Alabama’s 529 Plan recently received a “Silver” rating by Morningstar. The Silver rating makes the plan rate in the Top 8 in the country! That is a great rating, but you might be wondering why you shouldn’t just choose the Top “Gold” ranked plan? If there is a better plan, would I not want my money in that one for my child? If you live
Author- Clay Wood
At the end of September Congress amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require reporting agencies to freeze reports for no charge. This was a result of the data breach at Equifax that exposes around 148 million Americans’ personal information. When you place a freeze on your reports, it restricts lenders from accessing your information. But just because it is free doe
It’s almost Halloween, so we wanted to talk about something that can sometimes be a little spooky… Medicare. Are you frightened yet? Hopefully not, but we know from our experience when our clients have to enroll in Medicare for the first time it can be an intimidating thing. Think about it, you have been on your employer’s insurance for years then one day yo
Annuities are a popular sales product of commissioned salespeople in the insurance and investment world. Ask someone about an annuity they purchased and 9 out of 10 times they will say it was sold to them, not “I bought” or “I chose” an annuity. Many offer promises of guaranteed rates of return, income for life and tax avoidance. But those promises only
I recently received counterfeit bills in change from the grocery store. Someone had gone to a lot of trouble to paste a “5” over the “1s” at the corners of the bill. I thought it seemed like an awful lot of work and a lot of jail time to do (if you get caught) for only four dollars! Turns out, it’s actually common practice.
I, like many of you, am an animal lover. I recently got a puppy with my fiancée. Stevie Nicks, the puppy, is a Golden Doodle and quite possibly the cutest thing that I have ever laid eyes on, excluding my fiancée. I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some advice and warnings when it comes to adding a furry companion to your family.