The Daily Choices of Financial Freedom

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 21, 2020

If given the choice, most people would choose financial freedom over financial servitude. Who doesn’t want to be financially independent, having your money work for you, as opposed to you working for your money?
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Explaining the Benefits of a 401(k) to Young Adults Entering the Workforce

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 17, 2020

If you have a child graduating from high school or college and entering the workforce, they may have the opportunity to open up a 401(k) through their new employer. In some cases, that employer will also offer matching contribution funds up to a certain percentage. While it sounds like a no-brainer to take advantage of these benefits early, less than one-third of employees ages 25 and younger participate in their employer’s 401(k) plan. 

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Whole Life Insurance for the Recent College Graduate

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 14, 2020

When one thinks of a college graduation gift the things that come to mind is a new car, an overseas trip, a cash bonus, or maybe a new set of clothes for the job interview circuit. Whole life insurance doesn’t usually make it on most people’s list, however, it could just be the best gift college grads could receive.  Why?

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5 Ways to Safeguard Your Finances Against a Second Wave of Coronavirus

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 10, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in ways that we didn’t anticipate at the start of the year, especially when it comes to our finances. And unfortunately, just as federal emergency benefits are starting to run out, signs of a second wave of the virus are looming—and some may even say it’s already here.

The good news is that there are ways to protect your finances in the event of a second wave of Coronavirus. Whether you took a hit over the past few months or not, here’s some suggestions on ways to help safeguard your finances moving forward.

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Retiring as a Small Business Owner

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 7, 2020

There are over 30 million small businesses in the United States. Many people start their own businesses in order to become their own boss and take control over their schedules, career goals and finances. It can be incredibly rewarding to start and own a successful small business. But one thing that many small business owners may not think about is a retirement plan.

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The Importance of Proper Planning for a Physically Ill Spouse or Loved One

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 3, 2020

Proper financial planning should always be a focus, but for those who are dealing with a physically ill spouse or loved one, it is crucial. There are several financial considerations that you will need to ponder, and naturally, these will not work with every situation, and chatting with a professional financial planner is one place to start.

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How to Reduce Life Insurance Costs

by Joel Dansby* on Oct 27, 2020

With rates as low and competitive as they have ever been, it’s as close to a “buyers” market in life insurance as we’ll get.  Still, in these cash-strapped times, curbing all costs and expenses is a priority for most people, and buying life insurance is no different.

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Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds

by Joel Dansby* on Oct 24, 2020

Thinking about where to invest your money can be overwhelming and confusing, especially for those who are unfamiliar with all options for investing. If you’d like to take advantage of the ease of stock trading with the diversification of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can give you the best of both worlds. Here are some key things to know about ETFs before investing.

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Put Courage in Your Investment Strategy

by Joel Dansby* on Oct 20, 2020

Warren Buffet has made no secret of his successful investing strategy. “Buy into fear” he says, “Buy when everyone else is selling”. For most, average investors that may be much easier said than done. Perhaps if we all had a few billion dollars in the bank, we might be able to muster up more courage and take some more risks.

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