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Concentrated Stock Positions: Considerations and Strategies -by John Jastremski

Whether you inherited a large holding, exercised options to buy your company’s stock, sold a private business, hold restricted stock, or have benefitted from repeated stock splits over the years, having a large position in a single stock carries unique … Continue reading

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In-Service Withdrawals from 401(k) Plans

You may be familiar with the rules for putting money into a 401(k) plan. But are you familiar with the rules for taking your money out? Federal law limits the withdrawal options that a 401(k) plan can offer. But a … Continue reading

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Planning Lessons for Educators: Addressing Your Financial Issues -by John Jastremski

Being an educator requires expertise and that you stay current on developments in your field. However, that level of ongoing attention can make it difficult to find the time to stay on top of issues that affect your finances, or … Continue reading

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The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood -by John Jastremski

Children are special. There’s nothing like them. They can be our sweetest blessing, as well as our biggest frustration. Most of all, however, they are our greatest responsibility, as well as our most important–and expensive–commitment. Whether you are a first-time … Continue reading

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Why Save for Retirement? -by John Jastremski

When you envision retirement, you probably see yourself living comfortably, doing what makes you happy. Your dreams could be as lofty as traveling the world or as simple as spending more time with your friends and family. Everyone’s vision is … Continue reading

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Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement? by John Jastremski

You can use a variety of strategies to pay off debt, many of which can cut not only the amount of time it will take to pay off the debt but also the total interest paid. But like many people, … Continue reading

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Active vs. Passive Portfolio Management- By John Jastremski

One of the longest-standing debates in investing is over the relative merits of active portfolio management versus passive management. With an actively managed portfolio, a manager tries to beat the performance of a given benchmark index by using his or … Continue reading

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72(t) Distributions. Sometimes you can take penalty-free early withdrawals from retirement accounts by John Jastremski

72(t) Distributions Sometimes you can take penalty-free early withdrawals from retirement accounts.   Do you need to access your retirement money early? Usually, anyone who takes money out of an IRA or a retirement plan prior to age 59½ faces … Continue reading

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Understanding the Markets

What the acronyms signify & what affects investors.   Dow. NASDAQ. S&P 500. Fear index. NYSE. Commodity prices. Earnings. Economic indicators. These are the gauges and signposts of investing, but if you stopped most people on the street, you’ll find … Continue reading

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Bearish Thoughts Persist in a Bull Market By John Jastremski

Bearish Thoughts Persist in a Bull Market Are memories of the downturn hurting the financial potential of boomers?   At the end of October, the S&P 500 was up 24.39% in the past 12 months. What investor wouldn’t want gains … Continue reading

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