More or Less

August 19, 2014

Sometimes it feels like there’s just more to do these days. Our houses are bigger and our toys more sophisticated, so there’s more to maintain. On the other hand, we can buy prepackaged salads and don’t have to shell peas anymore. Our cars don’t need oil changes nearly as often, andour ovens self-clean. But between…

Join Us For An Evening With The American Chef

August 13, 2014

Ambassador Client Event Like None Other Enjoy a feast for the body and the mind as Chef Walter Scheib shares a sampling of his exquisite culinary expertise, as well as stories of his time serving in the White House. November 7th, 2014 at 6:30 PM at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.…

Lessons We Can Learn from Youthful Transgression

August 12, 2014

These days it seems that few people from age 10 to 20 can be seen without a cell phone in hand. Now that school is out, parents complain of adolescent boys spending the summer playing video games, while girls are having full-on tête-à-têtes in 160-character text messages. One positive way to look at it is…

Some Ways to “Tighten the Belt”

August 7, 2014

If you had to cut back your spending, where would you do it? This question has a way of reflecting our values as much as it does our practicality. One recent study found that when workers started feeling even a little unsure about their job security, they began to cut back spending as a coping…

Fed Dovetail

August 5, 2014

In consideration of the current labor force participation rate and the fact that many discouraged workers may re-enter the job market, Scott Minerd — Global CIO at Guggenheim Partners —recently predicted the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) won’t increase interest rates until as late as early 2016. [ CLICK HERE to view the video, “U.S.…

Borrowing from Your 401(k)

July 31, 2014

It is common today for employers to allow workers to take loans from their 401(k) account. While employers are not required to permit these loans, in any given five-year period, as many as 40 percent of employees may borrow money from their 401(k) accounts.* When you borrow from you 401(k), you must pay back the…

Health Care at the Forefront

July 29, 2014

In recent news, we’ve witnessed the fallout of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where officials falsified records to hide the amount of time former service members have had to wait for medical appointments. As if health care doesn’t get enough bad press, this is just one more scandal indicating the dire need to overhaul…

The Printed Word

July 22, 2014

We blog, tweet, post. Read, skim, search. We can now receive so much of our information online, on demand, and choose exactly what sources from which to receive it. We’re no longer limited to three nightly newscasts and our daily local paper. [CLICK HERE to read the article, “The Future of the News Business: A…

Sustainable Retirement Income Strategies

July 17, 2014

Whether or not you are an environmental advocate, it’s a good idea to incorporate principles of conservation and sustainability in your retirement income strategy. Much like energy resources, it’s important for retirement income sources to be sustainable –meaning they should last as long as you do. One example of this is Social Security. To help…

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