The Horizontal and Vertical of Retirement Planning
When planning for retirement, your rate of return is important, but it is secondary to your annual spending needs and the concerns about outliving one’s savings. We explore the factors.
Welcome Quintin Schellenger
The Arkansas Financial Group would like to welcome our summer intern, Quintin Schellenger. Quintin is a senior at Texas Tech studying personal financial planning. He grew up mainly in Northern Virginia before moving to Texas for college. He chose Texas…
Spring Cleaning for Your Finances
The arrival of spring is not only a perfect time to deep clean your house, it is also a great time to organize and de-clutter your financial papers.
Retirement: Suggestions for Sharpening Your Saw
The classic Stephen Covey "sharpen your saw" habit encourages a lifelong commitment to self-renewal. Retirement is no time to stop!
The Intersection of Frugal and Green
Being a good conservationist can lead to more "green" in your pocket.
Our Love/Hate Relationship with Long Term Care Insurance
Our Love/Hate Relationship with Long Term Care Insurance Kristina Bolhouse, CPA/PFS, CFP® Long term care (LTC) insurance started appearing in the marketplace in the late 1970s/early 1980s. At the time, we loved the fact this product was available, even though the…
Book Review: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
By: Kristina K. Bolhouse, CPA/PFS, CFP® This book piqued my curiosity from two avenues: First, as a financial advisor, I’ve been fascinated at the differences between spenders and savers and even more curious when I see a person actually able…
Take Time to Learn Your Critical Numbers
By: Ralph Broadwater, MD, CFP®, AIF® We all want to know that we have organized our financial life as well as possible so we can accomplish our goals. One of the best ways to make sure that you are “on…
The Value of Scenario Planning
By: Ralph Broadwater, MD, CFP®, AIF® In addition to investing to reach your goals, it is important to plan for emergencies and protect your family. Adequate insurance coverage is an important part of this protection, but proper planning is equally…
The Ripple Effect—The Side of 401ks, 403bs and IRAs No One Talks About
By: Kristina K. Bolhouse, CPA/PFS, CFP® I often hear financial authors and radio personalities talk about all of the virtues of putting money into tax deferred accounts. The impact sounds so promising, and even CPAs sometimes get confused by the…