Calling All Snowbirds: Considerations for Buying a Second Home

Chris McKern By | On December 31, 2015

Spending the cold winter months someplace warm is a goal for many Americans—especially during their retirement years, once they’re no longer tied to the office and have more free time for leisure-based pursuits. According to an article, “Hot—and not—destinations for relocating retirees,” roughly 6 percent of retirees in the U.S. now split their time […]

What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for You?

Dan Kutzke By | On December 17, 2015

Yesterday’s big news was that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has finally increased interest rates, by 25 basis points or one-quarter of 1 percent. On the face of it, this increase doesn’t seem like it should be considered a major deal, but the widespread media coverage would indicate otherwise. Let’s spend some time thinking about why […]