Fortify Your Financial Security During the Holidays

Thad Schlaud

As the holiday season approaches, the air buzzes with excitement, but it also rings alarm bells for cybercriminals aiming to exploit the festive fervor. Protecting your financial information from hackers during this period demands heightened vigilance and proactive measures. Here’s a comprehensive guide to safeguard your financial well-being during the…

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The Biggest Issue Facing Your Employees Today

Thad Schlaud

The current economic landscape, with its rising living costs and lingering student debt, has shifted employees’ financial stress points. Recent studies, including the “Retirement Readiness 2023” report, from Buck, an integrated HR, pensions and benefits consulting firm, illuminate a stark reality: the immediate financial…

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Estate Planning & Business Transition Checklist

Thad Schlaud

The end of the year serves as a natural checkpoint for many financial and personal processes, and with the arrival of the final months of 2023, proactive preparation becomes essential. Whether you are an individual looking to optimize your estate planning or a business owner contemplating a seamless transition, the…

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College Costs Are Rising 5X Faster Than Inflation

Thad Schlaud

In today’s rapidly changing economic landscape, proper financial planning has become more critical than ever. When it comes to saving for children’s college expenses, accounting for inflation is a fundamental aspect that cannot be overlooked. Inflation, the gradual increase in the cost of goods and services over time, has the…

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Just Married: Quick Estate Planning Guidelines

Patrick Nalepa

You’re already sharing a life, now it’s time to share some important information to get your next chapter off to a seamless start. I work with many individuals who have gotten married within the last few years or are looking to do so soon. While there are many logistical items…

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Three Massive and Often Hidden Costs of Divorce

Thad Schlaud

Divorce, while an emotionally taxing experience, also comes with several financial implications that, if not properly managed, could result in long-lasting financial strain. It’s essential to understand these hidden costs to effectively navigate your post-divorce financial life. Here are three key areas where hidden costs often lurk: Health insurance, dividing…

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Five Compelling Reasons to Rethink Social Security

Thad Schlaud

When it comes to planning for retirement, Social Security benefits have traditionally been viewed as a safety net for many individuals. However, in recent years, there has been growing concern about the long-term viability and sustainability of the Social Security system. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important…

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