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Bradford M. Pine
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Brad is a wealth advisor and President of “Bradford Pine Wealth Group” based in Garden City, New York. BP Wealth Group assists individuals and entrepreneurs to create wealth, simplify their lives and plan for retirement. Honesty, integrity, and reliability are the foundations of Brad’s investment philosophy. His team of seasoned professionals brings a personalized approach to the life planning process, and individual attention is provided to every client, often building a life-long relationship… Securities offered through Cantella & Co. Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

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2 Reasons to Have Dividend-Paying Value Stocks in Your Portfolio

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 12:40 PM

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It's no surprise that I'm a big proponent of diversification and having many different asset classes in my clients' portfolios. Diversification is useful for a reason: it gives you the chance to participate in the growth of different asset classes while hopefully minimizing...

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The Four Phases of Getting Through a Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 3:57 PM

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As a wealth advisor, I've helped a few clients through divorces. Some are amicable and peaceful and others are complicated and stressful, but all of them are incredibly tough on the people involved. In any situation involving divorce, I feel that my role...

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Here's My Crystal Ball When it Comes to Investing

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 6:36 PM

Imagine you were able to look into my crystal ball and see: a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil, we come close to a complete financial collapse in our banking system, panic over a terrifying disease, a drop in the market of almost 40 percent, and the unfolding of the...

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The Top Financial Planning Resolutions for the New Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 5:49 PM

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As a wealth advisor, I receive a lot of phone calls in January that deal with New Year's resolutions about money. Of course, resolutions often come with negative associations. We've all been in the situation of getting really motivated at first, but seeing...

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Now That Our Daughter Is In College.. Will We Ever Be Able To Retire?

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 11:54 AM

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My wife and I tried to do all the right things when it came to college planning. We started saving early on, opened 529 accounts, began campus visits when my daughter, Abby, was a freshman in high school, and signed up for her...

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How Important Are Your Children's High School Grades?

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 11:32 AM

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Now that the school year has started again, I've been thinking a lot about how my wife Sally and I can help our son, Clay, to be as successful as possible in the college application process. After all, he just started...

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I Just Dropped My Daughter Off at College: From The Emotional to the Financial...

(2) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 6:25 PM

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It seems like I blinked, and our oldest child, Abby, went from a newborn to college. I still can't believe this major family milestone has come and gone, and let me tell you, it's been a whirlwind of emotions.

As...

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Will You Be Able to Retire?

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 2:32 PM

Aside from the question of whether your spouse is ready for you to be around all day, making the decision to retire requires an enormous amount of financial preparation. How do you know if you're ready?

First: Know your expenses

Knowing what you spend money on and how much...

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How Much Are You Paying? Knowing Your Asset Management and Mutual Fund Fees

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 4:54 PM

When it comes to managing their investments, many people are simply unaware of what they're paying. We are often tempted to turn a blind eye to fees, especially when feeling uncertain about how things work or even the questions we should be asking. Thus, in this article, I'd like to...

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Should a Financial Advisor Be Handling Your College 529 Plan?

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 6:04 PM

529 plans are an amazing way to help your child (or another young person in your life) save for college. These plans offer tax-free growth if you use the account for higher education expenses, meaning that any withdrawals you make are completely tax-free. Tax-free growth is superior to the tax-deferred...

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If You Don't Have a Will, Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney, You'd Better Read This!

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 1:47 PM

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I recently went through the heavy and mournful experience of making end-of-life decisions for a close family friend. Luckily, she had planned for the worst and provided clear instructions to the appropriate people about...

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4 Key Steps in Taking Control of Your Spending

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 3:26 PM

Budgeting is like exercising for many people: We know we should do it, and we really want to, but after a long day, it's pretty much the last thing on our minds.

What if it could be easy? If you could tackle it without all the stress? In this article,...

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Calculate How Long it Will Take to Double Your Money Using 'The Rule of 72'

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 12:22 PM

The Rule of 72 is one of those very simple and very useful tools that you can use in many aspects of your financial life. It is most often used to answer the question, "How long will it take to double my money?" However you can also use it as...

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My Personal Experience on How to Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars on College Tuition

(6) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 3:42 PM

My daughter Abby applied to college this year and as the acceptance letters start coming in, we're getting to the stage of choosing a school. Of course, we're thinking about important factors like education, quality of life and location; however, like most parents, we also have to consider cost.

Our...

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