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Are Your Retirement Plan Fees "Prudent and Reasonable"?

In 2006, Jerry Schlichter, a St. Louis plaintiff lawyer, began suing 401(k) fiduciaries.  His contention was that retirement plan fiduciaries were not properly overseeing their plans – particularly the duty to make sure fees were “prudent and reasonable.”  Read more…

What You Need to Know about Estate Planning

Developing and executing an estate plan is rarely at the top of anyone’s to-do list, but it’s one of the most important pieces of anyone’s financial plan. And by anyone, yes, that includes you! Regardless of how you feel about the amount of assets you have or whether or not you think estate plans Read more…

Daniel Lee Wins UC Berkeley Teacher of the Year Award

Congratulations to Daniel Lee on receiving the UC Berkeley Extension “Tim Kochis Award for Teaching Excellence.” Daniel, the lead wealth manager of our Bay Area office, teaches several Financial Planning classes and also serves on the school’s advisory board. Read more…

Raising Financially Savvy Daughters: Perspectives from Plancorp Dads

Instilling the value of money in our children is a difficult task for most anyone. There are so many questions to consider. What age do we start talking about money? How much of an allowance should we give our children? How should we encourage them to spend/save their money? Read more…

5 Considerations for a Successful Wealth Transfer

You’ve worked your whole life to build and maintain your wealth, so thinking about passing it on can seem daunting. How much should you tell your children about your finances? And how can you distribute your wealth in a way that supports your heirs, as well as your community? Read more…

What’s Your Cause?  How to Tie Board Decisions to Your Mission

­­Because one of my favorite things is pizza, I often joke that it gives me “purpose.” What better motivator is there during a long week than a family dinner at Farotto’s? Read more…

Own a Business in Illinois?  You May Be Forced to Start a Retirement Plan

Small businesses are facing big changes in Illinois. In 2015, the Illinois State Legislature’s Secure Choice Act began a series of steps that ultimately led to the creation of a “State Sponsored Retirement Plan.”  Now, small businesses may be forced to become participants in a retirement plan Read more…

Jessica Kerckhoff's Kids Yoga United

Written by Jessica Kerckhoff, InspireHer Guest Author Give a brief overview of your organization. Kids Yoga United is an organization I founded recently in St. Louis. Our mission is to spread yoga to children throughout the St. Louis area regardless of their ability to pay. We have a Foundations Read more…

How to Instill Smart Money Values in Your Kids

By the time most of us walked across our high school graduation stages, we could recite the Pythagorean Theorem, name all 50 state capitals and identify the different layers of the earth. But how many could do their own taxes or identify their credit score? Read more…

Peter Lazaroff’s New Book, "Making Money Simple"

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Peter Lazaroff’s new book, Making Money Simple. A prolific writer and our Co-Chief Investment Officer, Peter has built a national reputation as an educator due to his ability to simplify complex financial topics into easily digestible lessons. In addition Read more…

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