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Tune into our new weekly podcast starting September 10, 2021!

Each Friday we’ll begin each episode with a discussion of the week’s general and financial news that could affect your financial plan. Then it’s a deeper discussion on a specific topic with Charles Stephen financial advisors and expert special guests.

Episode Two | September 17, 2021: Don’t Let Student Loans Delay Your Financial Future

Some 44 million college students, graduates and their parents owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loans, a sum greater than all credit card debt owed by American consumers. As astronomical as that figure is, student loan borrowers have more flexibility to manage that debt than they may think. In this episode, we’ll discuss how student loan debt became such a major source of stress for young people, the options available to them that can lessen that burden, and why it shouldn’t interfere with plans for their futures. 

We’ll help you stay informed about issues that are important to you.

Knowledge is the key to success. With that in mind, we built an online library of the most pertinent information. Here you can stay up to date on news and other information that could affect your income, your business or your retirement plan.


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Three Pillars of Wellness: Mental, Physical, and Financial Guide

Mar 08, 2021
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What Should Your Retirement Plan Committee Cover during your Annual Review?

Mar 01, 2021
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Kelly Famiglietta: Do I Worry About a Recession?

Feb 03, 2021
Kelly Famiglietta doesn’t worry about recession, but she does express concerns about the reaction potential recessions can cause. The key is to stay the course,…
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Don’t Let Emotions Drive Your Finances

Jan 12, 2021
2020 brought a pandemic that upended the lives of countless people across the world. Along with it came financial challenges for many, whether in the…
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Early Retirement: Can I Afford It?

Dec 15, 2020
COVID-19 has undeniably had major economic impacts on individuals and their families. For some, the pandemic has caused them to have to face the tough…
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Help your participants locate and consolidate their 401(k) accounts

Nov 20, 2020
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Early Withdrawal From Retirement Funds

Nov 17, 2020
Risks and Resources COVID brought unexpected turns for almost everyone around the world. For those in the final chapter of their careers, the pandemic forced…
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Why It’s Important to Review, Refresh and Revise Retirement Plan Documents

Nov 16, 2020
You likely recognize the importance of seeing your doctor for an annual physical to keep your health in tip-top shape, or taking your car in…
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Missing Participants: End of the Year Clean Up

Nov 09, 2020
As a plan fiduciary, you are responsible for your keeping track of former employees with account balances, a.k.a. missing participants. The DOL and IRS are…
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