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The Beratung Advisors blog page is used by our advisors to write about different topics including personal interests. Each advisor will share when the update their blog on their respective LinkedIn page. 

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

You may be looking to upgrade your video equipment with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. To help you out, I am sharing what we have learned over the past 18 months of starting video content production, as we have been asked by a...

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

9 Lessons I learned from my Dad My father was called home to be with God 9 years ago on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2011. Today would have been his 72nd birthday. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of my dad. In...

 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Knock, Knock! It’s the "Backdoor" Roth IRA In my year end planning with clients there is a topic that is discussed often, IRA contributions. Should they contribute to their Traditional IRA, should they contribute to their Roth...

 

Friday, November 13, 2020

It is almost impossible to turn on the TV or listen to the radio and not see or hear an ad for auto insurance. Just about all of us have an auto policy, but do we really know what should be in the policy? In this post I am going to...

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Collision Coverage and What Car You Drive This is the most expensive part of the policy. The insurance company knows that they are the ones paying the bulk of the cost for major repairs or vehicle replacement if you have an accident....

 

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

5 Investment Themes of a Biden Presidency The Associated Press has declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election and expected to become our 46th President in January. This means a new administration that will take different...

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

We find that umbrella insurance is one of the most overlooked, least known insurance policies from clients we work with. They know about basics of home, auto, life and disability policies but not umbrella insurance. Yet it can be a low...

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Why is my home and auto insurance important? We often find that most clients neglect the role their home and auto insurance play in their financial plan. In this post I will discuss some of the basics and their importance to your...

 

Monday, October 26, 2020

The “Questions” we are getting Just as in 2016 we are fielding many questions about the elections. The questions come in the form of the following statements. “If Joe Biden is elected the great American experiment...

 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Given the current historic low interest rates, we are getting these three questions a lot Should I be refinancing my mortgage right now? Can I refinance my mortgage right now? Is a mortgage my only option to refinance? In this post I...

 

Friday, September 11, 2020

News hit recently that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has made changes to its lineup of stocks for the first time since 2018. The popular stock market index moved 3 companies out (ExxonMobil, Pfizer, & Raytheon Technologies) and...

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

During volatile times in the markets, there tends to be very little room for optimism. Many people have seen their investment portfolios decrease in value. This can lead investors to feel considerable emotions and prompt them to make...

 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

On Friday, the President signed into law the largest relief stimulus package ever; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act offers over $2 trillion of stimulus to the people, businesses and the...

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Everyone that knows me knows that I love salad. Here’s a very easy, hearty superfood salad that I made: Makes 2 meal sized portions: 2 Red beets (peeled and chopped ½ in) – keep the greens 1 Sweet potato (peeled and...

 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

I wanted to take some time to reflect on the week that was March 15th-21st, 2020. I think the phrase "what a long year this week has been," summarizes the sentiment and feeling of this long, long week. It does feel like the past week...

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Over the last 3 weeks we have seen people show a lot of concern over the continuing coronavirus pandemic. This concern has bled over to the financial markets. Over the recent weeks all of the major US market indexes, the Dow Jones...

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

My good friend and leadership consultant, Doug Smith always says “we were not meant to life alone!” I completely agree. I believe as humans we are designed by God to do life together. We all need help and we are stronger...

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

As a lot of businesses are moving their employees to a remote work environment because of the Coronavirus, I wanted to share some quick tips for working from home. Dress for Work It can be tempting to roll out of bed in your PJs and...

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Most of us have heard that we should “buy low and sell high” and “stay the course” during market downturns. However, like most things, it’s easier said than done. The reality is we are hard wired to do the...

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Our country has been through many difficult times including the World War I, Great Depression, World War 2, Stagflation and oil shortages of the 70s, The Cold War, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Global Financial Crisis and now the...

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Right now, a lot of people are scared in the United States because of the Coronavirus, which is spreading, and we're getting news alerts every day of the details of it spreading. Just recently, we learned the state of New York has...

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

With the new paradigm of working from home and isolation due to the Coronavirus you might be looking for some ideas of what to do. One of the ideas to get your mind away from the stress and fears of the time is to binge watch a new...

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Congress has passed the SECURE Act as part of the Federal government spending bill and the President has signed it into law as of December 20th 2019, with most provisions going into effect January 1st 2020. There are many changes that...

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

If you have paid attention to the news over the past few weeks, you may have noticed there has been quite a bit of attention paid to the disease COVID-19, otherwise called the Coronavirus. So, what is this thing? Research has shown...

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

There are certain questions Financial Professionals are asked quite frequently by clients, family, friends, or just the person we struck up a conversation with at the grocery store. Most of the time the question is something like:...

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

In the media today, you are often inundated with information about firms offering financial services. The messages you see may typically be focused on management of assets or focused on helping to develop a financial plan to achieve...

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

According to multiple news outlets, Congress looks set to pass the first major piece of retirement legislation in a decade this week, the SECURE Act. Secure is an acronym that stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement...

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Give more money to the charities you care about with this tip! It is Christmas season at Beratung, and with that Christmas season, it gets us thinking about one of our core values, Charitable. It is not only a core value for us, but...

 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Have you ever gotten your credit card bill in December or January after Holiday shopping and say: “What happened?” I’d like to share with you tips to help you avoid the January guilt and frustration. Below are the...

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

It’s Spring! I get excited every spring to start getting plants into my veggie garden. This year I’ve decided to take on a garden expansion. I wanted a few extra beds for veggies, but also wanted to expand the fruit that...