How to Save $10,000 on College Expenses

By Ian Aguilar, CFP® 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 …

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 …

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 …

Previous Employer Retirement Plans [401(k), 403(b), Etc.] – What Do You Do With Them?

by Adam Oerther, CFP® One employee benefit companies often use to attract and retain talent in the workforce is access to a retirement plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b), or SIMPLE IRA plan. These types of plans allow you to make pre-tax contributions, which not only lower your taxable income for the year but also …

How Do People Get “Rich”?

by Adam Oerther, CFP® While the definition of “rich” is different for everyone, just about all lifestyles require money. Being able to sustain these lifestyles without having a recurring income (i.e. a salary), particularly during your retirement years, requires an accumulation of resources from which you can fund the activities you need and want to …

PGA Presentation

This past May, B&C Financial Advisors had the opportunity to speak with PGA professionals from the Northern Chapter of the North Florida Section. B&C CEO Allan Cohen, Wealth Manager Thomas Ellis and Investment Manager Adam Oerther spoke to 35 local golf professionals about the importance of “Choosing Your Financial Caddy.” After covering the basics of …

Retirement Planning: Is There a Magic Number or Formula?

by Sean Guldi, CFP® According to the Pew Research Center, over the next 15 years roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn age 65 every day. This may not mean retirement for all of them, but the largest demographic cohort in our country will be a driving force that increases the need for Retirement Planning. Many of …

B&C Seminar

One of our goals here at B&C is to find new ways to expand our clients’ financial literacy. This December, we hosted two sessions of our seminar, “Everyone Dies, How Do You Plan for It?” Even though this can be a heavy topic, it is an important one to address. President Jan Butensky, Wealth Advisor …

A Word from the Investment Department: Control What You Can

“What do you think about the election? Who do you think will win, Trump or Clinton? How will the election affect my investments?” We have been hearing these questions more frequently from our clients and prospective clients over the past few months. While the media is paid to bring your attention to the short-term whims …

What is Your Plan for the Future?

We all think about what we want for ourselves in retirement, in our careers, or even where we want to live. There are many things one can do to help get themselves there; however, many of us do not know where to start. This is why everyone needs a financial plan. Whether planning how long …