Category: Family

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…

Categories: Family

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

How to Help Your Kids Understand the Value of a Dollar

Young children tend to think money simply appears somehow and that their parents have an unlimited supply to spend on them. This is, of course, highly unrealistic, and part of your job as a parent is to help your kids understand the value of a dollar and grow into responsible…

Categories: Family

Hoping That Next Year is When You Retire Early?

Thad Schlaud

As we enter into a new year, maybe the dream of an early retirement starts to take shape in your mind. Maybe you’re researching when you might first qualify for Social Security retirement benefits (hint: for Social Security income, the youngest age when you can apply is 61 years and…

Categories: Family, The Market