Golf With My Brother and Missed Tee Shots: Lessons in Life

by Lance Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, Managing Director | April 6, 2021

What life lessons did Lance Gunkel learn when he whiffed the golf ball off the tee three times in a youth tournament? Find out in this blog article.

An Interview With Johnne Syverson

by Julie Summa, Director of Marketing & Communications | March 31, 2021

An in-depth personal interview was conducted with Syverson Strege Cofounder Johnne Syverson. Learn about the most challenging and most rewarding moments in his Syverson Strege history along with other interesting tidbits about his life.

5 Things the NCAA Tournament and Financial Planning Have in Common

by Jason Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, CAP®, Chief Investment Officer | March 14, 2021

Sports enthusiast Jason Gunkel, Chief Investment Officer at Syverson Strege, outlines 5 similarities between the NCAA Men's Basketball and financial planning in his most recent blog article. Unpredictability, emotion, dedication, strategy, and staying the course are all described from both a basketball and financial planning standpoint.

What You Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

by Matt Roberts, MFM, CFP®, CAP®, Planning Officer | March 13, 2021

Find out how you may benefit from the third stimulus bill signed into law on March 11 called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Read Chief Planning Officer Matt Roberts' blog article outlining recovery rebates, tax credits, and what is not included in this most recent bill.

5 Ways Syverson Strege Celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day

March 10, 2021

What is 20 x $20? It's multiplication of random acts of kindness! Find out how some of our 20 Syverson Strege employees used $20 each to make an impact on Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Market Update: March 5, 2021

by Jason Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, CAP®, Chief Investment Officer | March 4, 2021

Chief Investment Officer Jason Gunkel shares his insights on the effects of rising interest rates and inflation on the performance of stocks and bonds. In today's Market Update blog article, he also explains how higher interest rates and inflation can actually be good for the stock market and economy.

Market Update: February 5, 2021

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

Chief Investment Officer Jason Gunkel explains in this week's Market Update what might have happened in the trade activity surrounding shares of the video game retailer GameStop. Find out how investors tried to make quick profits, why regulatory questions have arisen, and why the SEC and U.S. Treasury Department have announced an investigation.

3 Ways to Reduce Password Anxiety

February 1, 2021

In response to Stefan Thomas' recent forgotten password that could result in him losing $220 billion in bitcoin, Syverson Strege wrote this article to outline 3 ways to reduce password anxiety. Learn the best ways to store passwords, tips to create strong passwords, and popular passwords you should not use.

Baseball Card Collecting: Lessons for Life

by Lance Gunkel, CFP®, CFA, Managing Director | January 20, 2021

Managing Director Lance Gunkel shares a lesson learned from baseball card collecting with his brother. He explains how baseball card collecting taught him about delayed gratification.

2020: An Employee's Perspective

by Debbie Richards, Receptionist | January 11, 2021

Debbie Richards, Syverson Strege's receptionist for 18 years, writes about her perspective on 2020. Debbie reminds us that there is still much good in life and the future is filled with hope, even during a pandemic.