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Owner’s Corner – The Foundations of an Enduring Construction Company with Randy Strebig (podcast)

Randy Strebig is the Founder and Owner of Strebig Construction, a construction firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When Randy founded the company in 1980, he focused the firm’s efforts on residential modeling, roofing, and concrete flatwork. Over the last 40 years, Strebig Construction has been expanding and evolving into a dominant force in commercial, industrial, and design/build projects. Randy and the Strebig Construction team are dedicated to taking a customer’s dream from idea to reality

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Charitable Giving Strategies Beyond Cash

How will you support your favorite charity this year? A donation by cash or check is always appreciated, and many people do that every year. According to a survey from LendingTree, more than half of Americans (56 percent) donated an average of $574 [1]. Giving money is great; however, sometimes families look for other options to help the organizations they wish to support. There are several charitable giving strategies that don’t involve money. In this

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5 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care

Imagine that someone you know was diagnosed with a lifelong disease. Or perhaps they ended up at a hospital and in need of lengthy care and recovery. Your first thought would probably be, “I hope they will be OK!” Unfortunately, for many families, the very next thought is, “How will we pay for this?”  That may sound unlikely to you now, especially if you are healthy. But the reality is that seven out of ten

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Executive Decisions- Finding Contentment As A Retired Financial Advisor with Fred Helfrich (podcast)

Fred Helfrich is a retired Certified Financial Planner who formerly worked for SYM Financial Advisors. He worked for the financial advisory firm for over an impressive 41 years. As a financial planning expert, Fred has mastered the art of wealth management, investments, estate planning, and financial advice. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Hanover College and earned his CFP in 1986 from the College for Financial Planning. Since retiring in 2021, Fred has

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Balancing Financial Planning for College with Other Goals

Are you planning to help your children with getting a degree someday? Financial planning for college has become a big priority for many American households. However, with education expenses on the rise, the total price tag may be much larger than you think. The average cost of attending a public college is $27,330 for in-state students, $44,150 for out-of-state students, and $55,800 for a private school per year.[1] Add to that other major expenses like

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Owner’s Corner – Maximizing Value and Optimizing Outcomes when Selling your Business with Doug Conner and Alex Shortle (podcast)

Over the last 30 years, Doug Conner has been buying and selling lower-to-middle-market businesses in the Midwest. During this time, he has also worked as the Managing Director at Periculum Capital Company and the Principal at BrightPath Capital and Cardinal Ventures. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from DePaul University and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Alex Shortle has spent the bulk of his career supporting

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