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Student Loan Repayment, Simplified

Graduating from college is a fun and exciting time of life. For most students, this time also brings the realization of a new reality: student loans. By taking proactive steps, you can reduce your stress and make better budgeting decisions. Read more…

Collecting Social Security on a Former Spouse: What You Need to Know

Social Security is complicated enough as it is—let alone when you’re trying to navigate it in the light of a divorce or loss of a partner. Read more…

The 4 Social Security Questions I Hear the Most

Social Security is like math class: it can be intimidating and complicated, but it’s ultimately extremely beneficial when leveraged properly. Read more…

Time for a Checkup: Indicators of Financial Wellness in Your Workplace

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin Read more…

Lessons from "Less Stress, More Time" Workshop

We often think of “fight or flight” mode as it applies to animals. When your dog hears thunder, maybe he growls—or sprints to hide under the bed. But what do you do when faced with a stressful situation? Read more…

Tackling the Investment Gap

We’ve heard a lot about the wage gap in the last decade or so, but the investment gap is just starting to get more press. Despite the fact that more and more are identifying themselves as their family’s primary breadwinner, bill-payer and budget-maker, women continue to lag behind men in long-term Read more…

Q1 2018 Newsletter: Chris Kerckhoff Named a Forbes "Best-In-State Wealth Advisor"

Each quarter, Plancorp publishes a newsletter to keep our clients apprised of everything from market activity to Plancorp happenings. Click to view the Q1 edition, and feel free to share with family, friends or colleagues. Read more…

St. Louis Business Journal: Larry LeGrand Named SSM Health Board Chair

With more than 35 years of experience in personal finance and corporate income tax planning, Larry LeGrand is Plancorp’s go-to expert on everything tax-related. He was recently named the new chair of SSM Health, succeeding David Cosby who completed his term as chair at the end of 2017. Below is an Read more…

The Trouble with Being an Optimist

People tend to tell me I’m a positive person, even if I don’t always feel like I am. I do try to see the good in others (which can work both for and against me). Read more…

Going Global with Your Portfolio

If you’re like me, the wrap of last month’s Olympic games left you wondering: What do I watch on TV now? The global competition gave us all new respect for how much time and dedication Olympic athletes put in for the games, a sense of inspiration for the next generation, and a view into how global Read more…

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