Financial Living Blog

Ways You May Not Know a Financial Adviser Can Help

Aug 7, 2019 10:11:21 AM

Humans are curious by nature. Yet there’s much we fail to know about even the most common things in our lives that could really help us.

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Market Commentary: A More Challenging Environment, but Positive Signs Remain

Aug 1, 2019 10:38:57 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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Why AT&T Retirees and Employees Should Avoid Annuities

Jul 25, 2019 8:44:56 AM

A steak dinner and guaranteed money for life. Who could say no? As AT&T employees near retirement age, they are often invited to seminars – dinner included! – to learn about something that can supposedly allay all their retirement fears. That something is annuities.

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Behavioral Tricks to Make Smarter Financial Decisions

Jul 18, 2019 9:32:45 AM

You have the freedom to design your financial future. But, you’re not free from the human tendencies that can trip you up along the way.

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Should You Elect a FERS Survivor Benefit?

Jul 10, 2019 10:56:19 AM

From postal workers to VA doctors, we’ve had the pleasure to work with many federal government employees. A common question we’re asked: How can I make sure my spouse is financially provided for? In this article we take a closer look at the FERS Survivor Benefit options.

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How Often Should You Check Your Investment Portfolio?

Jul 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Classic 20th-century mystery writer Patricia Wentworth said, “Too much information can be just as disconcerting as too little.” Today, with smartphones and tablets, you have an endless sea of information literally at our fingertips. As it pertains to your investments, instant access to all that information can do more harm than good.

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Third Year in a Row: Advance Capital Management Is a Top 300 Financial Adviser

Jun 27, 2019 9:24:09 AM

It is with great pleasure to announce that Advance Capital Management has earned a spot on the 2019 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers list. This is our third year in a row on the list, which recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. 

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The Biggest Financial Mistakes Retiring AT&T Employees Can Make

Jun 19, 2019 2:00:33 PM

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s latest Retirement Confidence Survey, two-thirds of workers are confident they have enough to live comfortably in retirement. The same number of workers surveyed are confident they are doing a good job saving for retirement and know how much they will need. But, only four in 10 workers have actually tried to calculate how much they need, which can be a costly mistake.

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26 Must-Know Statistics about Estate Planning

Jun 13, 2019 9:25:37 AM

Do you have a will or an estate plan? Around half of you reading this said “no.” And of those of you who said “yes,” most haven’t updated their will or plan in some time. If there’s a common unaddressed problem in the financial plans of many adults of all income levels, it’s what to do about their assets when they’re gone.

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How to Withdraw Money from a Federal Government TSP at Retirement

Jun 6, 2019 12:57:14 PM

Has this ever happened to you? You go to a restaurant, read the menu and then suddenly find yourself seemingly paralyzed. Though you’re hungry, you can’t decide what to order. The Cobb salad or the cheeseburger? You’re overloaded with options, and you fear that whatever you order, the other meal would have been better.

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