Past Articles

McMahon tips on how to prepare for unexpected retirement

Talk about boom and bust. Pittsburgh-registered investment advisor Chris McMahon tells of two friends with sweet jobs as managers of water pipeline construction for energy drilling projects in the Marcellus Shale.

McMahon voices leadership role as transition to independent advisor

The Wall Street Journal: ‘Voices: Adviser Teams Need a Strong Leader as They Go Independent‘ Feb. 23, 2016 12:17 p.m. ET Voices: Adviser Teams Need a Strong Leader as They Go…

Petruska explains certain benefits of ETF’s

USA Today: ‘ETFs: A cheap way for anyone to play the market‘ by Jeff Reeves Feb 13, 2016 ETFs are all the rage for investors these days. According to the…

McMahon Financial Advisors 2016 Q1 Commentary

Take a Deep Breath With a bumpy 2015 behind us and the stock market off to a rough start in 2016, it is perhaps time to take a deep breath….

McMahon discusses risk tolerance and market conditions

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: ‘Experts: Wall Street slump offers time to re-evaluate risk, but no need to panic’ by Len Boselovic ( or 412-263-1941) January 21, 2016. Don’t think of Wall Street’s schizophrenic behavior Wednesday as the final insult in what’s been the stock market’s worst start of a new year in history.

Petruska discusses gold within IRAs

Bankrate: ‘Does investing in gold with a gold IRA make sense?‘ by Sheyna Steiner Dec. 16, 2015 Invest in gold with an IRA? Some conspiracy theorists speculate that humans were…

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