Understanding SECURE Act Changes

January 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
Understanding SECURE Act Changes
Each new calendar year brings about changes in our savings and retirement planning efforts, and 2020 is no exception.  With the December 2019 signing of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, Congress set out “to make significant progress in fixing our nation’s...

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What to Focus on When Investing for the Future

January 2020  By: ALEX MORRIS, CFA, MBA
What to Focus on When Investing for the Future
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 reality is that no one really knows how the market will perform from day to day, week to week or even...

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Public vs. Private Equity

December 2019  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
Public vs. Private Equity
At The Fiduciary Group, our investment universe primarily consists of publicly-traded equities (stocks) and fixed income securities (bonds).  From time to time, we receive questions from clients about making investments in non-publicly traded companies.  We typically refer to these types of...

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Year-End Planning Strategies

November 2019  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®
Year-End Planning Strategies
It always seems hard to believe, but another year is nearing a close and the holiday season is upon us. Now that we are in the final months of 2019, The Fiduciary Group team is hard at work helping our clients address a variety of year-end planning considerations.  The end of the year is a natural...

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Is Your Company’s 401(k) Plan Truly Looking Out for Employees?

November 2019  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI
Is Your Company’s 401(k) Plan Truly Looking Out for Employees?
As a responsible employer, you want the best for your team members and your company. In today’s competitive job market, it’s important to offer your employees an effective 401(k) plan that will help them achieve financial success in retirement as well as improve their overall financial wellness in...

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Ignore Elections — Focus on the Long Term

October 2019  By: SCOTT McGHIE, CFA, CPA
Ignore Elections — Focus on the Long Term
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...

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Understanding the Mutual Fund Selection Process

October 2019  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA
Understanding the Mutual Fund Selection Process
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.

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Living with Uncertainty and Volatility

September 2019  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
Living with Uncertainty and Volatility
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...

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The Importance of the CFP® Designation

September 2019  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®
The Importance of the CFP® Designation
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...

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Thinking About Share Repurchases

July 2019  By: ALEX MORRIS, CFA, MBA
Thinking About Share Repurchases
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.

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