Last updated 12/07/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
It is November 2020 and we can finally see some light at the end of this dark COVID-19 tunnel. While infections are still making new highs, vaccines are not too far away, and we can soon put this year behind us. Amazingly, in a year that saw record unemployment and the largest public health crisis since 1918, the market is actually up year-to-date.
The big question now, of course, is whether this rally will continue or if we will retest market lows. While no one has a crystal ball, good financial planning prepares for these “what-if” scenarios and illustrates how to respond to them accordingly.
Last updated 10/01/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
It is always a good time to review your estate plan, but now is an especially good time since we are (1) living in a global pandemic and (2) it is an election year. We know this topic is one that is quickly pushed to the back burner because people do not like to talk about their own mortality and these scary “what-if” scenarios.
However, we encourage everyone to periodically review their estate plan because tax law significantly changes over time. And because the tax law changes, your estate plan will require changes, as well.
Last updated 08/24/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
Turning 65? You are not alone…about 10,000 Americans are turning 65 everyday between now and 2030. In addition to celebrating this important milestone, I would encourage you to start (if you haven’t already) thinking about Medicare.
This is very important because if you miss key deadlines, you may face gaps in coverage and financial penalties that last your entire life.
Last updated 08/19/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
Most of you would never put yourself in a position where you could potentially lose $50,000 at a casino.
However, according to a national study, 41% of Americans do not carry any form of life insurance. If those individuals were to die before retirement, far more than $50,000 is at stake. For every year thereafter, there is a lost year of income for their family and loved ones.
Last updated 08/14/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
If you are like most people, when you hear the word retirement you may immediately conjure up thoughts of never-ending vacations, warm weather, complete freedom and flexibility, and delicious food (maybe the last one is just me).
The reality is that retirement is not a vacation – it is your next chapter, which could span 2 + decades.
Last updated 06/30/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
At Eliot Rose, we specialize in helping clients who are transitioning into or living in “retirement.” Retirement is intentionally in quotes because it means so many different things to different people.
However, there are many other niches where we don’t have the right expertise. As President of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Rhode Island, I have come to know many advisors who I deeply respect. This post aims to showcase those advisors that do a great job in their area of specialty.
Last updated 05/14/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
A fee-only financial planner is compensated only by the fees he or she charges directly to clients and not by commissions earned from a sale of a financial product. An advisor compensated only by fees is called fee-only.
A fee-based or “fee and commission” advisor is generally compensated by both fees for advice and commissions on the sale of financial.
Last updated 04/30/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
As we all adjust to the uncertain and rapidly changing impact of COVID-19, we want you to know that we have shifted all operations to Work From Home (WFH). This shift is made out of an abundance of caution for our clients and our families.
Last updated 01/30/2020 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
Choosing a college can be stressful and exhausting, but that doesn’t mean you should leave your heard-earned money behind. Check out our useful tips on how to get a good education while keeping more money in your pocket.
Take a look at our 4 useful tips and avoid these common mistakes!
Last updated 03/20/2019 • By Jason Siperstein, CFA, CFP®, RMA®
The recent indictment alleges crazy stunts — like having a stand-in take a college entrance exam, large bribes to coaches and faculty, and even photo-doctoring to paste a student’s head onto the body of an athlete!