Juggling multiple financial goals

Life can become busy and complex when you have competing financial priorities. Join host Matt Schartow and Alerus financial guide LeeAnn Staffne for a discussion on how to make a plan to tackle your multiple financial goals.

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Everybody’s Talking: Crypto, SRIs, and Sector Funds

There is always a new financial topic being discussed in the media. Join host Matt Schartow, portfolio manager Travis Hook, and manager of investment analysis Bryan Grimm to demystify some of the recent headline topics such as SRIs, NFC, and Cryptocurrency.

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Paycheck contribution after retirement

You’ve picked a retirement date…now what? Join host Matt Schartow and Alerus financial advisor Dexter Albrecht as we discuss helping you determine how to best plan for paycheck continuation after retirement.

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Partners and Money: Communication, Your Goals and Paying the Bills

As a follow-up to our March session (Financial Fitness for the Family), join host Matt Schartow and Alerus financial advisor Paul Dadlez while they discuss how to have an open conversation about finances with your partner. This webinar will cover strategies regarding combined accounts vs. separate accounts, and open dialog about shared financial goals.

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Financial Fitness for the Family

Financial wellness is a family discussion. Join host Matt Schartow and Alerus financial guide Kari Vien in discussing how to best have open dialog with your family about budgeting, saving, and spending.

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Establishing credit, credit scores, and reports

Credit scores impact various aspects of your financial life. Join host Matt Schartow and Alerus financial guide Chad Turner as they discuss how to decipher credit scores, build and/or repair credit, and how this information impacts your financial choices.

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Year-end financial planning checklist

The end of the calendar year is a great time to review your finances and see if you are on track for your financial goals. Join host Matt Schartow and Alerus wealth management advisor Logan Shanks as they discuss end of the year personal financial planning.

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Making the most of your charitable giving

Many people find giving to charity a fulfilling part of their financial life, but it sometimes it gets lost in the shuffle when dealing with all our regular expenses. Join host Matt Schartow and Alerus financial advisor Paul Dadlez as they discuss the benefits of working charitable giving into your budget.

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Managing Health Insurance Before Age 65

If you’re planning on retiring early, you’ll want a plan for health insurance. Join host Matt Schartow and Alerus financial advisor Dexter Albrecht as they discuss insuring yourself once you’re not on an employer’s plan.

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Understanding Health Savings Accounts

A Health Savings Account (HSA) can help you fund future health care costs. Join host Matt Schartow and special guest Chris Moen as they discuss the benefits and drawbacks of funding an HSA account while working.

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How to Continue Your Paycheck into Retirement

Retiring from your day to day job doesn’t mean you have to stop receiving a monthly check. With the right planning, you can still receive deposits into your bank account every month. Join host Matt Schartow and special guest Stanton Shields to discuss ways in which you can make this happen.

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Optimizing Social Security

Social security was not designed to be your sole income in retirement, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an important component of your retirement income stream. Join host Matt Schartow and special guest Bret Kinzler as they discuss ways to optimize your social security benefits.

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Things to Consider Before Taking Out a Loan

Low interest rates in 2021 have many wondering if now is the right time to take out a loan. It’s important to take other factors besides interest rate into consideration before you take the dive. Join host Matt Schartow and senior financial guide Kari Vien as they discuss what to consider before you take out…

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Estate Planning for the “Average Joe”

It is well known that the topic of money can divide many families. But when estate planning is approached thoughtfully and with inclusive intent, it can actually help bring families closer together. Join host Matt Schartow and senior trust and fiduciary manager Dan Statsick as they discuss estate planning and what you need to know…

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Investing Beyond Your Retirement Plan

With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to start investing outside of your retirement plan. Join host Matt Schartow and an Alerus financial guide as they discuss some options and important things to look for when investing extra funds.

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Understanding Investment Types

Mutual funds are the most common type of investment in employer sponsored retirement plans, but there are many types to choose from. Join host Anne Guerriero and financial guide Lorene Fott as they explore the different investment types you might encounter and how they work.

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Tips for Creating an Emergency Fund

Did you know that over 50 percent of Americans can’t come up with $500 for in a moment’s notice? No one knows when emergencies will happen, but they usually take up time and money. Without an emergency fund, you might be forced to pay unexpected expenses with money that was intended for something else and…

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Understanding and Managing Debt

Debt isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but too much of the wrong kind of debt can keep us from our financial goals. Join host Matt Schartow and an Alerus financial guide as they discuss different types of debt and the best ways to pay them off.

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Contributing to Your Retirement Plan

Wondering how much you should be saving for retirement at different stages in your life? There’s no exact science. Join host Matt Schartow as he talks with Alerus Wealth Management Advisor Logan Shanks for tips on saving for retirement from your 20s through your 50s.

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Evaluating Your Risk Tolerance

Helps those savings for retirement to understand risk tolerance and how to measure theirs. Information on how risk tolerance impacts investment choices and managing concerns about market ups and downs.

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Mastering Financial Wellness with MY ALERUS

Whether you’re just entering the workforce, saving for your child’s college education, or preparing for retirement, managing your financial wellness is important at every stage in life. Alerus financial experts are here to help you with specific tips and tools to get you on the right track.

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Investing 101: Understanding Risk Tolerance

Investing can be an important part of building your long-term financial strategy, but it’s also important to choose investments that are right for you. In November’s webinar, we discuss finding the investments that are right for your age, time until retirement, and financial situation.

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