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Financial Advisor: Sara Gelsheimer on Helping Clients Reduce Taxes And Fears

Sara Gelsheimer, Senior Wealth Manager out of our St. Louis office had the opportunity to sit down with Jerilyn Klein Bier, of Financial Advisor. Sara shared her experience helping a client organize their financial life, save money on taxes, and have meaningful conversations about passing on wealth Read more…

Former President of Cass Commercial Bank Joins Plancorp

We are excited to welcome Robert Mathias to the Plancorp team. He is serving as Business Development Manager.  Read more…

The SECURE Act just passed. What is it? How will it affect you? When does it go into effect?

The SECURE Act just became law. The SECURE Act is the largest change to corporate retirement plan laws since the Pension Protection act of 2006, so if you are a business owner, help operate your company’s retirement plan or a CPA there are a lot of changes to be aware of.  Read more…

Employee Benefits: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

When I accepted my first full time job which I would start after graduating from college, I was excited about having a job I knew I could build into a career. I was looking forward to moving to a city and being an “adult”, but I also had to think of the practical side of living on my own and being Read more…

The Path to Gender Diversity in the Advisory Profession

As a woman in the male-dominated advisory profession, I've experienced bias. I’ve had people assume I’m the assistant or note taker and had clients call me “sweetie,” seemingly because I was the only female in the room. Some have even questioned my age and whether I'm qualified to handle their Read more…

Planning for Long-Term Care

My Grandma Eloise was one of the most spirited and energetic people I’ve ever known.  She was fully herself all throughout her 9th decade – still helping my own mother and her other children regularly, in church every Sunday, cleaning her own home, driving.  Unfortunately, in her early 90s she Read more…

2020 Retirement Plan Limits

The IRS announced the new limits for 2020 retirement savings and the amount that 401(k) participants, or participants in similar employer sponsored plans can save is increasing. Participants that are over the age of 50 and eligible for the catch-up contribution will experience an increase in Read more…

It's Not Free: Why You Need to Take a Closer Look at Commission-Free Trading

On October 7th, Charles Schwab started offering commission-free trading. TD Ameritrade nearly fell over themselves to follow suit and match their competitor, but neither brokerage was the first to make this offer to their customers. Vanguard, J.P. Morgan, and Interactive Brokers all beat them to Read more…

The Tax Benefits of a Partial Roth Conversion

It always hits our clients at some point after age 50. Retirement is no longer a mirage off in the distance—it’s a real event that’s coming into sharper focus. With that clarity comes new questions about turning retirement savings into retirement income.  Read more…

Small Business Retirement Plan Options

One of the more difficult challenges for small businesses, especially those with less than 5 employees, is finding a cost-effective and manageable retirement plan option. Time spent focusing on a retirement plan is time spent not growing your business. But like healthcare and vacation programs, a Read more…

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