What Should You Do with Those Old Retirement Accounts?

July 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
What Should You Do with Those Old Retirement Accounts?
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...

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Stock Market vs. Economy

June 2020  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
Stock Market vs. Economy
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...

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Speculating During the Pandemic

May 2020  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA
Speculating During the Pandemic
At a time when casinos around the country are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Americans have found a new avenue for wagering: short-term trading in the stock market. In addition to stay at home orders, there have also been technological improvements that enable anytime access to trading...

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Survivorship Planning Checklist

May 2020  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®
Survivorship Planning Checklist
In many families, one partner takes a more active role in handling the finances than the other. Often, this division of labor stems from fear, time pressure or lack of interest. Regardless of the root cause, having one spouse exclusively handling family finances can put the other partner in a...

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Planning for Retirement in the COVID-19 Age

May 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
Planning for Retirement in the COVID-19 Age
This article was originally published within the Savannah Morning News, found HERE.

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Planning Amid Uncertainty

April 2020  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®
Planning Amid Uncertainty
In times of heightened volatility and uncertainty, it’s helpful to revisit the fundamental question of why we plan and invest in the first place.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we will continue to see significant and wide-ranging implications on many aspects of our daily lives,...

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Traditional vs. Roth IRA: Which Option is Best for You?

April 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
Traditional vs. Roth IRA: Which Option is Best for You?
You’ve been working hard and earning income for years, hopefully saving a portion of your earnings for retirement. With most pensions having gone away, retirement savings accounts like an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are going to be your safeguard or reserve to generate retirement income....

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Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Bonds

March 2020  By: SCOTT McGHIE, CFA, CPA
Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Bonds
Especially in times of significant stock market volatility, bonds have an important place in a balanced investment portfolio. The income that bonds generate coupled with their relatively low-price volatility can help mitigate overall portfolio risk. Unlike stocks, which provide equity interest in a...

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Navigating Uncertainty and Volatility

March 2020  By: TFG INVESTMENT TEAM
Navigating Uncertainty and Volatility
We’re currently in the midst of a period of heightened uncertainty, volatility, and panic due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Clients are justifiably worried.

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The Beginnings of The Fiduciary Group: 1970 – 2000

February 2020  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
The Beginnings of The Fiduciary Group: 1970 – 2000
Lee Butler with his son Malcolm in the 1960s. The beginning of The Fiduciary Group dates back to the summer of 1969. I was the Vice President and manager of the trust department of a major Savannah bank. Banking was in turmoil in 1969, including my employer. Under the management at the time, the...

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