Announcing the Finalists of the 2017 JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship!

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At JPH Advisory Group, we believe that professional financial planning, when done right, is a force for good in the world. That’s why we are proud to offer, for the very first time, the JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship, which is awarded to a dedicated, enthusiastic, and deserving college student studying in an financial planning-related program nationwide. Having [...]

2017 JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship Finalist: Galen Bearden, Texas Tech University

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Editor’s note: The following is a submission to the JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship, which is awarded to a deserving student in a financial planning-related graduate or undergraduate program nationwide. Part of the scholarship requirements include an article on a financial planning topic of choice, focused on how the chosen topic relates to current American trends or [...]

2017 JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship Finalist: Tyler Floyd, Texas Tech University

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Editor’s note: The following is a submission to the JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship, which is awarded to a deserving student in a financial planning-related graduate or undergraduate program nationwide. Part of the scholarship requirements include an article on a financial planning topic of choice, focused on how the chosen topic relates to current American trends or [...]

2017 JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship Finalist: Jennifer Lehman, Texas Tech University

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Editor’s note: The following is a submission to the JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship, which is awarded to a deserving student in a financial planning-related graduate or undergraduate program nationwide. Part of the scholarship requirements include an article on a financial planning topic of choice, focused on how the chosen topic relates to current American trends or [...]

What’s the Best Age to Begin Social Security Benefits?

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We often hear the question, “What is the best age to begin Social Security benefits?” And while it may sound confusing, our answer is always: “Well, it depends.” There are a number of factors that impact when you should begin your benefits, and so the answer varies from person to person. Let’s start with the [...]

How to Keep from Failing at Retirement

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We are eight years into a strong bull market in stocks, with rising employment and the highest consumer confidence readings we’ve seen in a long time. On top of that, we also are in the middle of a wave of Baby Boomers hitting their mid-sixties, the classic retirement age. Those factors combine to see some [...]

Three Important Factors To Consider before Accepting a New Job Offer

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So you’ve just received a great new job offer with the company of your dreams? There is no denying it, this is a pretty great feeling, especially since it is probably the culmination of years of planning and hard work. So before you take the job or start to negotiate your salary and benefits, stop [...]

Do You Need Life Insurance in Retirement?

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In a recent Gallup survey, 64% of Americans said that they worry about having enough money for a comfortable retirement, and this fear has many re-examining their budgets to find additional ways to save for their golden years. But maybe you are part of the group that feels pretty good about their retirement planning. Even still, [...]

Curtis Hearn’s Ten-Year Anniversary with JPH (And a Surprise Announcement!)

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This month marks my tenth year of employment with JPH Advisory Group, which I think is cause for some celebration! But first, a little reflection… If I’m completely honest, when I first stepped into the financial industry about 14 years ago, I did so with a great deal of trepidation. Deep down, I felt a [...]

A 30-Day Financial Detox — How I Got Back on Track Financially by Re-Evaluating Everything

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“If I can live for a dollar a day — at least from a food cost standpoint — it’s pretty easy to earn $30 dollars in a month, so I’ll probably be ok.” –Elon Musk Long before Elon Musk became a billionaire, he was a college grad with big dreams, just trying to find a [...]