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Retirement

Anastasia Wiese’s GRBJ Commentary: Understanding Sequence Risk

In a June 25th Grand Rapids Business Journal column, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® described how current uncertainties may expose retirees to “sequence risk,” or the risk of encountering negative investment returns early in retirement. Specifically, the random sequence — or order — in which you earn your returns early in retirement can impact your lasting wealth. How does sequence risk work, and how can you manage it if it happens to you?

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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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Jeff Williams Comments in MiBiz on Business Owners’ Financial and Succession Planning

Most successful business owners build their company’s financial strength through strategic planning and adept execution. But as Jeff Williams, CFP®, CPA/PFS comments in a recent MiBiz article, far fewer business owners bring these skills to their personal financial planning. When it’s time to implement a business succession plan, “not soon enough” financial planning can interfere with their own and their company’s optimal outcomes.

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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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Anastasia Wiese Comments on the SECURE Act and Retirement Planning in Recent GRBJ Article

How does the SECURE Act, passed at year-end 2019, help people better prepare for today’s retirement realities? In a February 2020 Grand Rapids Business Journal article, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® weighed in on how the newly enacted legislation can enhance retirement planning for employers and employees alike.

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Steve Starnes Writes in the GRBJ About What To Expect from the SECURE Act

After the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted during a busy 2019 holiday season, investors may have been left wondering how the new law impacts their financial plans. In a January 2020 Grand Rapids Business Journal piece, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® covers some of the most significant changes to expect.

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Steve Starnes Advises Advisors on Helping Clients With Diminishing Mental Capacity

Studies have suggested, financial capacity often declines with age, even as confidence in our financial decision-making tends to increase. That’s a dangerous combination, especially if clinical dementia is diagnosed. In a recent Nerd’s Eye View guest post, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® describes the role financial advisors can play in protecting and guiding individuals and families as they manage cognitive decline.

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Anastasia Wiese Shares 3 Free Money Management Tools on WZZM-TV’s “13 on Your Side”

Anastasia Wiese Shares 3 Free Money Management Tools on WZZM-TV’s “13 on Your Side”
With the theme, you’re never too young or too old to discover new ways to manage your money, WZZM-TV’s “13 on Your Side” host Sarah Makuta invited Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® to share three free tools people can use to plan for their financial independence. Read on, to discover Anastasia’s top picks for all the stages of your financial journey.

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The New York Times Quotes Steve Starnes on a Growing Challenge: Retirees Caring for Their Aging Parents

Financial planning is challenging enough during your working years. The choices can be heartbreaking when you’re in or near retirement, and an aging parent needs your help. The New York Times interviewed our Senior Financial Advisor, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® for this June 2019 report on the financial and emotional tolls taken by 70-year-old “children” who find themselves caring for their 90-year-old parents.

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