What Do Golden Birches and Financial Planning Share? Chladek Wealth’s Brand Story

2021-07-01T13:54:14+00:00June 1, 2021|Blog, General Financial Planning|

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." Warren Buffett.  These powerful words beautifully articulate the true essence of financial planning—time.  It takes time to build wealth and use it to fulfill your goals and dreams. Financial plans aren't built and accomplished in a day. Think about it like this; you can’t save for retirement in a year—it takes decades. Instead, true financial planning is about creating [...]

Checklist For Year-End Planning

2021-06-08T12:27:14+00:00December 8, 2020|Blog, General Financial Planning, Taxes|

Looking to year end I know it’s a busy time. But it’s not too soon to start thinking about taxes. Many questions about the new administration have come my way, including questions about new tax proposals. Joe Biden’s plan is aggressive, but it may not get out of the starting gate if the Republicans hold the Senate. As you probably know, two early January runoffs in Georgia will determine the fate of the upper chamber. [...]

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st. Consider These 4 Tips For Choosing a Health Insurance Plan

2021-06-07T13:38:56+00:00October 6, 2020|Blog, General Financial Planning, Insurance|

Open enrollment (the annual period where you can enroll in major medical health insurance plans), begins November 1, 2020 and will remain open for 45 days, or until December 15. For someone looking to change or add coverage, this offers a short window of time to decide on and select your health insurance plan. Before rushing a decision to meet this deadline, take some time now to review and prepare. Below we’ve rounded up our [...]

What Issues Should I Consider Before The End Of The Year?

2019-12-12T15:34:18+00:00December 12, 2019|Blog, General Financial Planning|

The end of the year provides a number of planning opportunities to address. Click here for a comprehensive checklist of the types of year-end planning issues you should be considering to ensure you maximize cash flow and tax opportunities in the current year and beyond. In this checklist, we cover a number of planning issues that you should consider prior to year-end to ensure your plan stays on track, including: Various issues surrounding your investment [...]

17 Financial Resolutions for 2017

2017-01-05T17:38:44+00:00January 5, 2017|Blog, General Financial Planning|

With the start of the new year, now is the time to start thinking about how you’ll make 2017 fulfilling and fruitful for you and your loved ones. For more than 4,000 years, many people have celebrated the start of their new year by making promises to change their behavior or improve themselves. And it’s no wonder why: While New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep, they may also make you more than 10 [...]

The Best World Series Ad EVER

2016-11-03T14:06:22+00:00November 3, 2016|Blog, General Financial Planning|

While it’s hard as a longtime Royals fan to relinquish the hard-fought World Series crown; we are thrilled for the Chicago Cubs! Most especially for Ben Zobrist (ex-Royal) who had the game-winning hit and was named the MVP. What a proud moment for him, his young family, and the city of Chicago. Some are already calling last night’s game the best World Series Game 7 ever, but did you happen to notice the “DJ” commercial [...]

Are Your Emotions About Money Derailing Your Finances?

2016-08-03T15:03:15+00:00August 3, 2016|Blog, General Financial Planning|

If you’ve ever felt a rush of excitement at making a big purchase or experienced feelings of shame at making a financial mistake, you know that our relationship with money isn’t completely rational. For most people, money comes with a lot of emotional and psychological baggage that affects the decisions we make. Psychologists call these emotions "money scripts" and have found that these unconscious beliefs can drive many positive and negative financial behaviors. Many of [...]

What kind of planner are you?

2015-05-19T16:13:27+00:00May 19, 2015|Blog, General Financial Planning|

I’m obviously biased when discussing the importance financial planning. However, I’d like to present some findings that may (or may not) surprise you. At the end, you’ll find a FREE offer from us to review your financial plan and answer any questions you may have. According to research sponsored by the CFP Board and Consumer Federation of America (CFA) in 2013, close to nine in ten American households are engaged in some type of formal [...]

Easy Steps for Financial Spring Cleaning

2014-04-15T02:11:20+00:00April 15, 2014|Blog, General Financial Planning|

Every year, as April quickly approaches, I start to hear these types of comments from people: “I received a bunch of paperwork, but I still need to sort through it to file taxes,” or even more frightening: “I’m not sure I even know where my financial documents are.”  This time of year, we all think about cleaning out the garage, maintaining the mower, etc., but financial spring cleaning (to avoid future messes) is usually an [...]

Black Friday Deal Sites 2013

2013-11-28T12:46:04+00:00November 28, 2013|Blog, General Financial Planning|

I like to post Black Friday Deals because we ourselves are looking to see if the gifts we've picked for our kiddos are on sale. Check out the search feature on this site-- type the item you want and voila! http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/black-friday-apparel-deals-database/ Penny Pinchin' mom is a local Kansas City blogger who we feel is trustworthy and a place where you won't be bombarded with pop-ups or unknowingly download a virus. Websites like fatwallet.com/black-friday, theblackfriday.com, and [...]

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