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As a consumer and marketing professional, I have found that there are many confusing aspects of financial services. My hope in blogging about these topics is to provide insight to others like myself who have disciplines outside the financial world. Hopefully, I will help provide some clarity (and humor) along the way. 

Financial advice is going to vary from person-to-person and can be addressed in a complimentary consultation with Michael D. Fields, CFP. Schedule yours at 317.844.5100 

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

How much will you spend over the holidays? It may be more than you anticipate. Consumers surveyed reported an average of $1,325 in new credit card debt following the 2019 holiday season, with 57% saying they hadn’t budgeted for...

Thursday, November 19, 2020

As you likely know, there are more and more attacks on our security online every day, and it’s even more frequent around the holidays. This time of year, be on guard for cyber criminals. To help you stay safe, here are some...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Spam calling has gotten out of hand. In fact, it's a normal occurrence for me to receive an average of five unsolicited calls per day, from unblocked numbers, that I am unfamiliar with. Do you remember, just a decade back when spam...

Friday, August 26, 2016

As a first grader our sons life goals jumped from Power Ranger to Iron Man overnight. I know, kids change their mind daily about what they want to be when they grow up. This change caught my attention, not because he wants to be a...

Friday, August 26, 2016

These days the process of churning tax returns has become a faceless product. In fact, most returns do not require a discussion if they only include a 1040 form and not much else. However, people are getting more savvy, education and...

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

April 17th, the day that my friend told me the round about would be open. Finally, I have been waiting for this day for three months. Instantly I took to social media to proclaim to everyone within shouting distance the date it would...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

As a young person it wasn't my impression that single people in their 20's would qualify as needing an advisor. So, one of my first questions was, "what's the right age to start using a financial advisor"?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Let's be honest, finding the right advisor can be confusing. Every time I do a web search, LinkedIn review or business card sort I am overwhelmed with acronyms. As cool as it seems to have certifications, one must ask... why? Do these...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I have met many professionals in the financial services industry over the last decade. One of the most confusing aspects of this profession is knowing what services individuals provide based upon their title. Take three people with the...