Archive for FINANCE

  • 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...

  • October 31, 2016

    This Time is Different

    By Jeff Sherman You are experiencing true desires to change. You want to be a better person, a better friend. You recognize the need to balance your life. You are thinking of family and prosperity, health and fitness, spirituality and depth. Begin anew in 2017 The following exercise will assist...

  • October 31, 2016

    What’s Your Financial IQ?

    By Todd Francis Johnson, Northwestern Mutual Imagine you’re on a TV quiz show. The host turns to you and offers a list of topics, one of which is Your Personal Finances. Based on your knowledge, is this a category you would choose? If you answered no, you’re not alone. Four...

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