About Me

David C. Grimaldi, MBA, CFP®

Financial Planner

Email: David.Grimaldi@IFPadvisor.com
Phone: 860.734.0421

Mission Statement

To help clients tackle their financial obstacles and achieve their financial goals by using a disciplined, goal-oriented approach. Dave specializes in retirement planning, investment strategies, as well as estate planning and tax reduction strategies.

Employment history

For the past 40 years, Dave has been actively involved and working within the banking, investment, and finance world. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Cigna Corporation.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance, American International College
  • MBA in Finance, University of Hartford
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner (CFP®) since 1990

Affiliations/Awards

  • Former member of Hartford Jaycees & was Jaycee of the Year (Cromwell Jaycees)
  • Held position on the Executive Committee of the Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open golf tournament
  • Former Scout Leader – Boy Scouts of America
  • Cambridge Who's Who listing - Estate Planning & Wealth Management in 2009

Outside Activities/Hobbies

  • Former Little league baseball coach
  • Being outdoors (camping, hiking, snow skiing)

Our Location

David C. Grimaldi, MBA CFP®

115 Glastonbury Blvd.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
ph: 860.734.0421
fax: 860.734.0401
David.Grimaldi@IFPadvisor.com

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Latest News

Financial and Economic Brief - May 6, 2020

• Here are Important Social Security Changes for 2020 - For today’s retired Americans, it frequently represents a healthy amount of their monthly income.

• Did the SECURE Act Kill the Stretch IRA? - Individuals who have successfully used IRA’s as an estate tax planning tool may be trying to find new ways to leave assets to named beneficiaries in a way that minimizes the long-term effects of the estate tax.

• Warren Buffett has Sold Berkshire Hathaway’s Position in Airline Stocks - The Oracle of Omaha doesn’t always get it right (but so far his track record has been mighty impressive!)

Financial and Economic Brief - May 5, 2020

• The Real Estate Front - The Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected the housing market.

• Understanding the Impact of Inflation - When governments, for whatever reasons, inject huge sums of currency into an economy, repercussions will be felt at some point in the future.

• The UK is Recognizing the Benefits of Trading with the US - With the world currently reeling from the economic slowdown essentially caused by Covid-19, our friends in the UK are seeking to step up trade talks.

Financial and Economic Brief - March 3, 2020

• Potential Rate Cuts Coming - In response to the coronavirus scare, there’s a chance that the Fed could take policy back to where it was during the financial crisis of 2008.

• Britain’s Mandate for Trade Talks - Britain unveiled its mandate for trade talks with the U.S., with Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowing to drive a hard bargain in negotiations.

• Stock Market Plummets - U.S. stocks fell as fears escalated over the fast-spreading coronavirus, with Wall Street capping its worst week since the global financial crisis of 2008.

Financial and Economic Brief - February 4, 2020

• Continued Gains in Consumer Spending - The U.S. economy grew 2.1% in Q4 of 2019, closing out a year in which GDP decelerated to its slowest pace in three years.

• Chinese Shares Drop amid Coronavirus - Stock markets in China fell as traders rushed to sell amid continued fears about the impact on the global economy of the coronavirus epidemic.

• Oil Prices Fall - Oil prices fell because of the concern over demand in China after the coronavirus epidemic.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 7, 2020

• Consumer Confidence Dips - According to The Conference Board, U.S. consumer confidence “dipped slightly” in December. The metric came in at 126.5 for the month, down from 126.8 in November.

• Oil Prices Rising - Oil prices rose over 1% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel.

• Gold Highest in 7 Years - Global investors are going into safe haven assets as fallout continues from the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani.

Financial and Economic Brief - December 3, 2019

• Moderate Growth in Q3 - The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate over the summer, slightly faster than first estimated.

• OPEC to Deepen Cuts - OPEC and its allies plan to deepen oil cuts and have the deal in place so it runs at least until June 2020.

• Tariff Threat Renewed - President Trump announced that the U.S. will “restore” steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing a “massive devaluation of their currencies.”