Yearly Archives: 2017

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December 2017

How to Survive the Holiday Shopping Season

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How to Survive the Holiday Shopping Season  Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group You don’t need me to tell you that excessive holiday spending can ruin your finances.  It isn’t my intention to come across as the mean Mr. Grinch, but we all know that this is the time of year when many [...]

How to Survive the Holiday Shopping Season2019-05-17T19:45:25+00:00

September 2017

The Equifax Cybersecurity Incident: What It Means for Investors

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(Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times) The Equifax Cybersecurity Incident: What It Means for Investors Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group OVERVIEW Equifax is one of the three major credit-reporting agencies in the United States. Its size and scope is massive: the organization handles information about approximately 820 million consumers and over 91 [...]

The Equifax Cybersecurity Incident: What It Means for Investors2019-05-17T19:45:25+00:00

What is Universal Basic Income?

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What is Universal Basic Income?   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Several prominent members of the business community, especially ones based in Silicon Valley, have been trying to raise awareness about a socioeconomic experiment that many people hope will one day transform into public policy.  I’m talking about a concept known [...]

What is Universal Basic Income?2019-05-17T19:45:25+00:00

July 2017

Sell in May and Go Away

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(Image courtesy of MarketWatch) Sell in May and Go Away Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   If you are an investor, you have probably heard the old adage, “Sell in May and go away.”  It implies that the market tends to underperform during the period between May and October.  Although some investors [...]

Sell in May and Go Away2019-05-17T19:45:25+00:00

Why You Need a Succession Plan

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Image courtesy of U.S. News & World Report Why You Need a Succession Plan   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Death is not a fun topic to think about or discuss.  However, it is a basic reality of life: everyone lives and everyone dies.  While the loss of a loved one [...]

Why You Need a Succession Plan2019-05-17T19:45:25+00:00

June 2017

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax

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Image courtesy of the Pioneer Institute The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group Although the elections scheduled for November 6, 2018, are far off on the horizon, one consequential ballot question in Massachusetts is starting to take shape.  Dubbed the Income Tax for Education and Transportation Amendment, the proposal would [...]

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax2019-05-17T19:45:25+00:00

May 2017

The Dangers of Doing It Yourself

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Image courtesy of YourMoney.com The Dangers of Doing It Yourself   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Many investors have made it a point to manage their own investment portfolios.  In the financial services industry, we call these people do-it-yourself (DIY) investors.  It is true that there are DIY investors who are [...]

The Dangers of Doing It Yourself2019-05-17T19:45:26+00:00

What Is the American Health Care Act?

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(Image courtesy of America Magazine) What Is the American Health Care Act?   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   From the very moment President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, Republican members of the House of Representatives have made it their mission to repeal and [...]

What Is the American Health Care Act?2019-05-17T19:45:26+00:00

Are You Ready for Retirement?

2019-05-17T19:45:26+00:00

(Image courtesy of Baltimore Magazine) Are You Ready for Retirement?   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Summer is nearly here, and it is a time when many people begin to long for the joys of retirement.  How can anyone blame these retirement daydreamers who imagine life without the daily grind while [...]

Are You Ready for Retirement?2019-05-17T19:45:26+00:00

April 2017

Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess

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(Image courtesy of Bloomberg) Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Over the past few weeks, United Airlines has provided every business major in America with a crash course in how not to handle public relations.  Although every other person with [...]

Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess2019-05-17T19:45:26+00:00