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Thursday, February 29, 2024

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter contains helpful information about the importance of selecting a trusted contact, a humorous infographic for determining your risk tolerance, preparing for future health issues, and tips...

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

For better or worse, we are marching headlong into the 2024 Presidential election cycle.  I aim to offer you dispassionate context for what may be passionate process, but I’ll begin where I will also end: you should not come...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter contains helpful information about managing your taxable income, a brief primer about life insurance, protecting your assets with an umbrella policy, and the importance of...

Monday, January 29, 2024

Every year, about 140 million households file their federal tax returns. For many, the process involves digging through shoe boxes or manila folders full of receipts; gathering mortgage, retirement, and investment account...

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter contains helpful information on tips for changing unhealthy behaviors, important considerations for your investment philosophy, alternative uses for college savings plans, and...

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter contains helpful information about how biases affect your financial choices, the link between debt and stress, important considerations before tapping retirement savings...

Thursday, October 26, 2023

This month's Your Money Matters newsletter contains helpful information about how capital gains are taxed, important considerations regarding your life insurance needs, a look at how asset classes perform, and an overview of home...

Thursday, September 28, 2023

This month’s Your Money Matters features a fun (and retro) "graphic novel" overview about identity fraud (October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!). We also cover helpful information about municipal bonds,...

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Preparing an organized reference document outlining your personal financial life might be the best gift you ever give.

Monday, August 21, 2023

The rating agency Fitch downgraded the US government credit rating one notch from AAA, its highest grade, to AA+ on August 1, 2023.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter contains helpful information about how inflation impacts your portfolio, why it's important to control your future by creating a will, understanding equity compensation, and...

Friday, July 28, 2023

Preparing for college while still in high school can be difficult for even the most academically minded student. These days, you need to excel in the classroom, make sure you’re involved in extracurricular activities, and enroll...

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

After the dramatic events in the banking sector, many investors are worried about a potential recession, and for a good reason. Recessions have real-world impacts on people’s financial security and well-being.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter contains great tips for revising how you view your bucket list, new tax rules to know when selling your home, info on why portfolio rebalancing is so important, and considerations when buying vacat

Thursday, June 1, 2023

This month, Your Money Matters newsletter encourages you to stop wasting money, weighs the pros and cons of prepaid debit cards, shares a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money, and looks into how long a $20 bill lasts. 

Thursday, April 27, 2023

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter encourages you to stop wasting money, weighs the pros and cons of prepaid debit cards, shares a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money, and looks into how long a $20 bill lasts.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

This month, Your Money Matters newsletter features estate considerations for millennials, what to look for in personal finance apps, some financial literacy basics, and a quick note that it may be time for a financial checkup.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

By the time you’re reading this, you’ll have likely heard that the market has been in turmoil for these last few days as a result of contagion fears, with all of this kicked off by the sudden failure of Silicon Valley Bank...

Monday, February 27, 2023

This month our newsletter discusses the details of whole life insurance, the risks that come with extended care, tips when considering student financial aid, and a look at behavioral best practices regarding your finances.

Friday, January 27, 2023

For many of us, Social Security plays an important part in our financial plans for retirement or later stage of life. Even if you’re years away from applying for benefits, there are good reasons to set up your online Social Security account

Friday, January 27, 2023

Our Your Money Matters Newsletter features helpful content on disability insurance, the benefits of time when you start saving early, asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”, and...

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter features personal finance tips for military families, includes a run down on buying vs. leasing a car, shares some energy-saving tips to help you save money, and offers strategies to...

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

This month’s Your Money Matters newsletter features tips to selecting personal finance apps, an overview of the average American budget, a quick guide to checking if you have unclaimed money, and the pros and cons of prepaid debt cards.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

If you have mutual fund investments in non-IRA accounts – you’re about to be taxed even though you’re losing money this year.  Fortunately, there is time to do something about it if you take action now. ...

Monday, October 24, 2022

This month features the 3 groups most stock market analysis falls into, the importance of protecting your home against flood loss, common pitfalls to avoid during a divorce, and ideas on how to stop wasting money. 

Monday, October 17, 2022

2022 has dealt a blow to the 60/40 portfolio. While losses in a 60/40 portfolio are not unusual, losses in stocks and bonds simultaneously are unusual. Since 1928, with nearly 100 years of track record,...

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

As part of the 2022-2023 enacted New York State Budget, Governor Hochul and the State Legislature allocated $1.2 billion in funding to the NYS Health Care Worker Bonus (HWB) program for the payment of bonuses for certain...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

After a summer rally, volatility is back in full swing. 2022 has challenged investors’ patience as almost every investment has had negative returns, with the exception of commodities, the US dollar, and cash.What’s...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Our Your Money Matters Newsletter features money tips for newlyweds to prevent a rift, the real cost of a vacation home, how to make the tax code work for you, and how smart investors know to separate emotion from fact. Hope you...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes changes to the credit available for electric vehicles. The changes are complex, and phase in over time. If you are in the market for an electric vehicle, we should review the...

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

This month features the great debate of active vs. passive investments, setting up your financial goals for success, some personal finance tips for military families and ways to protect against identity theft. Hope you enjoy, and as...

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

After various covid related deferrals of effective dates, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) ASU 2016-02, and its governmental counterpart, the Governmental Accounting Standard Board’s (GASB) 87 are finally...

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Our newsletter features how the right executor can help ensure the distribution of your assets with ease, a few tax rules on donating art, choosing between global and international funds, and tips for insuring your...

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Our newsletter this month features buying vs. leasing a car, strategies for managing student loan debt, a brief history of estate taxes, and critical estate documents. Hope you enjoy, and as always, reach out with any questions. Have a...

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This month features an overview on when to talk to your financial professional about changes in your situation, if your retiree health care coverage goes with you overseas, includes a pre-retirement checklist to give you a...

Thursday, April 28, 2022

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Our newsletter this month features a bucket plan to go with your bucket list, ensuring your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses, calculating your potential Social Security benefits, and considering when you should...

Monday, November 1, 2021

Our newsletter this month features the savings habits of America, best practices for choosing your new car, pros and cons of prepaid debit cards, and how disability can impact your financial lifestyle. Hope you enjoy, and as always,...

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Key Takeaways Inflation remains an ongoing concern in 2021. While inflation is higher and likely to remain elevated due to challenges created by the pandemic, a look into the structural composition and the types of inflation may...

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Thanks to healthier lifestyles and advances in modern medicine, the worldwide population over age 65 is growing. In the past decade, the population of Americans aged 65 and older has grown 35%, and is expected to reach 94.7 million in...

Monday, August 30, 2021

In a recent survey, 68% of current workers stated they plan to work for pay after retiring.1 And that possibility raises an interesting question: how will working affect Social Security benefits? The answer to that question requires an...

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Key Take Aways Meme stock frenzy has once again taken hold of investors in 2021. While meme stocks have generated supersized returns, it has done so with supersized risk as well. Despite the sharp rise and possible eventual fall n meme...

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Want to give your child or grandchild a financial head start? A Roth IRA might be a choice to consider. Read on to learn more about how doing this may benefit both of you. Rules for setting up a Roth IRA. If your teen has an earned...

Friday, June 25, 2021

Investment firms have a client service feature that may be a benefit to certain investors. They will ask you whether you would like to provide the name and information of a trusted contact.1 You do not have to supply this information,...

Friday, June 4, 2021

Being the victim of fraud can be devastating. When it comes to protecting credit, most people only consider taking precautions for adults. But many victims of identity theft crimes are children. Why? Their credit typically goes...

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Important Birthdays Over 50 Most children stop being “and-a-half” somewhere around age 12. Kids add “and-a-half“ to make sure everyone knows they’re closer to the next age than the last. When you are older...

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Debt Stress The average American owes $51,900 in debt. Of that $51,900, $35,660 is from mortgage debt, $5,610 is from student loans, and $4,760 is from auto loans.1 Little wonder that money worries can be a major cause of stress. The...

Thursday, December 10, 2020

New retirees sometimes worry that they are spending too much, too soon. Should they scale back? Are they at risk of outliving their money? This concern may be legitimate. Some households "live it up" and spend more than they anticipate...

Friday, November 13, 2020

Breaking down the basics. Whether your 65th birthday is on the horizon or decades away, understanding the different parts of Medicare is critical, as this government-sponsored program may play a role in your future health care...

Monday, July 20, 2020

In this episode, Jason Tabor, CFP® discusses Socially Responsible Investing. LISTEN NOW Jason meets with clients in the Oneonta and Cooperstown offices. To schedule an introductory conversation in the Oneonta office please call...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

New fiduciary rules have made the 401(k) space increasingly intimidating for advisors. Recently, Tunia Mycyk, Director at AssetMark Retirement Services, spoke with several 401(k) adopters to discuss how they have overcome this obstacle...

Friday, January 31, 2020

Tette, Ingersoll & Co. CPAs, PC, a division of Allied Financial Partners, is pleased to announce its merger with Richard A Romer, CPA LLC, in order to grow its services and capabilities. Richard A Romer has over 50 years of experience...

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The partners of Allied Financial Partners are pleased to announce the promotions of four dedicated employees. Tette, Ingersoll & Co., CPAs, PC, the accounting division of Allied Financial Partners, promoted Justin Bentley, CPA to...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The partners of Allied Financial Partners are pleased to welcome Sarah Gordnier who joins the administrative team working out of both the Rochester and Victor office locations. Gordnier holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Mental Benefits Working during retirement helps maintain mental agility as you learn new skills. Staying engaged in work helps build "mental muscle," which can lessen the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimers and ward of the signs...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to consider having enough life insurance to provide for them after you pass away. But too often, life insurance is an overlooked aspect of personal finances. In fact, according...

Friday, August 9, 2019

The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act was signed into law in New York State by Gov. Cuomo on July 17, and no matter how you feel about the changes enacted, the time to prepare for its January 1, 2020 effective date is now. While...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Traditional IRAs, which were created in 1974, are owned by roughly 35.1 million U.S. households. And Roth IRAs, created as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act in 1997, are owned by nearly 24.9 million households.1 Both are IRAs. And yet...

Monday, July 1, 2019

Itʼs been a little while, but if youʼve been reading along with the last few newsletters you know that we set out to cover three important basic financial concepts. Thus far, we discussed ʻsimple versus compound interestʼ and...

Saturday, December 15, 2018

It’s been a challenging few months in the domestic securities markets, it’s been worse abroad. We can all debate about the genesis of this turmoil, but that’s not the intent of this commentary. Instead, it’s...

Friday, December 14, 2018

For employers, differentiating the relationship between a 1099 Independent Contractor and an employee can be challenging. This is most commonly due to employers misunderstanding the difference between the two. Whether the relationship...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Not long ago, I attended an investment conference where Dr. David Kelly, the Chief Global Strategist and head of the Global Market Insights Strategy Team for JP Morgan was speaking. He provided some truly insightful thoughts –...

Monday, August 20, 2018

Under the new tax law, starting in 2018, many people will be able to take advantage of the increased standard deduction instead of itemizing their state and local taxes, mortgage interest, donations, etc. What if you are a borderline...

Friday, June 15, 2018

You’ve heard the saying “save early, save often.” Sure, it’s a cliché, but like many clichés it is borne of real world experiences. In this article, I’d like to explore WHY saving early and...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In December 2017, the President signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act” or “Act”), which introduces the most significant changes to the U.S. tax system since 1986. With a few exceptions, the tax...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

For Year Ends Beginning After December 15, 2017 ASU 2016-14: Not-for-Profit Entities In August, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, affecting accounting and related financial...