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Ignore Elections — Focus on the Long Term

October 2019  By: SCOTT McGHIE, CFA, CPA

As 2019 draws to a close, we’ve started to field an increasing number of questions about the potential impact of next year’s U.S. Presidential election. Specifically, clients are concerned about the potential impact that specific candidates and the policies they’ve advocated may have on the economy, the stock market, and their portfolio. For that reason,…

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Understanding the Mutual Fund Selection Process

October 2019  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA

For many of our wealth management clients, we gain exposure to certain asset classes through hiring mutual fund managers. With thousands of available options, selecting a mutual fund is a daunting task for many investors. Understanding a fund’s track record, expenses and other publicly available attributes might be a good starting point for fund evaluation,…

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Employee Spotlight: Michael McLeod

As a Savannah native, Michael McLeod always felt a pull to get back to his hometown. Michael attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia, where he met his wife Bradley just a few weeks into their freshman year. After graduating, they decided to move to Atlanta, where Michael worked for a large multi-national law firm….

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Living with Uncertainty and Volatility

September 2019  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA

Over the past twenty-five years, the internet has profoundly changed many facets of our lives. And the pace of change has accelerated in the past decade with the proliferation of internet-connected mobile devices. Billions of people worldwide now have access to a wealth of knowledge. It’s a never-ending flow of news and information – instantaneous…

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The Importance of the CFP® Designation

September 2019  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®

Our clients are successful because they’re great at what they do, whether they own a local company, run a family-owned business or lead a large corporation. For clients who have a demanding work schedule, finding the time to focus on personal finances can be challenging, which is why it’s important to work with an experienced…

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Introducing Kyle Powers, MBA, AIF

We are excited to announce Kyle Powers has joined the team as the firm’s new Director of 401(k) Advisory Services. In his new position, Kyle will work with companies to develop strategic, well-rounded 401(k) plans, help their employees save for retirement, and offer participant financial education and individual counseling. He brings more than a decade…

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Multigenerational Family Unity and Prosperity

August 2019  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI

If you could see your children, grandchildren, and great-grand children together at a family gathering 50 years from now, what would you want to see and hear? Many would answer with phrases like “family unity,” “individual accomplishment,” “family members living full productive lives,” “prosperous,” and “community involvement.”  Most parents would like to see that the…

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The Dangers of Public WiFi

August 2019  By: BRENDAN FLAHERTY

At The Fiduciary Group, we proactively take a number of precautions every day, using a wide range of technology to minimize the risk of compromising client information. It’s important for our clients to exercise caution as well, particularly when using public WiFi. WiFi hotspots are popular, convenient amenities — often available free of charges at…

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Promotion Announcement

The Fiduciary Group recently promoted Bess Butler to Associate Investment Advisor. In her new position, Bess is responsible for client relationship management, client communications and portfolio reviews. She joined The Fiduciary Group in 2017 as a Client Services Associate and is the third generation of the Butler family to work at TFG, which was originally…

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Thinking About Share Repurchases

July 2019  By: ALEX MORRIS, CFA, MBA

When public companies generate cash, they have a handful of options: park it in a bank account; reinvest in their business; acquire other companies; pay dividends; or repurchase their stock. Among these avenues, share repurchases draw a disproportionate amount of attention. They are viewed skeptically as a form of financial engineering that is solely focused…

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