News and Events Published: 2/29/19Eric Spindt | Logic & Emotion in Financial Decision MakingWe sat down with Managing Partner Eric Spindt to discuss the role of an advisor when helping clients make important financial decisions. Read More→Published: 2/29/19Meet Dakota | CFG AdvisorWe sat down with Dakota Brizendine to discuss how she got her start as a financial advisor, what it was like starting out, and what she enjoys most about her job. Read More→Published: 12/12/18CFG Employees Volunteer at Gillette StadiumCFG employees joined the MassMutual team for a day of volunteering at Gillette Stadium in support of Special Olympics Massachusetts. We worked as scorekeepers, time-keepers and game announcers during the full day of competitions. Read More→Published: 9/6/18Easy Ways Parents Can Fight Empty Nest SyndromeFor a young adult, college is an opportunity unlike any other. For the parents of those children it may be a different story. We put together some other helpful things to do and remember as your child heads off to college... Read More→Published: 8/27/18Back to School Shopping Without Breaking the BankIt seems like the summer is just getting going, and already it's time to start thinking about back to school. The children may still be wearing bathing suits, flip flops and sunglasses, but many families are already thinking about books, backpacks and boots. Learn how you can turn back to school shopping into a budgeting lesson for your kids!... Read More→Published: 7/31/18Meghan Blomgberg to by Honored by NAIFA MasschusettsWe are honored to announce that Meghan Blomberg has been named to The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Massachusetts (NAIFA MA) 4 Under 40 list. The awards ceremony will be held at the Charles River Country Club on Thursday, August 16, 2018... Read More→Published: 7/2/18Vacation: It's a Family AffairSay "summer" and most people think "vacation." The reality is that most adults tend to work year-round. Children of working parents may be enrolled in camps, to accommodate their parents' long hours away from home. Teenagers may have jobs of their own. Still, the traditional mythos persists: summertime is vacation time. Check out how you can properly organize and plan the financial side of your summertime vacation... Read More→Published: 6/21/18Community Service Award: Justin HaywardRaising a Reader MA, an early childhood literacy program in Massachusetts, has received a $10,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program. Raising a Reader MA is one of twenty-two organizations nationally to receive an award. The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of Justin Hayward, a MassMutual agent with Cross Coastal Advisors... Read More→Published: 6/18/18Community Service Award: Kerri MelleyThe Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, has received a $10,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award. The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of Kerri Melley, a MassMutual agent with Commonwealth Financial Group... Read More→Published: 6/14/18Stop Summer Learning LossBy June, most children in the US have closed the books for the school year. For some children, summer means camp, or family vacations. For teens, it could mean a job or internship. Perhaps it's just lazy days playing with friends. But just because children are not stuck behind desks doesn't mean they have to stop learning. Here are a few ways you can keep your child's brain busy for these summer months... Read More→Published: 5/11/18Upcoming Event: CFG Pardon the InterruptionPlease join us on June 7th for Pardon the Interruption: The Importance of Valuing Your Business. The event is modeled after the popular ESPN show and will feature a craft beer tasting. The event is part of our ongoing Business Market Event Series aimed at helping local Business Owners with their businesses... Read More→Published: 5/8/18How to Find College Savings Strategies to Meet Your NeedsWhether the college years seem like a distant dream, or they’re just around the corner; with college costs rising everyday, it’s never too early to start saving for higher education. Here are a few ways to make saving for college a rewarding part of your financial strategy. Read More→Published: 3/6/18How to Survive Early Spring in New EnglandEarly spring in New England is rough... Just when you thought the weather has turned around with a glimpse of sunny, warm weather, a massive Nor'Easter comes in and ruins the party. Check out some of our tips to make early spring move along quickly and smoothly... Read More→Published: 1/25/18Importance of Company Culture [VIDEO]Company culture has become an increasingly important aspect among organizations of all types in the last several years. CFG Partner, Steve Johnson, gives us his thoughts on the topic... Read More→Published: 1/9/18A Day in the Life: Justin HaywardThis past week we sat down with Justin Hayward, a Partner here at CFG, to discuss his typical daily routine. As a partner with CFG, Justin primarily works with rising youg professionals; educating them on how to make the most of their financial future... Read More→Published: 1/5/18Holiday Party Recap VideoA couple of weeks ago, CFG's leadership, staff and advisors gathered at Post 390 in Boston for our Annual Holiday Party. A big thank you to everyone for making this year go down in the books.... Read More→Published: 12/6/17A Day in the Life: Meghan BlombergThis past week we sat down with Meghan Blomberg, a Financial Advisor here at CFG, to discuss her daily routine. On top of running a successful practice, Meghan has two young boys, which can lead to a tough balancing act... Read More→Published: 11/28/17A Year in Review: CFG Cares CommitteeAt Commonwealth Financial Group we are committed to giving back to the communities in which we work and live. Our CFG Cares Committee, made up of a panel of staff members, supports this commitment by reviewing and spearheading volunteer and charitable opportunities for our firm and associates. Read More→Published: 11/21/175 Reasons that Shopping Local Benefits YOUOver the last several years, there has been a shift in consumer purchasing behavior. And no, we’re not talking about an increase in online shopping. We’re talking about consumers getting out from behind their computer screens and actually walking down the street to make purchases in their local community. Rather than shopping at large, big-box stores or retail websites, many consumers have chosen to shop at small, locally-owned shops and stores. Read More→Published: 11/15/178 Tips for Managing Money During CollegeWhether students have a part-time job during the school year, or their parents supply them with spending money, they need to know how to handle that money. Here are 8 tips all students should know about money. Read More→Published: 10/30/172017 Fall Conference Highlight VideoEarlier this fall, CFG leadership, staff, and advisors from across the country gathered for our annual Fall Sales Conference. Check out the highlight video... Read More→Published: 10/17/17Off the Beaten Path: Boston's North EndAs Boston’s oldest residential community and the go-to destination for the city’s most infamous Italian dishes, the North End is a busy place. We’ve curated a list of some of our favorite places in the North End... Read More→Published: 7/21/17Business Valuation Workshop [Video]Earlier this summer we hosted a business valuation workshop with Wilmington Trust at Empire Boston. It was a wonderful event full of great conversation, sake, and cigars! Check out the highlight video here... Read More→Published: 7/13/177 Questions with Vinnie Lewis, Director of Business DevelopmentThis week we sat down with Vinnie Lewis, our Director of Business Development, to discuss his decision to join CFG after a successful career in the ski industry. Check out the interview here... Read More→Published: 7/6/175 Ways to Save on Your Trip to the BeachSummer is here! If you’re looking for family fun, a trip to the beach can be an affordable option. These suggestions can help you stick to your budget... Read More→Published: 6/20/17Meet Our Newest Financial AdvisorsDuring the month of May, five new people joined the CFG family—please join us in welcoming them! The group is packed with diverse experiences and skills, making us confident that they will be wonderful additions to the team. Read about each person’s background and primary motivations... Read More→Published: 6/8/17CFG in the Community: Easterseals 5K Walk & RunCommonwealth Financial Group was proud to sponsor and participate in the Eversource Walk & 5K Run for Easterseals NH on Thursday, June 1st in Manchester, NH! This annual event is a fundraiser for Easterseals NH, a leader in social services for people... Read More→Published: 5/22/177 Questions with Jeffrey Carey, Director of Business PlanningWe sat down with Jeff Carey, the director of our Business Planning division, to discuss how he came into the business, what he finds most rewarding in his career, and more. Check out the interview here... Read More→Published: 5/2/17The Importance of Knowing What Your Business is WorthAll business owners should be asking themselves “What is the true value of my business?” It is a vitally important question because the value of your business will have a significant impact on both... Read More→Published: 4/15/20177 Questions with Bob Skloff, Director of InvestmentsThis week we sat down with Bob Skloff, the Director of our Investment Department, to discuss his summers during college, the importance of collaboration, and what makes him nostalgic. Check out the interview... Read More→Published: 3/24/2017CFG Merger AnnouncementWe are proud to announce that MassMutual Southern New England and MassMutual Northern New England have merged with us! Through this merger, our firm has expanded to just under 200 financial advisors. It has also significantly broadened our outreach... Read More→Published: 1/26/2017Why We VolunteerAt CFG we not only want to improve the lives of people and clients we work with but the people and communities that surround us as well. We volunteer to grow, to learn new perspectives... Read More→Published: 1/3/2017Keeping Your Financial ResolutionsNew Year's resolutions are always difficult to bring to fruition. Each January, we make a list and try as hard as we can to check off each item throughout the year... Read More→Published: 12/22/2016Interview with SpecialCare Team MembersCFG's SpecialCare Planning Team's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with a special need, their caregivers, and their families. Our program is devoted to supporting the special needs community through... Read More→Published: 12/15/2016Congratulations to Stephen Johnson!We are proud to announce that our very own Stephen Johson has received the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) 4 Under 40 Award. Founded in 1890, NAIFA is one of the nation's oldest... Read More→Published: 11/29/2016Giving TuesdayTuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday and we could not be more excited! The post-thanksgiving season is notoriously famout for commercialization and consumerism, most famously on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is in direct opposition to that... Read More→Published: 11/21/2016Top 5 Reasons to Meet with a Financial AdvisorMeeting with a Financial Advisor has many benefits. Check out our top 5 reasons... Read More→Published: 11/15/20165 Ways to Travel on a BudgetTraveling is expensive. Taking a week off of work and jetting somewhere with friends or family always costs more than we expect. There's flights, hotels, restaurants... Read More→x Your FutureOur first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, slideshows, and calculators designed to help you learn more. As you search our site, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. 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