Leadership

April 13, 2022

Spring is in the air…

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. But wait! Before you pick up that dustpan, we would love for you to give a thought to your financial spring cleaning first. What do finances and spring cleaning have to do with each other? If you’re preparing for retirement, the answer is “A lot!” These days, ‘spring cleaning’ is often used as a metaphor for “getting your affairs in order”. As you can imagine, getting your retirement affairs in order is critical if you intend to retire when and how you want. There are many things […]
December 23, 2021

Investing in 2022: Trends to Watch

Today is a fascinating time for investors. Covid and the omicron variant are continuing to wreak havoc on public health, the labor market, the supply chain, and beyond. The world is driving toward cleaner energy. Big technology is bigger than ever. Inflation and rising prices are going strong. In this article, we’ll cover what we consider to be the top three trends to watch as we enter 2022 and our second calendar year of the pandemic.   Big Tech & Cryptocurrency According to CNBC in April 2021, investors put more money into stocks in the preceding five months than in […]
September 25, 2020

Patriotism. The American Dream. Freedom. Independence.

In 1777, my ancestor, Abraham Scharf, joined the York Militia. He was the first person in a long-line of my family that has served in the military. My Grandfather, Great Uncle, Father, and Uncle all served in the Navy. My Sister and I were in the Army. Currently, my niece, Nadia, is in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, training to be a Firefighter in the Army. We are so excited for her, taking this huge step of commitment in her life. We have a number of great clients who are Veterans of all branches of military. Heroes such as these are why […]
September 25, 2020

Labor Day – The True Meaning

First off, happy Labor Day! We hope you have a nice, long weekend with family and friends. As you know, Labor Day is officially about celebrating the labor movement and the contributions made by laborers to our nation’s history. Unofficially, it’s become a day for fun in the sun. A day for barbecues and beach parties, picnics and parades. As we began planning our own family celebrations, we started thinking about the connection between both the official and the unofficial sides of the holiday. Because if you think about it, we couldn’t have one without the other, could we? Here’s what […]
September 11, 2020

My Choice, My Voice

There’s a great song by Pam Rose called “My Life”. I’ve listened to it hundreds of times. This song has motivated me and kept me grounded throughout my career. It’s great to listen to after a long day or just to get your mind back in line with the bigger purpose of your life. But the message of this song couldn’t be any clearer. It’s about having a purpose, having a vision, taking responsibility for your actions, and setting a course of your choice along your path. It’s about speaking up for yourself and owning up to your decisions. Click here to listen to […]
November 11, 2019

Thank You to all who have Served… Veterans Day 2019

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier On March 4, 1921, the United States Congress approved the burial of an unidentified soldier who fought and died in World War I. He was buried on a Virginia hillside not far from the Potomac River in the Arlington National Cemetery—a symbol of those who have died to protect our freedoms. In respect, soldiers stand guard to protect his tomb. Intriguing … who was this man? What was his story? Why do soldiers stand guard? What makes today’s solider want to be chosen for this duty? How did this tradition come about? The Story […]