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What’s the passphrase?

To prevent hacking, we are often prompted to create “strong” passwords, which may include a numeric figure or symbol. But, have you ever considered going a step farther and using a passphrase? According to a SANS Institute newsletter, passphrases are, “Phrases or simple sentences that are easy to remember, but hard to hack.” The example… Continue reading →

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Tip of the month: Tax season and Roth IRA contributions

Every year we have clients that make Roth IRA contributions. Sometimes a client discovers that they were ineligible to make a contribution (this discovery usually happens when they file their tax return) due to an increase in income for that tax year. The contribution and calculated earnings must then be withdrawn before the tax filing deadline… Continue reading →

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Trump’s first 100 days

On January 20, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, and we’re all wondering what “The World According to Trump” will look like. Given his penchant for late-night Twitter eruptions and policy head fakes, no one knows if the President-elect is serious about bringing fundamental change to the U.S. economy.… Continue reading →

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CNBC: What’s to come in 2017?

On the first trading day of the year, I returned to CNBC “Closing Bell” to discuss market outlook over the next 12 months. During the segment, I weighed in on a few companies and where we see value in the market ahead. As value investors, we have a positive outlook for the retail sector. After… Continue reading →

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Catch Fort Pitt on your commercial break!

We’re happy to announce that Fort Pitt will have two new TV commercials airing soon. If you’d like to get a sneak peek, check out the videos below. These will air regionally in early 2017 and will give viewers a great look into our corporate philosophies and dedicated work with clients. Please be informed, no… Continue reading →

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