FAI survive and thrive in post divorce retirement

Survive and Thrive in Post Divorce Retirement

By: Lyn Dippel
12/29/2018

Getting divorced over 50 presents some unique challenges, and the financial aspect is chief among them. By taking the time to understand the financial implications and planning for your post-divorce future, you can be well on your way to creating ...

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Gray Divorce and FAI

Gray Divorce Doesn’t Have to Tarnish Your Retirement Dreams

By: Lyn Dippel
12/27/2018

For most of us, our retirement dreams are filled with time for enjoyment after decades of hard work. But for an increasing number of older couples, retirement is bringing something completely unexpected: divorce.

With their adult children gone and an ...

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Coin Toss and Investing

What a Simple Coin Toss Exercise Can Teach Us About Investing

By: Mark Stinson
12/16/2018

At a recent conference the presenter led a group of financial advisors through a coin toss.

“I am going to flip this coin five times, each time I want you to predict heads or tails – you don’t need to ...

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A Gift That Gives Back

Gabriella Colarusso
12/12/2018

I struggle every year to find the perfect gift for each person on my holiday list. But amid the usual flurry of requests for electronics, books and sweaters, I find a few family members who don’t ask for anything ...

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Senior Moment or Alzheimer's

Senior Moment or Alzheimer's

12/10/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #3, Chapter 3: Senior Moment or Alzheimer's?

As a general rule, memory lapses associated ...

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FAI - The hidden expenses of moving

Five Hidden Costs of Moving

By: Skyler Hutcheson
12/6/2018

Few things are more thrilling than moving into your first place. The idea of having your own home to enjoy your independence is invigorating.

However, be careful that the urge to set out on your own does not distract you ...

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FAI - Long Term Care

Easing the Family Burden: Why Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be a Smart Idea

By: Mark Stinson
12/6/2018

Once you reach the age of 65, you have a seven in ten chance of needing some type of long term care service in your lifetime.

That’s a sobering thought, but the fact is that the likelihood of requiring ...

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Webinar Recap: 2018 Year-to-Date Market Review

By: FAI Wealth Management
11/26/2018

In our final webinar of the year Curt Gross, FAI’s Chief Investment Officer, provided a year-to-date market summary for 2018, reviewed the current economic environment, and previewed what to look for and possible outcomes for the market in 2019 ...

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Prenuptial Agreements: A Smart Move for Savvy Women

FAI Presents: Prenuptial Agreements: A Smart Move for Savvy Women

By: Lyn Dippel
11/7/2018

When you hear the word “prenup,” what comes to mind? If you’re like many people, you might picture a wealthy older man about to marry a younger woman. While that may have been the case years ago, prenuptial agreements ...

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The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives and How to Discuss Them

The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives and How to Discuss Them

By: Mark Stinson
11/7/2018
 

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #2, Chapter 3: The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives and How to Discuss Them.

An ...

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Stock Market Chart

Year-End Investment Review and 2019 Outlook Webinar

10/25/2018

Join us for our final webinar of the year:  FAI's Year-End Investment Review and 2019 Outlook.

Join our webinar from the comfort of your home or office, Thursday, November 8th as Curt Gross, our Chief Investment Officer, reviews the ...

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Growing Your Aging Parents' Wealth During Their Golden Years

Growing Your Aging Parents' Wealth During Their Golden Years

By: Mark Stinson
10/13/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #1, Chapter 3:Growing Your Aging Parents' Wealth During Their Golden Years.

While one's ...

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FAI 3rd Q Investment Commentary - Diversification Part 1

Q3 Investment Commentary - Diversification Part 1

Curtis Gross
10/11/2018

Most investors understand the meaning of diversification.  Webster’s dictionary explains it this way: “to balance (an investment portfolio) defensively by dividing funds among securities of different industries or of different classes”.  At FAI we are constantly touting the virtues ...

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Article 253: FAI Presents: Say Goodbye to Your Spouse, Not Your Business

FAI Presents: Say Goodbye to Your Spouse, Not Your Business

By: Lyn Dippel
9/22/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our eBook series,  "navigating marital transitions with confidence: a resource for women".  

This Month’s Focus is taken from Chapter 3: “Say Goodbye to Your Spouse, Not Your Business.”

When it comes ...

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Tips for Making New Friends After Gray Divorce

Tips for Making New Friends After Gray Divorce

By: Lyn Dippel
9/22/2018

If there is one thing that has always been on anyone’s mind, it is friends. No matter your age, friendship is important! However, finding new friends when you have reached 50 and your children have moved out, can be ...

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FAI-Tips for Choosing Where to Live After Retirement

Tips for Choosing Where to Live After Retirement

By: Mark Stinson
9/21/2018

You have worked long and hard to save up for retirement to settle into your dream location and lifestyle. Now that you no longer need to live in an area focusing on your job, schools, and status, your options are ...

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Family Money Piggy

Clandestine Cache

Lyn Dippel
9/18/2018

At times I’ve wondered where the line should be between openness with my spouse about my finances versus providing only what’s necessary to preserve my autonomy.  For me it comes down to being honest with myself.  It’s ...

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Are your aging parents aging you webinar

Webinar: Are Your Aging Parents Aging You?

9/6/2018

Join our panel of professionals for an interactive discussion pertaining to caring for aging parents including:
• Financial guardianship
• Estate planning
• Proactive support

Webinar participants will learn how to build an action plan that includes:
• Public Services
• Private help
• Having “the ...

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Is it Time for Your Senior Parent to Hang Up the Keys?

Is it Time for Your Senior Parent to Hang Up the Keys?

By: Mark Stinson
9/4/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #3, Chapter 2: “Is it Time for Your Senior Parent to Hang up The Keys ...

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Mark Stinson

Mark Stinson Appointed to the Howard County Commission on Aging

8/27/2018

Columbia, Maryland – August 27, 2018 – FAI Wealth Management, a leading financial planning and investment management firm in the Baltimore-Washington region, announced that Mark Stinson, CPA, CFP ®, MBA, Principal and Senior Advisor for the firm, has joined the Commission on Aging ...

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Recent News

Recent News

How Volatility Takes Away Your Financial Freedom

How Volatility Takes Away Your Financial Freedom

1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
3 days ago

This is not an article about risk tolerance, or how comfortable you are with market volatility. 

That concept is very important, because many financial decisions ...

FAI's 4th Quarter Investment Review

FAI's 4th Quarter Investment Review

1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
3 days ago

Beginning in 2019, Curt Gross, Chief of Investments, will be hosting a webinar at the end of each quarter to review his Quarterly Investment Commentary ...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

FAI's Quarterly Investment Review Webinar

FAI's Quarterly Investment Review Webinar

1/31/2019 11:00:00 AM EST
Curt Gross, FAI's Chief Investment Officer, will be going ...

President's Day: Office Closed

President's Day: Office Closed

2/18/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
FAI's Office is closed due to President's Day.