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Bonds:  Worth the Risk?

Bonds: Worth the Risk?

The investment industry has long recommended that investors build a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds for their retirement nest egg.  A typical portfolio may be 60% stocks and 40% bonds depending on the investor’s age and risk tolerance.  History suggests that bonds will reduce the portfolio risk and provide a steady income for retirees. … read more

Congrats to Michael Stros, CFP®

We’re pleased to announce that Michael Stros, CFP® has met the CFP Board’s rigorous educational, experience, examination, and ethical requirements, and has been authorized to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks. Michael joined Vintage in 2019 after graduating from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning. … read more

Will an Inheritance Screw Up Your Kid?

The idea of getting a large inheritance sounds great but the reality of sudden wealth can be very stressful. In fact, some people are often much better off not receiving a large sum of money. There’s even a term called Sudden Wealth Syndrome that recognizes the guilt, stress, impact on relationships and self-destructive behavior that… read more

Welcome Nathan Zolynsky

We are happy to announce that Nathan Zolynsky has joined the team at Vintage as a Financial Planner. He is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Personal Financial Planning.  Nathan is a member of the Financial Planning Association and serves on the… read more

Your Share of Pandemic Spending

Since the pandemic hit last year, the Federal government has gone on a massive spending spree, driving budget deficits and the federal debt to unprecedented levels. The numbers are staggering so let’s break them down to make them a little more understandable. Congress has authorized about $6 trillion in pandemic related spending so far and… read more

Warmer Weather & Lower Taxes?

Are you looking for warmer weather and lower taxes? Michiganders have often headed to Florida in the winter and some move there permanently in their later years. But many Michiganders may want to retain relationships and enjoy the summers in Michigan and maintain a second home in Florida. Florida has no income tax so that… read more

Frank Named to Barron’s Top 1200

Frank Moore, our founder and Chief Investment Officer, was again named to the prestigious Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors ranking for 2021. This marks the fifth straight year Frank, as head of the Vintage team, has been on the exclusive list. The number of advisors per state is based on population and wealth and there… read more

Retiring Soon? Watch Out for IRMAA!

Are you planning to retire in the next few years? If so, you’ll want to get to know IRMAA to avoid one of the more stealthy taxes. Wait, What?! Unfortunately IRMAA is one of those nasty surprises that hits you and you go “Wait, what?!” Your tax preparer can explain it to you after you… read more

Mike Nemick Joins Vintage

We’re pleased to announce that Mike Nemick, CFP has joined the Vintage team as a Senior Financial Advisor.  He is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Personal Financial Planning. Prior to joining Vintage, Mike served families and individuals for seven years at a fee-only wealth… read more

Forbes Names Frank #15 in Michigan

Frank Moore, our founder and Chief Investment Officer, was recently named by another national publication as one of the top financial advisors in the country. Forbes did their fourth annual Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking of financial advisors and Frank was ranked #15 in Michigan, the top ranked advisor on the list from Washtenaw County. For… read more