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12/22/16 | Personal Finance

NEW Client Portal

We are pleased to announce a new technological enhancement for our wealth management clients that includes an online client portal that will give you a single point of access to your investments managed by Midwest Capital Advisors.  For a brief preview of the new client portal, please click here.

Midwest Capital Advisors

We are pleased to announce a new technological enhancement for our wealth management clients.

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Wedding
6/15/17 | Personal Finance

Big Wedding or Big Retirement?

Destination Wedding or Fully Funded Retirement?

Something to think about

Every year I am invited to 3 or 4 weddings and I love attending every one. But I’ve noticed a few trends lately and I thought I would put together some things for today’s couples to think about as they are about to tie the knot. Here is what I found:

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Bear and Bull
3/14/17 | Personal Finance

March Madness and the Dow

Newspapers, radio, and TV news programs refer to the Dow Jones Industrial Average every day, calling it the Dow, sometimes the Dow Jones or even the DJIA. And economists and financial advisors pay close attention to its daily changes and the longer trends. But what exactly is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, does it really matter and can one see performance patterns from year to year?

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HSA doctor and piggy bank
1/16/17 | Employee Benefits Personal Finance

Triple Tax Benefits of Health Savings Accounts

When planning for retirement, most Americans think mainly about using tax-advantaged savings vehicles like 401(k) or individual retirement accounts, while failing to consider the triple tax advantages associated with saving for future health care costs using a health savings account, or HSA.

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Trump at Podium
11/15/16 | Market Updates Personal Finance

What does President Trump mean for investors?

​How political parties affect the markets and the economy

Now that the 2016 presidential election is over and we can refer to Donald Trump as President Trump, it’s time to examine some additional questions.

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10/24/16 | Market Updates

The Fed

Even casual observers of financial news know that “Fed watching” is a serious activity in the financial and business communities. Currently, Janet Yellen is Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, commonly known as the “Fed.” An understanding of the establishment of the Fed, its basic operation and powers, and its relationship with the Federal government and the banking community is especially important at a time when the direction of the economy is under constant scrutiny.

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vacation
8/29/16 | Employee Benefits

Investing in Your Vacation

Why do so many of us not use our vacation days? Salespeople talk about “leaving money on the table.” Well, employees leave vacation on the table. And the cost to us is significant.

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7/28/16 |

Fiduciary Rule

You have probably read about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new fiduciary rule that will impact financial advisors and their clients. Simply stated, the DOL’s new “fiduciary duty” standard requires financial professionals ...

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sunflower
7/21/16 | Personal Finance

10 Reasons to be Cheerful

Do you ever listen to the news and find yourself thinking that the world has gone to the dogs? The roll call of depressing headlines seems endless. But look beyond what the media calls news, and there also are a lot of things going right.

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7/5/16 | Employee Benefits

Boosting Benefit Plans with Roth 401(k)s

As you may already know, offering a retirement savings plan can help your business attract and retain employees, while making it easier for you to save for your own retirement. To support these objectives, business owners may want to consider adding a Roth option to their 401(k) plans. As the name suggests, the Roth 401(k) incorporates elements of both traditional 401(k) plans and Roth IRAs.

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