Financial Living Blog

Social Security Basics for AT&T Employees

Apr 14, 2021 9:33:30 AM

Although Social Security is entirely separate from your AT&T benefits, it will be a major part of your retirement plan. For most AT&T employees, Social Security will provide 25%-50% of their retirement income. Therefore, it’s important to understand how this federal program works.

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Market Update: Signs Point to Strong Economic Growth in 2021

Apr 7, 2021 11:43:46 AM

Advance Capital Management’s president and chief investment officer, Christopher Kostiz, provides his key economic and market insights from the most recent quarter.

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Protecting Yourself from Elder Financial Abuse

Mar 31, 2021 7:12:36 AM

A loved one (a child, sibling, other relative or friend) tricks you into making large cash transfers, which starts to drain your retirement savings. Surely, that wouldn’t happen to you, would it?

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The Best Dates to Retire from FERS

Mar 24, 2021 10:29:05 AM

By Kurt Mears & Daniel Amiot, Advance Capital Management Financial Advisers

A common question federal employees ask us is this: I have heard there are “best” days of the year to retire from FERS – is this true? The answer is indeed, yes. In fact, the date you retire from FERS can carry significant importance based on your cash flow needs.

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Inflation Protection for Retirement Planners

Mar 17, 2021 10:06:25 AM

Something that hasn’t been high on the list of retirement risks for many years is inflation.

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Fixing Mistakes on Your Credit Report

Mar 10, 2021 12:20:16 PM

We all make mistakes. Fortunately for us, our mistakes don’t prevent other people from qualifying for a home loan or getting a job. But those kind of mistakes could show up on your credit report, which is why everyone should be vigilant about fixing them.

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Where to Find AT&T Benefit Advice in Retirement

Mar 3, 2021 11:56:05 AM

Exploring new places and new things is actually a way to learn more about yourself. As the poet T.S. Eliot put it: “The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

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7 Biggest Investment Mistakes

Feb 24, 2021 9:35:08 AM

On a Mount Rushmore of famous investors, two prominent faces you would find are Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger. The long-term investment decisions of this dynamic duo turned Berkshire Hathaway into a multinational conglomerate worth more than half a trillion dollars -- and made themselves among the richest people in the world.

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3 Advance Capital Advisors Forbes 2021 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors

Feb 16, 2021 8:03:19 AM

Advance Capital Management prides itself on the talent and hard work of its staff. That’s why we’re pleased to announce three of our financial advisors – Ryan Sheffer, Michael Hohf and Daniel McHugh – have been named to Forbes magazine’s 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.

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The Role of Politics in Your Finances

Feb 10, 2021 3:58:53 PM

As you know, government policies can affect our lives in many ways. So, when a new administration is elected or a major piece of legislation is announced, it’s reasonable to wonder what it means for your finances.

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