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27Oct 2017

Talking about money with kids isn’t always easy. But you can use a holiday like Halloween to get creative and start that important conversation. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT on Sunday, October 29th in the 9AM hour about four ways kids can learn valuable money lessons this Halloween. Halloween isn’t a holiday focused […]

26Oct 2017

It seems like holiday displays creep up earlier and earlier every year. Forget about waiting until after Thanksgiving – wreaths, stockings and ornaments are sharing the shelves with Halloween displays in stores across the country! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WSMH about how to make the most of holiday shopping before Halloween. 1. Make […]

25Oct 2017

A good chunk of people have no savings account at all. That’s dangerous territory when the next expensive car or home repair or unexpected medical bill could be right around the corner. Most of us would like more money in our bank accounts but getting to that goal can take hard work. Since it’s the […]

29Sep 2017

If you’ve been putting money away into a retirement account for a few years, it can be tempting to dip into those funds. However, withdrawing from your 401(k) or IRA early usually means penalties. The penalties can be significant: Forbes reported that Americans paid an estimated $5.8 billion in penalties on retirement account withdrawals on […]

29Sep 2017

Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare annual election period runs October 15 through December 7. During this time, you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage and review your medical or prescription plan needs. We will also do a complimentary retirement check up to ensure your coverage is adequate for the coming years of retirement. […]

28Sep 2017

Managing Finances Can Help Couples Avoid Common Pitfalls Just over 2 million couples tied the knot last year, a rate of 6.9 per 1,000 total population. About 70% of those couples have argued or will argue about money. Disagreements about finances top other subjects such as household chores, snoring, togetherness, sex, and what’s for dinner. […]

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 […]