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Just the two of us: Estate planning for childless couples

Discussions on estate planning often focus on couples with children, but making decisions only for two is just as crucial. With or without heirs, you must have a comprehensive plan in place to ensure anything left behind is communicated through a detailed plan that outlines specific wishes. In addition, an estate plan must be made… Continue reading →

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Don’t leave your retirement investments up to luck

According to a 2016 Employee Benefits Research Institute survey, 42 percent of working Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. What’s even more staggering is data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which reports that two thirds of Americans don’t contribute anything to a 401(k) or other retirement account available through their employer. While saving… Continue reading →

Inside the Fort: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

At Fort Pitt, we must have the luck of the Irish. We’ve struck gold in terms of staff and colleagues and we’re lucky to work with such amazing clients day in and day out. For today’s “Inside the Fort” post, we wanted to share with you some photos of how the FPCG team celebrated the… Continue reading →

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Is this the end of the 30 year bond rally?

The fourth quarter of 2016 was anything but boring in the bond market. The U.S. Federal Reserve continued to play a vital role, ultimately raising short term interest rates for the first time in 2016 in December. However, it was not for the reasons that were expected. With the surprise election of Donald J. Trump… Continue reading →

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Mike Blehar named a Barron’s Top Advisor

Barron’s recently released their 2017 Top Advisor Ranking by state, and we’re proud to announce that our own Mike Blehar has been recognized. Mike is one of seven advisors included from the Pittsburgh region, out of 48 PA advisors to make the list. Data provided by over 4,000 national advisors assembles the annual list. The… Continue reading →

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