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Social Security & Medicare Quick Guide from InspierHer

This blog summarizes the information and discussion shared at a recent InspireHer event at Plancorp’s office by Senior Wealth Manager, Jessie Weiss. If you are interested in learning more about the InspireHer mission to inspire financial confidence among women or to sign up receive updates about Read more…

The Guide to the Estate Documents You Need to Have

While it may be a challenging subject to approach, we all know that eventual death is a certainty. What will happen to our house, cars, bank accounts, retirement plans, and other personal belongings when that occurs? What if some or all these items have outstanding debt? What if they don’t? And who Read more…

Cash Balance Plans for Content Creators

I’ve written a few articles on Cash Balance Plans; you can find everything I've written here; but I wanted to focus this piece on a specific group – content creators. Read more…

What You Need to Know about Estate Planning

Developing and executing an estate plan is one of the most important pieces of your financial plan. Read more…

Where to Save for Retirement

One of the trickier decisions of saving for retirement is determining which accounts to prioritize with your savings. Read more…

Should I Invest in a Traditional or a Roth IRA?

When funded early and consistently, an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be a cornerstone of retirement planning. By combining the magic of compounding, a long time for growth, and shelter from taxes, the wealth-building equation can really work in your favor. Read more…

What to Look for in a Financial Advisor

The potential value of a relationship starts with the person who will be guiding your financial decisions. You’re looking for someone with deep knowledge and experience to back up their advice, and you want to gauge whether that advisor is a good fit for your family’s needs. Above all, you want Read more…

5 Things to Know in Case You Outlive Your Spouse

While women certainly seem to be taking a greater role in making household financial decisions, men still make the majority of them. The unfortunate reality is that women are much more likely to become widowed. In fact, more than 60 percent of women between the ages of 75 and 84 are single or Read more…

My 401(k) failed the Top-Heavy test. Now what?

What is the top-heavy test? 401(k) plans must be tested annually to determine if they are top-heavy. The top-heavy test compares the account balances of “key employees” to those of “non-key employees.” If the sum of all key employee balances exceeds 60% of the total plan balance the plan is 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…

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