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What’s on our mind here at Beacon Wealth Management Group? Well...You can read about it in our blog.

Whether it’s ideas from the investment world or concepts from the financial industry, you can read about it here. And once in a while, we may throw in a movie review, a good book we read, some silly photos of our team or some other surprise.

So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Retirement planning is all about the future, your future. Whether you are classified as a millennial, Gen Xers, women, or you are in your 40s-50s, retirement planning is a must. The key to successful retirement planning is starting...

Friday, October 16, 2020

4 Ways to a Financially Stable and Healthy Future When You Have a Disability Financial planning for the future can be a challenging undertaking, but it’s particularly complex for people with disabilities. However, this becomes...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

If you've been wondering how to optimize your finances and ensure your money continues to work for you, a financial professional may be able to help. But the thought of turning over your most sensitive financial information to a...

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: Autumn has arrived, with students back in school, baseball playoffs beginning, and football in full swing. Life is trying to get back to as normal as possible despite the ongoing impact from COVID-19. While the...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Three things to look for when buying an index fund or ETF As tax season comes to a close, you realize exactly how much you paid in taxes and naturally will ask the question, “what can I do to reduce my taxes next year?” The...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Financial capacity – the ability to manage your finances in your own best interest – involves everything from paying bills to reading a brokerage statement and weighing an investment's potential risks and rewards. And...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: Back to school this year will be different. On the one hand, like other years, it marks the end of summer, the arrival of cooler weather, kids hitting the books again, and Labor Day gatherings. But unlike other...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for a healthy savings account clearer than ever. Even before the pandemic, the U.S. Federal Reserve estimated that nearly 40 percent of Americans didn't have enough set aside to...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Whether you dream of a travel-filled retirement or would prefer to relax and enjoy spending more time at home, you're probably wondering what you can do to make your golden years as stress-free as possible. For many who have spent the...

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The battle versus COVID-19 continues. The spread in some of the recent hotspots like California and Florida is slowing, while states in the Northeast and Midwest are now experiencing increases in cases. According to the World Health...

Thursday, August 6, 2020

When was the last time you took steps to optimize your 401k? If it's been a while, you're not alone. Research indicates that only one in three Americans utilize employer-sponsored 401k retirement accounts; even those who are...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

And the most important tip of all? Hire a financial professional. Investing can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have a portfolio that was built for you and use the help of a financial professional, you...

Thursday, July 23, 2020

With the coronavirus shutting done educational institutions and moving classes online, the face of education across the country has changed. While the focus has been primarily on completing the educational requirements to get K through...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

July 20, 2020 The Markets Is the United States economy recovering or faltering? It depends on who you ask and which data you consider. For example, last week, the Department of Labor reported fewer people applied for first-time...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Whether you manage a trust for someone else, are the beneficiary of a trust, or are thinking of creating a trust, you probably have some questions about the "best practices" of trust management. A well-managed trust can help preserve...

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout all 50 states, but perhaps none is harder hit than New York. In response to the exponentially increasing number of COVID-19 cases, on March 18, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

At a time when your career is reaching a peak and you are looking ahead to your own retirement, you may find yourself in the position of having to help your children with college expenses while at the same time looking after the needs...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: The July Fourth holiday will be very different this year. Although it’s a time to enjoy family and friends, and maybe even watch some fireworks, social distancing and a new wave of COVID-19 cases also may...

Friday, June 26, 2020

Bringing pet dogs into the workplace is becoming increasingly common. Large companies like Google, Ticketmaster and challenger bank Monzo are just a few that have joined companies in the pet sector (like Pets at Home) that allow...

Thursday, June 18, 2020

As the United States desperately tries to flatten the contagion curve for the coronavirus, many state governors have mandated the closure of an unprecedented number of businesses and issued stay-at-home orders to their citizens. The...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Retirement isn’t easy for most couples, and it’s even harder for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A modest amount of planning can go a long way to providing the financial support you need. Many LGBTQ seniors...

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: As we look ahead to the summer months, we can’t help but think what a challenging year it’s been so far. At the same time, we’re encouraged by the resiliency and accelerated innovation among US...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald The economic struggles in our country are among the worst we’ve ever seen. In April, a record 20 million people...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Coronavirus Bear kicked the 11-year bull off of Wall Street very fast A “bear market” occurs when stock prices in general are falling, and then widespread pessimism sustains the continued drop in prices. The stock...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Life and Finances in a Pandemic World Life as we know it has changed dramatically during 2020. As the coronavirus spread across the United States, cities and states issued shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Should you worry about inflation, deflation, hyperinflation, or stagflation? The coronavirus outbreak, which was first detected in China, has infected millions of people in hundreds of countries and has left global governments,...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

While many people have been furloughed and others are working from home, public service workers have continued to show up at work every day as the coronavirus spreads through the United States. During Public Service Recognition Week...

Thursday, May 7, 2020

As states, localities and health officials begin to set parameters around reopening businesses, bringing your employees back onsite successfully will not be as simple as flipping a switch. Every company is unique—some have...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” — Lou Holtz, Hall of Fame football coach As the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, how we respond to it will...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has temporarily shuttered entire industries, closing many businesses deemed "non-essential" until the peak of the illness curve has passed. But while some businesses have closed until further notice, others are...

Friday, April 17, 2020

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the government has funded a number of initiatives to help small businesses. As you navigate this difficult time, you may want to look into the following...

Friday, April 3, 2020

With the rapid spreading of COVID-19, and more and more people either on self-quarantine or practicing social distancing, many of us are working from home. While working from home definitely has its perks – no commute! –...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: The world continues its battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, which now has likely impacted, either directly or indirectly, nearly every person on Earth. This is far more than just a health crisis—this is...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

With everything going on right now, many people are feeling insecure about their financial picture. Financial Security takes time. It doesn't happen overnight and is a multi-step process. So lets talk about the first steps.....

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: Our everyday lives have changed dramatically over the last few weeks as we work together to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know these efforts are necessary, but they also have come at a cost....

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Here are the facts. Generally speaking, women earn less than men, live longer than men, and often take time out of the workforce to have children and/or to care for an aging parent or sick loved one. The potential consequence of these...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Waiting in a winding airport security checkpoint line is just one of many potential headaches today's travelers experience. Worrying about what to pack, what kind of identification is required, and how much cash to bring are yet others...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March 9, 2020 Dear Valued Investor: The tough times that global markets were experiencing due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) worsened this past weekend as a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia resulted in sharply...

Friday, March 6, 2020

At a time when your career is reaching a peak and you are looking ahead to your own retirement, you may find yourself in the position of having to help your children with college expenses while at the same time looking after the needs...

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Dear Valued Investor: It’s been a tough week. The number of coronavirus cases have continued to increase globally, and new cases have been confirmed in the United States. Countries are making progress with containment, but those...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

We have heard so much about the Corona Virus and its impact. But what is it really? Here are the basics.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Is your growing business still a one-person operation? As your company continues to grow and the workload increases, it is easy to find yourself wearing too many hats and not having enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that...

Monday, March 2, 2020

You should pick investments (and teams) so you win most of your games Sports metaphors and investing are natural pairs. A good way to look at portfolio management is the NCAA March Madness tournament. As with basketball, you should...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Monday was a tough day in the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index down more than 3% as the number of coronavirus cases reported outside of China jumped. Monday’s losses reversed all of this year’s gains so far for the S&P...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In 1958, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) created 403(b) plans to encourage employees of certain organizations to begin saving for retirement. Organizations eligible for participation in these plans are those “organized and...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Many adults are finding that their aging parents are in need of health care assistance. Luckily, there are many options available today to help your parents grow old gracefully, either in their own home or in a facility, and several...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

When you're a small business owner, you need to pay extra careful attention to both your business and personal finances. Your financial planning strategies should simultaneously encourage the success of your business while also...

Monday, February 10, 2020

With the decline of traditional pensions, most of us are now responsible for squirrelling away money for our own retirement. In today's do-it-yourself retirement savings world, we rely largely on 401(k) plans and IRAs. However, there...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Economic Blog The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield moved to within .05% of its recent low on Friday, January 31, approaching the 1.47% mark set back in August 2019. Prospects of stabilizing global growth and progress on trade encouraged...

Monday, February 3, 2020

Because you've worked hard to create a secure and comfortable lifestyle for your family and loved ones, you'll want to ensure that you have a sound financial plan that includes trust and estate planning. With some forethought, you may...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Market Blog Fears that the deadly coronavirus would spread further around the globe intensified Monday and led to the biggest one-day drop in the S&P 500 Index since October 8, 2019. In fact, it was the first time the index moved 1%...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Have you ever gotten the financial cold feet when you learned you were having a baby? Thought you were in a good place until that day. Well here are 5 simple and general financial planning tips to help save money....

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Financial planning for yourself and your spouse has been a success so far. But now, the two of you are ready to have children, which means you will become financially responsible for another person. Start saving.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Today’s American way of financial life relies on debt as a way of solidifying a desired lifestyle. Therefore, it is important to establish a good credit history if you intend on making more substantial, debt-financed purchases in the future

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Often times, clients ask how can I invest money on a tax favorable basis? For now, let's assume they are already contributing to a 401k, an IRA or a Roth. My immediate response if typically, " Well, let's talk Municipal Bonds. " First...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

July 10th 2019, We are pleased to announce the release of the LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets, with investment insights and market guidance through the end of 2019....

Thursday, July 4, 2019

On July 4, 1776, the American colonies banded together and declared independence from Great Britain. The countries had been at war for more than a year due to a number of issues, particularly in regards to harsh taxation and a lack of...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Life, Liberty, and Tax-Advantaged Opportunities Americans are passionate about taxes. We have reason to be. In recent years, Americans have spent more on taxes than on food, clothing, and housing combined.1The Tax Foundationestimates...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Click Here To Download This Article.... Changing Jobs, Changing Budgets: Financial Tips for Professional Women Changing careers — or even looking for a new jobin the same field — can be a huge challenge for many women,...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Finding the ‘Goldilocks’ Retirement Plan Where do you set aside the money you’re saving for retirement? If you’re like many Americans, you save for retirement primarily through an employer’s retirement...

Friday, April 5, 2019

Did you know our very own Anthony M Calabrese was published in the January edition of Advisor's Magazine? Check out the article here!! Advisors Magazine Article Link Man and Machine: Hybrid advising model benefits investors A...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Five Money Rules to Live By Evergreen principles for finding financial balance It’s not simply a matter of working harder; it’s much more about using your non-financial skills and talents in new ways to bring you prosperity...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

7 Reasons a Roth IRA May Be a Good Idea for You or Someone You Love It’s almost tax time. During April, many people take advantage of the opportunity to reduce taxes by funding a Traditional IRA. While that makes sense for some...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Clean Up Your Finances & Reach Your Goals - A Few Simple Starter Steps Eighty percent of people ages 30-54 believe they will not have enough money put away for retirement, according to Statistic Brain. Have you thought about your...

Friday, January 4, 2019

Beacon Wealth and LPL Research's Outlook 2019 : Fundamental - How To Focus On What Matter's Most In The Markets LPL Research Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets is filled with investment...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beacon Wealth Management Group Now OFFERS ADVISOR-ENHANCED DIGITAL INVESTMENT PLATFORM We are pleased to now offer an advisor-enhanced digital platform designed to enhance the investor experience. The online investment platform was...

Friday, September 14, 2018

Are You a Subscriber? In the olden days, the word ‘subscription’ typically was applied to just magazines and newspapers. Today, that’s not the case. Americans are buying everything from meal kits to baby products to...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Your retirement plan may offer you several options for managing your retirement plan assets when you change jobs or retire. Understanding these choices will help you narrow down your choices. Your Options Following are the options that...

Friday, August 3, 2018

Presenting the LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2018: The Plot Thickens, packed with investment insights and market analysis to guide you through all the action we may see in the year ahead. When we as investors began 2018, we were tuned...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Currently the Bond Market is realizing a changing of the guard. For the past 30 years it has been quite a nice ride, but is all that about to change? Is your portfolio prepared for whats to come? Find out our thoughts here!!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Who Is Sitting At Your Table? Who is sitting at the table in your head? We all face obstacles that at times seem hard to overcome. Who do you turn to? Recently, Rabbi Benjamin Scolnic gave a sermon about this topic. Below are some of...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Are you children saving for their future? Did they make money this summer? Do you realize that time is the MOST important factor within investing? What if there was a program that can assist. your children in saving for future security...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Presenting the LPL Research Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle, packed with investment insights and market analysis to guide you through all the action we may see in the year ahead. “Return of the business cycle”...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A nancially secure retirement involves more than building a substantial nest egg. To maximize each dollar, it also requires adapting long-time spending habits to a retiree’s new way of life. Adjusting to this new normal...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What Can Squirrels Teach Us About Saving? They’re smart and adaptable, and they plan Darwin said that organisms donít need to be the smartest to survive, they need to be the most adaptable. Gray squirrels are a double...

Friday, September 15, 2017

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month! In the spirit of the month and being that Life Insurance is the foundation to any sound Financial Plan, we thought it pertinent to advise you of what NOT to do with Beneficiary selections......

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The LPL Research Midyear Outlook: A Shift In Market Control states the following four themes may be key to the markets over the balance of 2017:  Monetary policy: Slow path to normalization. Maintaining economic growth without...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We are VERY EXCITED and PLEASED to announce that: Anthony M Calabrese CFP ® PPC ™ has recently been tabbed as a 2017 New Jersey Five Star Wealth Manager. Amongst all of his other accolades and accomplishes, Your Beacon...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SuperSize Me: A Strategy To Fatten Up Your Retirement Savings Supersize Me: Here’s a Way to Fatten Up Your Retirement Savings Wouldn’t it be something if you could plump up your retirement savings as easily as you can put...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Remember the Fallen Memorial Day is a day to pay our respects to Americans who have fallen serving in American Wars. Offering your respect can be done in many ways and here are just a few to consider: 1. Fly your American flag at...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It’s Time to Talk About Aging We are all, inexorably, marching toward old age. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be age 65 or older.1 The good news is longevity has been improving, and people are remaining healthy and vibrant at...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Retiring or Changing Jobs? Here are a few tips on how to keep your 401(k) working for you As more workers plan to continue working later in life, at more organizations, the ability to preserve their nest egg and keep it growing when...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Snack on the Silk Road During the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279), shumai, a type of Chinese dumpling, was a common offering in teahouses along the Silk Road. It was part of the multi-course meal that became known as dim sum.3 A concept...

Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 LPL Research Outlook: Gauging Market Milestones Download LPL Research Outlook 2017: Gauging Market Milestones here... As the New Year kicks off, we are mindful of market milestones that have come together to influence the...

Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 LPL Research Outlook: Gauging Market Milestones Download LPL Research Outlook 2017: Gauging Market Milestones here... As the New Year kicks off, we are mindful of market milestones that have come together to influence the...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 Dear Valued Investor: Donald Trump has completed his landmark quest and will become the nation’s 45th President after a contentious and often divisive campaign. In addition, the Republican Party has retained...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What’s New in the Longevity Market? You may not have heard of the Longevity Market but, if you’re older than 50, you’re one of its 74.9 million members.1 It may be easiest to think of the Longevity Market as another...

Monday, September 26, 2016

September, although has come and is just about gone, is Life Insurance Awareness Month, "Have You Protected Those That Matter Most?" If Not, there is still time. Contact Us for a no cost no obligation consultation and feel free to...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

This is speaking from Personal Experience. I received one of these calls about 2 months ago. BEWARE. Beware Scammers Claiming to Be the IRS If you receive a voice or email message from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or you field a...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

As we embark on the second half of 2016, the headlines and much of our attention will be focused on the 2016 presidential election, which can distract us with the barrage of promises and heightened political drama. Against that...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

When Your Children Leave Home, Will You Save More for Retirement? You may be asking yourself whether that’s a trick question. After all, almost one-third of 18- to 34-year-olds are still living at home with their parents. It is,...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The world's stock markets are taking it on the chin the past couple of days. In a Global market sell-off, but international and domestic markets were rocked late Thursday evening as the results poured in for the UK's referendum on...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Paying for College While your high school student is taking standardized tests, parsing college choices, and raring for graduation, you’ll probably find yourself spending some time with net income calculators on college websites....

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Stock Markets and Election Years Super Bowl winners, the length of hemlines, and Sports Illustrated covers – all of these have been used to develop theories about the direction in which stock markets may be headed. Presidential...

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Ten Cornerstone Principles of Asset Allocation Principles can be described as the beginning, the foundation, the source, or the essence upon which things build and expand. They are important in investing because they bring...

Friday, March 11, 2016

7 Reasons a Roth IRA May Be a Good Idea for You or Someone You Love It’s almost tax time. During April, many people take advantage of the opportunity to reduce taxes by funding a Traditional IRA. While that makes sense for some...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Time, Not Timing, Is the Key to Long-term Success It’s not getting in and out of the market — it’s adhering to a sensible investment strategy over time When the markets undergo stress, some investors worry that their...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

LifeStyle Newsletter First Quarter 2016 Understanding 2016’s Higher Medicare Part B Premiums One-in-seven Medicare enrollees will pay higher Medicare Part B monthly premiums during 2016. Their premiums will be $121.80 each month, an...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dear Valued Investor: The events of Mid December bring one word to mind: finally. Earlier today, the Federal Reserve (Fed) finally raised the target for the federal funds rate by 0.25%. By raising this key overnight borrowing rate, the...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Social Security Claim Changes There’s been lots of coverage in the news the past couple weeks about changes to Social Security claiming strategies, so we’d like to share a few key highlights about what’s changed and how it may affect...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Navigating Medicare and Medigap Insurance. Article: Most adults become eligible for Medicare on the first day of the month they turn age 65. Whether you need to sign up, and how to go about doing so, depends on the type of coverage...

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Description:Thinking about early retirement? Here are some of the things you should look at closely.As a reminder, advisors using and customizing pre-approved materials must read and adhere to the policies found in section 15.26.3 of...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

It's a Big, Open Road in Your 20s: Find the On-Ramp to Financial IndependenceIn your 20s, the Horizon seems limitless. You're in your first grown-up job, making a regular paycheck. You may be tempted to spend it on fun stuff. But here...

Monday, July 6, 2015

Few things can dampen the excitement of seeing the delivery of a long-awaited package on the porch than three words--"some assembly required." Whether it is navigating the confusing instruction manual, sweating through the complicated...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Before you know it - thanks to smart phones, tablets, and wireless technology - your home will be connected to the Internet of Things. Sure, home automation costs a few shekels, but just imagine it! You could be the envy of Jane Jetson...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Article:While securing your internal business systems and processes against online fraud is critical for small businesses, it is equally important to put safeguards in place when doing business externally with banks and other vendors....

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When Do You Eat Miso Soup?If you're eating Miso soup in Japan, you're probably having breakfast. If you're enjoying Miso soup at lunch or dinnertime, then you're probably in the United States. If you have never eaten Miso soup, you're...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

There is a reason why many people try meditation and few stick with it: Mastering meditation is difficult. It requires you to focus 100 percent of your attention for an extended period of time. Anyone who has tried to focus all of...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

In the spirit of Halloween......Here’s a treat: $7.4 billion. That’s the amount Americans will spend on Halloween this year. We’ll buy candy to give out, pumpkins to carve, tickets to explore haunted houses, food and drink for parties...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Please enjoy summer's last long weekend. Stay Safe from BWMG. A Brief History of the Labor MovementAnd now.....According to History.com, early trade unionism “…harbored a conception of the just society, deriving from the Ricardian...