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Frank Elected NAPFA Chair

Frank Elected NAPFA Chair

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) recently elected Frank Moore, Vintage’s founder and CEO, to be the next Chairman of the national board of directors.  Frank has been active with NAPFA for several years and previously served as president and chairman of the Midwest Region Board.  He began a three year term on… read more

Vintage Celebrates 30 Years

Vintage celebrated our 30th anniversary in January.  In February we’ll have a big party at the Big House for our clients and friends.

Frank Named to NAPFA Board

Frank Moore began serving a three year term on the National Board of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) in September.  In his first year he’ll serve as the board treasurer.  NAPFA is the largest organization of fee only financial planners in the country.

How Long Will You Live?

One of the important factors in retirement planning is how long you expect to live. While most people would like to live at least through their mid-80’s, our genetics and lifestyle choices may preclude a long life. Yet with improving medical science more and more people will live into their 90’s and beyond. As you… read more

Estate Document Locator

This year we’ve encouraged many clients to update their estate plans. In addition to getting your documents updated by an attorney it’s also a good idea to let your family members or personal representative/executor know how they can find all the important papers and information they’ll need upon your death. At Vintage we’ve included a… read more

Vintage Wins Award

Our firm was named a Top Performer in the inaugural Investment News Best Practices Awards.  The award ceremony was held in Chicago in September, 2013.  Vintage, along with five other firms, were recognized as the Top Performing firms in the country for their human capital management.  The selection was made from the annual Investment News/Moss… read more

Investing By the Stars?

Many investors shop for mutual fund investments much like they shop for a car or refrigerator.  They do some research and look for the highest rated product in their price range.  In the mutual fund marketplace Morningstar has made it easy for investors with their star rating system.  For over 25 years they’ve rated mutual… read more

Retirement Income Investing Upended

Today’s very low bond yields have changed the investment landscape enough that traditional retirement income investing strategies need to be reconsidered. Retirees are generally concerned with drawing a steady income in retirement and bonds have traditionally been a good income producing investment but they just don’t yield enough today. Over the past 50 years the… read more

What’s Fee Only?

In the financial planning profession there is a small minority of planners that refer to themselves as “fee only”.  No one wants to pay fees so why would they promote themselves like this?   Fee only refers to the way that advisors are compensated.  It isn’t in addition to commission based compensation so it isn’t… read more

Now What

Politics Investors reacted to Tuesday’s election results by selling stocks.  The Dow Jones Industrials Average fell 2.4% last Wednesday, though that was less than the nearly 5% drop after the 2008 election.  With the election behind us now the “fiscal cliff” looms a few weeks ahead if President Obama, House Speaker Boehner and Senate leader… read more