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26Sep 2017

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 – December 7, 2017. During this time, you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage. We will be taking appointments to review your current medical or prescription plans. We will also do a complimentary retirement check-up to ensure your coverage and rates are still working for you; […]

26Sep 2017

September is National Self-Improvement Month! The perfect time to make some changes in your life, especially when it comes to your finances. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with FOX66 WSMH about how everyone can get started to reach their financial goals. Self-Improvement Month 1. Evaluate & Create a Plan – It doesn’t matter what your […]

25Sep 2017

Protecting yourself from identity theft is essential, and in order to truly secure your financial life, you must take a number of steps. From the information you share on checks to the online passwords you create, thieves can steal your identity in a variety of ways. To help proactively prevent identity theft, begin by following […]

25Sep 2017

Home loans often make up significant amounts of household debt, and reducing as much debt as possible before entering retirement can seem like a promising idea. But, as with many other financial questions, there is no precise answer; it all depends. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates that 30% of homeowners 65 and older—about 6.5 […]

14Sep 2017

Lazy days on the beach, summer concerts, fun getaways and backyard barbecues – these are all hallmarks of summer. But unfortunately for too many of us, these fun in the sun experiences may be burning holes in our pocketbooks. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans will go into debt this summer to pay for a […]

31Aug 2017

Family Conversations: Financial Hardship & Life Changes When is the last time you talked about your insurance plan with your family? If you’re assuming that you should just take care of it yourself and avoid the conversation, think again. It can be hard to talk about what life would be like for your family if […]

31Aug 2017

How many hats can one person wear? If you’re a small business owner, you know what comes with the freedom and creativity of being your own boss. You’re a juggler, overseeing everything from customer service to administrative details and quality control. Every day, your employees, your business partners, and your family rely on you. Every […]

31Aug 2017

When is the last time you talked about your insurance plan with your family? If you’re assuming that you should just take care of it yourself and avoid the conversation, think again. It can be hard to talk about what life would be like for your family if something happened to you. But it would […]

24Aug 2017

Whether you are sending your Kindergartner or College student off to their first day in the “real world”, it takes some strategy to juggle the big shopping list of back-to-school needs. It can quickly add up but the good news is if you shop smart, you can really save a lot! Mindy McIntosh talks with […]

24Aug 2017

Every kid wants to sport the latest supplies while walking the halls in style. How to save when shopping for back to school: 1. Set a Budget – Start with a budget, and a budget is only as good as the paper it’s written on. Once you know what your budget is, you have a […]

11Aug 2017

August is national Make-a-Will Month. While it’s not most people’s favorite topic, it’s an important document to consider. A survey by Caring.com finds more than half of adults don’t have a will. Mindy talks with WSMH FOX66 Profitt Report about making sure your assets are protected. One option, McIntosh explained, is a will. You use […]

09Aug 2017

Mindy talks with Michigan’s WSMH Fox66 Profitt Report about politics and your retirement. During years of political change we often hear people wondering if politics in Washington D.C. will impact our lives in mid-Michigan. “Is there much difference between democratic and republican? And do we need to worry about who’s in the administration?” McIntosh said. […]