Financial Living Blog

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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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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Where to Get Help with Caregiving

May 30, 2019 12:47:19 PM

WANTED: High-energy, extremely selfless and caring multitasker. Duties may include: negotiating the nation’s complex health system, arranging frequent trips to various medical facilities, maintaining a strict prescription schedule and daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, dressing, bathing and other household chores. Required skills: strong communicator, high stress tolerance and ability to lift more than 20 pounds. Must have a valid driver’s license and must be willing to work long hours and available on short notice. Salary: N/A.

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Major Misconceptions about Health Care Costs in Retirement

May 9, 2019 9:04:33 AM

Health is wealth. At no other time may this be truer than in retirement. Whereas many of your expenses decline once you retire (hopefully you don’t have to commute, the mortgage is paid off and the kids are financially independent), health care costs will generally rise as you age.

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Advance Capital Management Named to 2019 Best Places to Work List

Apr 17, 2019 1:09:20 PM

We love our clients.

We also love each other as a dedicated, hard-working team.

Therefore, it is with great pleasure to announce Advance Capital Management was recognized as a 2019 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers by InvestmentNews magazine.

We were chosen as one of this year’s top-75 firms based on employer and employee surveys delving into everything from company culture, benefits, career paths and more.

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Feel More Confident with This Retirement Planning Checklist

Apr 11, 2019 1:57:54 PM

A comfortable retirement isn’t achieved on hope alone. It involves a series of important decisions, which put together can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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8 Painless Lifestyle Moves to Help Free Up Retirement Income

Apr 3, 2019 10:01:16 AM

How do you pack for a race to the South Pole? Though you must prepare for harsh conditions, you can’t bring along every tool imaginable. You need to be nimble enough to make good time and traverse Antarctica’s cold, uneven terrain. Therefore, you must be meticulous in your planning, with thoughts on the challenges you may face and the ways you’ll adapt your plan to overcome them.

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How to Save for Short-, Medium- and Long-Term Financial Goals

Feb 27, 2019 9:23:20 AM

Not all financial goals are alike, so the way you save for each one should be different, too. Think about it. You don’t save for a vacation in an IRA and you don’t save for retirement in a low-interest savings account.

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Should You Be Saving in an IRA?

Feb 20, 2019 9:39:04 AM

You know you want to retire at some point. What you may not know is if you’re doing all the right things to get there. Are you saving enough? Are you even saving in the appropriate retirement account?

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