Insurance

More Insurers Leave the Indiana Marketplace

If you are a Hoosier relying on the Marketplace, created by the Affordable Health Care Act, for your health insurance, take note: two more insurers announced they would be leaving the Marketplace for 2018; both Anthem and MDwise will be absent from the Marketplace next year. If you currently have a plan with either carrier, you will remain covered through the…

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Financial Planning, Insurance, Millennials, Vlog

Vlog: Life Insurance Through Your Employer

With the exception of not having a will, inadequate life insurance is one of the most common “mistakes” I see when meeting with young families. Understandably, no one wants to have the conversation surrounding life insurance, and too often there is a false sense of security because of the life insurance coverage provided by employers. For my first video blog, aka…

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Baby Boomers, Financial Planning, Insurance, Millennials

An Alternative to Traditional Health Insurance

Today we start with a disclaimer: This post is intended to educate readers about an alternative option to traditional health insurance, and it is not a recommendation. CONSULT YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR, OR OTHER FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL, TO DETERMINE IF THESE ALTERNATIVES ARE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU. It’s November, which means it’s open enrollment for health insurance coverage in 2017. And…

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Baby Boomers, Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Insurance, Investing, Millennials

Organizing Your Financial Plan

Once you have your financial plan, it’s important to make sure the components of the plan, i.e. insurance documents, investment accounts, estate planning documents, etc., are organized. Sure, you may know where everything is located, but does your spouse? If someone else had to locate the components of your plan, could they? How difficult would it be? I recommend keeping…

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Financial Planning, Insurance

Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset

What’s your most valuable asset? Your 401(k)? Your home? Guess again. While these two assets typically dominate most Millennials’ assets section on a net worth statement, there is an asset that is more valuable than both–your income. Without your income, there is no 401(k) and no home; your income provides for your family, allows you to save for the future,…

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Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Insurance, Millennials

Neglected Areas of Millennials’ Financial Plans

  Quick, what’s the first topic you think of when you hear “Financial Advisor”? Investments? Retirement? It’s not uncommon to meet with a new client, and the first topic of conversation is the stock market, their investments, or something related to retirement planning. While I spend a significant part of my time analyzing investments and developing retirement plans, those are…

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