Entries by Sasha Fitzpatrick

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Use your financial strategy like GPS

submitted by Sasha Fitzpatrick When you’re driving these days, it’s pretty hard to get lost because your smartphone’s Global Positioning System (GPS) can get you just about anywhere. And as an investor, you can have a similar experience by employing another directional tool – a personalized financial strategy. Let’s look at the parallels between your […]

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Watch out for tax scammers

from Sasha Fitzpatrick Sadly, identity theft happens throughout the year – but some identity thieves are particularly active during tax-filing season. How can you protect yourself? One of the most important moves you can make is to be suspicious of requests by people or entities claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. You may […]

FINANCIAL FOCUS: What does retirement security mean to you?

by Sasha Fitzpatrick October is National Retirement Security Month. But what does retirement security mean to you? And how can you work toward achieving it? Here are some suggestions: Build your resources. While you’re working, save in tax-advantaged accounts such as your IRA and 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. In your 401(k), contribute at […]