Generosity in All Seasons

By Samantha Compton As a seasoned Financial Advisor, I am aware of the tangible financial benefits of generosity.  At tax time, those who give to...

Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell: Blessed by Mentors and Now Impacting Others

By Heather Pluard At 29, Kelly Mitchell became the first woman elected commissioner in Cass County, Indiana, and the youngest commissioner in the state. But...

Spice it Up this Fall with Herbs and Seasonings

By Amber Pankonin One of my favorite things about fall is cooking and baking with classic fall flavors like cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and sage....

Thanksgiving Around the World

By Sarah Wall Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and soon, homes across America will be filled with the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg in...

Principles of Financial Planning Series: Protect the Income, Grow the Rest

By Samantha Compton This month, I’m introducing the last principle in this series, Financial Principle #5: Protect the Income, Grow the Rest.  This principle will...

How to pack the perfect picnic

By Amber Pankonin With the one-year anniversary of Smart Women Smart Money magazine and the fact that we survived a pandemic, there are so many...

College Savings Month: Why Financial Education is Essential

By Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante Financial wellness has become increasingly important for all Americans. In the wake of downturns, a global pandemic, and...

Remembering 9/11: Peg Creonte Shares About “The Innate Goodness of People”

By Peg Creonte On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was home with our two young boys, just 4 and 5 years old and...

A History and Celebration of Labor in America

By Sarah Wall For many of us, Labor Day is an end-of-summer celebration. It’s an extra Monday away from the office filled with neighborhood barbeques...

Heart of the Matter with Melanie Kreifels: A Work in Progress

By Melanie Kreifels, MA, LCPC Our lives are intertwined by moments, sometimes just barely touching each other and others slamming up against each other.  Each...

Carolyn’s Corner: My Thoughts on ‘Side-Hustles’

By Carolyn Holly I absolutely loved we are talking about a side hustle in this past edition! First, the term itself makes me think of someone...