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In addition to helping our clients prepare for their financial goals, we hope to serve as a source of guidance and education with our blog. Here, you will find posts about current industry trends, the benefits of working with Integra Shield Financial Group, LLC, and education tailored to your pressing financial concerns. 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

It's absolutely bonkers, isn’t it? Across America, we’re working from home (many for the first time), homeschooling children (teachers deserve 10x what they get paid for this), and dealing with increasing levels of lockdown...

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

The pandemic is here and we’ve found ourselves in bear country without enough toilet paper. When markets fall as rapidly as they have over the last few weeks and the country is going into lockdown, it’s reasonable to be...

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

After weeks of headlines about the coronavirus outbreak, markets have been caught in a volatile pattern of surges and retreats. Here’s what you should know: Why are markets so volatile? Disease outbreaks are hard to predict and...

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

At the end of 2019, Congress passed the most sweeping change to retirement rules in over a decade.1 Known as the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act), this legislation went into effect on January 1,...

 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

How to Phase into Retirement and Take It for a Test Drive There are many reasons why people who could retire are hesitant to do so. Some people think they need to wait until they’re 65 or older. Some are worried about running out...

 

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

3 Life Insights from the Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Divorce One of the reasons that divorce is such a challenging life transition is its public nature. A couple might keep their problems private as they try to work through them. But if a...

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Don’t Let a Declining Stock Market Lead to A Down Life Big red arrows, panicked cable news experts, and the echo chambers of our social media feeds can make stock market volatility seem much worse than it actually is. If...

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

In our busy world all of us are so often busy doing. I'd encourage you this Thanksgiving to take a few moments to reflect on being. Click on this video link one of my clients shared with me about a beautiful Native American...

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Your Retirement Accounts Awarded in a Divorce May be in Jeopardy. A most interesting Minnesota appeals case recently came to my attention that has far reaching implications for divorcing individuals awarded all or part of their...

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

There’s a pretty good chance that your parents and grandparents retired just because they turned 65. Today’s retirement is a bit more complicated than that. While age is still an important factor, your ability to connect...

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

As your parents begin to settle into their final phase of life, their health, residence, and finances could become a factor in your retirement planning. This is especially true if you are the person your parents have tasked with...

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

4 Things to Consider Before Financially Bailing Out Your Adult Children According to a recent study by TD Ameritrade, 25% of baby boomers are supporting their family members financially (1). Support to adult children averages out to...

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A blank calendar filled with nothing but free time can be every bit as stressful as a packed work week. That’s the surprising fact that many new retirees confront after a few days of hitting the snooze button and puttering around...

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

You can be forgiven for wondering what all the hoopla was about when, on August 22, the newspapers erupted with the announcement that the current bull run in the U.S. stock market was the longest in history. Wasn’t the day before...

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Carl Richards, a colleague of mine who writes for the New York Times known as the sketch guy with Behavior Gap wrote this piece that focuses on YOU! At Integra Shield Financial Group our focus is always on you. Our goal is to help you...

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

You want to know the #1 rule of personal finance for couples? Spouses almost never agree on the definition of "financial security." Even the simple act of talking about what to do with extra money can cause conflict in relationships....

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

In case you haven't heard many of our tax laws changed for 2018. It seems like everyday there are a plethora of posts about some aspect of the new law that took effect January 1, 2018. You may have already noticed a change in your take...