Where All Our Financial Knowledge Comes From

Have you ever stopped to think about your journey of learning all that you have about money and finances? Did you parents shape your financial views most heavily? Is there a TV or radio expert that has influenced you most? Or have you learned everything from a book or Google? This week we’ll find out how Barbara and Phil grew into the financial advisors they are today. […]

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The Customer Isn’t Always Right

In the retail world, the old saying is that “the customer is always right.” But when it comes to financial planning, it’s probably not wise to subscribe to that idea. What’s the point of having a financial coach if your advice is better than your coach’s advice? Let’s talk about some statements you might hear from clients that might require you to push back because the customer isn’t always right. […]

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Is It Too Good to Be True?

The S&P 500 has risen on strong growth from large cap stocks but is it too good to be true? You might be feeling like you’re missing out on these investments but maybe you aren’t. Let’s talk about whether it’s a good investment moving forward and what we’ve learned from previous market data. […]

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Is The Illinois Fair Tax Really Fair?

Illinois voters will soon be deciding on an issue impacting the state’s financial future as well as their own bank accounts. This fair tax proposal has been a hot topic of conversation across the state but also with our clients. Today we’ll break down the proposal to help you better understand exactly what this means for you. […]

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