2017 Investment News 40 Under 40 Award Winner: Megan Rindskopf

June 19, 2017 Congratulations to Megan Rindskopf Lokitis on being named to Investment News’ 40 Under 40 for 2017.  Megan is such an important part of Alpha Financial and we are thrilled that she has received this recognition for her hard work and contributions to Alpha Financial and the financial planning profession. http://www.investmentnews.com/section/40-under-40/2017/profile/33/Megan-Rindskopf

This Is Why More People Are Investing, Not Spending, Their HSA Health Care Savings

March 20, 2017 Investor’s Business Daily by Donald Jay Korn Most people who contribute to health savings accounts are setting aside tax-free money to use for medical expenses as they arise. But a growing number of HSA members can afford to invest contributions in stocks, mutual funds and other investment vehicles. According to the 2016 Year-End Devenir HSA Research Report, …

Individual Investors Wade In as Stocks Soar

March 10, 2017 Wall Street Journal Ann Reilley Gugle was featured in an article addressing how individual investors are handling the US stock market hitting new all-time highs. The article includes insights from a particular client of Alpha Financial.  Ann is the principal and chief executive of Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, N.C.  *** You can read the full article …

What Could Happen if Trump Rolls Back The Dodd-Frank Act

February 13, 2017 Magnify Money by Katie Tiller The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been seen by many as legislation that helped dig the American economy out of the Great Recession by putting strict limitations on banks. Banks had to rein in their high-risk mortgage practices and meet stricter lending requirements. President Donald Trump has begun …

This Hot-Potato Rule May Get Delayed. What It Means For Your Retirement

January 9, 2017 CNBC by Tom Anderson The April 10 rollout of the Department of Labor’s contentious fiduciary rule is less than four months away. Republican lawmakers, however, want to wind back the clock. Rep. Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, has introduced a bill that would delay the rule, which requires broker-dealers and financial advisors to provide advice in …

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How to Advise Clients on the Expat Experience

October 27, 2016 Wall Street Journal Ann Reilley Gugle was featured in an article addressing the experience of working and living abroad as an expatriate.  Ann is the principal and chief executive of Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, N.C.  *** You can read the full article from The Wall Street Journal, here

Why it’s important to review workplace benefits in October

October 5, 2016 CNBC by Deborah Nason When it comes to updating benefit packages every October, “most people run for the hills,” said Mark Germain, certified financial planner and founder and CEO of Beacon Wealth Management. “They wait until the last minute and just check off the boxes. And they don’t always seek out advice, because they don’t understand the …

How to Find the Right Financial Adviser for You and Your Money

July 20, 2016 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance by Lisa Gerstner & Kimberly Lankford Financial advisers come in a confusing array of professional designations, with different fee structures and areas of expertise. Americans aren’t making the grade when it comes to managing their finances—or at least they don’t think they are. On average, U.S. households give themselves a C+ on their ability …

Advisors See New Fiduciary Rule as a Chance To Educate Clients

April 15, 2016 Investor’s Business Daily by Morey Stettner April 6, the Labor Department issued a regulation to raise the standard for investment advice to retirement savers. Brokers and other financial professionals who help investors with retirement accounts must now act in the best interest of their clients. For those financial advisors registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the …

The Best Way to Save and Invest for a Home

April 15, 2016 Money Magazine by Sarah Max Q: I want to save to buy a home in the next five to 10 years but don’t want to use a savings account since they pay so little. Where should I save? — Maria, New York City A: This is a dilemma, to be sure. With interest rates still so low, …