Author: Thad Schlaud

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…

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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…

Categories: Family, Major Life Purchases

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…

Categories: Education, The Market

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…

Categories: Family, Major Life Purchases

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…

Categories: Family, Industry Ideas

A Global Recession in 2023: Are We There Yet?

Thad Schlaud

Pay heed to rising bankruptcies but examine other economic indicators too. As we approach summer, there has been a fair share of speculation and concerns about an impending global recession (sometimes even from me!). And concerns over a potential global recession have intensified as bankruptcies surge and many economic indicators…

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Video

Why Retirement Planning in Important

Thad Schlaud

Are you making mistakes in your retirement planning without even realizing it? In this video I’ll cover the top 4 retirement planning mistakes to avoid so you can enjoy your golden years without scrimping in the meantime and why retirement planning in important.

Categories: News

Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders

Thad Schlaud

An investing philosophy shaped from America’s Heartland since 1930. Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and revered as the Oracle of Omaha, released his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, February 25th. While the entire 11-page letter is great reading for all investors, here are a few snippets…

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