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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Last year, mortgage rates were still hovering near unprecedented lows of sub-3% after being brought down by the Corona Crash in 2020. But oh my, how things have changed. Skip forward to this year, and inflation is now...

 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Most Americans rely on a paycheck to cover their costs, but not many have paycheck protection should they lose their job due to a disablity. Here is what you need to know about disability insurance.

 

Friday, April 29, 2022

Financial advisors are often seen on television and in magazine advertisements as people who can help you to achieve your financial goals. But, how do you determine if you should hire an advisor? The answer lies in your situation and...

 

Friday, April 15, 2022

I Bonds offer a rare opportunity for investors and there are a few things everyone should know.

 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

April is a great time to review your budget. Do you want to learn the basics of budgeting? Read on and also watch our Instagram Live video on Budgeting 101 and be inspired to create some rules for how you spend!

 

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Inflation is on the rise, which means your existing budget may no longer work. Here are some smart money moves to stay ahead of rising prices...

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Women face greater retirement-related risks than men. Every woman needs her own retirement strategy. Get started today!

 

Friday, March 4, 2022

Small businesses are looking for ways to attract top tier talent as the job market heats up. Therefore, one option to consider is offering potential employees a small business retirement plan to help facilitate retirement savings.

 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

The effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine will continue to cascade. Despair is only natural and prayer is powerful but finding solid footing in your financial life is important during these uncertain times. Read on for Suzanne's thoughts.

 

Friday, February 18, 2022

IRAs, also known as Individual Retirement Accounts, can be a great way to save for your future. Learn if they could be right for your retirement savings in today's brief blog post!

 

Friday, February 11, 2022

Compound interest is a powerful force and the sooner you utilize it, the sooner you will see benefit. Here is why...

 

Friday, February 4, 2022

Tax season is nearing, are you ready? Be sure to get a head start with our aid so that you aren't scrambling when the time comes!

 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Traditionally, people make resolutions for the New Year. However, I have decided to take a contrarian position and instead focus on my forgotten goals and the unexpected challenges to come. Here is why...

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

As the winter snow blows against the windows, I find myself reflecting on the year that has come to pass and the one yet to come. During such times of change, I find it helpful to reflect on where I am and how I got here. Because just as th

 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Habits are interesting phenomena, often remaining in the background of our lives, where they live below the surface of our perception until an event of reckoning brings them to the forefront. Take, for example, choosing to watch an...

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

"I SUGGEST WOMEN REVERSE THE GOLDEN RULE AND TREAT THEMSELVES AS WELL AS THEY TREAT OTHERS.” -GLORIA STEINEM Reverse the golden rule in your financial life and commit to treating your future-self the way you’d really like to be treated.

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

The image you portray to others determines many things in life: your ability to get specific jobs, the partners you'll attract, and the friends you'll make. Thus, it is why so many of us refine and hone our ever-evolving personas....

 

Friday, September 24, 2021

Life insurance is a tool, just like an IRA or emergency fund, in your financial arsenal. However, unlike savings accounts, life insurance is a backup in case things go awry. So, how much do you need?

 

Friday, September 17, 2021

Autumn is a special season in Minnesota where time seems fleeting as warm summer days get shorter and the winds of change bring in cooler air, coloring in the surrounding landscape with enchanting hues...

 

Friday, September 10, 2021

When my kids went to summer camp, Josh and I suddenly had something known as "free-time". WOW - what a concept! Since we both work and the to-do-list at home is always long, it was not ALL fun and games but we were able to kick up our...

 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Ahh, to be a parent the first week of September. It’s a little bit of mayhem but a whole lot of relief to have the kids back in school with activities. After the last couple of school years (ahem... Covid), we could all use a...

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

On the largest scale, grief and loss are two aspects of life that we can never change nor escape. Each person has a certain amount of time on Earth and in the end, everyone will have experienced a loss. Grief is the result of loss, it...

 

Friday, August 20, 2021

As covered in our last post, "Inflation Is Here!", after staying hidden for nearly two decades, inflation is rearing its head. This means cash is no longer king. When inflation trends above average, your dollars become devalued as you...

 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Rise of Inflation Have you heard the news? If not, inflation is here, there, and everywhere! Those unfamiliar with inflation will recognize it as the ever-increasing prices on products and services we pay for as consumers. From...

 

Friday, July 23, 2021

The beginning of last February was an exciting time for me. I had been recovering from foot surgery and was learning how to walk again after being unable to for nearly six weeks...

 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients.It's now projected that benefits will increase 6.1% in 2022, up from the 4.7% forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983.1...

 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Today may be your lucky day... If you have dependents 18 and under, you may want to check your bank account. Those who meet certain income requirements will be pleasantly surprised with a government deposit. Due to the expansion of the...

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Building Lundeen Abrams Advisors to what it is today has taken 15 years of persistent effort and organic growth. Looking back at each chapter of my financial career is like a path of stepping stones. Each time I moved to the next step...

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

With all the news around having your DNA tested for ancestry origins and health risks, it's no surprise that scammers are taking advantage of the situation. Reports of a new scheme to gather personal information of seniors across the...

 

Friday, May 31, 2019

I have many special clients but lost a very special one this past week. Reading Margaret's obituary (name changed to protect her privacy) in the Star Tribune left me crying on Memorial Day. My husband and sons comforted me but...

 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Don't make the ultimate financial faux pas. Long term care insurance is a godsend if you want to stay out of a nursing home and avoid burdening your kids. Alzheimer's is becoming an epidemic and the cost of care can stretch for many years.

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

The 10 Year Treasury notes are now yielding less than three-month bills for the first time since 2007. This is a highly unusual situation which has traditionally been viewed as an indicator of market weakness. Investors logically...

 

Monday, January 21, 2019

I just started reading a new book last night called "Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big", by Bo Burlingham. It really makes me think of my dad and his striving for excellence in business and in life. passion...

 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy New Year to everyone… This is not the kind of market commentary I would have hoped to send after the holidays but given the market volatility of 4th quarter, 2018 and the first few trading days of the new year, it is an...

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Did you ever have a piggy bank? If you did, then you can remember the satisfying clink as you slid each penny into the bank and how the sound would deepen the fuller the piggy bank got. While saving money as adults may not feel as easy...

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wow. What a week in stocks... Trump bluntly criticized the Fed's plans to raise rates. Meanwhile, the stock market made a violent pullback with two days of triple-digit drops in the Dow. Technology stocks, Energy sector stocks as well...

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month which is usually a good time to remind everyone how important it is to get the proper coverage. I’m a huge fan of life insurance and could go on and on about how it is a foundational tool...

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.” -John Steinbeck, East of Eden Globally...

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents “the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years.”1 For millions of Americans and businesses it means an altered financial and investment...

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, I’d like to shine the spotlight on some of my personal favorite local women and their businesses: Elaine Goephart: I Love Photography & President of Hopkins Business & Civic...

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The first snow falls down on my last blooming flowers. My sons are staring at their screens as I type. I occasionally look out the window to think - a la Carrie Bradshaw. Is it any wonder tech stocks are posting such good numbers? Our...

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

“THE BEST-LAID PLANS OF MICE AND MEN OFTEN GO AWRY.” -ROBERT BURNS I OFTEN FEEL RUNNING A BUSINESS IS LIKE RIDING A ROLLER COASTER. UPS. DOWNS. EXHILARATION. FEAR. DOOM. ELATION. CAN YOU RELATE TO THIS AT ALL? I find this...

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"I SUGGEST WOMEN REVERSE THE GOLDEN RULE AND TREAT THEMSELVES AS WELL AS THEY TREAT OTHERS.” -GLORIA STEINEM Entrepreneurs give everything to their business: Customers come first! This way of thinking comes easy to an...

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Caregivers, hear this #WednesdayWisdom from #GailSheehy #Caregiver

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

The political landscape is far more volatile than the stock market lately. Who would have expected that? Although every day there seems to be a new development on the Trump/Russia collusion (“Witch Hunt” or...

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

By: Suzanne Lundeen Abrams Back to SMALL STEPS > > > IMPACTFUL LEGACY

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I just re-read Samantha Irby’s hilarious piece in the NYT Sunday Review from a few weeks ago: “If Every Day Is a Rainy Day, What Am I Saving For?” I absolutely loved it because it’s so relatable! As a working...

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

By: Suzanne Lundeen Abrams

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We're nearing mid-year...how are those 2017 resolutions and goals coming along? #WednesdayWisdom#Goals#Resolutions#HenryFord#Obstacles

 

Friday, May 26, 2017

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Financial literacy is everything. It determines the quality of your life now and will absolutely impact the quality of your life in the future. Where you live, where you go, what experiences you get to record are all contingent on...

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Most holidays are occasions for family and friends to celebrate, to give thanks or to remember an important event. Equal Pay Day, however, is a day that should be obsolete. First observed in 1996, this event was created to bring public awar

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

The financial outlook for women is getting stronger every year. The gender wage gap is the smallest it has ever been, and as of 2016, there were more female CEOs leading S&P 500 companies than ever before. In fact, according to...

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

#WednesdayWisdom from Hillary Clinton :: Career and Life

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

While women should be celebrated all year, March is designated as Women's History Month (March 8 is International Women's Day). Around the world, various events such as conferences, exhibitions, concerts, speakers and festivals will...

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Losing two generations back to back will strain even the most robust dynastic estate plan.As it is, Carrie Fisher’s daughter may end up making more with a claim on Disney’s insurance policy than the family will inherit from...

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Women have been rapidly climbing the employment and wage ladders in recent decades. But only a small fraction have made it to the top rungs — and their progress may be slowing.New research shows that after making big strides in...

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dynastic thunder within the blended family would actually have been much louder if smart advisors hadn’t worked so hard to keep the assets under the three-time champion’s ultimate control. By superstar standards, Muhammad...

 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Young investors are willing to pay for financial advice Even amid today's strong markets, investors are happy to pay for expert advice on their investments. 

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Are you really setting your 2017 goals correctly? #WednesdayWisdom#2017goals #goals #resolutions

 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The New Year offers the opportunity to start fresh.I decided to start 2017 with a clean slate and let me tell you what happened. I deleted about 10,000 emails yesterday...that's right, thousands of cluttery emails -- all the newsletters, ma

 

Friday, December 30, 2016

AMERICA’S PHILANTHROPISTS AREN’T WAITING ANY LONGER FOR POLITICIANS OR BUSINESSES TO SOLVE THE WORLD’S MOST PRESSING PROBLEMS.To those optimistic, persistent souls who have a vested interest in seeing positive social chang

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

“I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray…"- Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016)As I write this, I think of all who have passed in this surreal* year of 2016.   We lost a few epic...

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The familiar sights and sounds of December bring sentimental thoughts of holidays.  It’s a time to unwrap cherished memories and reminisce with our loved ones.

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Arnold Palmer turned down millions over a life insurance policy. For him, it meant respect.

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. 

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Suzanne Lundeen Abrams reminds readers that waiting for perfection will have you waiting forever. Taking small but powerful steps now can lead to a financial picture for your wealth that is filled with abundance.