In December 2019, the SECURE Act was passed into law. Some aspects of the SECURE Act are expected to have a major impact on retirement planning and savings. In this article, Forum co-Managing Partner Nirav Batavia reviews some of the most significant portions of the Act.
This article features six estate planning strategies to consider in 2020 from Forum Partner Mary Pat Wesche and Forum Partner Norbert Mindel.
Through the Forum Spirit of Giving initiative, Forum supports nine organizations spanning health and wellness, education and community outreach.
In their new book, Better Off After College, Sabrina Manville and Nick Ducoff review college costs, financial aid and the process of deciding which admissions offer to accept. The book also features comments on saving for college from Forum co-Managing Partner Nirav Batavia.
In this Q&A, Sabrina addresses how parents and students can make smart college choices and what to consider before accepting an offer from a college or university.
We are reminded that stock prices can and will fluctuate but this alone should not stipulate a change in course.
RIA Intel with the story of how Forum collaborated with Dimensional in the design and launch of the DFA Global Core Plus Fixed Income Portfolio (DGCFX), which is “the fastest-ever DFA fixed-income fund to accumulate $1 billion.”
Forum Advisor Juan Ros received the Wealth Advisor of the Year award in the category of client services from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of several recipients of its 2019 Trusted Advisors Awards.
Forum Advisor Juan Ros discusses the importance of estate planning and where proper estate planning plays a role within each stage of life.
In the spirit of answering a few questions that might be on your mind, we address the following relevant topics from the second quarter.
Forum Financial Management, LP appears in the Top 100 on the 2019 Financial Advisor RIA Ranking.
Forum Financial Management has been named to the 2019 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. Forum was selected as one of 19 firms in Illinois to appear in the sixth edition of the FT 300 list.
Forum co-Managing Partner Nirav Batavia was featured on Edmit on June 14. In “Saving for Your Retirement vs. Saving for Your Child’s Higher Education: How a Financial Advisor Views the Choice,” Nirav presents three questions to help parents decide whether and how much to save toward their children’s education.
Of the many good reasons to separate personal and business finances, there are three vital benefits worth the investment of time and effort.
In a May 3 Barron’s article, Nick Ducoff, co-founder of the college counseling service Edmit, contemplates what college could cost in 2036 by considering different perspectives from that of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Forum’s co-Managing Partner Nirav Batavia.
Consider the three best conversations you had last week. Perhaps they were with family members, friends visiting from out of town or the barista at your favorite coffee shop. It is likely that these moments rise above the routine online interactions that briefly held your attention the rest of the week.
Forum co-Managing Partner Nirav Batavia was featured on “Market On Close” on TD Ameritrade Network on March 15.
It is important to have savings set aside in case of a financial emergency. Forum Advisor Michael Kennedy discusses why saving now can make a big difference later.
Forum Advisor Juan Ros was featured in a February 8 article on what individuals should consider for the 2019 filing period in the Ventura County Star, part of the USA Today Network.
Before investing in rental properties, be sure to consider the economics and risks in detail. Forum’s David McClellan reviews the pros and cons of having rental properties that generate “mailbox money.”
Vantage Point Advisors has joined Forum. With more than 30 years of experience in finance, Vantage Point CEO Barbara Ray, CPA, PFS joins Forum’s partner group.
Lamia Financial Group, a wealth management firm located in Thousand Oaks, California, has joined Forum. Christopher Lamia, CFP®, founder of Lamia Financial, is now a partner with Forum.
Investing for the long term is often compared to running a marathon. Disciplined runners do not abandon the course after a single bad stretch just as so many investors have achieved their financial goals by being globally diversified despite short-term fluctuations.
Forum is proud to support the following organizations. Their commitment to helping others strengthens our community.