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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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

New Study: 1 in 3 Americans Confess Stopping Retirement Savings At Least Once While a whopping 94% of Americans give themselves a passing grade in financial literacy, 1 in 3 Americans have confessed to stopping retirement savings at least once, according to a new report from IALC. This startling data* provides the latest peek into […]

Will Medicare be enough? What would happen if you needed full-time care to assist you later in life? What would that around-the-clock care cost? What would happen to your spouse and other loved ones? The number one issue we see with clients is the lack of long-term care planning. Many people have not prepared and […]

Spring only comes once a year, but a deep cleaning can help your home stay organized and uncluttered all year round. The same can be said for your finances! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT about 5 tips to spring clean your financial household: 1. Inspect Your Budget 2. Rake in Retirement Contributions 3. […]

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 […]

A new study shows Michigan has one of the largest gender wage gaps in the country. Women in Michigan are making an average of 74 cents for every $1 a man earns. Financial Professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT ABC 12 about how women can level out the financial playing field: Equal Pay for Women […]

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 […]

The world is buzzing about the British exit or Brexit of the European Union. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with Fox 66 news about why Americans should care and how they could be affected in both good ways and bad. How the “Brexit” could affect Americans: 1. Stocks 2. Interest Rates 3. Tourism 4. Trade […]

Financial professional, Mindy McIntosh, talked with WSMH FOX 66 Profitt Report about big changes to Social Security benefits in the next 30 days for those that qualify and how it effect those that are years from retirement.

Holiday get-togethers are a great time to discuss family finances, retirement and elder care with parents of adult children. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with ABC 12 WJRT about how to start that conversation and what topics should be covered.