COVID-19 Update

Alliant Wealth Advisors is an "essential business" under Virginia state law and we remain fully operational during the COVID-19 crisis.

To keep our clients, staff and colleagues safe we are currently holding all meetings via video conferencing. And we are alternating a small number of staff in our office while the majority serve you from their home.

Speaking of our office. Our headquarters in Prince William will relocate to the Signal Hill Professional Center at 9161 Liberia Avenue, Suite 100, Manassas, VA 20110 effective Monday, April 20, 2020.

Whether we are virtual or in person, we are here for you. Please keep safe.

Best Regards,

John Frisch, CPA/PFS, CFP®, AIF®, PPC®


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Bear Markets: It's Good To Know Your History

It’s probably no surprise that markets are officially in bear market territory. What does that mean? Generally, when a market falls by at least 20% from its recent highs, that’s a bear. (When it rises 20% from its recent lows, it’s a bull.)

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Why Diversify? Because You Can Win for Losing

Why bother to diversify your investments across a range of asset classes – such as stocks vs. bonds, large- vs. small-company stocks, and U.S. vs. international holdings? Wouldn’t it be nice to instead hold mostly the best, top selections in your investment portfolio?

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Coronavirus – What Should Investors Consider?

I write this after hours on Monday, February 24. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) fell 1,031.61 today, its third-largest daily point drop ever. The sell-off was generated by fears about the impact coronavirus might have on our global economy, and therefore our global markets.

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The Triple Power of Auto-Investing

Do you auto-invest? Auto-investing is having a set, recurring amount of money taken out of your salary or savings, and automatically invested for you. For example, you are auto-investing if you are having a set amount deducted from each paycheck and invested in your company retirement plan. Or you may have set up an automatic transfer from your checking account into an IRA, brokerage account, or 529 college saving plan.

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Parents: Do You Save for College or Retirement?

Unless you’ve got a child prodigy or incredible wealth, most parents must choose which to save for first: higher education or retirement. Ideally, you have enough for both. But what if you don’t? I would suggest even the most loving parents should first fund their own retirement.

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Year End Tax Tips Continued – 3 Tips for Itemizing Your Charitable Giving

As we approach year-end, I share my final commentary on tax planning in the era of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Last time, I covered why it’s now difficult to claim itemized deductions for many taxpayers. Today I offer hope for those charitably inclined. If you are still making meaningful charitable contributions, but find the TCJA makes it more difficult to write off those donations, here are 3 ways you may still be able to write off your charitable giving anyway.

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