam Oerther, CFP® Officially, the “Great Recession” was the period between December 2007 and June 2009 when the U.S. economy contracted by 4.2%. Over 8 million jobs were lost, and unemployment rose to 10%. Many who bought homes in 2006 and 2007 suddenly found themselves “underwater” in their mortgages (owing more on their homes …

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How to Save $10,000 on College Expenses

The American Opportunity Tax Credit, or AOTC, allows for people to receive a maximum annual credit on their taxes of $2,500 per eligible student. This means the government is willing to grant ten thousand dollars (over four years) of tax credits to every qualifying student. If you have three kids, this equals $30,000 of college …

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I Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Volatility

By Adam Oerther, CFP® As most of you know, the stock market was quite volatile in 2018, particularly in the last quarter. For some of you, this volatility may have invoked feelings of worry or nervousness over the future of the market; others may have felt indifferent about it, as the stock market is known …

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B&C Team Building

As hard as it is to believe, 2018 is coming to a close. The B&C Financial Advisors team and significant others celebrated another successful year with a holiday dinner at Eleven South Bistro. Afterwards, we tested our problem-solving abilities as a group as we attempted to “escape the rooms” at Mind Benders Escape Rooms. We …

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Finding Your Niche

On November 7th, Investment Manager Adam Oerther attended the Southeast RIA Summit, a conference for financial advisors who work for—or are interested in working for—independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) in the southeastern U.S. Adam was invited to speak on one of the panels at the conference, which focused on finding your niche as an advisory …

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