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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Identity theft is a growing problem around the globe. The more information people are willing to store in “the cloud” the more susceptible you are to the new breed of criminals. Cyber Criminals never have to actual see you...

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Each generation of American society has its own unique quirks, from the manner in which members of that generation communicate with one another to what dreams or goals they collectively share as a group. Today's leading generation,...

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

All investments come with some level of risk. When you entrust your money to the market, you risk losing all of it or only very small gains if your funds are directed toward conservative risks with low growth over time. Assessing how...

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sometimes you have the ability to apply life lessons from one realm of your life to another. Believe it or not, getting a grip on your financial health can be achieved by using some of the same steps that you would use to help improve...

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

One of the greatest fiscal crises facing Americans is not the debt of the federal government, but rather the debt facing the average American. According to USA Today, the average American has credit card debt totaling $3,600, but that...

 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Everyone dreams of receiving a nice tax refund check from the federal government before or after April 15th of each year. After a full calendar year of seeing Uncle Sam take a chunk of your paycheck, it is time to start dreaming of...

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Planning for the inevitable that comes with age may not be your main focus. However, the possibility of depending on others for care requires a great deal of planning. If you do not want to see your lifetime of savings depleted, start...

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

There are several issues that can create trouble for a couple's relationship, from their interactions with friends of the opposite sex, to issues with stepchildren. For many, the greatest stumbling block can be financially related....

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

The New Year is typically reserved for resolutions involving improved health or the quest for a new, better job. When it comes to resolutions in the New Year, it might be time to look at the financial habits you have been maintaining...

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

There are several factors involved in planning and saving for retirement that often leave the average individual feeling overwhelmed. Many of the plans available to choose from are complicated, and thus most people fail to take...

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The goal of any investment strategy is to generate funds to support you and your family members during your retirement years. The generation of funds through investing are dispersed through dividends and other payouts, such as...

 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Most people do not spend their entire life working at the same job, or with the same company, without reassessing their position at some point in time. Think of this way, would you keep the same one-bedroom apartment you had as...

 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Investing and saving are terms that are often used interchangeable. However, there is a difference between them. The key to taking advantage of investing and saving is understanding their differences. In short, investing and saving...

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Investing to build wealth is not something that can be set on autopilot. Understanding the terminology behind your targeted funds, the diversity of your portfolio, and other factors in your retirement savings can be very confusing and...

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Many Americans share the same fear when approaching retirement about whether or not they have saved enough money to even retire in the first place. This anxiety often drives a lot of focus on investing and retirement planning decisions...

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

As US News & World Report points out, saving for a down payment is often the toughest hurdle that any potential homeowner is going to face. Preparing for this financial burden is not always easy, and if done incorrectly, it can mean...

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

While Forbes suggests that recent college graduates read a limited amount of books on financial smarts, not every graduate who has just completed four or more years of higher education is going to be interested in more reading. Instead...

 

Friday, September 30, 2016

It is never too early to start saving for retirement and other major financial occasions for the future. While you may not open a savings account for your toddler just to prepare them for retirement, it does serve a purpose to start a...

 

Friday, September 30, 2016

With the American economy finally appearing to pick up some sustained steam in December 2015, the Fed raised interest rates in the United States for the first time since 2006. Although it was just 25 basis points, it was a move that...

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

September 15, 2016 – Christopher Braccia, of Manhattan Ridge Advisors, and a registered representative with First Allied Securities Inc is pleased to announce that he has been named to the 2016 edition of the Financial Times 401...

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

September 15, 2016 – Stephen A. Oliver of Manhattan Ridge Advisors and a registered representative with First Allied Securities Inc is pleased to announce that he has been named to the 2016 edition of the Financial Times 401 Top...

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Once you leave the workforce, you experience a drop in many of the everyday costs of life. However, most people often overlook the increasing cost of healthcare after retirement. In many cases, retirees are taking a step down by going...

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Young members of the workforce are often encouraged to start their investing early in life. The sooner you begin investing, the more time you will have for your money to earn compound interest and the better position you will be in...

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Planning for your annual summer vacation or a special holiday trip can get expensive in a hurry. According to AAA, an estimated 38 million Americans planned to kick-off the popular summer travel season by hitting the open roads or...

 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

If you have never heard of or considered an estate plan, you may have since the recent death of music legend Prince. As the superstar's death and battle over his estate play out in the public eye, everyone is getting a firsthand lesson...

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Planning for retirement is a marathon, not a sprint. You cannot possibly save enough money to retire comfortably if you put the task off until the latter stages of your professional career. Even though you may not be earning as much in...

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Happy wife, happy life." Married couples often laugh about, or literally live by these words. The same can be said for the employees in your company. If you want to truly enjoy higher revenue for your business, keeping your employees...

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The biggest question most individuals face when it comes to looking for a place to live often is not whether a home or apartment is right, but whether they should rent or buy. This is an important decision that can have a tremendous...

 

Monday, May 16, 2016

The stock market does not exist in a vacuum, and neither do your investments. It is important to sit down from time to time and review your portfolio to make sure that your investment strategy and allocation still has you on track...

 

Friday, April 29, 2016

When it comes to preparing for the future financially, most throw around the words: "saving" and "investing", as though they are interchangeable terms and concepts. In reality, saving and investing are two different approaches to...

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

At Manhattan Ridge Advisors, we specialize in strategies for building, protecting, and transferring wealth efficiently. We believe the key to creating wealth-management strategies that truly fit, is building personal relationships...

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

When the loss of a loved one occurs, some find themselves with an inheritance they are unsure how to handle. Already in an emotional state following your loss, it can be easy to make a mistake with this fortunate gift. Many people...

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The average person views their relationship with other human beings as the most important in their life. While this belief is not misplaced, it does ignore one of the most important relationships any person has; the relationship they...

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

You are responsible for many of your own tax decisions. Small-business owners, independent contractors, and full-time employees at major corporations all have the right to make the most of their income. Yes, the government dips into...

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Any investment requires revision from time to time. Take your home for example; occasional upkeep is necessary to maintain the quality of the house you own. If you purchase a home, you can expect to eventually replace the roof, upgrade...

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

There was a time when the majority of Americans could count on their employer for a reliable retirement plan. Even in the depths of the Great Depression, Workforce.com notes that just 3% of American workers saw pension and retirement...

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The holiday season is one of the most important times of the year for charitable giving. USA Today notes that roughly 34% of charitable donations in the United States each year occur during October, November, and December. Of those...

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It's a tough job to prepare for your retirement, but someone has to do it, and that someone will have to be you. Saving enough money to live comfortably once you've retired from full-time work seems like a daunting task, and even when...

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

There's nothing more panic-inducing than watching the stock market sink, the economy slow, and hear market watchers start using the term "recession." If you've got a significant chunk of your financial investments at risk in the market...

 

Friday, November 6, 2015

With the holidays quickly approaching, many people are gritting their teeth with thoughts of overspending and putting themselves in the red. However, the season does not have to be greeted with such stress and negativity. With proper...

 

Friday, November 6, 2015

It keeps a roof over your head, food on your table, and clothes on your back. It is money, and it may also cause you great stress at times. Considering daily life depends on money, it is important that you have a healthy connection...

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

No matter how comfortable your finances are today, that could all change in the future without proper money management. Financial stability should be treated like a nonrenewable source. What is here today could be gone tomorrow. As...

 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In a world fueled by money, it is inevitable for parents to feel concerned about the success of their children’s impending lives. Upon having children, parents almost instinctively begin anticipating the future – setting aside money...

 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Retirement is a thorny issue for millions of Americans today. The changing economic climate in the United States, from the effects of the Great Recession and shrinking Social Security funds to the decline of employer-funded programs,...

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

When looking to save money, taking on projects like retiling your own floors, installing new appliances, and painting your bedroom walls are great do-it-yourself tasks; however, when it comes to managing the money that you have saved,...

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It’s no secret that we all share the common goal of ultimately living a happy life. In almost all cases the approach to such a life is gaining an education and entering a career that will sustain a lifestyle that we consider to be...

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Starting a new business is a challenging proposition. As the leader of a business, your responsibilities include creating a financial plan. Just as your vision for a product or service requires deep consideration and a delivery plan to...

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

If there's one piece of advice that simply cannot be overestimated, it is the value of saving for retirement. The sooner you start saving for retirement, the more like you are to have enough money over time to enjoy a comfortable...

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Keeping thieves out of your finances and preventing them from stealing your identity is something you have to worry about these days no matter who you are or what level of income you have. Identity theft continues to soar in spite of...

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There is a very good reason that the individual, or group, you trust with your financial assets charges you for their services; the world of investing and financial guidance is full of complex legal terms that often form a minefield...

 

Friday, February 13, 2015

In many ways we’ve become a do-it-yourself society. In our day to day lives, a sense of independence drives many people to complete maintenance work on their own vehicle or take on complex projects around the house. I’ve witnessed a...

 

Friday, February 13, 2015

If you’re a small-business owner or executive within a major corporation, you bear a certain level of responsibility in ensuring that your employees are prepared for retirement. Your employees, both past and present, have helped propel...

 

Friday, January 2, 2015

In creative work, a written record can be a great tool. Writers, composers, painters and dancers are known to take a great deal of inspiration from written records of their own ideas. Even ideas that seem unremarkable at first, when...

 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Many people will happily spend more time planning an upcoming vacation than thinking about an estate plan. It's understandable -- while a vacation is a fun project to put into effect in the foreseeable future, estate plans are for when...

 

Friday, December 12, 2014

You've spent the last few decades working incredibly hard for your money, now you’re nearing the opportunity to claim Social Security and it's time to make your money work for you. While 2015 will see a slight increase in Social...

 

Friday, December 12, 2014

The development of a comprehensive financial plan provides understanding of your current and future financial state by using variables to predict the value of your assets, future cash flow and withdrawal plans in retirement....

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Income tax is one of the single largest expenditures that individuals and households pay annually. As we approach the end of 2014, it is time to assess your tax burden and consider end of year steps that can be taken to minimize your...

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

We create a planned shopping list before we go to the grocery store, we develop an itinerary when we plan a vacation and we follow a planned agenda for meetings at work. When we have a goal in mind, the likeliest way to achieve that...

 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

At a time when businesses continue to eliminate pension plans and the future of Social Security is uncertain, employer sponsored retirement plans such as 401(k) plans are an important part of retirement for millions of Americans....

 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

In July, Manhattan Ridge Advisors shared on our blog and via social media the story of five-year-old Brooke Healey, who lost her battle against DIPG, an aggressive disease that attacked her brain stem. In support of Brooke and the...

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Manhattan Ridge is excited to announce the launch of new business and communication tools established to better serve our clients.First, Manhattan Ridge has a new website at www.manhattanridge.com. The website has been designed...

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A sound financial plan becomes more important as you grow older, get married, build a family and develop your assets. While most people don’t like discussing the benefits of life insurance, it certainly has an important place in your...

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Investment portfolios are traditionally based on stocks, bonds and cash investments. Manhattan Ridge Advisors helps clients develop a diversified portfolio that may potentially increase returns and reduce overall risk by adding...

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Manhattan Ridge Advisors is honored to be the main sponsor of The Brooke Healey Foundation’s Golf Outing fundraiser on August 25, 2014.The foundation was created in honor of five-year-old Brooke Healey who was diagnosed with Diffuse...