Finance

  • May 28, 2018

    When Do I Get My Keys?

    By Jessica Elgin You just closed your new home…or so you thought. You worked with your Realtor to find the perfect home, negotiate the contract, and navigate the inspections. The lender had you jump through a ton of hoops, and everything looks good. Why does it seem like so long...

  • May 12, 2018

    St. George Area Chamber to host Small Business Expo

    Small businesses are the backbone of our community. The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce believes the overall prosperity of our local economy hinges largely on their successes, which is why on June 13 small businesses will converge at the Dixie Convention Center when the Chamber hosts the Small Business...

  • May 12, 2018

    Should You Stay or Should You Go? Pros and Cons...

    Provided By: Todd Francis Johnson, Northwestern Mutual   If you’re changing jobs or getting ready to retire, you may be considering an IRA rollover—which means transferring funds from a qualified retirement plan, like a 401(k) or 403(b) account, to an IRA. But before you move your stash, be sure to...

  • May 5, 2018

    Can I Still Qualify For A Mortgage At A Certain...

    By Brandon Hansen Often, we get our client’s that at a certain age, they feel they can’t qualify for a mortgage. Or at 75 years of age for example, they could not get a 30 year fixed loan. “Who on earth would give us a 30 year loan at my...

  • March 12, 2018

    Financial Forecast

    Temps are on the Rise… And so are Interest Rates! by Brandon Hansen Here comes spring! Here comes the Parade of Homes! Here comes the warmer weather! Here comes the Arts festival and spring break. It is arguably the best season to live in our beautiful area—and that is tough...

  • March 10, 2018

    Should I Buy a New Home or a Resale?

    By Jessica Elgin, REALTOR When you are looking to buy a home, there are several things to consider. One of the first, is to determine if you want to buy a newly built home or if you want to buy a resale. Here are a few things to consider. Home...

  • March 10, 2018

    The ‘Have and Have Not’ of Group Disability Insurance

    By Todd Francis Johnson, Northwestern Mutual If you are one of the lucky workers covered by an employer sponsored Group Long Term Disability Income (LTD) insurance policy, you are more fortunate than most. Even if you are covered, it is extremely important to make sure you are adequately protected. Becoming...

  • February 5, 2018

    Home Improvement: Is it Worth It?

    By Jessica Elgin, Realtor The most frequent question I get from clients is which home improvements are worth it, and which aren’t. If you are considering selling your home in the next year, you want to focus on those improvements that help the appearance. If you just moved into a...

  • July 16, 2017

    Financial fitness: He shoots, he scores

    For most of my life, I have been involved in basketball and financial management. For this article, I wanted to combine those two great passions of my life to assist you in staying “financially fit”. Financial fitness and success is a lot like basketball. John Wooden, one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, defined success the following way: “Success is peace...

  • July 10, 2017

    Financial strategies: How to plan for a long life

    Just ten years ago, the life expectancy at age 60 was to live to see 82. Today, at age 60, it is expected that you or your spouse will live to be 90. 70 is the new 60! In just ten years, the life expectancy increased by almost ten years! With recent emphasis on wellness and preventive care, along with the current advancements in research and treatments, life expectancy...

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