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State Of the Markets Event

In Articles, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, SLC Fall 2021 by Scott Dougan

with Mike Sorrentino, CFA® Wednesday, December 8th On Wednesday, December 8th, we will be hosting a State of the Markets event with our Chief Investment Officer, Mike Sorrentino, CFA®.  This will be an in-person event at Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Campus in Sandy. For those that are unable to join us in-person, we are also setting things up to …

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Elevated Retirement Group Gives Back

In Articles, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, SLC Fall 2021 by Scott Dougan

Providing For Those in Need the team here is excited to be once again partnering with the Utah Food Bank and their Mobile School Pantry initiative.  This program approaches childhood hunger with the understanding that children are only truly protected from the pain and anxiety of hunger when their whole family has enough food to stay healthy. This approach makes …

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2021 Fall Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office by Scott Dougan

Pops of color on the mountains, cooler temperatures, and shorter days. Fall is here and settling in nicely after a very hot summer. My kids are almost finished with the first quarter of the school year. My daughter, Coraline, is in seventh grade this year. She stays busy with schoolwork and the middle school cheer team but has found time …

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Back to the Basics: Return Policy

In Articles, Articles: Kansas City Office, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, Back to the Basics, Fall 2021, SLC Fall 2021 by Scott Dougan

As more and more shopping moves from brick-and-mortar stores to the internet, the risk of getting it wrong escalates. A pair of pants bought from a website, without trying them on first, is something that would have seemed insane 25 years ago. Will they even fit? I recall the back-to-school ritual of trying on jeans while seeking Mom’s approval (since …

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Briefcase Study: Now That I’m Retired

In Articles, Articles: Kansas City Office, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, Briefcase Studies, Fall 2021, SLC Fall 2021 by Scott Dougan

“Now That I’m Retired, I Wonder How I Got Anything Done When I Was Working!”  “How’s retirement treating you?” – I asked. “I’m failing miserably at it. I’m so busy now that I wonder how I got anything done when I was working. “ If I had a dollar for each time I’ve heard something to this effect, I’d be …

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Briefcase Study: House Fever

In Articles, Articles: Kansas City Office, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, Briefcase Studies, SLC Summer 2021, Summer 2021 by Scott Dougan

Home is where the heart is. There’s no place like home. When the house is a rockin’ don’t bother knockin’. There’s no questioning the fact that a home is a critical piece of our lifestyle and identify. Where we live has a lot to do with whom we associate and spend time as well as how we perceive our standing …

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Back to the Basics: The Choice Challenge In Retirement

In Articles, Articles: Kansas City Office, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, Back to the Basics, SLC Summer 2021, Summer 2021 by Scott Dougan

The Choice Challenge In Retirement If you were to ask me what is my very favorite thing, I think I’d say it’s choice. I suppose it’s like declaring that freedom is good. The very ability to make choices with our time, money, relationships, careers…these all make life so much richer than the alternative, having few choices. An uncluttered view of …

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2021 Summer Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office by Scott Dougan

The dog days of summer are here.  We just wrapped up the baseball season for my son, Michael, and his nine-year-old team of little leaguers. As you do in Utah, we started the season battling snow, rain and cold temps only to end the season scrambling for shade, dousing each other in sunscreen and praying a cloud would hover above …

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Our firm is excited to announce the launch of Elevated Financial Wellness!

In Articles, Articles: Salt Lake City Office, SLC Spring 2021 by Scott Dougan

Studies show that eighty percent of employers’ report that financial stress is lowering their employees’ productivity level, and it’s costing them nearly half a trillion dollars annually.*   The EFW platform provides financial wellness technology with a human approach. Employees will not only have access to assessment tools to understand their financial/retirement needs but will also have access to our …