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584 Delaware Avenue Suite 104
Buffalo, NY 14214

How to Evaluate a Mutual Fund!

How to Evaluate a Mutual Fund!

As mentioned in my last newsletter, when determining your asset allocations, you should know your risk tolerance and what the time horizon is on the money. You should also consult with a financial advisor when determining your asset allocation. This will determine the kind of mutual funds you should put in your portfolio (i.e. LargeContinue Reading

The History of the Mutual Fund, the Emergence of the ETF, and Picking the Right Fund for You

The History of the Mutual Fund, the Emergence of the ETF, and Picking the Right Fund for You

  PART I The first mutual fund in the United States was created by the The Boston Personal Property Trust 1893.  This fund was more real estate based and its structure more closely resembled what we think of today as a hedge fund rather than a mutual fund. The Alexander Fund that came out ofContinue Reading

Social Media Stocks! Should you invest?

Social Media Stocks! Should you invest?

Facebook, Path, Pinterest, Groupon, Pandora! We use these social media tools everyday although no one seems sure if they are actually profitable. This year is the year for social media IPOs! Although there is a lot of press around Facebook’s IPO, social media companies that have recently become public have had disappointing results in theContinue Reading

Saving!

Saving!

Although this newsletter may seem pretty personal and a little hoaky. I just wanted to tell you about an experiment that I recently undertook this past month that had some surprising results.  Yes, this may be cliché, but I have been trying to lose a couple of pounds. So when I started my “diet,” IContinue Reading

529 Plans and College Savings plans

529 Plans and College Savings plans

I don’t know if you’ve heard the news but I’m a godmother now! This title comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility. I want to do my part for my little “Emma Christine.”  This got me thinking, and I decided that I really want to make a contribution to her future education.  So I didContinue Reading

How a Private Share Becomes a Public Stock & Some Tips about Buying a Newly Traded Stock

How a Private Share Becomes a Public Stock & Some Tips about Buying a Newly Traded Stock

Nationally and locally, there has been a lot about IPOs, what with the long awaited Facebook IPO, and our very own local Synacor.  Many people I’ve been talking to about these ventures do not really understand the “whys, hows, and wha fors” of an IPO. So I thought I would explain the process and someContinue Reading

What happened in Greece? Why isn’t it over? Why is it affecting the U.S. economy?

What happened in Greece? Why isn’t it over? Why is it affecting the U.S. economy?

A lot of people have been asking me about the debt crisis in Greece. They hear bits and pieces, but don’t fully understand why it happened, what’s going on now, and why it’s affecting us. So, briefly, here’s the scoop to bring you up to date. What happened in Greece? So the thing is, theContinue Reading

General 2012 Economic Outlook

Here we are again! Our annual financial crisis should begin to be charted like a Chinese calendar. Happy New Year! 2008 – Year of the Mortgage Shyster 2009 – Year of the Bail-out Bandit 2010 – Year of the Oiling Racketeer 2011 – Year of the Greek Hooligan 2012 – Year of the Hedge FundContinue Reading

Money, Love & Partnerships: Tips on how to survive

Money, Love & Partnerships: Tips on how to survive

Society has changed a lot since our parents first started their families. It is wonderful that our society has transformed our relationships, our marriages/partnerships and our ways of parenting. These changes allow a couple to explore personal and professional interests and goals without making the same sacrifices our parents often had to make. However, financiallyContinue Reading

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