The Importance of Titling Your Investment Accounts

by Sean Guldi, CFP® Planning for one’s inevitable death is something few (if any) people look forward to. In some cases, people scramble to get things in order when receiving the terrible news of a terminal cancer diagnosis. In other cases, people may have a plan that is several decades old and may or may …

Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

By Adam Oerther, CFP® After writing my last blog post about lessons to be learned from the Great Recession, I realized I missed the opportunity to shed light on a fascinating trend currently going on in the financial advisory industry—the shift toward fiduciary advice and investment management. This trend gained national attention back in 2016 …

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 …

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 …

Investing vs. Trading – What is the Difference?

by Adam Oerther, CFP® When people find out someone works in investments, that person receives a number of reactions: “So, when is the next correction coming?” “Which stocks should I buy right now?” “How will [some political situation] affect the stock market?” These questions are interesting, not because they are silly or unreasonable (who wouldn’t …

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 …

When Should I Change My Asset Allocation?

One of the most important decisions any investor makes is what their asset allocation should be. B&C Financial Advisors works with our clients to arrive at the appropriate asset allocation based on their circumstances and goals. We are often faced with the question from clients of whether to change their asset allocation and, if so, …

Tax Loss Carryforwards

This time of year, most everyone is busy preparing and filing their tax returns. While this is a painful process for some people, B&C Financial Advisors does our best to manage taxable gains in our clients’ taxable portfolios. When you invest money wisely, you are likely to create capital gains and income. Capital gains and …

Fasten Your Seatbelts!

Slight turbulence to be expected If you watch the business news channels, you’ve seen a lot of ups and downs in the stock market to kick off 2015. It seems everyone has an opinion on why the market fluctuates, and that opinion changes on a daily basis.

Happy New Year!

We are welcoming in a new year, and everyone is forecasting what lies ahead. As we all know, a forecast is just a prediction of what we think will happen in the future. Unfortunately, nobody has a crystal ball to help us with our investment decisions. The future is not set in stone. Market returns …