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After years of serving Kansas City clients, and clients from across the country, there isn't much we haven't seen. In our blog, you'll find answers to some of our most common questions, a few rare ones, and maybe even some commentary on things we're into! Check it out, and feel free to leave us a comment when you're done.

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Who remembers when the most dangerous thing you could do with a computer was driving a wagon on the Oregon Trail? At the same time, trying to avoid dying from cholera, dysentery, and typhoid. When the screens were green, it was a...

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

6 Ways to Prevent Cybercrime: Steps You Can Take Now to Protect Your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) Have you ever had money stolen from your checking account? I have, three times over the last 13 years. Fortunately, my bank...

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

What do snack maker Utz, electric vehicle firm Fisker, and smart home tech company Vivint have in common? They all went public via SPAC last year. SPAC is one of the many acronyms that swirl around finance and financial news, even...

 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The NFL draft is quickly approaching. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 29, 2021, is the first day where 32 young men will be selected to play on a level they have dreamed of for a long time. Over the following two days, rounds 2 through 7...

 

Monday, April 26, 2021

6 Budgeting Tips To Get Your Online Shopping Under Control Have you found yourself shopping online more than usual? Well, it has probably become a standby thing to do when you’ve become bored? What started as browsing from...

 

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

2020 was a rough year, but the stock market came out ahead in a big way. Indeed, the S&P 500 index has returned nearly 40% from March 1 2019 to March 1 2021, despite the turmoil of the intervening two years. In non-retirement accounts,...

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

How much would you pay for a video clip of Lebron James dunking a basketball? Just the clip, to be clear, not a physical copy of it, but something on par with a YouTube video. If the answer is $0 then you might just be behind the times...

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

On certain days, especially during the pandemic, the market seems to become especially shaky, climbing of falling in search of a new equilibrium. Often there is an obvious widely discussed news item that I can point to explain this...

 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

If you've received a handwritten card from us, you may have noticed that some of the addressed envelopes have some pretty sloppy handwriting! So with that, we wanted to introduce you to our newest members of your "staff" - our kids! As...

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Can your money "Do Good by Doing Good?" At BMG, we think so. It’s not a secret that investors seek positive returns from their investments. However, some desire to also make a positive impact on the world. That's where the terms...

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In some ways I feel weird, and completely unqualified to be writing this blog. #MomBoss may be what I am, and yes, I do my best, but I’d be lying if I said this hasn’t been a hard year for me, too. I’ve been thinking...

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

OK, first thing's first. You've probably heard of "TNSTAAFL" before. (There's no such thing as a free lunch.) If you haven't it's the idea that NOTHING is "free," including this article. Why? Because it costs your time (i.e....

 

Friday, August 21, 2020

BMG is two today!

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Pandemic is Forcing Employees to Face Early Retirement. How Do I Handle Medicare Enrollment? We're seeing a lot of people being forced into making a retirement decision. It can be overwhelming. Are you prepared? As the Medicare...

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

An open letter to friends, connections, and especially other pro athletes: When I knew I had the opportunity to play in the NFL, my family and I knew the smart thing to do was start to interview financial advisors. With the amount of...

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Especially now, I need to get something off my chest. Two days ago, my partner, Jen, and I had a scheduled call with a consultant via Zoom. He was a business coach, and had come recommended to help us grow our business. No harm in that...

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

When I started my second career as a financial advisor many years ago, my main interest was helping the baby boomers with the decisions they inevitably will have to make as they age. It's my passion! There are a few changes to Medicare...

 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Small Businesses need to know this about The Secure Act The other day, I posted my very first blog post on what individuals need to know about the new Secure Act, which was recently added into the budget by Congress. Overall,...

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

By now, you may have heard about a new change to our tax law that Congress included in the most recent budget called the SECURE Act, an acronym for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement.” With a name like...