Blog and Podcast

Understanding Investor Protections

Recent headlines surrounding bank failures may have you wondering: How safe are my investments? How does FDIC insurance work with my investment accounts? What happens if my custodian – Fidelity, BNY Mellon / Pershing, Schwab, TD Ameritrade – becomes insolvent … Continue reading

Top 5 To-Do’s Before You Retire

Getting to the point where you finally decide to retire is one thing, but trying to ride off into the sunset can be an exceptionally tall task. Hear Tyler Emrick, CFA®, CFP®, talk through his five must-do items to help you feel confident about cutting the paycheck cord.     Continue reading

2023 Investment Expectations

Having reasonable assumptions for investment returns is critically important for many reasons. These assumptions will impact the success of your retirement plan, portfolio decisions, and peace of mind to name a few. Continue reading

How Much Is the Right Amount Of Cash?

Coming off a year with unprecedented interest rate hikes, everywhere you turn there is an advertisement for yields on CDs or other types of savings accounts. Clients are asking whether they should consider using these products, and if so, to what extent.  Continue reading

Reconsidering Bitcoin

I wrote the article below in December 2017. With wild price swings, peak-to-trough losses of -70%+ in bitcoin (and more in other digital currencies), major bankruptcies, and seeming frauds in the crypto space, I thought a look back may be … Continue reading

Plans To Prosper Partners With True Wealth

Plans To Prosper (P2P), located in Wexford, PA, has partnered with True Wealth Design, effective December 30, 2022. Our firms share a commitment to supporting clients in reaching their financial goals through comprehensive and well-integrated financial planning, investment management, and … Continue reading

Secure Act 2.0: Key Impacts on Your Retirement Planning

The much anticipated SECURE Act 2.0 recently passed Congress, and while no single change made in this act will have the same level of effect on your retirement planning as some changes made in the original SECURE Act, there are far more provisions in this act that may impact your planning.  Continue reading