Government Bonds and E-Sports

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 Our weekly market commentary analyzes whether or not government bonds are always low risk investments. Behavioral finance – a field of study that looks at behavioral and cognitive psychology in tandem with conventional economics and finance to explain why investors do what they do – tells us investors have been known to make decisions based […]

2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

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    The Daily Nonpareil is now accepting ballots for the 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards. They are again asking their readers to say who they think the number one establishments/individuals are in Council Bluffs. We encourage you to vote for all your favorite establishments/individuals in our city. In order for your ballot to count, you must have voted for at least […]

Choose A Wise Financial Advisor

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Experience, ethics and education make a big difference when it comes to picking your financial advisor. (This is the fifth article in our “7 Steps to Financial Security” series.) In my book 18 Common Sense Rules for Enjoying a Successful Retirement, I teach the following principles regarding the decision-making process for choosing your advisory team. Whether you’re […]

Let’s Look Forward

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What can your future look like in retirement?  Watch this video to learn more about the value we can bring to helping you turn your retirement dreams into reality.                  

Geopolitical Tensions Higher Around the Globe

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Events of the last week could have been plot elements in a Tom Clancy novel. Tragically, they were real and ratcheted geopolitical tensions higher around the globe. On Wednesday, the United States toughened sanctions against Russia. Bloomberg.com reported the new sanctions prevent specific Russian companies from “…accessing U.S. equity or debt markets for new financing […]

Market Health Outlook – 2nd Quarter 2014

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The markets had a positive performance in the 2nd quarter, following a marked decline in January as we started out the year. According to the S&P 500® (the best single gauge of the 500 U.S. companies with the largest market capitalization), U.S. stocks had rebounded and were up by a mere 0.9% after the first […]

Get Good Tax Advice

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Taxes and inflation are facts of life.  In his book 18 Common Sense Rules for Enjoying a Successful Retirement, Ron Dickinson teaches about the value of securing trustworthy tax guidance in conjunction with your retirement planning. (This is the fourth article in the “7 Steps to Financial Security” series.)   A Common Objection We hear […]

Weekly Market Commentary About Europe

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Although Germany clobbered Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals last week, and then became the first European team to win the event on Latin American soil, things back home in Europe weren’t quite so rosy. First, a sizeable Portuguese bank startled investors when it failed to make an interest payment on its short-term debt. Investigators […]

“my$View” Can Help You With Planning About Your Money

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    “my$View” is your own personal online financial website that we provide as a complimentary service for you. It enables you to aggregate all of your accounts – bank accounts, investments, credit cards, real estate, insurance – so you can view your entire financial life in one secure place. “my$View” enables you to… 1.  […]

Save For Emergencies

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Grandma was right.  It’s a smart idea to save some money for a rainy day. The road to financial security isn’t a straight and easy one.  Because life has a tendency to wreck our plans at the worst possible times, an important step to building wealth is creating an emergency fund to help you withstand the […]