By Daisy Maxey | October 2012
J. Michael Martin, chief investment officer of Columbia, Md.-based Financial Advantage Wealth Management, which oversees about $305 million, believes the prolonged impact of the Fed's plan to buy mortgage bonds against a background of large federal deficits will be "pronouncedly negative."
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 2012
Denny Suckstorf, Director of Financial Planning for FAI was interviewed for an article in the Baltimore Sun regarding same-sex marriage. Denny commented on impacts a same-sex couple can face when inheriting a retirement account:
"Also, a same-sex spouse who inherits a traditional individual retirement account from a mate will have to start taking distributions from the account — and paying taxes on the money — within a year after the death, says Denny Suckstorf, a Columbia financial planner.
With straight couples, he says, a spouse can inherit an IRA and postpone taking distributions until after age 70."
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By Eileen AJ Connelly, AP | October 2010
Lyn A. Dippel interviewed by Eileen AJ Connelly for the Associated Press. "I find that still, especially if they're stay-at-home moms, they're not in the know, or they don't have equal say," said Lyn Dippel, a financial planner with FAI Wealth Management in Columbia, Md.
As a result, by the time daughters become women, they're less likely to be familiar with the language of investing, which alone can intimidate. That's compounded by much of the available information seeming like it's targeted toward men. "If you watch CNBC, it looks like ESPN," said Dippel. "It does not speak to women in the way that women want information."
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