There is a difference between planning for hard times and living through them. We are in the latter. We are living through the hard times we may have planned for but wished and hoped wouldn’t come. After an unprecedented run of a bull market, we knew that a market correction was coming, but that doesn’t… Continue Reading What To Do In A Market Downturn
2020 has been a big year for change. With changing legislation and market volatility alongside battling a pandemic, our way of life has altered and adapted to fit our present circumstances. While there have been many challenging aspects of this year, an important new piece of legislation has passed aimed at increasing the efficacy of… Continue Reading What Is The SECURE Act and How Does It Impact Retirees?
By Ash Toumayants Life as we know it has changed significantly in a matter of weeks, and we don’t know when it will go back to normal—or what our new normal will look like. The constant barrage of briefings and updates cause many of us to panic or at least lose sleep at night. Although… Continue Reading Do Your Friends And Family Need Financial Guidance During This Stressful Time? We’re Available To Help Virtually
By Ash Toumayants While you didn’t plan it this way, it looks like spring cleaning will be happening while we all spend a lot more time at home due to social distancing. Allow us to make a suggestion: Make the most of the extra time you may have on your hands. It’s the perfect opportunity… Continue Reading Cleaning Up Finances While at Home Social Distancing
By Ash Toumayants Does it seem like lately there are more news updates about hackers and breaches in security? With the rise in how dependent our culture is on technology, there are more opportunities for personal information to get compromised. On top of that, average households are using more than one device on a given… Continue Reading How to Protect Yourself from Cyber Attacks
As global markets continue their roller coaster ride due to fears surrounding the coronavirus, our most recent bull market officially turned into a bear market. But what does that mean? And are we on the verge of another recession like the one we had in 2008? In light of all these concerns, today we’ll share… Continue Reading What You Need To Know About Recessions And Bear Markets
By Ash Toumayants Do you remember the days when you could give generously to others and get a nice tax break as an added benefit? Even if you didn’t donate money for the sole purpose of saving on your taxes, it was a nice perk come tax time. Unfortunately, the new Tax Cuts and Jobs… Continue Reading Could A Donor-Advised Fund Save You Money On Taxes?
The financial markets took a big dip last week over fears about the spreading coronavirus, erasing gains from earlier this year. After the Dow lost over 800 points on Tuesday, it was down a total of 1,900 points in two days. Investors are understandably nervous about their money and their health. If you are worried… Continue Reading What Should You Do About The Coronavirus And Stock Market Volatility?
By Ash Toumayants Here at Strong Tower Associates, we believe that your success is our success and have made it a priority to build lasting, meaningful relationships based on trust, integrity, and superior service. Your satisfaction is our primary concern. In order to continue meeting your needs and improving our service, we’d like to know… Continue Reading Take Our 2019 Client Survey
By Ash Toumayants A new year often motivates us to change, whether that’s our habits, our schedules, or our goals. Well, the markets like to change year to year as well. Just take a look at last January, when we had just survived a harrowing December where the market dropped drastically due to recession worries.… Continue Reading How Might The Market Behave In 2020?