How Do I Choose The Right Advisor?

Last year, we posted a blog that talked about a Broker vs. Fiduciary (fee only independent advisor). There was a video that we posted along with it that explains these differences by comparing them to a Butcher vs. Dietician. The more we had this conversation with our clients and prospective clients, the more we realized.. read more →

Bob’s Adventures in Africa!

Words cannot express the feeling in my heart after experiencing the sounds, smells, generosity, and pure joy of Africa and its people. By definition, a life changing experience. By Grace, a new view on life’s priorities! I will no longer complain about a cold shower, or the idea of deserving 3 squares a day. I.. read more →

Maximize your 401K with All Star’s Qualified Plan Advisory Program

For the majority of people, almost 60% of the assets they will use to fund their retirement come from their group retirement plans.  Our client’s situations are very similar, so in addition to investing your non-qualified assets at All Star Financial we believe you need to make these assets as efficient as possible. As a.. read more →

Deepening Client Relationships

This past year, All Star Financial participated in Fidelity Investment’s Nationwide Benchmarking Study for all independent RIA’s that use their trading platform. This was not the first study we had done, but we found the results this time to be very informative. After going over the results of the study we realized that we had.. read more →

Broker vs. Fiduciary

Hi to our All Star Client! It’s us again, talking about why we are different than brokers. We found a great 2.5 minute video on Youtube that is REALLY good. Please take the time to view this and for all of us visual learners,it will hit home. One request, please send this to a friend.. read more →

Pulling Back the Curtain on Wall Street

Just a quick note to ask you to read a very interesting article from today’s New York Times. I started All Star Financial in 1990 because I wanted what would be best for my clients: an independent, unbiased, fee-only practice that would not sell “product”. Why do the “big guys” like Goldman continue to rip.. read more →

TIME TO HOLD HANDS AND TALK

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the sun is still shining (somewhere). Seriously though, after another tough week in the market two things are fur sure; 1) The volatility is not going away any time soon and 2) We will not change our discipline. We have stayed true to our discipline of finding.. read more →

WHY INVESTORS ARE AFRAID AND MAD AS HELL!

FEAR and ANGER are the two dominant attitudes of the average American investor today and rightly so. You are fearful about your future and angry at those who are responsible and not doing anything about it. No two ways about it, the psyche of the average investor today has changed and this could be a.. read more →

Investors-Be Alert, Invest Wisely

Last year, as the sock market was recovering from the financial collapse, the stock market was rocked by one of the largest investment scams of all time. Bernard Madoff, a former chairman of NASDAQ, was convicted of stealing billions from investors through his New York based investment firm. Both the retail public and supposedly sophisticated.. read more →

It’s not how much you make – It’s how much you keep!

When you continually hear this quote come out of my mouth,  I am sure it gets old and a bit stale. I promise you though, that this is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! As we look back on this severe downturn in the economy and market, the questions of what.. read more →