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Our founders, Jack Blankinship and Charles Foster, shared a vision for a financial advisory firm dedicated to doing their very best for the clients they served. Together they championed the fee-only movement to eliminate self-serving commissions, to always act inREAD MORE

People planning for their retirement face some big questions. The ones we most often hear include: “How much of a ‘paycheck’ can I pay myself in retirement?” “What if that paycheck isn’t enough to cover my expenses over time?” “HowREAD MORE

The U.S. stock market rebounded from its January losses and hit record highs by the end of February with large company stocks pushing into positive territory for the year to date (up 1.0% through February’s end). Stocks of smaller companiesREAD MORE

It seems that news reports about the hacking of some popular website, and the resulting compromising of millions of user names, passwords and other personal data, have become much too commonplace. Do you use a strong password? There’s a veryREAD MORE

Recently, financial companies have seen a marked increase in the incidence and sophistication of financial fraud, especially through email. Charles Schwab has informed us that industry-wide attempts at financial fraud have increased more than ten-fold over the past five yearsREAD MORE

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