Washingtonian Best Adviser

Congratulations, Lyn A. Dippel, JD, CFP®

12/6/2019

Columbia, MD, December 6, 2019

For the consecutive yearsLyn A. Dippel, JDCFP®President and CEO of FAI Wealth Management, has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as Top Fee-Only Financial Planner as part of its 2019 “Top ...

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

12/1/2019

For many of us, Thanksgiving traditions revolve around roast turkey, pumpkin pie and football. But when holiday festivities like these fall short of providing personal fulfillment, how can you fill the void?
 

Charitable giving to the rescue. At the Thanksgiving ...

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Smart Tips for Engineering Your Perfect Retirement

Smart Tips for Engineering Your Perfect Retirement

11/24/2019

For engineers and technology professionals, planning for retirement may come naturally.

As highly analytical problem solvers with an innate curiosity, the challenges that come with retirement planning may actually be enjoyable. This group’s specialized training also allows them to ...

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Financial Planning for Female Breadwinners

Financial Planning for Female Breadwinners: What They Need Most from Their Advisors

11/20/2019

More and more women are finding themselves in the role of the family CFO.

It used to be that men bore most of the responsibility for making the money and managing the finances. But today, nearly 49% of all married ...

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Why Affluent Women Still Worry about Money

Why Affluent Women Still Worry about Money

11/19/2019

How much money would you need to feel financially secure?  

Three million? Five million? While you might think financial worries stop once you reach a certain net worth, the reality is that they don’t. Affluence seems to open new ...

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FAI Moving in Retirement

Webinar: Thinking of Moving in Retirement?

10/28/2019

November 13, 2019 | 11am

Thinking of Moving in Retirement? 

Many of our clients contemplate moving as they near retirement. Join us for our November 13, 2019 Webinar for a panel discussion of real-world experiences and lessons learned when moving out ...

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Affordable Renovation Projects that Add Value to Your Home

10/27/2019

All home improvement projects are not created equal.

While the average remodeling job recoups less than two-thirds of its cost at sale, according to Remodeling Magazine’s “2018 Cost vs. Value” report, some renovation projects are far better investments than ...

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529 Plans: Here’s What You Need to Know About Saving for College

10/27/2019

Sending your children or grandchildren to college can be a stressful time.

For some, this may the child’s first time away from home. This period can come with many stress factors, such as adjusting to their absence in the ...

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Take These Financial Steps When a Loved One Passes Away

Take These Financial Steps When a Loved One Passes Away

10/14/2019

When a loved one dies, survivors must attend to a number of issues during a difficult time.

Aside from notifying friends and family, making funeral arrangements and dealing with immense grief, there are important financial and legal details that also ...

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How Women are Redefining Legacy and Giving Planning

10/14/2019

More and more women are choosing to leave a lasting, noteworthy mark on the world through their philanthropy.  

A former executive for a global telecommunications company, Susan is now divorced and in her sixties. She’s been heavily involved in ...

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The Most Common Worries Facing High Income Women

The Most Common Worries Facing High Income Women

The Most Common Worries Facing High Income Women

10/13/2019

Being a high-earning female executive isn’t always a walk in the park.

Work pressures can be all-consuming, stress-filled days are common, and personal time is often severely lacking. People may assume they world is at your feet but the ...

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s Why Outsourcing May Be the Solution

9/28/2019

 “The time I save by outsourcing can be turned into productive work hours that generate more value for my business. More importantly, it vastly improves my quality of life.”

As a business owner or executive, life moves fast and so ...

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Investment Commentary

Q3 2019: Quarterly Investment Commentary

9/27/2019

October 31, 2019

Curt Gross, Chief Investment Officer, will be hosting a webinar at the end of each quarter to review his Quarterly Investment Commentary and answer your questions.

We invite you to join the conversation on your investments.

If ...

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Suzanne Simpson

Webinar: When to Use a Trust When Leaving an Inheritance

9/26/2019

Thursday, October 17th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Our guest, attorney Suzanne Simpson of Simpson Law, PA, will start with, "What is a trust?", then provide a basic understanding of trusts and when it is advantageous to use a ...

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Seven Home Renovations that Aren’t Worth the Investment

Seven Home Renovations that Aren’t Worth the Investment

9/24/2019

Your home is your castle, so of course you want it to reflect your personality and preferences.

If you’re a movie buff, a lavish home theatre with surround-sound might be a tempting addition to your basement. Are you passionate ...

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Mark Stinson Tour de Maryland

Mark Stinson's Tour de Maryland

9/22/2019

Did you wonder where FAI’s Senior Advisor, Mark Stinson was during the month of July? 

Mark and a friend planned and completed their own Tour de Maryland to coincide with the Tour de France.  They completed 21 day-long stages ...

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Watch Out for these Big Retirement Money Wasters

Watch Out for these Big Retirement Money Wasters

Watch Out for these Big Retirement Money Wasters

9/16/2019

After years of working and careful saving, it’s almost time to kick back and enjoy that retirement nest egg.

But before you begin splurging on world travel and daily rounds of golf, get to know the common financial pitfalls ...

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Kevin Dougherty of KMD Insurance

Kevin Dougherty of KMD Insurance

FAI's Annual Medicare 2019 Update with Kevin Dougherty

9/9/2019

Once again this year, we're honored to have Kevin Dougherty join us as an independent insurance agent specializing in Medicare. Although Medicare coverage doesn’t begin until you are 65, there are many choices and decisions to make. These ...

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Executive Women Burnout

Executive Women Burnout: Tips for Finding Serenity and Meaning

Executive Women Burnout: Tips for Finding Serenity and Meaning

9/3/2019

“My day began at 4:30 AM. I went to the gym, had some coffee and drove to the airport for a meeting in Atlanta. I conducted a conference call on the way to the airport, then another one when ...

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How Extended Generation Homes are Becoming the Norm

How Extended Generation Homes are Becoming the Norm

Today’s Not-So-Empty Nests: How Extended Generation Homes are Becoming the Norm

8/26/2019

Has the proverbial “empty nest” become a thing of the past? Data suggests this traditional stage of the American household lifecycle is undergoing some dramatic changes.

In the U.S., increasing numbers of late middle-age couples are struggling with different ...

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Recent News

Recent News

Congratulations, Lyn A. Dippel, JD, CFP®

Congratulations, Lyn A. Dippel, JD, CFP®

12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
5 days ago

Columbia, MD, December 6, 2019

For the consecutive yearsLyn A. Dippel, JDCFP®President and CEO of FAI Wealth Management, has been recognized ...

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

12/1/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
a week ago

For many of us, Thanksgiving traditions revolve around roast turkey, pumpkin pie and football. But when holiday festivities like these fall short of providing personal ...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Christmas Eve: Office is Closed

Christmas Eve: Office is Closed

12/24/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
FAI will be closed on December 24 for Christmas Eve.

Christmas: Office Closed

Christmas: Office Closed

12/25/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
FAI's Office will be closed on December 25th for ...