Entries by Franklin Banfer

Wall Safes Are Not Just For The Rich!

If you believe what you see on television, wall safes are for big stacks of cash from shady deals. In real life, that’s not the case. Almost everyone has important papers, jewelry, and other valuables that should be protected against theft, fire, or natural disaster. And a reasonable amount of cash gives people a secure […]

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TAX-SMART SAVING STRATEGIES CHECKLIST

Between unexpected expenses like home repairs or car trouble and milestone expenses like college tuition or retirement, it can be difficult to know if you are using the best savings strategies. When it comes to saving wisely, a lot can be said for employing methods that help you retain more of your money and allocate […]

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NEW 401(K) AND IRA RULES FOR 2017

While the dawning of 2017 brings with it many significant changes, there are some that may impact you and your family’s financial standing more than others. Most notably, there are several new rules surrounding retirement accounts taking effect in 2017, including: Higher IRA income limits. Employees who are covered by a retirement plan at work […]

FRANKLIN BANFER TO BE HONORED AS TOP ADVISOR

  Local financial advisor will receive award for commitment to clients. Johnstown, PA –Franklin Banfer will be honored as a 2016 top advisor of Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc., a broker/dealer based in Syracuse, New York. Of over 900 advisors associated with Cadaret, Grant, [First] was among the 20% who qualified for the prestigious award and will […]

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Protect Your Goods, Money When You Move!

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in six Americans will move to a new home this year. About one-third of those who move will do it when school is out for the summer. If you will be among them, plan to protect your goods and your pocketbook. Complaints against the moving industry logged by […]