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3 Useful Company Employee Benefits Policies for High Earners

Employee benefits can have a significant impact on wealth accumulation, but the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans reports that 80% of companies struggle to get employees to read benefits materials. If you don’t correctly understand your company’s employee benefits policy, you Read more…

What Are Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and How Do They Work

Just as a single piece in a puzzle can be difficult to decipher all by itself, a Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) can be a bit of a head-scratcher as a stand-alone asset. In isolation, RSUs are simply a form of equity-based compensation; your employer makes a grant, or a promise, to give you company Read more…

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

Congratulations, your employer has an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)! What’s that you say? You’re not sure congratulations are in order? That’s understandable. It’s easy to know what to make of excellent healthcare or an annual bonus. It’s harder to wrap your head around how to participate in Read more…

6 Methods to Consider When Choosing an ESG Investing Strategy

A growing number of investors are interested in Environmental, Social and Governance investing, known as ESG. That term is becoming more common, but ESG still means different things to different people. Read more…

What Does it Mean to Be an ESG Investor?

In late 2017, I was tasked with building Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) portfolios for Plancorp. To be honest, I was initially less than thrilled; my past experiences with these types of portfolios were not necessarily positive. Read more…

The Power of Compounding

Time mixed with the power of compounding is the most potent combination for wealth creation. Read more…

Staying the Course in Turbulent Times: Apollo Lupescu

Thanks to all who attended Plancorp’s client appreciation event on March 13th 2019. We were thrilled to welcome Apollo Lupescu, Vice President at Dimensional, to discuss “staying the course in turbulent times.” Read more…

In the Race to Zero Fees, Transparency Loses

The financial services industry is no stranger to competition, and you’ve likely heard of its latest game: the race to zero fees. On the surface, providing services at no cost sounds like another leap forward in disrupting outdated business models, but it’s not that simple. All too often, no cost Read more…

Peter Lazaroff Discusses Future Market Outlook on CNBC

I recently appeared on CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange with Brian Sully to talk about how investors should think about the market today. Read more…

Vernon Davis Is Going to the Super Bowl, But Should He Go in Your Portfolio?

Some companies offer stocks that allow individual investors to invest in securities tied to the future earnings of professional athletes. However, some financial advisors advise caution, saying that these kinds of risks are not wise for long-term investment strategies and may be better suited for a Read more…

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