2015 P. Kemp Fain, Jr., Award

Since 1993, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) annually bestows the P. Kemp Fain, Jr. Award to an individual who upholds the FPA’s Core Values of competence, integrity, relationships, and stewardship, and has made remarkable contributions to the profession of financial planning in the areas of service to society, academia, government and professional activities. The award

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Fed Decision: Hold the Line

At today’s meeting of The Federal Reserve Board, a decision was made to not increase key interest rates in the U.S. economy. A rate increase is still expected sooner than later, and it will be the first rate hike since 2006.  Analysts generally agree that the pace of future rate hikes will be more critical

Greece

Good Grief, Greece!

What a great way to end a quarter – a global economic crisis?   Greece is once again the headline newsmaker.  Greece with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) equivalent to the city of Detroit and a land area comparable in size to Ohio.   Last Friday, the Greek government rejected an offer from creditors to

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

I have three children ranging in ages from 16 to 24 years old. In other words, two of my kids are legal adults! Whoa! How does that impact our daily lives and our financial plan? The relationship between parent and child is of fundamental importance to U.S. society, because it preserves the safety and provides

Saving Plan

Savings Limits

Penny-Pinching Consumers The economy has spurred Americans to save money any which way they can. Here’s where we’re pinching pennies: Purchasing more generic brands  63% Brown-bagging lunch  45% Going to the hairdresser or barber less  39% Cancelling one or more magazine subscriptions  33% Cutting down on dry cleaning  22% No longer purchasing morning coffee  21%