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Inside the Fort: Marine’s Toys for Tots

In light of the holiday season, we at Fort Pitt have been collecting unwrapped toys at the office for the Marine’s Toys for Tots. Recently, some Fort Pitt team members were able to take them to the 96.1 Kiss Stuff-a-Bus toy drive. Overall, 59 buses were filled with toys and we helped stuff buses 24 and 25!…

Katharine Perry earns her CFP® designation!

We’re happy to announce that Katharine Perry has completed the CFP® certification process, administered by the CFP Board! Prior to the exam, Katharine took a course at Duquesne University and completed the on-the-job hours for employment to pass the exam. The CFP® certification process encompasses seven financial planning subject areas,…

Coaster brakes

Back in September, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that their massive bond-buying program known as Quantitative Easing (QE) would begin to be reversed on October 1st, 2017. Given this momentous occasion (at least for bond nerds like us), we thought it would be useful to summarize, in laymen’s terms, the…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are the latest informative and interesting articles circulating at Fort Pitt: The first article, "2017 deferred interest study: Which retailers use it?" is a WalletHub piece by reporter Alina Comoreanu detailing the lure of deferred interest. As the holiday shopping season approaches, shoppers need to be aware of the specific terms…

Employee Spotlight: Erica Patti

For our latest Employee Spotlight, we spent time with client relationship specialist Erica Patti, who has recently joined the team. Given her experience, we discussed her professional skills, some fun facts about her background, and how this isn’t her first time in the limelight. What are your day to day…