Grand Rapids Magazine Interviews Steve Starnes on Shifting Retirement Expectations

“Retirement is changing.” So begins a recent Grand Rapids Magazine Look+Feel column, “A Shift in Retirement.” As retirees are living longer with less access to traditional pension plans, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® notes that financial planning plays an even more important role in the ability to retire as we desire. Plus, there’s lifestyle planning. “Not doing anything [in retirement] is hard for a lot of people,” says Steve, “whether they need the money or not.”

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Anastasia Wiese Featured in MLive, Offering Investment Tips During Inflationary Times

With inflation on the rise, many households are revisiting how to save, invest, and spend their hard-earned money. In a recent MLive article on how to budget for higher prices, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® shared several best practices for sustaining your investment stamina during inflationary times.

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It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning

Steve Starnes shares in the first podcast episode of This Day & Age, tips, and tools you need to set yourself up for success in the later stages of life. The episode explores why having a plan in place is so important and how to get started.

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Anastasia Wiese Shares “Wine, Women, and Money” Advice in West Michigan Woman

Although women are increasingly household breadwinners and financial stewards, talking about money often remains taboo in “polite society.” In a West Michigan Woman piece, “Wine, Women and Money: Sharing Financial Know-How,” Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® explores how women can broach the subject in small, private gatherings … with a little wine to help the conversation flow. “When women share information about career and finances, goals, hopes, dreams—and yes, fears—we can find the crucial support needed for success,” says Anastasia.

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Evidence-Based Investing in Brief

How do you invest your money over the long-term? If you’ve read much of our work, you’ve probably noticed we embrace evidence-based investing. But what does that mean? Evidence-based investors build and manage their portfolio based on what is expected to enhance future returns and/or dampen related risk exposures, according to the most robust evidence available. This also means sticking with your long-view, evidence-based strategy once it’s in place, despite the market’s uncertainties and your own self-doubts you’ll encounter along the way.

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Calvin Wiersma’s GRBJ Post on the Profitability Factor

What is the profitability factor in investing? As the name suggests, stocks from profitable companies are expected to outperform unprofitable ones. But that doesn’t mean you should load up on high-flying stocks. In his recent Grand Rapids Business Journal column, Calvin Wiersma, CFP® explains: Like managing a successful rental property, it’s best to consider profitability as one factor among many that contributes to your well-built investment portfolio.

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Janelle Anderson’s Employee Retention Tips on WZZM-13

In Grand Rapids and across the country, companies have been shoring up efforts to retain valued employees amidst widespread job burnout. In “Rethinking the 9 to 5,” WZZM-13 reporter Valerie Lego spoke with our Operations Manager and Chief Compliance Officer Janelle Anderson. Janelle described employee retention efforts long in place at Grand Wealth, as well as more recent changes we’ve implemented to maintain our team focus while working from home.

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Jeff Williams MiBiz Feature: Succession Planning

Even as Grand Wealth offers succession planning and related wealth management advice to Michigan business owners, we’ve also modeled that same advice into our own practice. Grand Wealth founder and managing principal Jeff Williams, CFP®, CIMA®, AIF® CPA/PFS, was featured recently in a September 12th MiBiz column, sharing our firm’s not-so-secret strategies for succession planning success. His key advice? Start planning early for your company’s future.

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The Importance of Estate Planning

Estate planning is something everyone needs to consider, no matter your net worth. More than just a will, an estate plan is a comprehensive set of documents and instructions that outlines requested actions for the division of assets, executor identification, and setting up any trusts and charitable donations. As a whole, its purpose is to ensure that one’s financial legacy is intact and ready to be passed on to the next generation.

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Grand Wealth Management Sponsors Annual Charity Golf Classic

Grand Wealth Management was proud to be a sponsor of the 22nd annual Shawn Respert Charity Golf Classic at Egypt Valley Country Club. Our team had a great time golfing and networking with fellow Spartans. Proceeds from this event are used to support scholarships including: football, basketball, medical and other general scholarships. Go Green!

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