The Extra Mile
Zack Marcotte, Financial Advisor
A client told me he had recently changed jobs and asked if I would roll over his 401(k)—into an existing Roth account. I asked if he knew whether his original 401(k) had been a traditional, or a Roth. Was he sure?
Peter Coughlin, Executive Director
Two of our clients, a husband and wife on the West Coast, are successful entrepreneurs raising three beautiful children. Their oldest child is a freshman in high school and an elite athlete, traveling the United States and Canada playing hockey.
Scott C. Little, Vice President
Last Thanksgiving, a client emailed me, asking to transfer funds to another account of hers—electronically. But we can’t do that by email. So, I let her know I’d need to call her.
Insights & Advice
Join us for Open Office Hours in Dalton and Great Barrington
Stop in for free, judgement-free financial advice! Financial Advisors Holly Simeone, CES™ and Lauren Russo, CEPA, FPQP™, CVB, together with Paraplanner Angela Elzner, FPQP™, invite you to invest in your financial health by joining them during Open Office Hours at Berkshire Money Management’s Dalton and Great Barrington, MA, offices this January and February. Open Office Hours are free and open to the community, and no appointment is necessary. Simply drop in during the event to receive one-on-one, professional guidance on topics including budgeting, saving for retirement, leaving a legacy for children and grandchildren, and getting the most from Social Security….
Why your Berkshire Medical Center 403(b) is different | Retirement for healthcare professionals
Nurses and other healthcare professionals in the Berkshires and across the United States find themselves in a unique retirement situation: the 403(b) offered by their employer can be stewarded by the financial management firm of their choosing while they are still working and paying into it. We love helping nursing professionals to build the retirement they deserve. And we like to support them throughout their careers, too, by having their backs during tough times. As financial advisor Lauren Russo, CEPA, FPQP™, CVB, says, “why worry about something that we can help you with?” If you are a healthcare professional…
Reflecting on 2022 at Berkshire Money Management
To Our Family of Clients, Last year felt like it would never end. It wasn’t as bad as 2020, but we still felt the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic. In contrast, 2022 felt like a blur. This was ironic because Berkshire Money Management grew fast in 2021, but we made the strategic decision in 2022 to slow down and absorb that growth. We used the year to strengthen partnerships for the company (bookkeeping, compliance, trading) and clients (college planning, tax avoidance, risk management). And, of course, we took the year to focus on continuing education for familiar faces and training…
Current News: May 9, 2023 All are Welcome: Financial Advising Open Office Hours Spring/Summer 2023
According to a recent survey by Unbiased, only 33% of American adults feel confident about their finances. And nearly half of those surveyed said they felt too intimidated to seek financial advice, even if they knew they needed it. We want to change that. During Open Office Hours, licensed financial advisors Lauren Russo, Angela Elzner, and Holly Simeone will answer your tough financial questions from budgeting and saving to Medicare options in a friendly, judgement-free space. And best of all, Open Office Hours are free and open to the community – no appointment necessary. Upcoming Office Hours Dates Thursday, May...read more