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Schwab Phishing Attempt Reported

Bell received notification from our custodian, Charles Schwab, of a text message-based phishing attempt imitating Schwab. The phishing attempt appears to have been sent to a random set of phone numbers, not necessarily clients of Schwab or Bell Investment Advisors. The phishing attempt was conveyed through text messages appearing to come from Schwab, but in …Read More

2018 Schwab 1099 Availability

The 2018 tax season is now upon us, and with that comes tax documentation to assist you in filing your return. All official tax reporting information will come directly from Schwab. Please see below for timelines (varies by document type). 1099 – Paper Mailing For retirement accounts, you should have already received your Form 1099-R. …Read More

Forrest Bell, CFP® Promoted to President of Bell Investment Advisors

OAKLAND, CA. December 18, 2018/PRNewswire/ — Bell Investment Advisors (www.bellinvest.com) has announced that Forrest Bell, CFP® will succeed his father, founder of the firm, James F. Bell, CFP®, as President of Bell Investment Advisors, effective January 1, 2019. Jim Bell will continue in his role as Chief Investment Officer. The firm, now in its 28th …Read More

Bonnie Bell and Jim Bell, CFP® Honored at Festival Opera Gala

 Jim and Bonnie Bell were honored at the 2018 gala fundraiser for Festival Opera at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Walnut Creek on December 12. In addition to serving for three years at the helm of Festival Opera, Jim has also served as board chair for the Oakland Symphony. The Bells and Bell Investment Advisors have been …Read More

Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir Candlelight Concert

Bell Investment Advisors has been a major supporter of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir (PEBCC.org) for almost ten years. We are lifelong music lovers and consider our involvement with Bay Area music and arts organizations central to making a good life happen for our family, our business, and our community. On Sunday, December 2 from …Read More

Bonnie and Jim Bell at the 2018 Oakland Symphony Gala on November 10

Jim and Bonnie Bell, along with over 150 other joyful attendees, had a grand time at the 2018 gala fundraiser for the Oakland Symphony at the Rotunda Building in downtown Oakland on November 10. This year Bonnie served on the gala’s organizing committee. The Bells and Bell Investment Advisors have been ardent fans and supporters of …Read More

Laurent Harrison, CFP® Volunteers at Free Financial Planning Day

Laurent Harrison, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor and Financial Planner at Bell Investment Advisors, participated as a volunteer in Santa Rosa on Saturday, November 3 at Free Financial Planning Day, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of San Francisco. Along with other local CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™, he offered no-cost financial planning consultations to families affected by …Read More

Jim Bell Interviewed on Sears Bankruptcy

Jim Bell, CFP®, Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Investment Advisors, offers his personal perspective on the Sears’ bankruptcy. He is quoted, along with President Trump and others, in Christopher Hall’s article, “What Consumers are Saying About Sears’ Downfall”, published October 22, 2018 in the Sourcing Journal. Read the full article here: Sears Downfall …Read More

Ramsay Leimenstoll Quoted on Emergency Funds

Ramsay Leimenstoll, Bell’s Paraplanner on the Financial Planning team, was recently consulted, along with other financial experts from around the country, on the topic of personal and family emergency funds. The result is an edifying blog post, “How Much Should I Put into My Emergency Fund?” on the website of Earnest, a loan provider/refinancer. Ramsay’s …Read More

John Emerson Addresses Bell Investment Committee

The Bell Investment Advisors Investment Committee had the great privilege on July 11, 2018 to be visited by the distinguished John B. Emerson, American diplomat, lawyer, and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, who was appointed by President Obama to serve on his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He currently works in global distribution …Read More

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Best Quarter for U.S. Stocks Since 2009
April 5, 2019 The breadth of the U.S. stock market gain in the first quarter of 2019 caused all sectors of the …Read More

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Middle Retirement Planning
April 17, 2019 If you read financial planning textbooks, you might be left with the impression that people report …Read More

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Schwab Phishing Attempt Reported

Bell received notification from our custodian, Charles Schwab, of a text message-based phishing attempt imitating Schwab. The phishing attempt appears to have been sent to a random set of phone numbers, not necessarily clients of Schwab or Bell Investment Advisors. The phishing attempt was conveyed through text messages appearing to come from Schwab, but in …Read More

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