Why I Chose Gertsema Wealth Advisors

By Scott Keegan, Associate Wealth Advisor An old school friend recently took a financial advisor job with a large broker-dealer that toted itself on financial planning. He soon learned that his job was to try and sell life insurance to his friends and family. His pay after six months was 10 …

What Grade Would You Give Your Advisor?

By Mike Gertsema, CEO & Wealth Advisor I was recently referred to a new client couple and did a virtual zoom meeting since they lived out of Missouri. I’ll call them Bob and Julie. I’m thankful that technology allows us to meet people online so we can all put a face with a name. It …

Figuring Out Who You Are Can Help You With Retirement Planning

By Nick Gertsema, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®, AIF®, VP & Wealth Advisor If you were asked to sit down and define who you are, how would you describe yourself? It is not uncommon for someone to tie a substantial portion of their identity and self-worth to their careers. My Twitter bio says that …

How Professional Designations Help Us to Help You

By Mike Gertsema, CEO & Wealth Advisor What are professional designations in financial planning? A professional designation in financial planning is a stamp of approval that demonstrates to employers and clients that the person achieved a particular standard of excellence in their field …

How Setting Goals in 2021 Can Help You Understand Your Financial Life

By Mike Gertsema, CEO & Wealth Advisor I’m a very strong advocate of setting financial and personal goals. When the kids were growing up, I told them all I wanted for Christmas or my January birthday was a list of their goals for the upcoming year. In my experience, once I wrote my goal …

How to Find Happiness and Balance in Your Finances

By Nick Gertsema, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®, AIF®, VP & Wealth Advisor Too often in the world of personal finance, we find ourselves focusing on what you can’t or shouldn’t do. Every year, there’s a new campaign out there that makes promises that feel unreasonable. “Stop drinking your favorite …

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8 Legitimate Tax Loopholes You May Be Missing

8 Legitimate Tax Loopholes You May Be Missing

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