Financial Living Blog

Paying Off Debt Starts with Knowing Why

Jan 28, 2020 3:44:49 PM

Debt is as American as apple pie, found in households of all shapes, sizes and incomes. It is a part the financial lives of both the rich and poor as well as the working and retired. Given debt’s many harmful effects, what can you do to best manage it? The answer may lie in understanding what propels you to borrow in the first place.

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The Perfect Financial Plan

Jan 13, 2020 3:30:44 PM

Something we emphasize when meeting with new clients is that their financial plan is dynamic. The goal is to continuously work toward or preserve the life you want. So, it changes as market conditions, government policy, economic factors and personal financial conditions make it necessary to change. It changes as your life changes. In other words, it is never perfect.

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Top Financial Living Blogs of 2019 for the New Year

Jan 3, 2020 12:14:33 PM

As we enter 2020, we would like to start off the new year by expressing our gratitude to everyone who has enjoyed Advance Capital’s Financial Living Blog. It was one of our best years yet, with well over 100,000 readers. Without the support of readers like you, none of this would be possible.

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Transformative Power of ‘Framing’ on Your Money – and Life

Dec 23, 2019 2:29:13 PM

The happiness we feel about our money, work, relationships, life in general, isn’t derived by only what happens, but also how we perceive what happens.

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The Positive Effects of Gratitude on Your Financial Life

Nov 27, 2019 9:27:45 AM

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, expressing gratitude is a year-end tradition. But what if you were to make giving thanks a daily routine throughout the year, every year?

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Smart (but cheap!) Things to Bolster Your Digital Security

Oct 16, 2019 1:42:32 PM

Have you ever mentioned – or even thought about – an object in casual conversation only to see an ad for that very thing online seconds later? Maybe it was all coincidence. Or, maybe not.

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3 Keys to Keeping Your Financial Identity Secure

Oct 10, 2019 10:11:44 AM

In a world of major data breaches, where millions of people have their personal data compromised, it is more crucial than ever to make security a part of your financial planning process.

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The 9 Types of People You'll Meet in Retirement

Oct 4, 2019 8:21:50 AM

Everyone’s experience in retirement is unique. But there are some characterizations we can draw from data collected in various surveys and studies of retirees. Put together they form the nine types of people you’ll encounter throughout your later years. Some offer attributes you may want to adopt and others those you are best to avoid. They all, however, can provide lessons on how to live a fulfilling retirement.

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Alternative Ways to Help Your Child Pay for College

Sep 18, 2019 9:44:51 AM

As tuition rates increase, so too does the difficulty of paying for college.

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Three Advance Capital Advisers on Forbes Best-in-State Next-Gen List

Sep 11, 2019 8:38:46 AM

We are extremely pleased to announce that three of our financial advisers -- Daniel McHugh, Michael Hohf and Terra Hohf -- have been named to Forbes magazine’s 2019 Best-in-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list. They were recognized as among the top young wealth advisers in Michigan.

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