Q4 2018 Quarterly Newsletter

By Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

News from Flourish

The final quarter of 2018, as well as the entire year, has been a whirlwind of excitement and professional growth for the Flourish team. Our newest team member, Nicole Swanson, joined us at the beginning of November and we are grateful for her contributions in her role as Wealth Manager, her passion and dedication to servicing our clients, and for moving from Madison to join us here in Edina. Thanks, Nicole!

Michele Lenz joined us toward the end of 2017 and through hard work and perseverance earned the CFP® designation in August of 2018. And Michelle White joined us in April 2018 as Client Services Manager and has proved to be an invaluable addition to our little family, leading our custodian relationships and supporting our compliance process which is always top of mind in a wealth management firm. We have received wonderful feedback from our clients about our growing team and we look forward to continuing to provide high-quality services in the coming year. 

Q3 2018 Quarterly Newsletter

By Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

News from Flourish

On behalf of the entire team at Flourish Wealth Management, we want to thank all of the supporters who attended the book launch party in Edina on September 17th. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in the audience and share the excitement of the evening with everyone. I have also received supportive e-mails and calls from people that couldn’t attend the event, along with some positive comments about Flourish Financially. I have often compared the process of writing a book to having a baby, and based on the early feedback and support it looks like me and my “baby” are making some positive first steps.

The book launch party wrapped up a busy couple of months as summer came to a rapid conclusion in Minnesota. We share some stories about the book in the pages below along with market comments and other updates.  

Organizing Your Finances for Retirement

When approaching retirement, getting your finances organized is one of the first steps you should take.

By Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA
Thursday, 28 June 2018

Organizing Your Finances for Retirement

Getting a clear financial picture can help ease the transition into retirement because, at the very least, you’ll know what accounts you will be drawing from, where they are being managed, how your investments can continue to generate income for you, and what tax liabilities they may impose. It requires discipline and clarity to keep your finances organized before and during retirement.

Start Your Retirement Plan Now

By Jay Pluimer, AIF® CIMA®

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Start Your Retirement Plan Now

The opportunity to save money through a company sponsored retirement savings plan is an incredibly valuable benefit. Whether you are leading a small business or a nonprofit, the long-term ability to put money away on a tax-deferred basis is critical to building a nest egg that will provide financial flexibility in the later stages of life. Small business leaders can start a 401(k) or 403b Plan (“Plans”) that is cost effective for your organization, helps attract and retain key employees, and increases productivity by alleviating employees’ money worries.

Avoid Pitfalls when Planning for Retirement

By Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Avoid Pitfalls when Planning for Retirement

Planning for retirement can be a source of confusion or anxiety for many people. Retirement can be fraught with uncertainty given the fact that many people will face a long retirement period of 25 years plus. While many factors need to come together to make a cohesive and sustainable long-term plan, the biggest concern most people face is the fear of making financial mistakes or decisions based on emotion as they plan for this next stage of life.  Here are some ideas for decreasing anxiety and increasing clarity on the road to sound retirement planning.

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