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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Because you've worked hard to create a secure and comfortable lifestyle for your family and loved ones, you'll want to ensure that you have a sound financial plan that includes trust and estate planning. With some forethought, you may...

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

When we released our Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets in December 2018, financial markets were in disarray. Global investors were scared by uncertain monetary policy, fiscal and legislative...

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Should you convert all or a portion of your traditional IRA assets to a Roth account? The answer may depend on the amount of time you plan to leave the assets invested, your estate planning strategies, and your willingness to pay the...

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In addition to the altruistic and goodwill benefits any charitable contribution brings, it can also have significant tax advantages. When deciding your estate-planning strategies, consider a charitable contribution to help the charity...

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

If you have assets in a qualified retirement plan, such as a company-sponsored 401(k) plan or a traditional individual retirement account (IRA), you'll want to be aware of several rules that may apply to you when you take a...

 

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Friday, February 1, 2019

The IRS has updated the contribution limits for 2019. Taxpayers will now be able to contribute $6,000 to their traditional individual retirement accounts in 2019, up from $5,500 that has been in place since 2013. Participants in 401(k)...

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Blackstone Valley Wealth Management’s two advisors, James A. Valis, CFP® and Gregg R. Manis, CFP® will be recognized for the fifth year in a row with the 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager Award in the February edition of...

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

LPL Research Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets is filled with investment insights and market guidance for the year ahead. LPL Research believes the following three themes will be key to the...

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

After years of saving and investing, you can finally see the big day -- retirement. But before kicking back, you still need to address a few matters. Decisions made now could make the difference between your money outlasting you or...

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Presenting the LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2018: The Plot Thickens, packed with investment insights and market analysis to guide you through all the action we may see in the year ahead. When we as investors began 2018, we were tuned...

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

We utilize a fully integrated financial planning software system (WealthVision) that allows our clients to visualize their overall net worth on one page and link all online accounts to be visible in one, convenient location. This type...

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

In March, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision to vacate the DOL Fiduciary Rule. This decision rejected the regulation that re-defined "fiduciary investment advice",prohibited transactional exemptions and modifications...

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Blackstone Valley Wealth Management’s two advisors, James A. Valis, CFP® and Gregg R. Manis, CFP® have been recognized as a top financial advisors and named to LPL Financial’s Director's Club, a distinction given to...

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Blackstone Valley Wealth Management’s two advisors, James A. Valis, CFP® and Gregg R. Manis, CFP® will be recognized for the fourth year in a row with the 2018 Five Star Wealth Manager Award in the February edition of...

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

After more than a year of political posturing and investor anticipation, Congress finally approved a $1.5 trillion tax cut. On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Acts into law. Although the depth of...

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The LPL Research Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle is packed with investment insights and market analysis to guide you through all the action we may see in the year ahead. “Return of the business cycle” refers to...

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

James A. Valis, CFP® has been recognized as a top financial advisor and named to LPL Financial’s Director's Club. This distinction is is given to the top advisors based on their business success compared to the more than 14...

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

James Valis has been chosen as a recipient of the 2016 Worcester Business Journal 40 Under Forty Award! This award is a celebration of young business leaders who are making a big impact in the community through business, volunteering...