China’s Sell Off

China’s Sell Off Not a sign of worsening economy, a better opportunity because of fear! Waking up on Monday morning with the knowledge that the Chinese market was reeling (-7% to -8%) and affecting all markets around the world, was not a great welcome to 2016. After the last 24 months of flat markets domestically.. read more →

WELCOME – Meet Our Newest Team Members

JOHN SHEVLIN, Account Executive John joined the All Star team in September 2015 as an Account Executive. In his role, John will focus on creating a client-centric experience in which he can apply honesty, service, communication, and teamwork as the guiding principles in helping people plan and achieve their financial goals. Prior to joining All.. read more →

New Year, New You – Resolve to Improve Your Financial Health!

New Year, New You – Resolve to Improve Your Financial Health! Every year many of us resolve to eat better & exercise more – to improve our physical health.  This year add a plan to improve your financial health and here’s why: Just like exercise improves your well-being, so does having a financial plan and.. read more →

Merry Christmas from All Star Financial

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   read more →

Year-end tax planning – Now is the time to plan!

Year-end tax planning – Now is the time to plan! After December 31st, there are very few options taxpayers have in reducing their 2014 tax liability.  As of January 1st, 2015, taxpayers are pretty much limited to making contributions to their IRA and HSA accounts.  Your tax person ends of just being a preparer rather.. read more →

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing!

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. When I was young it was a day when 30 to 40 relatives would gather in a church basement to give thanks and celebrate FAMILY. It was a day to catch up with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and always a few friends that.. read more →

Too Good to Be True?

Have you ever been asked to invest in something that sounded too good to be true? Did you ask yourself, or even tell yourself “this seems too good to be true”, but still found yourself curious, maybe even willing to invest because of the excitement generated by the promise of “big returns”, an “exclusive offer”,.. read more →

The Infrastructure Opportunity

This summer a 90-year old pipe burst in Los Angeles, flooding the UCLA campus with 20 million gallons of water.  The estimated $8.1 billion repair cost equals the entire annual municipal budget.  The average age of water pipes east of the Mississippi is more than 70-years old while the U.S. public investment in infrastructure is.. read more →

If I Sell My Home- Do I Pay Taxes?

With the increase of property values, many people are wondering about the capital gains implications of selling a home. Detailed below is information that you will find helpful for your main residence, a second home, and a rental property. Selling your main home for more than you paid generally does not result in a taxable.. read more →

Information Security: How We Are Protecting Our Clients

If you paid any attention to the news in the last year, chances are you heard a headline or two about security breaches. Most notably, the Target Corporation cyber-security breach dominated the news for weeks, disrupted the company’s business during the most critical holiday shopping days of the year, and created headaches for millions of.. read more →