Author: Plancorp Team

3 Best Investment Strategies to Consider to Meet Your Finance Goals 

It goes without saying that traditional savings accounts aren’t enough to grow your money. As a type of investment, savings accounts are one of the safest places to put your money. The funds are liquid, so you can withdraw whenever and without penalties. However, these accounts are low-yield — Read more…

The Real Cost of DIY Finances

With a few practical skills and knowledge, DIY projects in your home or car can save you money. Financial planning, however, isn't the same as painting a room or replacing a headlight. In fact, DIY financial planning can cost you more than you think compared to the cost of professional help. Read more…

Succession Planning 101: What is It and Why Is It Important?

There comes a time that every business leader must ask themselves a question: "Before leaving my business, how do I go about planning for a successor?" With factors such as generational wealth, future goals, and executive strategies all tied up in your leadership role, you need to know how to Read more…

How to Build an Effective Exit Strategy for Your Business

While you might not equate your business exit strategy with a family vacation, it actually helps to think of it like one (metaphorically speaking, of course). You probably wouldn't wait until a couple of weeks before your departure to start planning the trip. You wouldn't hold off until a few days Read more…

401(k) Inflation and its Impact on Your Retirement Plan

With inflation continuing to rise, many investors are concerned about the impact that this may have on their 401(k) plans. These concerns have become even more valid as inflation rates continue to hit decades-high levels, reaching 8.52% in August 2022. Investments and their dividends don’t adjust Read more…

15 Key Terms to Know About Your Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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What is a Family LLC

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10 Times in Life When You'll Definitely Want a Financial Advisor

Working with a wealth management advisor has tremendous benefits due to the holistic approach they take to your financial health. An advisor does much more than manage your investment portfolio; they relieve you of stress and help you achieve your dreams. Throughout life’s changes, your wealth Read more…

How to Break up with Your Financial Advisor (and Find a New One)

Not every relationship is a "fit," and sometimes they just have to end when people aren't on the same page. Sometimes business partnerships and personal relationships have an end date, and the same might also apply to your financial advisor. Read more…

Stages of Wealth Management: The Process

Life is the culmination of stages. Within each stage, unique milestones exist that call for careful planning. Goals, desires, and priorities can shift and evolve. At the most basic level, early on, your focus is on asset accumulation. As you near your retirement, that focus shifts to growing and Read more…