Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Dow Plunges 800 Points, Fundamentals of US Economy Still Strong

As you may be aware, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 800 points yesterday, August 14th, marking the worst single day point drop of 2019. The media attributed the plunge to a slowing global economy, a trade war with China, and an inverted yield curve. The 10-year treasury rate for a time on August 14th dropped below that of the 2-year treasury rate. This inverted yield curve means that if... continue reading

Don’t Let the New Tax Act Affect Your Giving Goals

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that charitable giving had its largest decline since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, citing circumstances such as 2018 tax-law changes and a late-year stock-market dip as the reasons for the decline. At AAFCPAs Wealth Management, we know that taxes are not the reason you give; however, they may affect how much you give, the timing of your gifts, and the vehicle you use. We have... continue reading

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Reflects on the Q1 2019 Market Turnaround, and Provides Guidance on Achieving an All-Weather Portfolio

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Reflects on the Q1 2019 Market Turnaround, and Provides Guidance on Achieving an All-Weather Portfolio

In January, we wrote to you about 2018’s fourth quarter meltdown, and three months later the markets reversed course and shot higher. Two of the main issues that plagued the market in Q4 2018, tariffs and the Fed, have moved to the back burner. First, although there are mixed messages coming out of Washington and Beijing, there does seem to be some momentum towards resolution of the trade impasse. The... continue reading

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Adds Depth to Wealth Advisory Expertise by Welcoming Kevin Hodson

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Adds Depth to Wealth Advisory Expertise by Welcoming Kevin Hodson

AAFCPAs Wealth Management, an affiliate company of AAFCPAs, is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Hodson, Wealth Advisor.  Kevin joins our growing team of advisors after 18 years of experience in financial services, as well as 6 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Kevin is driven by strong ethical values, and high standards of excellence. These values and standards impact his success as a Wealth Advisor... continue reading

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Reflects on Q4 2018 Market Volatility, and Provides Guidance on What Investors Should Do

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Reflects on Q4 2018 Market Volatility, and Provides Guidance on What Investors Should Do

Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most famous investors, is often quoted as saying “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” You might say that is easier said than done and we won’t disagree with you. Obviously, there is a great deal of fear right now among investors as a result of recent market volatility and the impact on portfolios. Q4 2018 has been the... continue reading

Year-End Personal Financial Planning Considerations

Year-End Personal Financial Planning Considerations

The end of the year presents a unique opportunity to look at your overall personal financial situation. With factors like tax reform, life changes or just working towards your goals, now is an especially important time to review things. Taking what we now know about the new tax law and weaving together all of the other areas of your personal finances is one of the key ways AAFCPAs Tax and... continue reading

Develop an Individual Financial Plan That Accounts for Market Volatility

As we head into the final quarter of 2018, it is a great time to reflect on the financial markets. We have experienced the longest period of economic expansion in the nation’s history, and we have come a long way since the mortgage and housing crisis in 2008. However, as you may know from recent headlines, the fourth quarter got off to a rocky start. The Dow fell over 1,300... continue reading

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Advises Clients to Pursue Lines of Defense in Protecting Your Credit

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Advises Clients to Pursue Lines of Defense in Protecting Your Credit

Approximately 1 in 2 Americans had their personal information compromised as a result of a 2017 data breach at Equifax, and as a result are now at an increased risk for identify theft and financial fraud. Identify theft is an increasing problem for all people. In response, Congress initiated a new credit freeze law protecting consumers. This law went into effect on September 21, 2018. The new federal credit freeze... continue reading

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Announces Transition of Leadership

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Announces Transition of Leadership

AAFCPAs Wealth Management is pleased to announce a transition in leadership, naming Carmen Grinkis, PhD, CLTC, CFP® and Andrew Hammond, CFP® as Co-Directors. Grinkis and Hammond are both Senior Wealth Advisors at AAFCPAs and have been poised to take over the leadership from Founder and Wealth Advisor Joel Aronson, CPA, MBA, PFS since joining the firm in 2016 and 2017 respectively. “I have the utmost respect for my colleagues Carmen... continue reading