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Our Perspectives on 2020

When we wrote to our clients at the end of 2019, we opened with the following message: “As we begin a New Year and a new decade, many financial experts are polishing their financial crystal balls in an attempt to predict what the market will – or won’t – do in 2020 and beyond. The…

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Planning Throughout the Retirement Lifecycle

  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®

Three Phases of Retirement We generally think about retirement in three broad phases. Within each phase, distinct trends and priorities have emerged among retirees in the numerous studies that have been completed on the topic. Each client has their own unique plans for retirement, but understanding these general patterns provides helpful context and is a…

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The Election Is Over. Now What?

November 2020  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®

Election Day 2020 has come and gone, and many clients are naturally interested in what the results mean for their personal finances. Although President-elect Joseph Biden’s policy agenda offers stark contrasts to many current policies, particularly in the realm of tax policy, the degree to which the political consensus will push through sweeping changes remains…

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Employee Spotlight: Kyle Powers

Kyle Powers, Director of 401(k) Advisory Services at The Fiduciary Group, is a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer and Navy Reserve Commanding Officer who has traveled the world through military service, conducting search and seizure operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf and participating in counter-narcotics efforts in central America. A military veteran with 19 years of combined…

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Preventing the Need for Early Retirement Account Withdrawals

November 2020  By: BESS BUTLER

Over the past several months, 401(k) plan participants have asked about taking advantage of pandemic-related CARES Act changes to retirement account withdrawals. Although the CARES ACT has made it easier to withdraw funds, this should only be done as a last resort. Steps can be taken to prevent the need to tap into funds allocated…

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Staying Long-Term Focused During Volatile Times

October 2020  By: SCOTT McGHIE, CFA, CPA

Between the pandemic, political uncertainty, and civil unrest, investors have had no shortage of events to contend with during 2020. Combined with outsized stock market volatility, this year has shown no mercy in its contempt for a healthy investor psyche. Being invested in equities during these volatile times can prove difficult, but it continues to…

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How to Determine Your Ideal 401(k) Asset Allocation

October 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF

There are three major factors that impact your retirement goals: how much money you save, how long you save, and the rate of return on those savings. Quite often, investors focus on their short-term rate of return, which is the factor over which they typically have the least control. In fact, research conducted by Vanguard…

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TFG Promotes Bess Butler Brunson

We are pleased to announce that Bess Butler Brunson has been promoted to 401(k) Investment Advisor. In her new position on the 401(k) team, she is responsible for providing retirement education and investment guidance to 401(k) plan participants, day-to-day plan support, and assisting plan sponsors in meeting their ongoing fiduciary duties. Bess originally joined The…

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TFG Welcomes Cameron Kizzire Albach

We are excited to announce that Cameron Kizzire Albach recently joined our team as Communications and Office Manager. She is responsible for graphic design, marketing implementation, event planning and office management at the firm. Cameron brings more than 16 years of marketing experience to her new role. She previously worked as a freelance marketing strategist,…

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Cybercriminal Activity On The Rise Due To The Pandemic

September 2020  By: BRENDAN FLAHERTY

To say that 2020 has been an eventful year is obviously an understatement. The ripples of COVID-19 have disrupted personal and professional lives across the United States and beyond. Social distancing measures forced companies and their employees to work from home, relying on mobile technology capabilities to stay productive. This sudden increased dependence on technology…

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