Author archives for Meg Ronspies

    From Washington to Your Wallet: How the Federal Funds Rate Affects Personal Finance

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    From Washington to Your Wallet: How the Federal Funds Rate Affects Personal Finance

    If you’ve watched the headlines at all in the last month, you know the markets aren’t sitting still. From the worst Christmas Eve on record to the Dow’s largest jump ever just a few days later – losses and gains seem to have less pattern every day. Experts are divided on how 2019 will look, but predictable isn’t the word any of them are using.

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    Pass the Turkey! – Financial Tips for the Season of Giving

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    Pass the Turkey! – Financial Tips for the Season of Giving

    As the year begins its close, traditions start to appear. From the silverware for feasts, to the tacky lawn decorations the kids love, to the choice of holiday movies, traditions remind us of who we are. There’s a story behind almost every detail, whether it’s grandma’s antique table runner or your secret family recipe for cranberry sauce, and everything is intentional, or at least seems that way.

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    July Monthly Newsletter – Midyear Financial Checkup

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    July Monthly Newsletter – Midyear Financial Checkup

    Six months ago, many Americans set realistic and achievable financial resolutions for 2017. Now that we’ve crossed the halfway point of 2017, it’s time for a financial checkup. Much like your biannual dentist appointment, it’s important to track your progress to determine if changes need to be made to your plan to achieve your financial goals and resolutions.

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    What is goals-based planning?

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    What is goals-based planning?

    The first step to goals-based planning is to sit back, relax and day-dream. Or, break out a bottle of wine and sit with your partner and just talk about what you see your life looking like in the future. Ask yourself, “What is it that I really want?”

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