Message Board

July 17, 2020 

On Friday, July 17th we will be transitioning our Broker/dealer from Investacorp to Securities America. We are writing to you with a few technology updates that may impact the ability to view and access your accounts.

 

Your Financial Compass Users:

The Your Financial Compass website will be changing. Please bookmark our new website or you can continue to log in through the John Stokes Financial website link. We do not expect any downtime with Your Financial Compass. If you notice any accounts have disconnected, please send an email to info@johnstokesfinancial.com.

 

New URL: https://wealth.emaplan.com/ent/ema/lts/sa/johnstokesfinancial 

 

(If you are not using Your Financial Compass and are interested in learning more about it, please send an email to info@johnstokesfinancial.com)

 

Wealthscape Investor Users:

You may continue to view your accounts up to Thursday, July 16th. The site is expected to be down starting Friday, July 17th and will be back live on Monday, July 20th.  Beginning on Monday, July 20th, you will need to visit the Wealthscape Investor login page, create new log-in credentials using the “Register” link, and follow the step-by-step instructions. Registration will need to be completed on a computer browser. After completing the enrollment process, you can continue to use the Wealthscape app on your mobile device(s).  


John Stokes Financial Email System Maintenance

Lastly, our emails will be undergoing a system update starting Friday, July 17th at 6pm PDT.  If you need to reach us over the weekend, our preferred method of contact is by phone at (800) 477-1245 or via our contact form on our website. Starting Monday, July 20th you can continue reaching any of our team members by email.

 

As a reminder, these changes have no affect on your relationship with John Stokes Financial, your financial advisor, or your accounts. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.



3 New Unemployment Programs Under the CARES Act

To qualify for one of the following programs, you will need to apply for Unemployment Benefits in your state. Click here to view the list of websites.

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)Provides a federal benefit of $600 a week through July 31st.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)Extends benefits to self-employed, freelancers, and independent contractors. 

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)Extends benefits for an extra 13 weeks after regular unemployment compensation benefits are exhausted.

If you have any additional questions please email your JSF financial advisor or info@johnstokesfinancial.com. 


March 31, 2020

For more information on the CARES Act, click here.


As a reminder, we are best reached via email. Our offices will reopen on May 1st. 


March 30, 2020

A recording of our webinar on 3/27 is now available. Please email info@johnstokesfinancial.com if did not receive the link in your email.

March 26, 2020

Programs available to those impacted by COVID-19. Click here.



March 26, 2020

Rescheduled Conference Call-Clients Only

Meeting Agenda: Guest speaker, Phil Blancato, President/CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, will be addressing the current impact of the Coronavirus on the market and outlook on portfolios going forward. In addition, John Stokes our CEO will be discussing information pertaining to collecting benefits through California EDD if your job is being affected by Coronavirus and making important financial decisions during these times.

Date: Friday, March 27th

TIme: 1pm PST

If you would like the information to join our call, please contact info@johnstokesfinancial.com. 


March 23, 2020

Operational Changes at John Stokes Financial

In response to Governor Newsom's executive order on March 19, 2020 for California residents to stay at home, John Stokes Financial has decided to temporarily close our offices to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Our John Stokes Financial offices are running virtually and we are available via phone or email to assist our clients with any financial questions or concerns that may arise. At this time, email will be the best way to reach us.

We will still be receiving mail daily. If you plan on mailing any documents or checks to our office, please inform your advisor.

We appreciate your understanding and want to thank you for choosing John Stokes Financial.