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Steve Starnes Describes Effective Advisor Qualities in GRBJ

What should you look for in an effective financial advisor? In a recent Grand Rapids Business Journal” article, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® describes why business and investment management expertise aren’t as interchangeable as most people think. A successful business leader needs to sustain a competitive edge by identifying and reacting to evolving trends. A financial advisor needs to help investors patiently participate in the market’s long-term growth, while managing the risks involved. Each requires its own skill set.

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Anastasia Wiese’s GRBJ Commentary: Pay Off Debt or Invest?

In today’s climate of low interest rate loans, many investors have been asking a variation on the same question: Is “extra,” discretionary cash best used to pay down debt – such as mortgages, auto loans, student loans or credit card balances – or to invest toward retirement? In her February 22 Grand Rapids Business Journal column, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® covers how to make good choices either way: “Ultimately, every action you take to advance your overall financial picture should move you closer to a place of decreased anxiety and increased satisfaction with your financial situation.”

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Anastasia Wiese’s Corp! Commentary: Women Finding Work/Life Balance During Pandemic

How are women business owners and professionals who are also raising families achieving work/life balance during the pandemic? Michigan’s Corp! Magazine took a closer look at the question, as new studies suggest women’s professional and financial futures are at higher risk during the pandemic. Who better to speak on the subject than our own Anastasia Wiese? As a wife, mother, financial advisor, and co-owner at Grand Wealth, Anastasia shared tips on how she and her family have “leaned into the vulnerability” to manage it.

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Financial Advisor Magazine’s 2020 RIA Survey and Ranking

Grand Wealth Management is proud to be listed in Financial Advisor magazine’s 2020 RIA Survey and Ranking. Grand Wealth experienced a 24.02% growth in assets under management from 2018 to 2019. We crossed over the $400 million of assets under

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GRBJ Features Steve Starnes on Making Good Financial Choices in Uncertain Times

Even in “normal” times, it’s hard to make good financial choices. With today’s increased uncertainty, the challenge is even greater. In a recent Grand Rapids Business Journal, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® describes a process for avoiding expensive money-management mistakes during the heightened medical, economic, and financial unknowns.

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Anastasia Wiese Authors a GRBJ Article Summarizing the CARES Act

There are a lot of provisions rolled into H.R. 748 – otherwise known as the CARES Act. Plus, Congress continues to clarify the many details involved. In an April 20th Grand Rapids Business Journal column, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® offered an overview of the Act, and its primary sources of relief aimed at helping individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus.

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Why “Safe Harbors” Can Be Risky Business

During heightened market turbulence, many investors are tempted to abandon the markets and flee to cash and cash-like “safe harbor” holdings. While it usually makes sense to allocate some of your wealth in this manner, too much “safety” can actually put your wealth at risk. Jeff Williams, CFP®, CPA/CFS explains how.

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Grand Wealth Management Celebrates 15 Years … and Counting

Happy birthday to us! In November 2019, Grand Wealth Management celebrated our 15th anniversary with clients and colleagues at our new Bridgewater office space. This space reflects the distinct vision Jeff Williams had for GWM when he founded it in

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Celebrating Grand Wealth Management’s New Bridgewater Place Office Space

You may not associate windows, walls, and phone systems with a cause for celebration. However, after outgrowing our prior suite, Grand Wealth Management is delighted to settle into our new office space at Bridgewater Place. The Grand Rapids Business Journal

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Anastasia Wiese Helps Investors Spot Good Advice in a Recent GRBJ Article

These days, investors deserve a lot more from a financial advisor than simply a set-and-forget investment line-up. But how do you differentiate good advice from a sales pitch in disguise? In her November 30th Grand Rapids Business Journal article, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® offers five qualities to seek in a financial advisor relationship.

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