Our unique approach to investing is based on a solid academic foundation designed to lead to successful client experiences. This approach helps us come to a deeper understanding of the financial landscape, and helps clients reach their financial goals.

The results of our thinking on financial topics lives in these pages: a library of white papers, market commentary, and more, all designed to provide insights on financial planning in today’s marketplace, and to help you understand our firm.

April is one of the best months of the year because spring is in the air and includes my favorite event of the year, the Drake Relays. Watching some of the world’s best athletes compete in Des Moines, Iowa is simply magical. Not only are world class athletes in attendance, but athletes from colleges and universities, high schools, middle schools, and even elementary schools. I grew up running the 100 meter...

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I was told to “hold still” when I was a kid.  I also wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked if I was Dr. Rinderknecht’s son!  I’d be retired if I got paid for either scenario!  But you know, growing up is HARD!  We had a lot to deal with…riding our bikes, climbing trees, playing basketball all...

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Foster Group has a vision to “… encourage the pursuit of meaningful living and generous giving.” What does that mean to you? It’s a question worth pondering, and one with a wide variety of right answers. If your answer has anything to do with leaving a legacy in your community, I have an opportunity for you! The Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program was created by the Iowa legislature in 2003...

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We recently expanded our graphs section, providing review of the monthly performance of various asset classes including benchmark indices and representative mutual funds used by Foster Group in the execution of our portfolio allocation strategy. We hope you’ll find these graphs helpful and informative. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know via email at info@fostergrp.com....

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This year promises to bring change.  Some good, some bad.  What’s good and bad is simply a matter of one’s perspective.  The Affordable Care Act is one item high on the list of potential changes.  Those changes won’t come without much debate.  What that means to physicians in the form of regulation, requirements, hours, lifestyle, liability, and revenue stream is yet to be seen.  The ever-present threat of change really...

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Recently, I flew to San Francisco for a tour of Coast Guard Island with two of my daughters. We had a fantastic trip, and left with a great appreciation for the significant role the Coast Guard plays in our nation’s defense. But that role is not an easy one – there is much turbulence in the water, the air, and the environment as they daily address hostile drug runners, uncooperative...

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Foster Group is honored to have worked with the Nebraska Medical Association for the past eight years offering investment management, advanced financial planning, and retirement plan consulting services. We invite you to come and experience all that Foster Group has to offer.

This Vectors & Viewpoints Edition includes:
  • 2017: Change and Uncertainty – Page 1
  • What’s the Big Deal with the CFP? – Page 2
  • Can Your...

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Foster Group is honored to have worked with the Iowa Medical Society for the past 25 years offering investment management, advanced financial planning, and retirement plan consulting services. We invite you to come and experience all that Foster Group has to offer.

This Vectors & Viewpoints Edition includes:
  • 2017: Change and Uncertainty – Page 1
  • What's the Big Deal with the CFP? – Page 2
  • Can Your...

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Simon Sinek’s well-known TED talk, “Start with Why” is centered around the concept that an organization should start with their “why” and encourages individuals and companies to ask themselves questions to identify their beliefs, purpose, and why they get out of bed in the morning. One statement Sinek made in his presentation that stood out to me was, “Very few people and organizations know why they do what they do.” As...

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By Jay P. Syverson of Nyemaster Goode 

Probate is the process by which a person’s estate is settled after death. Final bills are paid, final taxes are filed, and assets are collected and distributed to the beneficiaries. The entire process is supervised by the court, usually takes 9-12 months, and comes with expenses – court costs and attorney fees – that can exceed 4% of the estate. Additionally,...

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