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How Financial Planners Handle Their Own Finances

How Financial Planners Handle Their Own Finances

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_47.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn a rare look under the hood, Nick interviews Dave on how he manages his own finances and investing. Listen to the entire episode for all the nitty-gritty on how certified financial planners use all that knowledge about money in their own lives. Here […]

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Helping Your College Student Budget

Helping Your College Student Budget

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_45.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEach summer we look forward to working with new interns through our teaching program. Today we interview Ashley, a senior at Michigan State University in the Wealth Management Program. Nick goes on the record saying she our favorite female internet of all time! We […]

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Pension Choices

Pension Choices

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_35.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOften in financial planning, we face questions where the right answer is based on weighing a choice’s pros and cons and understanding the tradeoffs. Pension choices are one of those questions. If you are covered by an employer pension, you will face choices at […]

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Budget For Academic Year Faculty And Staff At Msu

How to Budget for Academic Year Faculty and Staff at MSU

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_32.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBudgeting is hard enough for most people, but when you only get paid nine months out of the year, how do you manage your month-to-month expenses? The trick is to budget for the summer during the rest of the year.  You do this by […]

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How To Financially Help Adult Children

How to Financially Help Adult Children

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy adult child needs financial help. Can I afford it? Should I help? We get questions about how to financially help adult children all the time from our clients. This is a true kitchen table conversation about real life and real decisions. Oftentimes parents […]

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Our Investment Philosophy

Our Investment Philosophy

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDealing with volatile markets requires discipline, and we believe it is important to have a written philosophy. Our firm follows the following principles when we make portfolio choices and evaluate the asset managers and model builders with whom we work. #1. Short-term market returns […]

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How Does A Roth Ira Work

How Does A Roth IRA Work?

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) allows you to put money away long-term. If you follow the rules, your distributions during retirement are tax-free. If you are eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA, it can become a powerful retirement savings vehicle. How Does […]

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Lessons From A Year With Covid

Lessons From a Year with Covid

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow has the economy been impacted by Covid in the last twelve months? It’s been 12 months since the markets first felt the impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic. It’s been a crazy year. The market, our lives, and our emotions have been on […]

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Charitable Giving Strategies

Charitable Giving Strategies

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor many of our clients, charitable giving is an important part of financial planning. Supporting causes in which you believe can be a very rewarding goal. Traditionally, the tax code has supported charitable giving and encouraged Americans to be generous with their support of […]

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Required Minimum Distributions

Understanding Required Minimum Distributions

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBreaking down the deal with Required Minimum Distributions. After you turn 72 years old, you will need to take a minimum amount out of your traditional IRA accounts each year. This also applies to your 401k or 403b accounts if you are no longer […]

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