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Investing

A balanced portfolio and long-term outlook are essential components of planning for tomorrow.

Overlooked ways to add diversity to your portfolio

It’s an exciting time for American investors. Recent years have seen a boom in Americans investing in the stock market, with Goldman Sachs estimating U.S. households will spend $400 billion on equities in 2021, averaging […]

The Whole Perspective

Find out how whole life can help diversify your financial portfolio.

4 reasons you shouldn’t invest alone

Learning the basics of investing can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. A financial professional can help you get started.

6 activities for teaching kids about interest

Kids' self-control with money can determine their financial health as adults. Parents can use these home activities to teach about savings and interest.

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Values-based investing

Impact investing; values-based investing; or environment, social, and governance (ESG) investing. Whatever you call it, it’s investing with your values in mind.

What does a healthy relationship with money look like?

Everyone benefits from having a strong financial role model. But examples of good money behavior can be hard to find, particularly for people raised in families where money was never discussed. Without seeing healthy relationships […]

Financial fixes: Beware of market bubbles

Centuries before the crash of 1929, the dot-com bust, and cryptocurrency, there was the tulip bulb in the Netherlands. 1 In the 1600s, the country’s emerging middle class began to fawn over the flora and display […]

The big little things: How financial decision-making is like camping

On a hectic work day, it’s easy to dream of escape. You want to get away, go where no one can bother you. You imagine a tent with a cozy campfire burning, surrounded by peaceful […]

Financial confidence: The gift that keeps on giving

Gifts that help friends and family learn to manage money and plan for the future may not sound exciting — but they could prove invaluable.

How to help protect against market volatility

It’s critical to reduce your investment risk through diversification, especially as you get closer to retirement age.1 Research shows that having sufficient retirement income is a top priority for Americans and that the most confident investors look […]

5 financial checklist items to finish before year end

Learn what items to check off your financial to do list before the end of the year and why it's important to do these items before a new year starts.

The basics of custodial gifting

What is a custodial gift, and does it make sense for you? Learn about the benefits as well as some of the rules for custodial accounts.

4 reasons you shouldn’t invest alone

Learning the basics of investing can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. A financial professional can help you get started.

Financial stress: How a financial professional can help

Under financial stress, people can lose the equivalent of 13 IQ points. A financial professional can help you make smarter decisions and protect your assets.

The pros and cons of 529 college savings plans

If you are like most Americans, meeting the future financial obligation of sending your child to college requires years of disciplined saving and thoughtful investing. One strategy for accumulating the necessary funds to pay for […]

Minding the wealth gap: What it is and how to help close It

The wealth gap has been growing between the top 1% and bottom 99% of earners in the US. What is the wealth gap? What caused it? How can you start closing it?

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