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Business Insider: Questions to Find Out if Your Advisor Has Your Best Interest at Heart

Sara Gelsheimer, Senior Wealth Manager out of our St. Louis office had the opportunity speak to Eric Roberge of Business Insider. Sara shared her insights on the conflict that exists for a client when their advisor is getting paid a commission. An excerpt can be found below, click the link below to Read more…

Creative Ways to Give Money to Kids: Investment Gifts

Pop Quiz: You have 10 seconds to name what your parents gave you for Christmas when you were 15. Go! It’s almost impossible to think of even one thing, right? Most gifts—even the big ones—fade from our memories within months. But some gifts will continue to give years after recipients have torn off Read more…

Considerations When Planning for Retirement: Unexpected Healthcare Expenses

I often tell people that I lived a Norman Rockwell childhood. My parents provided a home full of love and encouragement. Our grandparents lived nearby and most of our extended family lived within a 30-minute drive. We celebrated holidays, birthdays, and often gathered for no reason at all. As a Read more…

Forbes Names Chris Kerckhoff One of '2020 Best-in-State Wealth Advisor'

Congratulations to Chris Kerckhoff on being named one of the 2020 Forbes Best-In-State Advisors. An excerpt from the Missouri list is below. You can view the list in its entirety here. Read more…

5 Costly Roth Conversion Mistakes to Avoid

A partial Roth conversion is one of my favorite tools to help clients manage their retirement income taxes, so I get frustrated when I see that tool used in the wrong way.  Read more…

A Common Mistake Many Investors Make: Mental Rigidity

New ideas are always difficult to accept at first. This is never more true than when those new concepts conflict with our existing beliefs. Read more…

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…

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