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Berkeleyside News

July 13, 2017 

Jill Hollander was interviewed for Experts: Think twice before tapping home equity. The article discusses the pros and cons of taking equity out of your home.

San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Business Times

June 2, 2017

The San Francisco Business Times named Financial Connections Group, Inc. as one of the top 50 LGBT-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area.

U.S. News

U.S. News 

March 9, 2017 

Susannah Snider interviewed Brian Pon for her article, Making Sense of 10 Confusing Tax Phrases.

TD Ameritrade Instiutional

TD Ameritrade

Q4 2016

Advisor Solutions Magazine.  Jenny Coffey Smith was featured in Getting A Second Wind, an article about changing career paths and becoming a financial advisor.

U.S. News

U.S. News

August 25, 2016

Brian Pon was interviewed by Susannah Snider for her article, 8 Financial Steps to Take After Paying Off a Debt.

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Independent Journal

July 9, 2016

Janis Mara interviewed Jill Hollander for her article Brexit Unleashes Wave of Marin Refinance Applications. Homeowners in Marin are looking to refinance their mortgages to take advantage of low interest rates caused in part by the British vote. Jill advised caution, saying world events shouldn’t affect the decision on whether to refinance.

San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Business Times

June 24, 2016

Financial Connections Group, Inc. was named as one of the top 50 Bay Area Wealth Management firms by the San Francisco Business Times.

San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Business Times

June 10, 2016

Financial Connections Group, Inc. was listed in the top 100 LGBT-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area.

TD Ameritrade Instiutional

TD Ameritrade

Q2 2016

Jill Hollander was featured in Advisor Solutions, TD Ameritrade’s quarterly magazine. Jill discussed using technology to create efficiency. From customer relationship management software to document management, she incorporates technology that will enhance the firm’s ability to better serve the firm’s clients. Jill adapts to change by embracing technology.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

November 20, 2015

Kathleen Pender, Business Columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, interviewed Jill Hollander for her column. The subject was the value having an umbrella policy. Jill told Ms. Pender she believes liability insurance is worth the cost as “It’s an ounce of prevention”.

Green America

Green American

Summer, 2015

Jill Hollander was interviewed by Andre Floyd for his article, 6 Signs You Need a New Financial Advisor. Same-sex couples can face issues that others may not, from judgmental advisors to advisors who aren’t aware of the financial impacts of state and federal government recognitions of same-sex marriage. Jill recommended asking an advisor what percentage of his/her clients are members of the LGBT community.

Advisory HQ

AdvisoryHQ

May 17, 2015

AdvisoryHQ named Financial Connections Group as one of the Top 11 Financial Advisors, Planners and Wealth Managers in the San Francisco area.

TD Ameritrade Instiutional

TD Ameritrade

May 14, 2015

Brian was interviewed for TD Ameritrade’s The Human Finance Project.  Independent financial advisors were asked “what inspires them and defines their purpose”.

North Bay Woman

North Bay Woman

Spring, 2015

Jill Hollander was interviewed by Judith Wilson for her article Bringing Home the Bacon. Jill discussed women managing and investing their money in a time when women are increasingly becoming the primary earners. She spoke about the importance of women thinking about their current and future financial needs and creating a plan to help them reach their goals.

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Independent Journal

October 12, 2013

Richard Halstead interviewed Jill Hollander for his article Real Worries with Debt Limit. While some Republican members of Congress said that concerns about defaulting on the debt have been exaggerated, Jill’s response to that was “I could not disagree more. What kind of message are we sending to default on what most people consider to be the safest currency?”

Investment News

Investment News

September 13, 2013

Jill Hollander was quoted in Darla Mercado’s article, Rethinking Life Insurance for Gays. The repeal of DOMA has financial advisors rethinking the role of life insurance for same sex couples. Jill asked the questions if the life insurance was being purchased to replace an income stream, is that still a valid necessity? Will it be there to take care of estate taxes?”

North Bay Business Journal

North Bay Business Journal

August 26, 2013

Brian Pon was interviewed by Eric Gneckow for their Wealth Managers Survey 2013. Brian was asked how has he adjusted his investment strategies in response to economic trends over the past year, what mistakes he sees individual investors making in the current financial climate, and what trends will most impact investors over the next year.

San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Business Times

July 12, 2013

Financial Connections Group was named by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area’s Premier Wealth Advisors.

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