In our house we use three labeled piggy banks to build a foundation and serve a specific purpose – GIVE, SAVE and SPEND. We use a clear colored jar to save – so they see the money growing. For younger children having the banks color coded is great if they can’t read yet. Establish a […]

The Time to Plan for Retirement is Now It’s National Retirement Planning Week (April 3-7) — a perfect opportunity to focus on arguably the most important piece of the financial-planning pie. Bluntly stated, there is an urgent need for retirement planning. A unique set of challenges has emerged that make planning essential, including changes in […]

Americans spend trillions of dollars every year on wants, needs, knick knacks and everything in between. But your home and life can start to feel cluttered. That clutter is costing you cash, and financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WSMH FOX66 Profitt Report about how to take your trash and make it into treasure! Turn Your […]

America Saves Week is here! America Saves Week is a national effort to set a savings goal, make a savings plan, and save automatically. Join millions of others who are taking time this week to start or grow their savings. It all starts when you make a commitment to yourself to save. Let America Saves […]

America Saves Week is a national effort to set a savings goal, make a savings plan, and save automatically. Join millions of others who are taking time this week to start or grow their savings. Most of us understand that saving regularly is one of the simplest ways to reach our financial goals, but we […]

Tax Time Preparedness and Planning Tax season is swiftly upon us! The IRS estimates that 20 percent of taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) fail to claim it, which could mean the difference between getting ahead or staying in the red in 2017. The added complication to this common oversight […]

If you’re planning on getting a tax refund this year you’re probably trying to figure out what to do with it. Well there is an easy answer – Gift Yourself! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT about how you can spend your tax refund on yourself this year in a new way! Gift Yourself […]

  2017 Financial Resolutions  Make 2017 fulfilling and fruitful for you and your loved ones. For more than 4,000 years, many people have celebrated the start of their new year by making promises to change their behavior or improve themselves. While New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep, they may also make you more […]

Mindy McIntosh joins WSMH Profitt Report talking about a new analysis that says childcare is pricier than college on average in the U.S.

The Affordable Care Act has changed the face of individual insurance and will continue to do so going forward. In order to prepare you for the 2016 open enrollment period for 2017 coverage, we wanted to provide you some helpful information. Below are guidelines to help make your health care coverage selection easier for 2017. […]

Do you have a plan in the event of an unexpected death? Over 40% of Americans don’t. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and it is time to get covered. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT about the importance of life insurance and how much coverage is necessary. Determine the types Compare policies Now […]

Home is where the heart is. It’s also where the young people are! For the first time in 130 years, more young adults are living with Mom & Dad than anyone else (a spouse, a roommate or alone.) Just as it can be challenging dealing with everyone’s personalities under one roof, money issues can also […]

There’s no better way to show you care than with an insurance plan that will protect your family from the unexpected. Creating more financial security for your loved ones Creating more financial assets for your future needs Life Insurance can allow a married couple to delay and increase their Social Security benefits Below are some […]

Summer days are filled with swimming pools and barbecues, but now is also the perfect time to plan your holiday shopping. Gifts, food and decorations typically add up to about $800, and it can take months, even years, to pay it off! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with ABC-12 WJRT about ways to start planning […]

Teens can take home more than a paycheck from their summer jobs – they can learn life-long money lessons! Families that take the time to go over some of the financial basics can set teens up for financial success down the road. Financial professional, Mindy McIntosh, talks with Michigan’s WJRT about 5 ways parents can […]

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