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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage Because Rates Are Low?

With mortgage rates near historic lows, it seems like all anyone who owns a home talks about right now is refinancing. If you own, too, you might wonder: Is now the time to refinance your mortgage? Read more…

If You Were to Fall Ill, Would Your Business Be Set Up for a Successful Transfer?

The business community has certainly felt the impact of the pandemic — so much so that the number of active business owners fell by 3.3 million between February and April 2020. That’s a 22% decline, the largest on record. Small businesses were hit the hardest, but nearly half have said they’re now Read more…

Forbes Names Chris Kerckhoff One of '2021 Best-in-State Wealth Advisor'

Congratulations to Chris Kerckhoff on being named one of the 2021 Forbes Best-In-State Advisors. An excerpt from the Missouri list is below.  Read more…

Plancorp Named to AdvisoryHQ Best Financial Advisors in St. Louis & Clayton

Plancorp is pleased to announce it has been named to the AdvisoryHQ 11 Best Financial Advisors in St. Louis & Clayton, MO 2021-2022 Ranking. Read more…

Plancorp Named to St. Louis' Largest Financial Asset Managers

Plancorp is pleased to announce it has been named to St. Louis' largest financial asset managers by St. Louis Business Journal. Read more…

Self-Employed? Here’s What You Need To Know About Retirement Planning

In 2019, more than 16 million American workers were self-employed. In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic forced even more Americans to become their own bosses. Read more…

How Hindsight Bias Can Impact Your Investment Decisions

“I said it would happen.” “It had to happen.” “I knew it would happen.” You’ve probably made statements like these at one point or another. That’s because once an event occurs, our brains immediately connect the new information from what happened to related knowledge stored in our memory. By making Read more…

Saving for a Baby? Use These Tips to Take Sticker Shock Out of Your Pregnancy Budget

Babies: They’re sweet, they’re adorable, and they have the power to send you into major sticker shock. Read more…

Make the Most of Your New Hourly Role

The cruel irony of economic downturns is their tendency to disproportionately impact the populations least equipped to withstand them. The downturn caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is no different. Read more…

How to Financially Prepare for a Divorce: 3 Assets You’ll Need to Split

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the number of married couples considering or actively seeking a divorce has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data collected by Legal Templates, the number of couples looking at divorce was 34% higher from March to June 2020 than in 2019. Another study Read more…