Social Security Cost of Living Increase for 2018!

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the 2018 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) will result in a 2% increase in Social Security benefits next year. The monthly benefits increase, which will begin in January, is significant because it is the largest COLA in six years and will impact more than 69 million Americans. It […]


  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 […]

Why I Became A Financial Advisor

BACKGROUND My father was in the hospitality business as a general manager. I grew up living in the hotels that he managed (I never even lived in a “house” until my senior year of high school). I spent my entire childhood in the “public” and in a business that was centered around “people”. During high […]