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Financial Planning is for Everyone

Published by Beth Schanou

Everyone can benefit from some form of financial planning. Not all plans look the same because we are individuals and have unique needs, but the need for some amount of planning is present for every age group and financial status. Often this can be difficult to embrace because in order to plan effectively, there is a need to open up and share personal information including finances and goals. This isn’t always easy. Read more

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RIDING THE BUCKING BULL by Melanie Hasty-Grant

5 Steps to Overcoming Fear About The Market

Well folks, I can surely say….This ain’t our first rodeo when it comes to the ups and downs of the stock market.  It seems we have quite the perfect storm brewing here in Oklahoma. Between oil Read more

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Medicare 101: What You Need to Know

Published by Ben Goethel 

An often overlooked aspect of financial planning is considering health insurance options. Health care costs continue to rise, and as you grow older the likelihood you’ll need those services increases. Read more

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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? by Melanie Hasty-Grant

Everyone wants to be a millionaire. This may seem like a far-fetched goal, but it’s not as complicated as you may think. According to Spectrum’s Market’s Insight Report, there were more Read more

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Fallout from Equifax Breach

143 million American consumers were affected by the data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Read more

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A BORROWER IS A SLAVE TO THE LENDER by Melanie Hasty-Grant

“I am never going to get out of debt!” Maybe you have caught yourself saying this. Perhaps out of frustration or the realization that credit is an easy way to purchase whatever you want the
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WHAT MONEY PERSONALITY ARE YOU? by Melanie Hasty-Grant

Money is a funny thing. Folks will tell you just about anything about themselves before they will talk about money. It is such a taboo topic that many parents don’t even talk about it with their Read more

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Safeguarding Personal Information

Electronic theft of personal information is the fastest-growing crime in the United States, with more than two billion personal records stolen worldwide in 2016. Protecting your personal information is a key component to reducing the potential that your information may be stolen. Read more

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TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET by Melanie Hasty-Grant

The Stock Market has suffered twenty-four major downturns of greater than 3% since 2004. In 2008, it dropped by more than 50% in the worst recession the United States has ever experienced Read more

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THE RETIREMENT CRISIS by Melanie Hasty-Grant

FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL

After a lifetime of hard work, people feel they should be able to live out their golden years with financial independence. Unfortunately for many, failing to plan means planning to fail. When folks Read more