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Even though we are Investment Advisors, we feel that it is imperative to discuss Life Insurance as Financial Planners.      EVERYONE could use Life Insurance at some point during his or her lifetime; often, it is about financial security for someone we care about, protecting one’s income, or even assisting in the cost of final Read More

It has been an unsettling January 2022!

     The technology stocks have been hit very hard in this first month of the new year.  Many of the US large growth companies have dropped in price, thus causing the US large cap mutual funds to drop as well.  These US large cap growth companies have been the fastest growers in the past five Read More

Grandeur Peak (GISOX) 2021 Distribution

     Another mutual fund company that we wanted to take note of, is Grandeur Peak (GISOX) due to their extraordinary performance throughout the pandemic. We use Grandeur Peak in many clients’ portfolios in the International Small Company category. Considering all the volatility during COVID-19, this fund stands out above the rest as it consistently performed Read More

Ballie Gifford 2021 Distribution (BGEGX)

      A mutual fund company that we particularly wanted to touch on, that we use in a lot of clients’ portfolios, and has performed with extraordinary volatility this year and throughout the pandemic is Ballie Gifford (BGEGX).  Ballie Gifford’s distribution prediction for their annual distribution is here! The Distribution this year is predicted at $.38! Read More

Brown Capital Management, LLC (BCSSX) 2021 Distribution

     We have received many questions from our clients about the dividend this year at Brown Capital Management, LLC (BCSSX). If you are like the rest and are searching everywhere for information about your favorite mutual fund that you own, then you may stop investigating now. On Dec 13, Brown Capital gave a distribution Read More

Hate Paying Taxes? It is Different This Year!

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Hate Paying Taxes?…Year-End Tax Always Matters.

It is different this year…  Start a Donor Advised Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation or Community Foundation –     In 2021 you can donate Cash to your donor advised funds or a gift of cash to any NON-Profit organization  and you will be able to deduct up to 100% of your income.  Usually it is up to 60% of your income!!    Do you have low-cost stock in Read More

What’s going on with the J&J company Split??

     Recently, Johnson & Johnson has released that they will be splitting into two publicly traded companies. The pharmaceutical segment will hold onto the name J&J, while the consumer product segment has yet to be named. This split will allow J&J to focus on their more profitable segments, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. The pharmaceuticals Read More

IPO’s vs. DPO’s

     An IPO (Initial Public Offering) and a DPO (Direct Public Offering) are both when a company directly offers its stock to the public by listing it on an exchange, like the NASDAQ. What is the difference?      During an IPO, a company will issue new shares, which are backed by big banks and institutions. Read More