Fortify Private Wealth Management

A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Private Wealth Advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

8 Ways to Volunteer Right Now—Without Leaving Your Home

Looking for a way to give back – from a safe social distance? Check out these 8 ideas. Just because we're all homebound during the coronavirus pandemic, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still do good. In fact, now, more than ever, is an important time to support organizations in need. Here are eight ways to give back from the comfort of your own home.

[04/20/20]   If your business or company is considered essential and still operating during this time, post your company name to be recognized for your efforts! Thank you for all that you do!

10 Teaching Resources for Parents During COVID-19

Are you filling the difficult roles of parent and teacher? Here are some online resources to consider. With schools closed due to the coronavirus, here are online resources parents can use to keep students' skills sharp.

[04/16/20]   We will have a call this week today, April 16th at 4:30 p.m. After our regular market update by FORTIFY™ advisors Ed Poach, Rob Kimble, and Tony Pol, we will feature Kurt Carlson, Associate Managing Director for MFS. Mr. Carlson will be doing a brief presentation titled “10 Principles of Long-Term Investing Resilience”. We hope you will be able to join us for this informative call.

· To register for the Market Update call hosted by FORTIFY™ Private Wealth Management today, April 16th, at 4:30 p.m. please email [email protected]

Please feel free to email FORTIFY™ with any questions. Thank you for your patience and we are looking forward to working with you in-person again soon.

Congratulations today to Holly, who is celebrating 1 year with FORTIFY!

How to Keep Family Traditions and Celebrations Alive During the Quarantine

You may not need to cancel family fun with these social distancing-friendly ideas. How are you keeping your family traditions alive? Don’t cancel, just compromise with some isolation-friendly ideas.

7 Entertaining—and Unique—Virtual Experiences to Try Right Now

Eagerly awaiting your next adventure? Virtually explore these seven unique destinations. Running out of things to do? The world is right at your fingertips.

[04/08/20]   Thank you for the positive response and support for our weekly update calls! Our call this week will be on Thursday, April 9th at 4:30, After our regular market update by FORTIFY™ advisors Ed Poach, Rob Kimble, and Tony Pol, we will feature Marcus Persichetti, Vice-President and Senior Regional Consultant for Federated Hermes Investors. Mr. Persichetti will be doing a brief presentation titled “Rising to the Challenge”, offering insight on the innovation and opportunities that often arise out of difficult times. We hope you will be able to join us for this informative call.

• To register for the Market Update call hosted by FORTIFY™ Private Wealth Management on Thursday, April 9th, at 4:30 p.m. either comment "register" below or email [email protected].

Please feel free to email [email protected] with any questions. Thank you for your patience and we are looking forward to working with you in-person again soon.

Some helpful information for our Pennsylvania clients.

I'm sure many of you can relate to the craziness of working from home while your family is trying to do the same. Here's a scene from Ed's home office!

[03/31/20]   With the positive feedback that was received from clients and guests on last week’s FORTIFY™ market update call we have decided to host calls on a regular basis through these volatile times. Our next call will be this Wednesday, April 1st, at 4:30 PM EST. We will discuss changes in the markets/economy, the recently passed stimulus bill, and other timely information. To register please follow instructions below.

· Email [email protected] to register for a Market Update call hosted by FORTIFY™ Private Wealth Management on Wednesday, April 1st, at 4:30 p.m. Simply type "register" in the subject line.

Please feel free to call (724-916-2233) or email ([email protected]) with questions. Thank you for your patience and we are looking forward to working with you in-person again soon.

Like many of you, our team is working from home. We are still available to you by phone, and can also do virtual Skype meetings if you would like. Working from home is not without its challenges, so we'll give you a glimpse into a lighter side of our days through social media. Here is a scene from Tony's home office!

For all the parents in Buckhannon taking their kids for a walk and #goingonabearhunt, our office is participating!

Financial Planning Advice and Financial Advisors | Ameriprise Financial

Your health and well-being are our top priority and we remain committed to serving your needs. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive as the situation evolves.
It is important for you to know our team remains committed to serving you and will continue to be available to you. Last week’s announcement from the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office has temporarily closed our Canonsburg office, but our staff continues to work from home to provide the personal service you expect from FORTIFY Private Wealth Management. Our West Virginia location remains open, but for everyone’s health and safety, we will continue to schedule only phone calls and virtual meetings until we receive further clarification.
Canonsburg, PA - Office Phone Number 724-916-2233
Buckhannon, WV - Office Phone Number 304-472-8483
We are happy to talk through any concerns or questions you may have, through whatever means are most comfortable for you.
• Phone/Virtual Meeting – please know that we regularly meet with clients virtually through either phone or video and would be happy to do so with you.

• Accessing your accounts – you can also securely access your accounts anytime at, or the Ameriprise app. For those of you who have registered for the secure site, this is a great way to access your accounts from any device at any time. If you have not registered already, you can register at or contact our office and we can send you a link via e-mail.

• Ameriprise Client Service Center - you may also reach a service representative at 1.800.862.7919:
 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time (CT) Monday – Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday
Thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in us. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting, please contact our office. Together we can determine what, if any, action you may need to take. We wish you and your family health and safety during this time and always. Get financial planning advice and retirement investment advice from Ameriprise financial advisors at

[03/20/20]   Due to mandate of PA Governor Tom Wolf, all non-life sustaining businesses must be closed beginning March 19 at 8:00 p.m. Our PA office is closed. However, we will continue to serve our clients from our homes. We can be reached at our regular business number: 724-916-2233.

[03/18/20]   FORTIFY™ and Ameriprise Financial are taking COVID-19 seriously and utilizing measures to keep our staff, clients and families safe. The FORTIFY™ team is here to support you and be a resource to you – so utilize us. Across the globe, these are anxious times, but as a client, this is when our approach to advice matters most. We are here to serve all of our clients, help to ease you in these uncertain times and keep focusing on your long-term goals. We plan to continue with our normal office schedule; although with respect to social distancing suggestions, and everyone’s health and safety, we will be doing meetings as phone calls and virtual computer meetings through Tuesday, March 31st. As more information and guidance becomes available, this will be subject to change, but we will continue to notify you of any changes.

We will also offer calls and Skype conferences to communicate and answer any questions or concerns that you have. These will be offered both through our resources at Ameriprise and through FORTIFY’s own advice and resources. Please see the links below to both reference materials to read and review, as well as to register and participate on calls and virtual conferences. We also recommend that you continue to utilize the Ameriprise secure site for daily information and updates. We want to stay focused on our discussions with you about your goals and your personal risk tolerance moving forward.

With an ever-changing world and markets, updates will continue to come quickly, so please make sure that you communicate with us to confirm that we have the correct contact information for you, such as cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses. If you have not already done so, please register for your personal Ameriprise Secure Site. You may check the Secure Site for additional resources. If you need assistance with this process, please call or e-mail our office.

FORTIFY™ Private Wealth Management will be hosting a Market Update Call on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Please email [email protected] to register for this call.

Congratulations to Tony! He joined FORTIFY 1 year ago today!

We’re springing ahead, but not only because of the time change. It’s tax season and quarterly review time. Make an appointment to connect about any changes to your goals.

Last night was a ladies night as we had clients and guests join us to get our toes ready for spring!

Life is constantly changing. Are you covered for the stage you’re in? Together we can find out.

While the coronavirus will eventually pass, it continues to impact markets and could lead to more volatility over the near-term. #AmeripriseResearch considerations: Keep a level head, put new money to work strategically, continue to align your portfolio with your risk tolerance.

If you see Becky today, be sure to congratulate her on 9 years with our company! Happy "work anniversary" Becky!

Showing kindness to our neighbors, even in small ways, can have a lasting impact. What #randomactsofkindness are you doing today?

May your Valentine’s Day be filled with happiness and love.

10 Things To Do Now If You’re A Decade Away From Retirement

Planning to retire in the next ten years? Consider these steps to help prepare for life after work – including meeting with us to outline a plan. Is retirement looming on the horizon? To make sure your golden years are a dream come true instead of a nightmare, take steps to prepare for life after work.

February is American Heart Month, and today is Wear Red Day! Today the country unites in the common goal for heart health awareness and the eradication of heart disease and strokes. #goredwearred

Local businesses add value to our community in many ways but shopping local is just one way to support them. I have another way to help local shops that starts with helping their customers. If you’d like to learn how, let’s talk. #communitysupport

Our new signs were finished today, so both of our offices are official!

SECURE Act: How could it impact your retirement planning?

Learn more about three key changes that took effect Jan. 1, 2020. We are here to help you understand what the SECURE Act means for you and provide personalized advice for your situation. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement — the SECURE Act — was signed into law Dec. 20, 2019, with many provisions taking effect Jan. 1, 2020.

Financial Planning For The Snowbird

Dreaming of warmer weather? Consider these five factors before investing in a snowbird lifestyle. You want to retain a home up North but want to winter down South. Is being a snowbird in your future?

Celebrating National Hat Day at the offices today!



Presented By Rob Kimble - Associate Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial

We are offering this seminar in 2 locations for your convenience.

Canonsburg, PA on 1/21/20 at 10:30 a.m.
Frank Sarris Public Library
Meeting Room 1
35 N. Jefferson Avenue
Canonsburg, PA 15317


During this complimentary seminar, we will discuss:
• An overview of the 2017 tax law
• Provisions of the 2017 tax law
• Next steps and how to work with your advisor to assess your situation

Space is limited. Please make a reservation by FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020 by calling 724-916-2233 or emailing [email protected].

This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation.

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC.
© 2019 Ameriprise Financial Inc. All rights reserved.

Happy Birthday today to Dianne! We hope you have a great day!

“Have an attitude of gratitude.” – from the book Master Your Money by Ron Blue. What are you thankful for?

Welcome 2020!!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

How to Donate to Charity From Your IRA

During the season of giving, many choose to make financial gifts to their favorite charities. If you’re 70 ½ or older, you may have the option of making a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA. We can join a conversation with your tax advisor to help you navigate the process. Retirees don't need to itemize to qualify for this charitable tax break.

Happy first day of winter!

Spreading some holiday cheer in the offices today!

6 steps to take now so your financial life will be off to a good start in 2020

The year is winding down. Have you accomplished your 2019 goals? Here are 6 things to consider now to start 2020 on a strong financial footing. Before you know it, you'll be ringing in 2020 and making a list of New Year's resolutions. Here's why it's a good idea to get ahead of things now.

Holiday shopping is a great time to talk to your kids about the importance of setting goals and saving up for things that are important to you.

[11/30/19]   #SmallBusinessSaturday is a great time to show support for our local retailers during the busy holiday season. What is your favorite local small business?

Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and your family a wonderful, festive day, celebrating all there is to be thankful for.

A Popular Gift Card Scam Has Cost Victims $74 Million This Year. Here's How to Protect Yourself

Gift cards are now the number one payment method that con artists use, according to the FTC. Learn the red flags to watch for and what to do if you’ve already been scammed. Remember: Gift cards are only for gifts.

Winner, winner! Some of the FORTIFY™ team made a very good showing in a bowl-a-thon benefitting Junior Achievement earlier this week.

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227 DeMar Boulevard
Canonsburg, PA

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Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
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