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  • Financial Advising Open Office Hours: Fall 2023

    Join licensed financial advisors Holly Simeone, Lauren Russo, and Angela Elzner for free, friendly financial advice during Open Office Hours at Berkshire Money Management. Open Office Hours are an opportunity for everyone in the community – regardless of income, net worth, age, or life stage – to drop in for a one-on-one conversation about your…

    By Kimberly Campagna
    August 17, 2023

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  • August 17, 2023: Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway

    Berkshire Money Management has once again partnered with the Berkshire Eagle to distribute free backpacks filled with school supplies to help students start the new school year. Event Details: Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023 Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm Locations: Berkshire Money Management161 Main StreetDalton, MA The Berkshire Eagle17 South Church StreetPittsfield, MA Family Resource…

    By Kimberly Campagna
    August 15, 2023

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  • How to fire your financial advisor, represented by a silhouette of woman leaving a man
    Breaking up is hard to do: How to leave your financial advisor

    If you’re ready to leave your financial advisor, all that’s technically required is to submit a signed letter terminating your contract. But if you want to avoid drama and side-step the red tape, it’s better to have a plan before breaking up with your money manager. When to change financial advisors If your current financial…

    By Nate Tomkiewicz
    July 27, 2023

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  • "I broke up with their advisor for them."
    I broke up with their advisor for them

    My clients came to me looking for help.  They were ready to leave their financial advisor at a major national brokerage. However, because they were not even comfortable reaching out to their advisor in their day-to-day relationship, they felt overwhelmed by the prospect of “breaking up” with them. I offered, “What if I help you through it?”…

    By Scott Little
    July 18, 2023

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  • Student Load repayment begins
    Preparing for the end of the federal student loan payment pause: 3 essential steps for borrowers

    Is your budget about to take a hit? After 3 years of deferment, federal student loan payments will soon resume for close to 43 million borrowers.  If you haven’t been making payments during the deferral period, you may feel the squeeze when your student loan bills come due this fall. Here are three steps every…

    By Jared Reinstein
    July 3, 2023

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  • Financial Advisor Lauren Russo - Why worry about something that you can have us help you with?
    Why your Berkshire Medical Center 403(b) is different | Retirement for healthcare professionals

    Retirement planning for nurses and other 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…

    By Lauren Russo
    January 23, 2023

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