Financial News

  • We Celebrate Independence

    At The Main Street Group, we celebrate Independence… Independence. Some call it freedom. Others call it a place where the human spirit can grow and differentiate itself. We call it opportunity! Independence is a place where clients can participate in the design of their own financial future. It’s a thought process that allows our firm to serve […]

  • Keep Your Home Cozy and Cost Effective This Winter

    ‘Tis the season … to be concerned about winter heating bills. Conserving fuel not only helps the environment, but also potentially can save you money during winter. Here are some handy tips: Did you know that you could save as much as 10% on your heating bill this winter by reducing drafts in your home? […]

  • Choosing a Long Term-Care Insurance Agent

    November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month – 10 Tips to Help You Choose a Long Term-Care Insurance Agent  Your investment in a long-term care policy protects your assets and brings peace of mind to those who care for you. A long-term care plan is a physical, financial, and emotional plan, to include the care […]

  • Congratulations to our friends at Worth Higgins and Associates!

    Congratulations to our friends at Worth Higgins and Associates! Worth Higgins is the hard-cover printer for John Grisham’s non-legal “medical thriller,” The Tumor.  The book is also available as a free download at The book is a quick read, offering a compelling glimpse into the future of a fantastic medical procedure called Focused Ultrasound.  […]

  • Women in Insurance and Financial Services

    The Main Street Group is proud to be the first corporate sponsor of the newly formed Central Virginia chapter of the Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS). We believe that the future of the financial services industry is in the hands of the women who are in it today and will be in it […]

  • 6 Ways to Fund a Working Mom’s Retirement

    “Americans—women especially—aren’t getting the message that they need to start saving for retirement with their very first job,” says personal finance columnist Liz Weston, author of Deal With Your Debt.     As a working mom, whole weeks may go by without the chance to sit down or even think. You’re managing a career, making decisions for your family, and caring for […]

  • 4 Lesser-Known Money Management Apps That Are Hidden Gems

    From your bank, to trendy restaurants, and even Major League Baseball parks, everybody has a handy smartphone loaded with apps that provide useful information and services. The latest statistics show that 51 percent of people in the United States are banking online, so it’s no surprise that the world of personal finance has spawned its […]

  • Important Announcement

    Dear Client, We are excited to announce that on September 1, 2015, The Main Street Group will become its own Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). Your current Strategic Asset Management (SAM) account with LPL Financial will now be called a SWM (Strategic Wealth Management) account, but its account number will not change. The assets in the […]

  • Comments on Recent Market Volatility

    Please review this letter from LPL’s Chief Investment Officer, Burt White, reflecting his views on the recent market decline. Dear Valued Investor: August brings with it the end of summer, but in recent years, bouts of stock market volatility have been common. It is quite normal for stock prices to decline at some point almost every […]

  • When Will You Have Your Independence Day?

    We Just Celebrated Our Nation’s Independence Day! When will you have your Independence Day? In the beginning, every financial firm demonstrates the qualities that make you feel as though you have found a home. Yet, many folks have told us that it did not take long for the honeymoon period at their previous advisor to be over. […]

  • The Magic Bank Account

    Last week, we lost a dear friend and long-time client.  Only three weeks from her initial diagnosis, she gently slipped from this world to the next. She lived her life fully, and her friends and family will miss her greatly and remember her fondly. When we saw this story, The Magic Bank Account, we thought […]

  • 15 Things Exceptional People Think Each Day

    Being smart or lucky never hurt anyone, but being truly successful depends on the way you live each day. Successful people are not necessarily smarter or luckier than most. They simply understand that, as Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” Here are 15 things that exceptional people think, say, […]