Do millennials need a prenup?

Before tying the knot, it’s important to talk about money and goals with your significant other -- it’s something we’ve discussed before on Ramparts. Getting each person on the same page is essential for a harmonious financial future together. Increasingly, part of that discussion for millennials includes prenuptial agreements (prenup).…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “We Wanted Safer Banks. We Got More Inequality” in Bloomberg, discusses how stricter regulations and the Fed have hurt the middle class. The article highlights scholar Karen Petrou and her theory that after the…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’” in The New York Times, discusses Facebook’s attempt to protect elections from hackers and “fake news”. A newly-built dashboard is set to spot and track unusual activity on the…

Best money lessons learned at a young age  

With back-to-school season in mind, we polled our advisors to find out what money lessons they learned early on that stuck with them throughout their life. Below, five of our team members reminisce on what “lessons” started them on their path to financial success. Michael Blehar, managing director, financial consultant…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “Turkey’s Crisis exposes the Perils of Strongman Rule” in The New York Times, discusses why an inflationary crisis is especially dangerous in a populist regime run by a “strongman”. According to a 2008 study,…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first article, “Whirlpool Wanted Washer Tariffs. It Wasn’t Ready for a Trade Showdown” in the Wall Street Journal, discusses the implications of the tariffs on the washing machine industry. Washer and dryer prices have climbed 20…