Our unique approach to investing is based on a solid academic foundation designed to lead to successful client experiences. This approach helps us come to a deeper understanding of the financial landscape, and helps clients reach their financial goals.

The results of our thinking on financial topics lives in these pages: a library of white papers, market commentary, and more, all designed to provide insights on financial planning in today’s marketplace, and to help you understand our firm.

When people come to Foster Group, it’s typically for one of the following reasons:

  • They’re looking for better investment management.
  • They want expert financial advice.
  • Their situation has become more complex and requires a coordinated approach with other professionals.
The biggest area of coordination is estate planning. Estate Planning is complex legally, financially, AND relationally. The estate planning process provides clarity on WHAT will be received, WHEN it will be received,...

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Let’s start by acknowledging reality. I belong to the millennial generation and I’ll be the first to tell you we have a few flaws. We’re known for our short attention spans and our propensity to quit our jobs or run off to a new place to “find ourselves” at the drop of a hat. We tend to get our news through social media and find ourselves stuck behind our phones...

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By Blake Martin of FranNet

We’re going to take a closer look at how much the business of franchising affects the overall U.S. economy. What are its impact and implications? This will be a statistic-heavy exercise, so buckle up for some interesting assessments on the impact of franchising in our country today. In the quest to find the most recent and reliable study on the subject, we will...

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In many cases, business owners don’t develop an exit strategy until it is too late.  Most of the time, the extent of the existing exit strategy is hoping someone will walk in the front door with a big check or just having faith it will take care of itself. For those owners that want a little more strategy than that, we look at the following to help determine which alternatives might...

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We recently expanded our graphs section, providing review of the monthly performance of various asset classes including benchmark indices and representative mutual funds used by Foster Group in the execution of our portfolio allocation strategy. We hope you’ll find these graphs helpful and informative. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know via email at info@fostergrp.com....

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I love watching Antiques Roadshow. I think a complete amateur happening upon a piece of art for $5 at a yard sale only to find out it’s worth $50,000 is, well, fun. You can CLICK HERE to watch one of the most unbelievable moments in the history of the show. Before entering this industry, I envisioned financial markets as a kind-of giant yard sale. You’d wander around stacks of securities,...

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By Rebecca A. Moore of Nyemaster Goode

One of the most important considerations in an estate plan is who will take care of your children if something happens to you and your spouse.  If you fail to designate a guardian, the court will be forced to choose one for you.  As you can imagine, this can result in unnecessary family conflict and financial expense.  You can avoid this...

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An unforeseen disability due to injury or illness that would prevent you from earning an income is an event that, if left unprotected, can have a catastrophic impact on your financial health.  If you are unable to earn an income, meeting household expenses either in the short- or long-term could force you to liquidate assets set aside for other purposes, such as your retirement or your child’s education savings. The purpose...

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We recently expanded our graphs section, providing review of the monthly performance of various asset classes including benchmark indices and representative mutual funds used by Foster Group in the execution of our portfolio allocation strategy. We hope you’ll find these graphs helpful and informative. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know via email at info@fostergrp.com....

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Bill Belichick.  The name elicits a wide range of emotions and responses.  Like him or not, his unprecedented success as head football coach for the NFL’s New England Patriots is worthy of some level of respect.  He has compiled a 209-78 record at the helm for New England while amassing five Super Bowl victories.  Five.  That’s more than any coach in NFL history…and he’s still going at it.  This incredible...

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