Financial Living Blog

New Law Lets You Freeze Credit for Free

Sep 19, 2018 10:00:33 AM

You’ll recall one of the biggest financial stories last year was the Equifax security data breach. It was estimated that personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, home addresses and birth dates, for over 140 million Americans was exposed.

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Charitable Giving: How to Make Giving Back a Part of Your Financial Life

Sep 6, 2018 2:03:22 PM

The majority of U.S. households donate to charity, according to the most recent data from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Although our reasons for donating may vary, a plan can help all of us successfully make charitable giving a part of our financial lives.

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What to Know About Contributing to the Thrift Savings Plan

Aug 15, 2018 11:10:30 AM

From postal workers to VA doctors, we’ve had the pleasure to work with many federal government employees. The one area we advise them to focus most of their attention is here: the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

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Two Advance Capital Management Financial Advisors Named to Forbes Top Next-Gen Wealth List

Aug 3, 2018 10:47:00 AM

We’re pleased to announce that Michael Hohf and Daniel McHugh have been named as America’s Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors by Forbes Magazine. The list recognizes top-performing young advisors from across the country. 

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9 Financial and Investing Myths to Never Fall For

Jul 18, 2018 2:00:46 PM

If you succumb to any common financial and investing myths, you could see some of your money and potential future wealth go up in smoke.

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Advance Capital Management Named a Top Adviser for Second Year in a Row

Jun 28, 2018 9:40:01 AM

We are honored to announce that Advance Capital Management has been named as one of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers in 2018. This is our second year in a row on the list!

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The Credential to Look for in a Financial Adviser

Jun 27, 2018 2:45:40 PM

It’s probably safe to say you’d never hire a doctor simply because a person claimed to be one. Before you entrust your health to someone, you want to make sure that person is qualified to practice medicine. Shouldn’t you want the same thing before entrusting your money with a financial adviser?

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Does Paying Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement Make Sense?

May 16, 2018 8:28:42 AM

For decades now, owning a home has been considered a financial rite of passage in America. The hope is you buy a home early in your career and by the time you retire, you’ll pay off your mortgage and find yourself living in one of your most important nest eggs.

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Checking Off Your Bucket List without Going Broke

May 9, 2018 1:15:59 PM

An article in Slate magazine traces the origin of the term “bucket list” to the screenplay of the 2007 movie, The Bucket List. At least, it’s the first recorded instance of the term being used in the context of things one does before kicking the bucket. Yet, it’s such a popular concept that it feels much older.

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Steps to Avoid Financial Fraud and Scams

Apr 23, 2018 7:32:00 AM

These days, it really pays to keep a close eye on your money.

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