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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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Why the Dow and S&P 500 Don’t Tell the Whole Story

  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA

At the end of August, ExxonMobil, Pfizer, and Raytheon Technologies were replaced in the Dow Jones Industrial Average by Salesforce.com, Amgen and Honeywell International. ExxonMobil’s removal is notable because the company has been a member of the Dow for more than 90 years: Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, a predecessor to ExxonMobil, was added…

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Happy 94th Birthday to Lee Butler

September was a big month for The Fiduciary Group’s founder and former Chairman Lee Butler. His son, daughter-in-law, granddaughters and spouses joined in a fun-filled evening to celebrate Lee’s 94th birthday at the Saltwater Grill in Savannah. Lee enjoys living on Dutch Island and staying in touch with family and friends. He’s also a proud,…

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Introducing Yuliya Kennedy

We are excited to announce Yuliya Kennedy has joined the team as a Client Services Associate. In her new position, Kennedy is a member of the firm’s client services team and is responsible for administration and reporting of client accounts. Kennedy brings more than 16 years of experience in business accounting to her new role,…

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How to Keep Heirs From Being Spendthrifts

August 2020  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD

This article was originally published to subscribers of The Wall Street Journal, found HERE. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen spendthrift beneficiaries attempt to burn through trusts—seeking money to fund credit-card debt, half-baked business ideas, designer shopping sprees and even plastic surgery. Spendthrift beneficiaries can be manipulative, self-centered and narcissistic in dealing with…

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Asset Allocation: The Importance of Maintaining a “Balanced” Approach in Today’s Market Environment

August 2020  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA

As with most things in life, it’s uncommon to find a free lunch in investing. Generally speaking, investment returns tend to be commensurate with the level of risk incurred. However, it seems some investors are questioning that rule and reacting to the current low interest rate environment by reducing their allocation to high-quality fixed income…

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9 Tips to Build and Manage Your 401(k) Account

July 2020  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI

You’ve signed up for your company’s 401(k) plan, but that’s only the first step in saving for retirement. Keep in mind that the primary factors which determine your success in adequately funding your retirement are how much money you save, how long you save, and the rate of return on your savings. Social Security income…

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What Should You Do with Those Old Retirement Accounts?

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

You’ve worked hard over the years and diligently contributed to your workplace retirement account. You focused on the right things, like proper asset allocation, receiving the full employer match and deferring enough from each paycheck to reach your retirement goals.  After all, you’re not planning to work forever. What will you do with your 401(k),…

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The Fiduciary Group named in Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

We are delighted to announce that The Fiduciary Group has been included in the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers list for the second consecutive year. This prestigious list recognizes top independent Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) firms across the United States. “We are particularly honored to be included on the Financial Times 300 Top…

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Stock Market vs. Economy

June 2020  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA

Between a double-digit unemployment rate, sputtering economic activity, and a pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 120,000 people in the United States, there was plenty to be worried about as equity markets plummeted in the month of March. And after the S&P 500 declined by more than 30% from its February…

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