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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?

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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.

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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.

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Insights & Advice

Open Office Hours Bring Financial Advice to the Whole Community

Are financial questions keeping you up at night? 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. 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. Open Office Hours…

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Layoffs ahead? The Fed’s efforts to beat inflation, October 2022

For the Federal Reserve, slowing inflation may mean slashing job growth. Will we trade high inflation for high unemployment? Berkshire Money Management CEO and Founder Allen Harris explores how employment is impacted by interest rates, and why the Federal Reserve might want you to lose your job.     TRANSCRIPT: The Federal Reserve is an independent government body. So they’re not supposed to listen to the White House or Congress or House of Representatives. They’re supposed to do whatever they need to, to fulfill their two goals, or mandates. One is stable growth (employment) and the other is to keep…

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Recession or Not? Analysis by Allen Harris, October 2022

Is the U.S. economy currently in a recession? The National Bureau of Economic Research isn’t officially calling this a recession, but after two consecutive quarters of declining GDP, Berkshire Money Management Founder and CEO Allen Harris is convinced that what we’ve been experiencing in 2022 is, in fact, a recession. And as the Federal Reserve’s continued efforts to combat inflation begin to create “deep, deep pain,” the recession will only grow in 2023.     TRANSCRIPT: Well there’s opinions, there’s facts, there’s data, and there’s anecdotes. So a fact, and I’m not going to get all wonky on this, promise,…

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Current News: November 22, 2022 8 Ways to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams this Holiday Season | Cybersecurity

Bundling up on Black Friday to shop for great deals on TVs, iPods, and holiday gifts while still full of Turkey and stuffing is a thing of the past. While our bellies have remained stuffed, our Black Fridays have changed considerably over the years. The advent of online shopping has made it easier than ever to score great deals and complete your holiday gift list from the comfort of your own home. But with convenience comes new cybersecurity risks including fraud, scams, and identity theft. Keep your holidays filled with cheer by using the following tips to improve your cybersecurity...

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