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The Most Common 401 (k) Mistakes People Make- And How to Fix Them

As a Retirement Plan Advisor for Plancorp, I spend a lot of my days talking to retirement plan participants about their 401(k) plans. In conversations and presentations, I get to educate participants to help them get the most of their retirement savings. Read more…

Savings Rate or Rate of Return? How to Focus Your Attention for Long-Term Financial Success

As a young professional, one of the best pieces of advice I received was to save and invest 15% of my salary for my future. Read more…

Behind Anne Zanola's 'The Breast Trivia Night Ever!'

The purpose of InspireHer is to inspire financial confidence in all women through education and impactful support. By giving women a platform to be curious, inspire and be inspired. This interview was conducted with Anne Zanola and outlines the incredible story of how The Breast Trivia Night Ever Read more…

Life in Transition: Part 2- Planning for Kids and College

Life is full of milestones, turning points and new chapters. Some are more difficult than others, but they all lead to growth and another step in our journeys. Read more…

Life in Transition: Part 1- How to Plan for Marriage

We all have points in our lives where it seems like we’re on the verge of a new chapter. For some, it might be a career change. For others, a new baby. Whatever transitions you’re personally facing, know this: Read more…

3 Considerations for Dividing Assets in a Divorce

Divorce is one of the most tumultuous life events someone can experience. Add kids to the mix, and it only gets more complicated.  The number of decisions that need to be made in a relatively short period of time can be extremely overwhelming, for example: Read more…

How Markets Work

My father-in-law, Tom, is the king of buying and selling used cars. Every two or three years he sells his car and buys another used car. And if he doesn’t come out ahead every time, he seems to at least break even. Read more…

Investment Accounts 101

Like most subjects, investing requires a thorough understanding of the basics. Whether you’re creating a portfolio for the first time, going through a life event (marriage, birth of a child, divorce, etc.) or just want to take a closer look at your finances, you’ll need to first understand the core Read more…

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…

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