Recent Event Videos and Podcasts

Womens Financial Salon with Beth Kobliner: Hosted by Altfest Personal Wealth Management

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Educating Children and Grandchildren: Good Financial Habits for the Whole Family

In April, 2017, Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP®, welcomed New York Times bestselling author Beth Kobliner to discuss financial education tips for children and grandchildren. Beth is the author of "Get a Financial Life" and "Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not)". She has been a columnist for Money, Glamour, and Redbook magazines, and a contributor to The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In 2010 Beth was selected by President Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.  

Karen Altfest Recognized as Top Women Advisor by Forbes

Monday, March 27th, 2017
On Forbes' inaugural list of "America's Top Women Advisors", Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP®, ranked #17 out of 200 female advisors. On Forbes' inaugural list of "America's Top Women Advisors", Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP®, ranked #17 out of 200 female advisors.  As one of the few independent firms represented, we're proud to have Karen listed. Karen has made it her mission to make her clients, specifically  women, feel comfortable with their finances through education. Forbes notes Karen’s hand-on approach to financial planning in this feature article: Why Financial Advisor Karen Altfest Loves Volatility And Brexit The ranking methodology for this list includes a focus on experience and best practices and we believe our emphasis on being a client-focused, fee-only firm makes a difference.

Lewis Altfest High on Barron’s Top 1,200 Rankings

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Lew_IMG_7072_RGB - no 425We're proud to announce that Lew Altfest Ph.D., CFP®, CFA, CPA, PFS again has ranked high on Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the country. This is Lew's fourth time on Barron's largest and most comprehensive list of advisors based on assets under management, revenue, and the quality of the advisor's practices. We believe the quality of our service is what sets us apart -- something we're pleased a distinguished publication like Barron's has recognized. To be named is an honor in an industry that continues to grow and change virtually every day.

Lunch with Lew Conference Call – January, 2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

On January 18, 2017, Altfest Personal Wealth Management hosted our biannual Lunch with Lew Conference Call to discuss 2016 market performance, the market and economic outlook for 2017, and the impact of President Donald Trump's economic plans.

Below is a replay of this conference call.

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Should we Expect a Trade War Under Trump?

Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Lewis Altfest recently participated in a panel discussion with Here is a short clip from the discussion

Post Election Conversation with Altfest Personal Wealth Management

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Lew Altfest, CEO, was joined by a principal from the OB-C Group, a premier bipartisan lobbying firm in Washington, DC, to provide perspective about policy decisions the new administration might undertake on tax, regulation, trade and other areas, and how these changes may affect your finances. Guest Speaker: Daniel Kidera, who served in the Obama Administration as Director of the Secretary’s Briefing Book at the Department of Homeland Security

Lunch with Lew Conference Call – November 11, 2016

Monday, November 14th, 2016

On November 11, 2016, Altfest Personal Wealth Management hosted a special Lunch with Lew Conference Call to discuss the market outlook after the Presidential election of Donald Trump. Below is a replay of this conference call.

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Lunch with Lew Conference Call – July, 2016

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Economic Outlook Hosted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lewis J. Altfest discussed:

  • The Economic Outlook
  • Emerging Markets - A primer and prediction
  • How Important the Next Presidential Election is for the Stock Market What does the Federal Rate Rise Mean for Your Portfolio?
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2016 Altfest Personal Wealth Management Annual Event

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Karen Altfest's Welcoming Remarks Altfest Advisor Panel Discussion Lew Altfest's Remarks Keynote Presentation Q&A

Women’s Financial Salon with Jane Bryant Quinn

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
On Wednesday March 9th a group of over eighty women attended Altfest Personal Wealth Management’s Women’s Financial Salon® at Scandinavia House to hear Jane Bryant Quinn speak.  Quinn, one of the nation’s leading writers on personal finance, spoke about savings and retirement planning.  After the presentation, Quinn held a signing of her latest book, How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide.