What Can a Financial Advisor Do for Me?

Melissa Chaniyara Finance

Important questions to ask when choosing the right person to help plan your financial future Let’s be honest: keeping up with the current state of financial markets and navigating the ins and outs of investing is daunting. Who has the time to figure it all out, and the confidence to make sound decisions? Yet some 54% of Americans polled in a …

How to Weather Market Volatility Both Emotionally and Financially

Melissa Chaniyara Finance

“Investor decisions are the biggest determinant of success, not investment returns” With the world emerging from a global pandemic, the war in Ukraine, political uncertainties and a host of other unexpected forces, investors today are being subjected to an unwanted roller coaster ride. Today’s volatile markets are leading more people to ask, what now? How do I protect my financial …

First-Timer Primer: Virginia’s Home Buyer Assistance Programs

Lark Turner | UrbanTurf Finance, Real Estate

by Lark TurnerCourtesy of dc.urbanturf.com This article was originally published on UrbanTurf in early 2014, but we re-publish from time to time with updated links to remind readers of the homebuyer programs available in Virginia. Over the last month, UrbanTurf has re-published articles that look at programs in DC and Maryland that help buyers defray the costs of buying a home. This week, we check …

Tips for Managing Your Financial Future During a Divorce

Sarah Avila CFP®, CDFA® Finance

We all go into marriage hoping for the happily-ever-after ending, but often it doesn’t work out that way. The divorce process requires both spouses to make a host of difficult decisions around financial topics that may be unfamiliar, complicated and emotional – yet these decisions will help create the foundation on which each person builds a new, fresh start. If …

Ask an Advisor: About New Year’s Resolutions

Rose Price, CFP® AIF® Finance

What are the Most Important Financial Resolutions I Should Have for 2022? Everyone has different priorities but here are the top four I recommend:  1. Protect Your Estate  Review and update your estate documents. The primary purpose of a will is to ensure that your assets are distributed to whomever you choose, in the amount and manner that you choose. …

Top Financial Advisors

TysonsToday Staff Finance

Find a Financial advisor with deep understanding of the markets, analytical skills and training, and have a passion for finance located in Tysons. Daniel P. Lash CFP®, AIF® Partner, Financial Advisor Dan is a partner at VLP Financial Advisors and has been active in the profession for over 20 years and has developed a unique ability to talk honestly and …

Year-End Financial Planning Checklist

Dan Lash, CFP® AIF® Finance

The end of the year can be busy, but there are a few things you should review every year to make sure you are making the most of your money. Below is a list of items I review with my clients that you may find helpful as this year draws to a close.   Investments Review Tax Losses If you …

How to Protect Yourself From Scammers

Kimberly Blaker Features, Finance

According to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, seniors lose an estimated 2.9 billion dollars a year to con artists perpetrating scams. But older Americans aren’t the only ones targeted and susceptible to scans. The percentage of millennials who are victims of scams is nearly double that of seniors. The Federal Trade Commission reported in 2018 that 40% …

Ask an Advisor: About Retirement Planning for Women Breadwinners

Rose Price, CFP® AIF® Finance

When I started my career, I was part of a dual-income household. Three children and one debilitating back injury later, I have become the sole provider for my family. I know I am not alone, 40% of American households have a woman as the primary breadwinner.1 This shift from the traditional homemaker role has left many women to perform the non-stop …