Bond Investing-Proceed with Caution

By Ross Polking
2/24/2015 | 9:00 AM

The landscape of the bond market has undergone massive changes over the years.  What was once a plain-vanilla way to create steady income is now replete with variety as well as risk. 

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Deciphering Return

By Ross Polking
2/13/2015 | 9:00 AM

Many investors are concerned and perhaps a bit anxious because their portfolio returns weren’t as high as the return of “the market” last year.  Don’t panic, otherwise trouble stands ready to pounce.

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Intentional Giving

By Joe Bantz
2/6/2015 | 9:00 AM

Sometimes the needs around us are such that it seems impossible to make a difference. There are spiritual needs, emotional needs, mental health, refugees, homelessness, educational disparity, natural disasters, economic crises, … the list seems endless. How can an individual or family make a difference?

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Investors Need To Demand Professionalism From Their Advisor

By Carlos Panksep - Guest Blogger
2/2/2015 | 2:12 PM

Dollars and cents is what the investment industry often uses to make a case of getting good advice. This usually influences the investor, whether institutional or individual, because he or she thinks it’s all about the numbers.

The numbers are critically important. Investment performance, risk and fees are represented using numbers which are the basis for decisions.

But what about professionalism?

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I Love Giving!

By Joe Bantz
1/30/2015 | 12:18 PM

One of the roles I cherish in my work at Foster Group is being part of our Charitable Giving Team. Each year, our group meets regularly to give away money and promote generosity. What fun!

Last fall, the team challenged each Foster Group employee to give away a $50 bill … then share their story.

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