Morris Armstrong

Enrolled Agent
Personal Finance, Taxes, Lifestage Based Planning
“Morris Armstrong operates under a fiduciary standard all of the time, whether he is advising clients on financial matters or representing them before the Internal Revenue Service, his mission is to help clients achieve their goals, not his.”

Armstrong Financial Strategies

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Morris Armstrong founded Armstrong Financial Strategies in 2001 as fee-only firm. The firm does not accept commissions or referral fees and the only source of its income is from the client.  Morris has taught at Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and has written extensively on the subject of investments, taxes and planning for Multex Investors, which Reuters purchased in 2003.

Morris has also been active in the field of divorce planning, and in 2008, the Connecticut Law Tribune recognized his efforts. The lawyers in the state voted him as one of the top three planning firms in the state.

Morris has written for and been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Planning magazine, Wealth Manager Magazine and Yahoo Finance. His investment philosophy has been shaped by both John Bogle and Eugene Fama, and is his portfolios, which are a blend of passive and active vehicles, reflect this.

While he enjoys divorce planning, it can be draining and he prefers not to work with those couples who believe that “War of the Roses” was a manual for divorce. He enjoys his role as an Enrolled Agent helping people resolve their issues with the IRS, whether it is a notice or something more involved such as an audit or offer in compromise.


BBA, Banking, Pace University

Assets Under Management:

$12 million

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Fee Only

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I am truly sorry for your loss.  It seems as if you were planning for golden years together and now, that will be just a dream.  When you do experience a dramatic life event, such as yours, it is very hard to make a decision and do the "right" thing.  If you are like others that I have helped, no matter how hard you focus, your mind is elsewhere.

The advice that may be best is simply do nothing - place the money in a bank and earn the 1percent plus and take many months to look at your life and see where you are and need to be,  You might want to find a qualified financial advisor, one who acts in your best interest whether it is planning or investing, and go through the process of creating a roadmap for the future.

They can work with you and look at your current situation, cash flow needs and future needs, and perhaps construct a risk-appropriate portfolio for you.  Don't be afraid to allow someone to provide guidance but also, don't cede control.



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