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Test Your Financial Savvy

November 20, 2017

People often don't understand why they may be investing the way they do, and what their behavior means for their well-being. Take this quiz to test your financial savvy!

David Strege Receives Certified Kingdom Advisor® Designation

October 23, 2017

Designation includes membership of a principled class of Christian advisors.

Dow 22,000: How We Got Here & What's Next

August 10, 2017

On August 2nd the Dow reached 22,000; the highest level on record for that stock market index. Learn how it happened and what we can expect next.

Planning for Your Future

July 10, 2017

As you prepare for retirement, there can be several sources of income to provide for your needs.

We All Need a Fiduciary

May 22, 2017

A fiduciary is an individual that is to act in a client's best interest and put the client's interests above their own. Last year the Department of Labor introduced new legislation that expands the definition of the Fiduciary Rule and was subsequently signed by then-President Obama. The new regulations were to be phased in from April 2017 to January 2018. However, they are now delayed until June 2017.

Selecting a Trusted Financial Advisor

March 29, 2017

Entrusting your financial future to a financial advisor is a high stakes decision. The choice of an advisor is complicated by a system that allows anyone with minimum qualifications to adopt the title of financial advisor or planner. Therefore, it's crucial to do your research when finding an advisor.

Check All the Boxes When Saving for College

March 13, 2017

Are you looking for a way to support your child or grandchild in pursuit of further education? Are you seeking an immediate tax deduction as well as tax-deferred growth on your contributions? Do you also want flexibility in your investment options and to have them available at low cost? A 529 Plan checks all of those boxes!

The Future of Globalization

March 6, 2017

Our Chief Investment Officer, Lance Gunkel, attended a recent investment conference where he heard former Prime Minister David Cameron give his perspective on globalization on how it may impact our economy.

Skip the Trip! Retire Online
Skip the Trip! Apply for Social Security Benefits Online!

February 13, 2017

After working with your Financial Planner to determine when to apply for Social Security benefits, you should plan to start the application process one month before you want benefits to begin.