Finance

Financial Planning

Help and advice regarding personal finances such as when and why to hire a financial advisor, saving for retirement, and the pros and cons of buying insurance. Our blogs also go into depth about the inner workings of the stock market and how someone can use it to their advantage. Furthermore, we also cover other topics that affect personal finances such as the advantages of home ownership. For more information about financial planning, please check out our blogs.
  • The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Financial Advisor
    by John Savadjian on January 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Making long-term decisions about money can be difficult and even a little scary. But with the help of a financial advisor it doesn’t have to be. Many people turn to financial advisors for help with their financial decisions. Getting educated about your retirement and wealth-management options is a necessary part of planning your financial future.

  • When It Makes Sense to Hire a Financial Advisor
    by John Savadjian on January 10, 2019 at 4:28 am

    By now, many of us have seen the TD Ameritrade commercials with the bearded bespectacled financial advisor questioning his client about her plans and where she’d like to be when she retires. The client usually throws in some unexpected adventure or bucket list idea that has been in the back of her mind for a

  • Insurers under Critical Observation in Puerto Rico
    by John Savadjian on October 26, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    As if Hurricane Maria hasn’t already taken a toll on most Puerto Ricans. Insurance companies are under scrutiny in Puerto Rico with 13,600 Hurricane Maria claims still open. This has resulted in thousands of Puerto Ricans being forced to close their businesses, drain their savings, or accept the idea of living with structural damage as

  • How Does the Stock Market Work?
    by John Savadjian on November 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Everyone has questions about the stock market – how should they invest? How much money should they invest? How do they decide on which stocks to buy? All of these questions leave people wishing they had paid more attention in those economics classes in college! But while business courses prepare people for the theory behind

  • What Millennials Should Know About Retirement
    by John Savadjian on November 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Though the millennial generation is just starting to enter the workforce, they are a forward-thinking bunch. And with anyone who is looking to get ahead in their future lives and careers, preparing for a comfortable retirement is always a good practice to cultivate. However, college courses and economics classes often do not prepare students, now

  • What Baby Boomers Should Know About Retirement
    by John Savadjian on November 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    While baby boomers probably remember their first few days in the workforce, they are steadily working their way towards retirement. And it’s coming quickly! However, many baby boomers are a part of a smaller subset of their generation who do not really know how to prepare for retirement, or how to take advantage of that

  • 8 Ways to Retire Before 65
    by John Savadjian on October 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Though practically everyone views the number 65 as the magical age at which they will retire and start living the life they always wanted to, who says that 65 has to be the precise age to retire ? Why not 55 or even 45? While many people may feel that retiring early, even by just

  • 10 Financial Benefits of Homeownership
    by John Savadjian on October 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Homeownership is a major investment, and can be prohibitively costly for many individuals. However, younger buyers are often looking to make concrete financial investments that they can physically see, rather than playing the ephemeral stock market. For such investors, owning a home can be a great way to start accumulating assets, while also being a

  • About John Savadjian
    by John Savadjian on September 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    John Savadjian is a top financial advisor and the principal at Old Tappan Financial, LLC. He has been working in the financial realm for nearly 4 decades. He began working in the financial industry… Source: About John Savadjian G+ profile source: John Savdjian G+ Additional profile sources: John Savdjian Bio

  • How to Choose a Car Insurance Policy
    by John Savadjian on August 17, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    We may grimace when we get our premium notice for car insurance in the mail because there goes a big chunk of our paycheck.  But, imagine the consequences if that vehicle was stolen or involved in a collision.  You’d not only be heartsick over the criminal activity, but potentially you’d be injured and the car

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