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What You Need to Know About Business Cybersecurity

by Lauryn Woerdeman, Fall Intern, Syverson Strege | November 30, 2021

Every day, companies are faced with the challenge of securing personal client and company information from the ever-changing software, hacks, and tactics hackers employ to gain access to sensitive information. The technological world is growing faster every day, and organizations around the world recognize that in order to be competitive and successful, cybersecurity is crucial to their daily operations.

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cybersecurity Attacks

by Lauryn Woerdeman, Fall Intern, Syverson Strege | November 16, 2021

Just about anyone knows that if you turn on the 5 o'clock news after a long day of work, you're bound to see at least one story of something crazy that happened to someone. Maybe you saw a story with 17 cop cars and a helicopter chasing a car down the interstate or perhaps a local apartment building fire in your community.

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Year-end Tax Planning: 7 Important December Deadlines

by Matt Roberts, MFM, CFP®, CAP®, Planning Officer | November 10, 2021

With the end of the year fast approaching, now is the time to ensure your ducks are in a row to take advantage of charitable giving opportunities, tax-deferred growth investments, and other tax-related strategies. For clients of Syverson Strege, we have likely discussed these strategies as part of the financial planning process.

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What Investors Need to Know About Rising Inflation

by Jason Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, CAP®, Chief Investment Officer | November 9, 2021

What was President Ronald Reagan referring to when he said, "It is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber, and as deadly as a hitman?" Believe it or not, he was actually referring to inflation!

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Market Update: November 5, 2021

by Jason Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, CAP®, Chief Investment Officer | November 5, 2021

Halloween is not the only scary thing that has occurred in the month of October. It has a bad reputation in the world of investing because October is when some of the largest market crashes have occurred, including "Black Tuesday" in 1929 and "Black Thursday" in 1987.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, & Dogecoin - Making Sense of Cryptocurrency

by Lance Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, Managing Director | October 21, 2021

Is cryptocurrency a good investment? The world of cryptocurrency can seem complicated, so let's disentangle it.

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The Millionaire Next Door: A Gift That Changed My Life

by Lance Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, Managing Director | October 3, 2021

It was the day after my high school graduation party, and I opened many cards wishing me well in college and giving me $20 to help along the way. The final gift I opened was a book from my Grandpa Bill and Grandma Lollie.

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Why Little Details Matter in Football and in Financial Planning

by Ben Geiger, CFP®, Associate Financial Planner | October 3, 2021

This is the end of the third quarter. Yes, it is the end of the 3rd calendar quarter, but I am referring to the words uttered by a football referee.

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What You Need to Know About Planning for Long-term Care

by Mark Hanson, CLTC | September 13, 2021

Long-term care can be an emotional topic. It's not exactly something you want to talk about with your friends and family.

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Market Update: September 3, 2021

by Jason Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, CAP®, Chief Investment Officer | September 3, 2021

The positive momentum of the stock market continued in August with the S&P 500 Index up another 3%. That pushed the year-to-date return of the market to 21.5%.