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A liquidity haiku

A liquidity haiku

This is my first ever haiku (and maybe my last), so bear with me: Cash when you need it.Doesn’t matter, then it does.That’s liquidity. When Berkshire Hathaway reported their earnings earlier this month, the most noteworthy item was their $128 billion cash stockpile. ...

Risk, control & the small business 401k

Risk, control & the small business 401k

My first job out of college in the Internal Audit Department at Sprint didn’t initially seem like the ideal job I’d envisioned.  I’d had dreams of high-finance or Wall Street, but to my pleasant surprise, I quickly realized that I had stumbled into an awesome learning...

P&A makes CNBC Top 100 list

P&A makes CNBC Top 100 list

We’re excited to announce that Pittenger & Anderson was ranked by CNBC as one of the top 100 financial advisory firms in the U.S. as part of their CNBC FA 100. As per the CNBC website: The CNBC FA 100 celebrates the advisory firms that top the list when it comes...

Five key ‘To-Do’s’ before year end

Five key ‘To-Do’s’ before year end

Dear P&A Client, You hired us for a reason, or two…maybe even three.  One should be so that you don’t have to make financial decisions as if you’re stranded alone on a desert island.  We see our job not only to effectively manage your investment portfolio, but...

Schwab eliminates commissions

Schwab eliminates commissions

Good news for P&A clients!  Effective October 7, 2019, Charles Schwab is eliminating trading commissions on U.S.-listed stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for trades placed online (mobile or web trading). Schwab had been charging $4.95 per trade on U.S....

Are you using the P&A app?

Are you using the P&A app?

For better or for worse, we live in a world that is becoming more digital by the day.  Paper statements and paper money are losing their overall appeal as the convenience of electronic statements and online payments proliferate. For the last five years, we’ve offered...

P&A Spotlight: John Dannenbring

P&A Spotlight: John Dannenbring

We'd like to introduce you all to our newest employee, John (with an 'h')! John joined us at the beginning of the month and will be working with our research and trading teams as he's settling in and learning the business. Don't hesitate to holler a hello in his...

Protecting our senior investors

Protecting our senior investors

The news headlines have been screaming it… Another senior or vulnerable adult exploited out of their hard-earned money by a stranger, somebody close to them, or someone in between. Protecting senior investors has been a hot topic in the financial industry as more and...

16 great retirement quotes

16 great retirement quotes

Retirement has evolved over time and will continue to do so.  So, we thought it would be fun to share 16 great retirement quotes we found online.  As you’ll see, some folks are all for retirement, while others are adamantly against it.  Either way, may your life have...

529 Savings – Not just for your kids

529 Savings – Not just for your kids

As the Baby Boomers begin to enter (or think about) retirement, most of them won’t be content to sit in the easy chair and watch the television all day.   Many are choosing a more active retirement, full of travel, finding new hobbies or learning something new.  For...

What’s impacting the markets?

What’s impacting the markets?

The Dow Industrials hit an all-time high of 27,398 on July 16, 2019.  Since then, the index is down 7%.  Is this the beginning of the end of what many consider the longest bull market in U.S. stock market history?  Or is this yet another speedbump the market will...

Support your Huskers, save on taxes!

Support your Huskers, save on taxes!

Pretty soon, you’ll be seeing red everywhere.  With Huskers sports season about to kick off, fans will be showing support for their beloved Nebraska teams in a variety of ways, one of which is through financial support.  If you’re a Husker fan and you give money to...

Scrappy or crappy?

Scrappy or crappy?

Last week, I did something I haven’t done in years; I walked into a national chain bookstore, determined to buy a book.  After reading several Kindle books, I missed the feel of a hardcover.  Ten minutes of browsing led me to “Trillion Dollar Coach” about Bill...

What you need to know about annuities

What you need to know about annuities

Over the last year, we’ve had a noticeable uptick in questions about annuities.  Most are coming from prospective or new clients who were sold an annuity by their current or previous advisor.  They want to know if they should keep it or get out.  If you find yourself...

7 investing rules it pays to remember

7 investing rules it pays to remember

Investing rules can be easy to come by and hard to implement. As you can imagine, we spend a fair amount of our time, both at work and at home, reading financial news and periodicals. Several years ago, we ran across an article in the Wall Street Journal called “16...

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