Insights from Encore

Here is a collection of finance-related news and information we consider worth knowing.

The content included here is meant for general use only; it is not to be considered advice.

Who is Your Trusted Contact?

This vital investment account question should be answered sooner rather than later. Investment firms have a new client service requirement. They must now ask you if you would like to provide the name and information of a trusted contact.1 You do not have to supply...

Before You Claim Social Security

Whether you want to leave work at 62, 67, or 72, claiming the retirement benefits you are entitled to by federal law is no casual decision. You will want to consider a few key factors first. How long do you think you will live? If you have a feeling you will live into...

Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses

As a small-business owner, figuring out retirement choices can be a little intimidating. How do you pick the most appropriate retirement plan for your business as well as your employees? There are three main types of retirement plans for small businesses: SIMPLE-IRAs,...

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE JUNE 2020

U.S. Markets Stocks rallied in May, sparked by a supportive Federal Reserve, stories of states re-opening, and reported progress on a COVID-19 vaccine. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 4.2%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index picked up 4.5%. The NASDAQ...

Eldercare Choices in the COVID-19 Era

Given the threat of COVID-19, seniors today may be considering their extended care alternatives with extra caution.1 In addition to health factors, the cost can be an issue. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the median annual cost of a semi-private...

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Our office is closed today, July 3, 2020, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! ... See MoreSee Less

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SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), Impact Investing, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing belong to a growing category of investment choices that use traditional investing practices to responsibly impact society.

In the past, these investment strategies were viewed as too restrictive for most investors. But over time, improved evaluative data and competitive returns have pushed these strategies into the mainstream. Even though SRI, ESG investing, and impact investing share many similarities, they differ in some fundamental ways. Read on to learn more about investing for impact on our website==>.https://encorefinancialgroup.net/investing/investing-for-impact/
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We want to express our gratitude to all of the postal workers out there who tirelessly deliver our mail and packages. Thank you for all you do! #NationalPostalWorkersDay ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Rich Galka. Rich is serving the Cadillac area for Encore Financial Group and has 20 years of experience as an independent life and health agent. Someday Rich hopes to take a family vacation to Alaska and enjoys riding his motorcycle, walking his Golden Retriever, and collecting coins. Learn more about Rich and our other representatives at encorefinancialgroup.net/representatives/rich-galka/ ... See MoreSee Less

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