Medicare Basics You Need To Know

Andy Lucking By | On September 26, 2017

The concept of Medicare can be murky for soon-to-be retirees. If you learn basic enrollment guidelines and some of the nuances of various Medicare plans, you’ll be empowered with the knowledge you need to make better decisions—and avoid costly penalties. Here, we explore key points and address common questions about this federal health insurance program. […]

Equifax Breach Affects 143 Million People

Dan Kutzke By | On September 15, 2017

Last week Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, suffered a massive database breach. This breach is estimated to have affected 143 million consumers’ information including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, drivers license numbers, and credit card information. Do you know if this breach has affected your information? If you are unsure, […]

Minnesota Estate Tax

Bryan Pratt By | On September 13, 2017

As part of the state tax bill passed earlier this summer, the MN Estate Tax exemption will be increasing over the next few years (2017 to 2020.) The exemption was also retroactively increased from $1.8 million to $2.1 million for 2017. This change will allow the exemption to rise above the $2 million per person […]

Market Update For The Month Ending August 31, 2017

The PKA Team By | On September 7, 2017

Strong August for global markets August was a solid month for global markets; all three major U.S. indices ended the period on a positive note. The S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq were up 0.31 percent, 0.65 percent, and 1.43 percent, respectively. Fundamentals drove the positive equity performance. According to FactSet, as […]