Spring is in full bloom, and we are entering graduation season. It is the time of year when high school students prepare for the next chapter in their lives, whether continuing their education, serving our country, or entering the workforce. Whatever path they choose, parents often wonder if they have done enough to prepare their […]
May 23rd, 2024
Despite volatile returns, the narrative has not changed; inflation, interest rates, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) remain the market’s top concerns. Markets are hoping for some indication that the Fed will commence cutting interest rates. Still, each inflation and most labor market updates push the timeline further into 2024. If expectations from the start of […]
The process of settling an estate in Pennsylvania involves naming a personal representative, collecting estate assets, filing appropriate forms with the Register of Wills, notifying heirs, providing public notice, paying all debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to heirs named in the will or under the laws of intestacy if there is no […]
Key Takeaways from 1Q 2024 New record highs were a theme during the first quarter, from the S&P 500 Index to gold and even bitcoin. The S&P 500 Index ended the first three months of the year up 10.6% and finished at an all-time high twenty-two times during the quarter, or about one-third of all […]
Did you recently start your new dream job? Are you making more income now than ever before? Before the income gets folded into your budget to cover the costs of daily living, take time to stop and think. What are your current expenses? Are you saving enough for retirement? Should you max out your 401k? […]
Mar 28th, 2024
Allegheny Financial Group awards support organizations making a difference in the North Hills area. Pittsburgh, PA, March 19, 2023 — Allegheny Financial Group, a financial planning and investment management firm, announced today the recipients of the 10th Annual Good Neighbor Awards. The five award recipients include Crisis Center North, Girls on the Run Magee-Womens Hospital […]
New Legislation The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 contained significant reforms that impacted many people’s financial lives. This COVID-19 relief bill was hotly debated in the news, but the appropriations bill also changed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA. Well guess what? The changes are here! If you are attending college […]
Last fall, the Social Security Administration announced its annual cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment. Around 71 million Americans will receive a 3.2% increase in their Social Security Income benefit for 2024, bringing the 2024 increase back down to earth after last year’s multiple-decade high increase. While the 2024 increase is less consequential than the previous year, discussing […]
Jan 24th, 2024