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March 30, 2017

By: J. André Weisbrod

Every year around this time a nationwide consternation builds up regarding taxes.  This is especially true for investors with diversified portfolios, and even truer for investors who own private investments, including partnerships, small corporations and LLCs.

I think people often get more agitated than they need to be.  Understanding the processes can help us relax a bit.

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May 2, 2014

I have been asked by a couple people recently why energy, real estate and utilities have been doing so well lately.  The secondary question is will the trend continue and what about portfolio emphasis going forward?

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March 31, 2014

 

Articles of interest you might have missed:  March Madness in Washington; 10 things your real estate agent won’t tell you; Is Your Financial Future Under Control? 2 Out of 3 of Us Answer 'No'; In Financial Planning, Couples Should Work Together; A Common Sense Approach to Estate Planning

March Madness in Washington – Congress uses sleight of hand to keep the spending going.

10 things your real estate agent won’t tell you – Informative and worth reading if you are planning to buy or sell a home.  Note: As in any profession there are those who are more competent than others as well as more honest and open than others. 

Is Your Financial Future Under Control? 2 Out of 3 of Us Answer 'No'

In Financial Planning, Couples Should Work Together – This has been something I have been promoting for 32 years, including having written a book on the subject.  I am always concerned when women are not knowledgeable regarding the family finances.  It needs to be a team sport.

A Common Sense Approach to Estate Planning – Many famous people have died without even a will.  They include Sonny Bono, Pablo Picasso, Jimmy Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Howard Hughes, martin Luther King and even Abe Lincoln.  The results aren’t pretty.  This article is a good primer.

Are you looking for honest, trustworthy advice regarding your IRA, 401k, investment portfolios, insurance or personal or business planning?  Call STAAR Financial Advisors, Inc. at 412-367-9076 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

 

 

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November 5, 2013

 

Here are a few articles and videos you might have missed.  Finances, house prices, retirement, sports and slaps.

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Buy or Rent?  8 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

By J. Andre Weisbrod

Buying a home is a huge decision.  A bad decision can have an enormous cost in money, emotional distress and time.   But a good decision can create greater wealth, security and happiness. 

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Affordable and Not So Affordable Cities for Housing

According to MarketWatch, the most affordable include Detroit (no surprise), Decatur, IL and Toledo, OH while least affordable include Honolulu, the New York City Area and San Francisco.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-most-and-least-affordable-cities-for-housing-2013-02-12?dist=afterbell

 

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