When Clients Get Divorced

June 12, 2015 Wall Street Journal   John Gugle was featured in an article that addresses how financial advisors handle the tricky situation of their clients going through divorce.  John is a principal and owner at Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, N.C. *** You can find the original Wall Street Journal article at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/when-clients-get-divorced-1434116143

The Triple Tax Benefit of Health Savings Accounts

U.S. News & World Report By Kate Stalter   The tax advantages are appealing, but don’t overlook HSAs as a way to save for health care in retirement. Americans are generally aware of tax-advantaged investment vehicles such as 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and 529 college savings plans. But one instrument, the health savings account, isn’t as well known, although it …

Going Beyond Referrals to Win Clients

May 11, 2015 Wall Street Journal Ann Gugle of Alpha Financial Advisors was featured in an article that dealt with financial advisors finding new clients and the unique ways that advisors build their practices.  Ann has worked to build up clients among Americans working and living internationally.  Ann is a principal and owner at Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, N.C. …

7 Bad Investing Habits That Are Holding You Back

March 23, 2015 U.S. News and World Report by Kate Stalter  It isn’t a matter of that one “hot” stock you missed. It’s about having a big-picture mindset. Your mindset makes a big difference. When you reflect on the painful topic of your worst investing mistakes, what comes to mind? Do you think of a bad stock you held for too …

Advisers Dump Bond Proxies as Rate Hike Looms

March 23, 2015 Wall Street Journal   John Gugle of Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, NC was mentioned in an article addressing how financial advisors were making changes to the bond side of their client portfolios.  John is a principal and owner at Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, N.C. *** You can read more of this article at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/financial-advisers-dump-bond-proxies-as-rate-hike-looms-1427117105

Create a Financial Roadmap for 2015

December 29, 2014 Hilton Head Monthly by Dean Rowland The holidays are over, 2014 is in our life’s memory bank, our eyes are open wide to the opportunities that lay ahead this year, and we can sleep easily at night knowing that all is good. Right? Probably, maybe, not sure? Sure, you have your New Year’s resolutions firmly in place and …

When Should I See a Financial Planner

October 23, 2014 Equifax Finance Blog By Michelle Stoffel Huffman How do you know if you’re ready for a financial planner? After all, it’s sort of a strange proposition: You’re spending money on someone who will tell you how to spend your money. But that’s exactly why millions of people see financial planners in the first place. “Typically, people who …

Bought a New Vacation Home? I’m So Sorry

August 13, 2014 Bloomberg By Ben Steverman Summer is a time to relax, kick back and make dumb financial decisions. That’s how financial advisers see it, when their clients get a hankering for a summer house after returning from an idyllic trip. Sales of vacation homes in the U.S. rose 30 percent last year to 717,000, the National Association of …

Using Health Savings Accounts to Invest for Retirement

August 19, 2014 New York Times by Ann Carrns Health savings accounts are often promoted as a way to help cover continuing out-of-pocket medical costs. But the accounts, which have tax advantages, can also be used to save money for health expenses in retirement — and the savings can be substantial, a new analysis finds. A report this month from …

Health Savings Accounts Can Double as Shadow IRAs

June 2, 2014 Wall Street Journal Ann Gugle of Alpha Financial Advisors was a contributor to an article that explained the rising popularity of Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and how to best use a Health Savings Account for maximum growth. that will end your eligibility to keep paying into an HSA.  Ann is a principal and owner at Alpha Financial Advisors …