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Ever wonder what's on our mind at Bair Financial Planning? Check out these stories about companies and organizations that we admire for supporting the greater good.

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The month of April has opened with some volatile market swings, accompanied by speculation of an escalating trade war. It’s during times like this that we need to take a step back, avoid getting caught up in the headlines, and...

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next...

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Here is a great piece on volatility Click Here to Read More

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

The first quarter of 2018 is wrapping up, and it’s time to spring forward and look ahead to what we could expect in the coming months. After a large market drop kicking off the month of February, March has been relatively calm...

 

Friday, March 23, 2018

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next...

 

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Friday, March 23, 2018

You may not personally own a gun, but your investment portfolio might. Unless your investment advisor is like us, and uses some sort of screening criteria in their stock selection process with Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)...

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Boston, MA // January 26, 2018 Last week, Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of energy and utilities company Avangrid, announced that it signed a second power purchase agreement (PPA) with apparel and footwear company, Nike, to source...

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next...

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next...

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Since we have added a new member to our Bair Financial Planning team, teamwork has been a big theme around our office. We have had many discussions about communication and what processes will work best for us, and ultimately for our...

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Marci's Interview with Jon Bailey, Founder/Chief Relationships Officer at i.d.e.a My inspiration for wanting to spotlight i.d.e.a was not only to highlight the accomplishments of Jon Bailey and Indra Gardiner Bowers, but also let you...

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next...

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Presenting the LPL Research Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle, packed with investment insights and market analysis to guide you through all the action we may see in the year ahead. “Return of the business cycle”...

 

Friday, January 26, 2018

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents “the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years.”1For millions of Americans and businesses it means an altered financial and investment...

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I hope that you have enjoyed spending time with loved ones during this holiday season. This time of year often presents an opportunity for some additional rest and relaxation, but there is always the possibility for activity in the...

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Did you know that most homes in the United States are not covered for the #1 natural disaster – Flood? Think about all the personal items that sit on or near your ground floor (or in your garage). Even if your home only floods...

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

It has been 30 years since the United States has seen a large tax overhaul. While there have been small changes to the tax code throughout the years, the last large tax changes occurred when President Reagan signed The 1986 Tax...

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

We have been working with the tax team of Abbas, Jenson & Cundari, CPA’s for close to 25 years and have found them to always be responsive and understand the needs of our mutual clients. I recently met with them and asked them to...

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Alberto Cortes loves Mama’s Kitchen so much he has been there for 26 years! Alberto’s relationship with Mama’s Kitchen began as a Volunteer back in 1991, and he became a Board Member in 2000. He was hired as the...

 

Monday, October 30, 2017

This time of year can seem quiet, with summer vacations and back to school behind us, but the buzz of the holiday season still a few weeks away. Although this sense of calm may be a welcomed break, there is plenty of activity in the U...

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In this Community Spotlight I would like to introduce you to a well-loved organization, PFLAG. PFLAG stand for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays. It’s a wonderful organization that works to promote the health and...

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

During the past several weeks, we’ve seen news headlines dominated by everything from extreme weather to heightened geopolitical risks, with speculation on policy changes in the U.S. an ongoing hot topic. With so many events...

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Last week, one of the big four credit reporting agencies, Equifax, announced it experienced a security breach resulting in criminals accessing personal information of approximately 143 million Americans between May and July of this...

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

As millions of students are beginning their first year of college this fall, they have countless new experiences. New school, new friends, new living situations, new freedoms. While all this occurs, personal finances are sure to be the...

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Governance: the G in ESG investing. What does this mean exactly? When it comes to governance standards, impact investors want to know that companies use transparent and accurate accounting methods. They want to be sure companies have...

 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Severe thunderstorms took away the opportunity for me to watch Stevie Wonder perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April of 2016. Recently, attending this festival has become my favorite annual trip to take with my...

 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

As summer winds down, vacations come to a close, and kids head back to school, the calendar is relatively quiet in terms of major market events. Earnings season for corporate America—which was a good one—is behind us. No...

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bair Financial Planning is a strong supporter of local non-profit organizations and business owners that are making a difference in their community. From time to time we like to bring attention to them and help spread the word of the...

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

This month's shareholder advocacy spotlight is on J.B. Hunt Transport Services, a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation logistics company in North America. A 2014 study by the Human Rights Campaign found that 61% of...