by Brett Anderson, President, St. Croix Advisors, LLC

Values, money and financial planning

The other day, I attended the Minnesota Men’s Breakfast in Naples, Florida. The CEO of Cargill spoke about his organization and what the consumer is demanding from its food providers and suppliers. He talked about values-based food, where it came from, how it’s grown, GMO or not, etc. Today, consumers are demanding a personal connection and relationship with their food and grower. That got me thinking about my clients, their money and values toward financial planning.

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Advantages of retiring to Florida

Sure, we all have some very obvious reasons to retire in Florida; Sun, warm weather, no estate or income taxes. From my perspective, how many more reasons do you need? As I write this on a Saturday night, watching playoff football, tomorrow morning’s low will be 43 degrees (No, that’s no typo) here in Naples, Florida. Down here they consider that cold.

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God’s financial plan for our money

This question has been weighing on my mind and heart. What is God’s financial plan for our money? I can’t begin to describe it to you, but it’s a topic I feel I need to share and discuss. Some of you reading this are not believers and that’s Ok but you’ll discover, as you read my blog, that even if you are not a believer the plan God outlines is overfull for even non-believers to follow.

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2018 New Year Resolutions

Each year I make a couple of resolutions I’d like to fulfill. One I’ve had for years – drop more pounds. I’ve done well, but the remaining 20 or so have been the hardest. Thus, weight loss has made my list again this year. Many of you might also have that goal on your list, but I suspect saving more money or reducing your debt is probably also on there.

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Christmas 2017

The birth of Jesus Christ. There is something special about Christmas Eve Church Services. Maybe it’s the Christmas music; the church lit with candles or the smiles on everyone’s faces. 

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Thanksgiving 2017 Message

I’m sure we all remember the details of the first Thanksgiving way back in 1621 from our history classes in elementary school. We know they didn’t have Thanksgiving Football or even Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade when the first day of giving thanks began. From my research, turkeys weren’t a part of the main meal, and that’s surprising to me!

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I’m ready! What’s the next step?

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