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Special Ukraine Edition - Market Update: March 4, 2022

by Jason Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, CAP®, Chief Investment Officer | March 4, 2022

Chief Investment Officer, Jason Gunkel gives a market update on global financial markets as it pertains to the Russian-Ukraine conflict, consumer spending, and the effects of economic sanctions on Russia.

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What Joe Namath Knows About Medicare

by Janis Van Ahn, Owner and Advisor of Health Insurance Advisor | February 25, 2022

Let's review the parts of Medicare and the types of coverage available along with enrollment deadlines.

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How to Be the Engineer of Your Own Financial Train

by David Strege, CFP®, CFA, CKA®, Senior Financial Planner | February 18, 2022

As the engineer, you are in charge of plotting your financial destination. But more than that, you are also responsible for your train and its fuel, the people you take with you, and the things you'll need to reach your destination.

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Market Update: February 2, 2022

by Jason Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, CAP®, Chief Investment Officer | February 2, 2022

Chief Investment Officer, Jason Gunkel gives a market update on recent stock market trends, rising inflation, unemployment rates and much more in his latest market update article.

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How Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone Can Lead to "Yes" Moments: An Intern's Perspective

January 23, 2022

In case we haven't met, my name is Lauryn Woerdeman. I am currently a junior at Iowa State University studying Business Management and Sociology. During the past six months at Syverson Strege, I worked as both a part-time summer and fall intern.

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We Only Have One Choice: Pray and Keep Pushing Forward

by John Otte, Retired Editor | January 18, 2022

This article written by John Otte is heartbreaking and difficult to read, yet displays the love he had for his wife. John says, "Even though Maria's brain was becoming an empty shell, she was still with us in body and spirit for her 80th birthday."

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How Perley, MN Provides a Lesson on Firm Foundations

by Lance Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, Managing Director | December 28, 2021

The family farm on my mom's side of the family sits in Perley, Minnesota, which is located on the western edge of the state, a short 24 miles from Fargo. My great grandparents immigrated from Norway in search of a better life through farming and raising a family in the rural United States.

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How to Successfully Set Goals and Measure Your Steps

by David Strege, CFP®, CFA, CKA®, Senior Financial Planner | December 28, 2021

The Harvard Business Study about writing down goals is often misquoted. The study found that 3% of graduates from their MBA had their goals written down.

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How the 2022 Social Security Increase May Benefit 69 Million Americans

by Matt Roberts, MFM, CFP®, CAP®, Planning Officer | December 15, 2021

The most significant Social Security payment increase in 40 years will happen in 2022. Social Security payments will increase by 5.9% beginning January 2022.

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Blending Technology and Business to Do Good in the World

by Suman Sridhar, Guest Blog Author, Freelance Writer for Grateful | December 7, 2021

Grateful, a platform for charitable giving, embodies the saying, "We rise by lifting others." Through virtual giving cards called Grateful Cards, individuals and organizations make donations to different nonprofit organizations and causes in need.