Fragasso Financial Advisors management and staff are often quoted by local and national media. Below are our recent media posts.
Robert Fragasso, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fragasso Financial Advisors named one of the personalities of Pittsburgh, by the Pittsburgh Business TimesRobert was featured in the Business Times online and in print. Read More
Robert Fragasso, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fragasso Financial Advisors quoted in the Post-Gazette“brokers have an extra incentive to sell them due to the high front-end commissions. The majority of annuity providers are honest and trying to do the right job for their clients,” said Mr. Fragasso, CEO of Fragasso Financial Advisors, Downtown. “Unfortunately, a minority of insurance salespeople are more motivated by the front-end commission than they are meeting the legitimate financial needs of their clients." Read More
Michael Godwin, chief investment officer at Fragasso Financial advisors appeared on KDKA evening news"2018 has been a very difficult year in the markets. The markets don’t like uncertainty and there has been a lot of uncertainty in the market." Read More
Brianne King, manager of financial planning at Fragasso Financial Advisors quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"The change is really a benefit to consumers. It motivates them to use debt properly and think about the debt they are taking on. There’s good debt and bad debt. Bad debt is items such as credit cards where you have high interest payments. But good debt would be a home equity loan for the benefit of increasing the market value of your home. I definitely think the new rule is a good thing.” Read More
Fragasso Financial Advisors ranks number 15 in the medium category at the Pittsburgh Business Times 2018 Best Places to Work awards luncheon!The Pittsburgh Business Times announced the rankings of the 2018 Best Places to Work at a luncheon on Oct. 19 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Read More Robert Fragasso appears on the KDKA Sunday morning edition to discuss foreign policy under president trump and the economy. Read More Pittsburgh, July 11, 2018 —Fragasso Financial Advisors announces it has entered an agreement with TD Ameritrade Institutional to serve as Custodian, effective August 2, 2018. The new relationship was the result of a detailed evaluation and a careful search process for a partner who would support Fragasso’s growth goals and align with their RIA business model. Read More Read More Bob Fragasso quoted on May 17th in the Pittsburgh Business Times. It’s not often that investors get the chance to buy into the Pittsburgh Steelers. But that's expected to change before Memorial Day weekend. “It’s very desirable,” said Robert Fragasso, chairman and CEO of Fragasso Financial Advisors. (subscription required by the Pittsburgh Business Times). Read More Read More Bob Fragasso quoted on March 1st, 2018 in the Pittsburgh Business Times online and print in “Tax Law Changes Allow Savings for Private K-12”. page 13. Content in this material is for general information only and not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. Prior to investing in a 529 Plan, investors should consider whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program. Withdrawals used for qualified expenses are federally tax free. Tax treatment at the state level may vary. Please consult with your tax advisor before investing. All entities referenced are separate and not affiliated with Fragasso Financial Advisors or LPL Financial. Read More Read More "Wall Street capped a day of wild swings with a late-afternoon rally that sent the Dow Jones industrial average 330 points higher Friday. Even with the rebound, this was the worst week for the market in about two years. Investors were left wondering how to react." The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. Economic forecasts set forth may not develop as predicted and there can be no guarantee that strategies promoted will be successful. Read More Read More Robert Fragasso quoted in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "Bonds have always appealed to conservative investors looking for a safe place to park some money while still receiving a steady and predictable return. Yet a growing number of investors are steering away from buying individual bonds due to the research required and the high cost of diversifying a portfolio. Instead, they are putting their money in bond exchange traded funds, which invest in many bonds. Some financial advisers believe that might be a riskier move." Read More Read More Matthew Karr, Fragasso’s Manager of Investment Research, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read the full article. Investing in mutual funds, index funds, and exchange traded… Read more Read More As CFO and COO of Fragasso Financial Advisors, Christine Erimias handles a lot, from finance to operations, administration to human resources. Read More Read More Melissa Richey, executive vice president at Fragasso Financial Advisors, Downtown, hasn’t seen much evidence of people establishing spending benchmarks. “In my experience of 20 years as an adviser, I have never seen a couple come to the table with a defined expectation of what they can spend without consulting the other,” she said. “Couples are not talking about this stuff. They barely have time to eat dinner together as a family, let alone talk about how much money they can spend.”
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