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4 Tips for Smarter Gifts to Charity

4 Tips for Smarter Gifts to Charity

How to use a donor-advised fund to get the most tax bang for your charitable buck.By Rachel Elson, CFP® Wealth Advisor, Perigon Wealth ManagementDon't give to charity for the tax benefits: Give because you're committed to using your money for an important cause. But...

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ESG Matters McDivitt on ESG Barriers

ESG Matters McDivitt on ESG Barriers

In our latest ESG Matters video, Mark McDivitt of State Street joins us to discuss the current state of #ESG. Key takeaway for financial advisors trying to better understand this space: ESG is simply risk management. At a time when the vast majority of corporate value...

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Summer Streets Program #2 – Options Trading

Summer Streets Program #2 – Options Trading

Watch Perigon's Senior Investment Strategy Jonathan Masse, CFA® talking about Options Trading as a part of The Street Smarts "Summer Streets" program. The Street Smarts (TSS) is an Oakland based nonprofit that provides a unique opportunity for historically...

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Suggestions for Long-Term Financial Health

Suggestions for Long-Term Financial Health

Sometimes simple is best. Many of us tend to complicate our financial situation; overthinking our options while ignoring the basics. But like anything else, the simplest rules are often the most important ones; and the ones most likely to be ignored. How many of these...

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Avoiding Bad Financial Decisions

Avoiding Bad Financial Decisions

Managing finances properly is mainly common sense. While we’ve all made financial mistakes, most of those mistakes are easily rectified, particularly when promptly corrected. However, there are some financial decisions that can be much harder to recover from. Here are...

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AICPA Highlights 6 Recent Personal Finance Trends

AICPA Highlights 6 Recent Personal Finance Trends

The American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) recently published a list of personal finance trends that we should all be concerned about. These trends highlight the fact that almost 63 percent of Americans today are unable to pass a basic financial literacy test. Here are...

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Finance Cost of Owning a Pet

Finance Cost of Owning a Pet

Has a dog or cat grabbed hold of your heart? It doesn’t take much. A paw on the arm. A lick on the nose, or a soft purr or whimper can turn most of us into dog or cat parents in minutes. With animal shelters across the U.S. frequently at their max, there are a record...

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Avoiding Retirement Woes

Avoiding Retirement Woes

How to Avoid Retirement Woes According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the top concern of retirees is running out of money. While it’s a known fact that many of us don’t begin to save for retirement when we should, it appears that nearly half of all current...

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