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Financial Resources for a Successful New Year’s Resolution

It’s like clockwork—the calendar changes, the new year is before us, and we start making plans. Setting goals. Determining areas of our lives that could use improvement. Read more…

How Much Life or Long-Term Care Insurance Do You Really Need?

A 2023 Insurance Barometer Study found a record-high number of consumers plan to purchase life insurance over the coming year. Undoubtedly, this increased demand is fueled by younger adults entering the workforce and starting families, two common times for policies to be started. Read more…

Is The 60/40 Portfolio Still Good?

The 60/40 portfolio is dead! Articles with this headline hit the financial media circuit at least once a year. Read more…

The Untold Advantages of Your Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Congratulations! Your employer has an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)! It’s easy to know what to make of excellent healthcare or an annual bonus, but it’s harder to wrap your head around how to participate in a well-managed ESPP. Should you participate? How much should you contribute? Is it Read more…

Tax Planning for Equity Compensation

Equity compensation comes in several forms, including stock options, restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plans (ESPP). Each type of equity grant gives employees a stake in their employer’s financial success and a chance to boost their income. Read more…

Comparing Robo-Advisors to Traditional Wealth Managers: What is Better For Your Needs?

If you’ve outgrown DIYing your investment management strategy, you have two options — use a robo-advisor or work with a wealth manager. Read more…

Learn How Business Owners Can Save $75,000 a Year Into Their 401(k)

For many people, the question “How much can I save into my 401(k)?” has a simple answer. If you are under age 50 in 2024 you can save $23,000 into your 401(k). If you are over 50 you can save $30,500. Read more…

What is Tax Loss Harvesting and Why is It Important?

Nobody wants to see their portfolio balance drop in a down market. But if you invest for the long term, experiencing ups and downs along the way is inevitable. Tax loss harvesting is one way to use market volatility to your advantage and keep your financial plan moving in the right direction. This Read more…

3 Important Wealth Management Statistics

Entrusting the management of your portfolio to a financial advisor is a tough decision, but there is hard data that highlights the benefits that a seasoned wealth manager can provide. In the U.S. alone, there are over 330,000 financial advisors, and that number is expected to reach nearly 400,000 Read more…

Celebrating 40 Years of Service & Generations of Success at Plancorp

We set out on a mission to do two critical things while celebrating 40th years in business: share the philosophy and stories that have contributed to our success over decades and chart a course for where we expect to go in the coming years. Read more…