Advisors

Daniel Balakov | E+ | Getty Images With billions of dollars flowing into sustainable investing strategies, it’s safe to say it’s no longer a fad. Investors are pouring cash into funds that use environmental, social and governance criteria to screen the companies they invest in. Even passive investors are jumping in: There were 534 sustainable
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Getty Images It’s no secret that many people worry whether Social Security will be there for them when they retire. And recent headlines could be stoking those fears. Last week, the Social Security Administration announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment will be 1.3% in 2021. The change will amount to just $20 more per month for
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Virojt Changyencham | Moment | Getty Images As of mid-September, there were 26.5 million Americans on some form of unemployment assistance.  Many families and individuals have been forced to deal with unexpected health costs and uncertain education and day care situations in their communities. Many Americans are facing a grave threat of financial insecurity, having
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Getty Images It’s no secret that 2020 has been an unpredictable year. And that uncertainty can cloud the decisions we make, especially when it comes to money. Consequently, investors and their financial advisors need to be on their guard for clouded decision making that could lead to regrets later. “It’s possible that the times have
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Martin Seay of FPA Source: Financial Planning Association Martin Seay’s term as president of the Financial Planning Association has, to say the least, been an eventful one so far. Not only has the coronavirus pandemic changed just about everything in the advisory industry, but the Black Lives Matter movement and the nationwide protests that have
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David Rea, president of No. 1-rated financial advisor firm Salem Investment Counselors, said that, despite the pandemic, the firm’s “ability to manage stocks and bonds and to communicate with our clients is unchanged.” Salem Investment Counselors Stock prices are “OK” — neither cheap nor pricy — given prevailing interest rates and other factors like federal stimulus money
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