Financial Living Blog

Market Update: U.S. Economy Roars Back to Life

Jul 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As a nation, we must start to move past the devastating fallout from the pandemic toward a return to a more “normal” life. Whatever that may look like. As in past generations, living through these surreal and historic events will forever change our collective psyche and perhaps bring a newfound appreciation for our freedoms and the simple things in life.

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Switching Jobs? Don’t Leave Your Old 401(k) Behind

Jun 16, 2021 8:25:29 AM

Generally, one of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is to leave an old 401(k) behind at a previous employer. Yet, people often make this mistake when switching jobs or retiring.

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Types of Retirement Accounts and Plans

Jun 3, 2021 9:35:03 AM

When saving for retirement, one of the first steps is determining where to put your money. Look up retirement plans and you’ll find a peculiar medley of letters and numbers, such as 401(k), IRA and Roth IRA, 457, SEP IRA and 403(b). What may sound like a list of secret societies or highway interstates is essentially government code for retirement accounts and plans available to American workers and savers.

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10 Valuable Financial Lessons from the Best Commencement Speeches of All Time

May 12, 2021 10:16:36 AM

At the most basic level, college commencement speeches are intended to inspire and motivate graduates about to enter the “real world.” But these speeches often convey timeless pieces of wisdom that are relevant to anyone – including those 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years out of college.

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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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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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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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Inherited IRA Rules for a Non-Spouse

Jan 20, 2021 8:50:50 AM

Congratulations Gen Xers and millennials. The “Great Wealth Transfer” is on. Baby boomers are expected to pass on upwards of $30-$40 trillion in assets over the next 25 years, according to Cerulli Associates.

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