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Risky Benefits Podcast

Steve Hiraga, CFP, Chief Compliance Officer and Financial Advisor at Smith Bruer Advisors, was a recent guest on FBMC’s Risky Benefit’s podcast hosted by Rick Ferris. Steve and Rick discuss a variety of topics related to retirement planning and managing your 401k.

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Stress Test Your Financial Plan

Stress Testing Your Financial Plan In the current environment of COVID-19, oil prices plunging, and other uncertainties, it is understandable if you are questioning the stability of your financial plan, provided that you have one. Reviewing your life circumstances is appropriate in good and bad times, and employing a Financial Stress Test should be a

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1st Quarter 2020 Market Review

Q1 2020 Market Review This report features world capital markets performance and a timeline of events in the past quarter. It begins with a global overview and continues with stock and bond returns in the U.S. and international markets. At the end of the report is a discussion from Dimensional Fund Advisors that provides a

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The Bright Spots

We need a break from the elephant in the room, as we are sure that you can easily find 24/7 media coverage about COVID-19. The free flow of information is a good thing, but invariably the truth and falsehoods get blended into confusion, and other relevant and more positive topics get drowned out. Here are

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Market Insights

Understanding market history is essential for investors with a long-term view. Disciplined investors have benefited by staying the course throughout market history. We hope that this insight helps you as you navigate your way through your investment experience.

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Third Quarter 2019 Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic. This quarter

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Financial Advisor, Wealth Advisor, Investment Advisor: What’s the Difference?

Once you’ve decided it’s time to get some professional financial help, you may be asking yourself: “Which type of financial professional is best for me?” From a financial advisor to an investment advisor to a wealth advisor, it’s helpful to know the differences between each category of financial experts before committing to a long-term engagement.

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