FIDUCIARY ADVISOR BLOG

This Could Be Your Parents

This Could Be Your Parents

If you’ve ever asked your parents about why they kept their financial advisor all these years, you might’ve heard them say things like, “He’s a good guy.” “Professional.” “Trustworthy.” “He lives around here and is active in the local community. We see him volunteering at the local school all the time.” Still, is being likeable […]

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EconomicMagicSCap

America’s Economic Magic Remains Alive And Well (Part 1)

Why is it that so many people aren’t saving enough for retirement? Frankly, a solid amount of them don’t have enough risk in their portfolios. They’re scared. Still, where does that fear really come from? We could point an endless cycle of negative news, for one. In this video from FFP’s Chief Investment Officer, John […]

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The US Dollar Is Crashing Soon? We Can Think Of Two Historical Instances That Bucked That Trend

Why A Strong US Dollar Is Nothing To Fear

Do you ever notice how some financial TV pundits find a way to talk doom and gloom when things are actually going quite well? Take the US Dollar, which is very strong right now. If you’re not into financial markets, you wouldn’t know that the US Dollar is up more than 25% in the last 2 […]

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Is the Euro beyond help if regular bailouts aren't successful?

Euro On Life Support If Italian Banks Can’t Make A Comeback?

Once Italian lawmakers in December approved a 20 billion Euro plan design to rescue Italy’s weakest banks, it would be easy to say the country – and the Eurozone – could breathe a bit easier. After all, we can point to instances in other countries in which banks have been revitalized after the government recapitalized […]

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Almost 10 Years After Madoff, What Have Investors Learned?

Nearly a decade after Bernie Madoff shook the investment world with a Ponzi scheme of epic proportions, the question remains: Could it happen again? In reflection, we always come back to this: You should always be leery of any financial advisor who is also your custodian.  If they make your statements, then there’s a risk […]

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Is An Advisory Firm Working In Your Best Interests? Don't Think. Know.

Is Your Advisory Firm on Your Side? Do You Think So? Or Do You Know?

You didn’t work this long to sacrifice the kind of retirement you’d ultimately have. But what if you couldn’t get that dream home or have the ability to live where you want? It’s what makes reading and understanding your financial documents so important, because you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you discover when you […]

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Could President Trump's SEC pick derail the Fiduciary Rule?

Is Fiduciary Rule “Dead” With Trump’s SEC Appointment?

The Fiduciary Rule was created to try to keep investors from being taken advantage of. But with President Trump’s SEC appointment, is it now in jeopardy? by Miaciah Manuel, CFP® With every appointment and executive action, President Trump continues to garner controversy – and his appointment of Jay Clayton to lead the SEC appears to be […]

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If you're uncertain whether you have one of the best 401k plans, a benchmarking report from FFP can clarify a whole lot.

Think You Have One Of The Best 401k Plans? Let’s Test.

The best 401k plans offer the full services, value and performance your company and its plan participants deserve. How do you know you, in fact, have one of the best 401k plans out there? In a word: Benchmarking. In the first part of our blog post on benchmarking your 401k and comparing it to others, […]

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It's time to compare 401k plans for greater insight - FFP's Nick Economos shares why.

Why Your Company Should Compare 401k Plans ASAP

By Nick Economos That current 401k plan for your company? Sure, it seems to be performing fine. Yet, you can’t ignore the sense that you should compare 401k plans for your peace of mind, especially with some questions rising to the surface such as: Are we overpaying for our 401k plan with certain fees that may […]

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