In the Know

Yet Another Reason To Diversify

Almost everybody is familiar with the business cycle.  Our economy expands and contracts.  Before many contractions, the yield curve inverts, which basically means investors are accepting lower investment returns over the long term, due to economic concerns over the short...

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landscaping

Successful Investing Is Like Landscaping

My favorite time of year is Spring.  After feeling cooped up inside all winter, my family and I can’t wait to start spending more time outside in the warmer weather.  And, after having watched a full Winter’s worth of HGTV...

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Mark Hates Flying

I Hate Flying

I hate to fly. Yes, I admit it, I hate to fly. If I am flying, it never fails, there will be turbulence.  I’m always so excited to get to my destination.  I board the plane, I endure take off,...

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Casron Wentz on Leadership

Carson Wentz on Leadership…

I was incredibly fortunate to hear Carson Wentz address a sold-out crowd at Lancaster Chamber’s Annual Dinner last week. I was also fortunate to have been accompanied by the most passionate Eagles fan I know… my husband, Tom, who bleeds...

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Mike Rowe

Do NOT Follow Your Passion…

But bring it with you everywhere you go. This is the message in a favorite Mike Rowe "The Dirty Truth video. I love my work at Align. I love helping people use money wisely and overcome fears about investing. But...

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Manufacturing Day

Why Does Align Support MFG DAY?

In 2017, we stumbled across a national event called MFG DAY. Through student visits and community events, MFG DAY aims to prove that modern manufacturing is not the dark, dirty and dangerous industry of yesteryear. Rather, modern manufacturing careers are...

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Don’t miss out on your 401k Fund Rebates!

Don’t miss out on your 401k Fund Rebates!

Rebates, coupons, cash back offers… it’s hard to keep track of what the REAL cost of anything is these days.From shoes to cars to 401ks, taking advantage of potential cost savings can be a full time job. This is exactly...

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Let’s KISS:  Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Let’s KISS:  Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Ever heard this before?  My high school literature teacher said it over and over again.  Maybe because she was tired of reading poorly written literary pieces from half-interested high school students but I have, nonetheless, carried her guidance with me....

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Facing Fears in Finances

Facing Fears in Finances

Having come in to the business in 2001 shortly before the 9/11 terror attacks, I have always been aware of the debilitating power of fear.  Six years later, I left an established practice to start my own office shortly before...

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Bananas vs. Chocolate

Chocolate Vs. Bananas

Would you agree to eat a healthier diet if the diet started next week instead of today? Researchers at Leeds University Business School say yes, you would. They asked people what they would prefer to snack on at a meeting...

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