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The MFG Knowledge Center is an educational place where you can read current articles uniquely written by your Advisor Team at Mersberger Financial Group on a variety of topics each month. Please enjoy the content and check back often for the most recent updates!

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Recent Posts

Friday, January 17, 2020

A very common New Year’s Resolution for many of us is to be better with money, whether that be improving our spending habits or saving more. I’m here today to provide an easy tip on how you can save money without even...

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Even the most novice of investors have likely seen the ever popular “style box”. While self-explanatory to a seasoned veteran of the investment world, those with limited knowledge of the subject may not realize just how...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

How will this affect your investments? We have been getting many questions lately from clients regarding the ongoing trade war and tariffs with China and how it will affect their portfolio. This topic has dominated news headlines and...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Is your financial advisor educated to give you the best financial advice? What designations do they have? Do they align with your goals? When interviewing and hiring a financial advisor to manager your financial future, there are a...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

When developing an estate plan, it is important to know what you can do to pass assets directly to beneficiaries. This will help you better decide which estate plan route is appropriate for you when deciding between a Will and a Trust....

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Hi, this is Josh Preiss the Director of trading at Mersberger Financial Group, here today to discuss the role of an Investment Policy Statement or IPS. IPS Definition The Investment Policy Statement summarizes investors’...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

We are often asked, "Where is the best place to invest?", "What is the hot stock to buy?" or “Mutual Fund A outperformed Mutual Fund B last year, should I sell Fund A and buy Fund B?" At Mersberger Financial Group, we often hear...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The biggest question we get when clients and prospective clients walk through our door is “Can I retire?” or “Am I doing the right things to get to retirement?” For most, retirement seems like a goal that is...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Are you on the right bus in your careers or your life? Are you in the right seat? Do you have passion in what you do? Is it enjoyable? Do you make a difference in someone’s life every day? If not, consider changing seats or if...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Whenever the markets decline or enter correction territory, the most common question we get asked as financial advisors is "Should I be selling my market-based accounts?"

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Many modern financial theories assume market participants are rational and make decisions based on information and empirical evidence rather than with emotions, however, this is often not the case. This article will seek to explain...

Monday, July 9, 2018

Have you already started to think of some of the costs associated with having a child? 529 College Saving Plans

Monday, June 11, 2018

Is your portfolio continually balanced with your asset allocation as the stock market changes? Are you more or less aggressive than your risk tolerance states?

Monday, April 30, 2018

Defining Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Investing and how investors may incorporate ESG investing into their portfolios.

Monday, April 2, 2018

The impact of emotions on investing to be one of the biggest obstacles we can help our clients overcome.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Market volatility reminds us how important it is to stay diversified within your portfolio and to stick with your initial investment strategy.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time value of money is one of the most important concepts in finance and states that one dollar is more valuable today than one dollar is a year from now.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Shopping in our everyday lives is very similar to investing in our portfolios and staying true to investment strategies during market volatility.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

At Mersberger Financial Group, we are big proponents of the Roth IRA, which we feel is underutilized by many investors.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Many investors wonder how to properly invest their portfolio to give them the best chance of achieving their financial goals. Most people have heard the saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Well, what does this mean exactly?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Defining yield to maturity (YTM), reviewing factors which determine a bond’s YTM and how investors can use a bond’s YTM to make investment decisions.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

At Mersberger Financial Group, we try to focus on all the areas of planning, one of which includes tax planning strategies.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As we have entered the holiday season I want to reflect on two themes: being thankful and the joy of giving.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

When people retire, typically the most important question that they have is “Have we saved enough?” and “Will we be able to have the kind of retirement that we have dreamed of?”

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Many people underestimate or even entirely leave out the impact inflation has over time. Today we want to discuss the risk of inflation and some ways to address this risk in your financial plan and budget.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

When to take social security? There are few factors to consider in order to make an informed decision.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Many people think that when they work with a financial advisor they are receiving customized advice for their particular situation. However, we find that many advisors only concentrate on the "money" and ignore other key areas of...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Employer retirement plans are an essential part of retirement in today's world where many companies no longer offer a traditional pension. Here is some insight into the basics of employer retirement plans.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

As generations continue to age, a tremendous number of people are retiring daily. However, there are many risks retirees should consider planning for and address in order to obtain their dream retirement.