Younger workers must balance financial priorities

Younger workers must balance financial priorities

If you’re a younger worker just starting out in your career, you’ve got tremendous personal and professional opportunities ahead of you. But this is also when you will need to make some key decisions — especially about your financial priorities. When considering your priorities, you may find it helpful to look at these three areas:…

What to Do If Your 401(k) is Losing Money

What to Do If Your 401(k) is Losing Money

Key takeaways Building a strong retirement nest egg doesn’t happen overnight. It’s usually a long game that takes patience and years of investing. Along the way, you’ll likely experience bouts of market volatility, which can push your 401(k) balance up and down.   A fluctuating account balance is completely normal, though dips be a bit more concerning if…

5 Things to know if you’re retiring before your spouse

5 Things to know if you’re retiring before your spouse

1. You might not need your savings or Social Security just yet If your partner will continue earning income, you might be able to postpone when you tap some (or all) of your nest egg. You aren’t required to start taking distributions from tax-deferred retirement accounts, like 401(k)s and traditional IRAs, until age 73. And…

Budgeting: The Bedrock of Financial Stability
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Budgeting: The Bedrock of Financial Stability

 Budgeting: The Bedrock of Financial Stability Most Americans overspend, and many use credit cards to cover it. According to a NerdWallet survey, 83% of Americans say they overspend, and a similar proportion who have a monthly budget (84%) say they exceed it. Of those who’ve ever gone over their monthly budget, 44% say they usually…

Meet Tad Luebbehusen – Lewis County Scoop Financial Columnist
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Meet Tad Luebbehusen – Lewis County Scoop Financial Columnist

Hometown Beginnings  I’m Tad Luebbehusen, and I call Ewing, Missouri, my hometown. I graduated from Highland in 2008 and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Quincy University in 2012. Alongside my fiance, I’ve been passionately involved in turning run-down houses into beautiful rental properties. A Life of Health and Hobbies Beyond my career in…

Meet Trenton Murfin – Lewis County Scoop Financial Columnist 
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Meet Trenton Murfin – Lewis County Scoop Financial Columnist 

Growing Up In The Heetco Family Business I grew up in Quincy, IL working with my Dad, Uncle, and Grandfather for our family propane business, Heetco. From a young age, I was instilled with values like hard work, perseverance, and respect. Most importantly, my family taught me the importance of treating others the way we…

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