Author: Ryan Klemm, CFP

645, 825, 525, 750. No, these are not picks for the upcoming lottery… they’re credit scores. While it may be more fun to daydream about winning the lottery than increasing your credit score, it’s important to understand how your credit score affects your financial life...
Topics: Financial Planning

Life insurance. While most people understand that holding a life insurance policy is important, it’s also one of those tasks that many people tend to procrastinate until they’re faced with a relevant life experience that increases its level of priority. Holding a life insurance policy...
Topics: Financial Planning

We spend our entire adult lives working to reach the destination known as retirement: a period of life that many imagine filling with travel, relaxation or endless rounds of golf. In actuality, retirement can be one of the most challenging phases of life and one...
Topics: Financial Planning

Think about your answers to the following questions: Where is your Last Will and Testament? How about your auto insurance policy? Last year’s tax return? For many of us, our answers are skewed more towards “I don’t know.” And while it’s likely that, if given...
Topics: Financial Planning

We’d like to extend a big congratulations to all those who will be graduating in the coming months. For upcoming college grads, the notion of entering the “real world” can feel equally exciting and ambiguous. The reality of becoming financially independent means accepting a deepened...
Topics: Financial Planning

With the first day of summer less than a week away, it’s likely that you have some kind of vacation or relaxation days on your calendar in the next few months. Depending on how you choose to Live Big®, the vacation may involve a beach...
Topics: Financial Planning

Dealing with your finances may be the last thing on your mind when going through a divorce, or it may be the first. Regardless of the order, deciding how the couple’s assets will be split is one of the biggest decisions the two parties will…

Topics: Financial Planning

At Yeske Buie, we use a few bond funds to obtain exposure to fixed income investments for our Clients. While fixed income may not be the most exciting piece of your portfolio, it is a necessary part of a sound investment strategy. The more “exciting”…

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