June 05, 2023
Strength & Stability | Janney Montgomery Scott
Be confident the firm you choose today will be the same one you work with tomorrow. Learn more about Janney’s pillars of stability and our legacy of more than 190 years.
May 17, 2023
Are You Incorporating Secure Act 2.0 Provisions into Your Financial Plan?
The Secure Act 2.0 has several provisions designed to help you save for retirement whether you’re near retirement or just starting your first job. Read more about these changes and how they could benefit you.
May 16, 2023
Underlying Inflation Pressures Continue to Pose Market Headwind
Our Investment Strategy Group analyzes what you need to know about the latest market and economic news. Read more.
May 15, 2023
Check Washing is a Real Thing | The Biggs Group | Bethlehem, PA | Janney
Check washing has become very a popular thing for criminals these days. Click the link below to learn about what it is and for some tips on how to protect yourself a little better by making it harder for them to brand you as a victim.
May 03, 2023
In an increasingly inhuman, digital world of automated phone trees, wait music and impersonal service from a computer or stranger, our goal is to make your financial life easy and personal on a human level. We work for you. That's why we've helped 5 generations of some families over the years. #behuman
May 03, 2023
Check washing has become a real problem in today's society. Crooks steal checks from mailboxes and "wash" the checks by removing the ink with solvents. They keep your signature but wash the rest. Then they write in a large amount and make it out to themselves. So when they go to cash it, it's your real signature on the check. Most people don't know this has even occurred until other checks they wrote start to bounce or they get their statement later in the month. What can you do to help avoid this happening to you? While there's no foolproof way to stop fraud in general, here are a few tips to help protect yourselves from check washing a little better. 1.) (Seems apparent but) Don't write checks. Set up payments directly with your provider for electronic ACH payment for your bills. Utilites, mortgage companies, car payments etc can all be set up to happen automatically from your bank account to the provider. Some will even take credit cards. Be vigilant on who your giving your information to however. 2.) Don't put your check in a mailbox. Take your mail inside the post office or give it directly to your postal worker. Thieves look for the "red flag" on mailboxes and some even have cloned keys for the blue drop boxes. So take your mail directly into the post office and hand it to a human or if convenient, hand deliver the check to the recipient and don't use the mail at all. 3.) Write your checks with pens that have special inks that are harder if not nearly impossible to wash. Not all ink is the same. Some wash easily with acetone. Others embed themselves in the paper fiber and are extremely difficult to wash. You can use your favorite search engine to find out more about them by searching "pens to avoid check washing" There are some interesting videos out there as well showing how criminals wash the checks as well. 4.) Watch your accounts and set up fraud alerts. Sign up for online access and check your bank accounts often for fraudulent activity. You can actually catch the check from being processes if you catch it and act quickly enough. If available, set up fraud alerts with your bank so that if a check over a certain amount gets cashed you get a warning. While we'll never be able to completely avoid the fraudsters out there, at least make it harder for them to make you a victim by following these tips.
May 01, 2023
FDIC Insurance: How It Protects Your Cash & How to Increase Coverage
Are you concerned about bank failures? This article explains how FDIC insurance helps safeguard your money, and how you can potentially increase that coverage.
April 03, 2023
Anticipating a large tax bill?
Janney’s margin lending program may help you finance your tax bill without having to sell assets or deplete cash.
March 14, 2023
5 Common Investment Tax Filing Errors
As you file for your 2022 taxes, keep in mind the more common tax filing errors highlighted in this article, along with things you can do to avoid them.
February 01, 2023
What You Need to Know about the Secure Act 2.0
Outlined here are highlights of the new SECURE Act 2.0 that may impact you—both now and in the years to come.
January 03, 2023
Outlook 2023 offers the Janney Investment Strategy Group’s baseline forecasts for the economy and equity and fixed income markets in the coming year.
December 08, 2022
Make Long-Term Care a Part of Your Financial Plan
It is important that long-term care be addressed as part of your financial plan so you’re prepared for what life may bring.
December 08, 2022
9 Considerations for 2022 Year End Tax Planning
In addition to the continued challenges brought on by inflation and rising prices, 2022 also saw new tax laws as well as proposed additional anticipated changes in 2023. This article examines what you should be aware of as you begin to prepare for 2022 year-end tax planning.
December 08, 2022
4 Tips for Navigating Market Volatility
Market volatility is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t concerning at times. Let’s explore some important tips and insights that may help you navigate market volatility in a smart and strategic way.
October 03, 2022
Life Events May Trigger Lending Needs
July 29, 2022
An Annuity Income Strategy During Volatile Markets
June 30, 2022
Outlook 2022: Mid-Year Update