Financial Literacy and Informational Articles

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Financial Literacy and Informational Articles

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Annuities – Expensive Way to Invest

I am a BIG SKEPTIC when it comes to variable annuities.  These articles from CNN Money  and the Wall Street Journal offer reasons why variable annuities rarely make sense as an investment.  Before you commit your [...]

By | April 29th, 2013|

Financial Industry Abuses

A JPMorgan Whistle-Blower

Trusted Financial’s principal, Gary Miller was employed by the brokerage industry for 17 years. He voted with his feet, leaving a major Wall Street firm at the end of 2000, in part because he felt [...]

By | December 11th, 2015|

Health Care Finances


Understanding Inflation

“Over forty years ago the country was experiencing high inflation, eating away at the well being of families and especially of retirees.Economist Milton Friedman explains the cause of inflation in a brief video that is [...]

By | June 9th, 2022|

Investment Decisions

Over 30 years of active investment experience goes into the decisions we make for our managed account clients. Here Gary E. Miller, CFP and Registered Investment Advisor (SEC) reveals some of his secrets.

A Tale of Ten Years

“ October 9, 2007: U.S. Equities reach all all-time high as housing slumps” This could have been the headline. With hindsight, we know that over the following 18 months the U.S. and world economies entered [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|

“Before the Advice, Check Out the Adviser”- Article

A Thorough and Comprehensive overview of the Balkanized world of financial advice that leaves consumers exposed to predatory practices.

Before the Advice, Check Out the Advisor

Let us use this occasion to underscore that Trusted Financial, in all its dealings acts as a Fiduciary, seeking to represent the needs of and best interests of its clients. We are a Registered Investment Advisor, which as discussed in this article must act as Fiduciary and we are Certified Financial Planners which also holds us to this high standard.

By | October 25th, 2014|

Oil and Gas Industry

Are Fracking Dangers Real?

Linked below is a New York Times article reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency, with appointees under the Obama Administration, have absolved hydraulic fracturing from accusations by hysterical “environmentalists” that the process is a danger [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|

About Fracking and Ground Water Dangers

Recently, a good friend expounded upon the supposed dangers of water pollution from hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. As an investment advisor who considers himself an environmentalist, albeit a practical environmentalist, I decided [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|

Preferred Stock

Real Estate

Required Minimum Distributions

Retirement Planning and Social Security

As of early 2017 the recently elected President pledged to not allow cuts to Social Security benefits. The conservative Heritage Foundation explains in a 2015 article, this can be accomplished by changing the way benefits are adjusted for inflation.

Please Read: “A Simple Change to Restore Social Security Solvency”

Solo 401K Overview

DO YOU RUN YOUR business as a one-person show? Have we got a deal for you: the so-called solo 401(k) plan is a little known but very efficient way for self-employed folks to save for [...]

By | June 13th, 2015|

Tax Savings Idea

Working Children

Leverage your Child's Summer Job to Build Their Future  Nest Egg If your child or grandchild will be working at a summer job this year,making a contribution to a Roth IRA for him or her [...]

By | July 17th, 2010|