How to Optimize Your 3M LTIP

How to Optimize Your 3M LTIP

3M

It’s that time of year again! The time of year when you get to decide the mix between Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) you receive for your Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP). While this has been an...

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3M Deferred Compensation Plans

3M Deferred Compensation Plans

3M

It is time to decide on your 3M Deferred Compensation.  This may be the first time you are eligible to participate or you may have been making this decision for years.  If you are not eligible yet, you might be...

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Post Election Perspective on Markets

Post Election Perspective on Markets

Investments

A lot has happened so far in 2020.  You can say that for every year, but 2020 took it to a new level with the COVID-19 pandemic and associated upheavals to our lives and financial markets.  Add to that a...

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5 Essential Estate Planning Documents

5 Essential Estate Planning Documents

Personal Finance Estate Planning

Whether you have been with PrairieView for a few months or 10 years, you probably know we take a comprehensive approach.  We look at your whole financial picture —investments, tax, education funding, insurance,...

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3 Investment Questions You Might Be Wondering and How to (or not) Respond

3 Investment Questions You Might Be Wondering and How to (or not) Respond

Investments Audio/Video

Last weekend I was listening to a podcast where the host was interviewing an investment manager from a large Wall Street investment firm.  The manager was touting the success of his pre-2020 prediction that...

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How to Ace 3M Open Enrollment

How to Ace 3M Open Enrollment

3M

It is that time of year again.  Pumpkin spice, apple orchards, haunted houses, football, and…3M open enrollment!  Well, maybe open enrollment did not make your Top 5 List, but it began on October 7th and closes...

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7 Questions 3M Employees Need to Answer

For over 20 years, we’ve helped 3M professionals achieve their financial goals.

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Update: CARES Act Student Loan Provisions Extended

Update: CARES Act Student Loan Provisions Extended

Personal Finance

As previously discussed in a blog post, the April passage of the CARES Act contained several provisions for Federally held student loans. Most notably, the Act provided a suspension of all payments and stoppage...

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5 Ways to Prepare for This Year’s Taxes

5 Ways to Prepare for This Year’s Taxes

Tax Planning

Finding yourself with some downtime at home and don’t want to binge another Netflix show? Make the most of it! Here are five basic things you can think about in preparation for this year’s taxes.

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3 Important Investment Lessons for Today

3 Important Investment Lessons for Today

Investments

You probably don’t need me to remind you that it’s been about six months since the new Covid-sponsored reality has taken hold.  But maybe it is worth pausing to reflect and wonder aloud, “has it really been that...

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Is It International’s Time to Shine?

Is It International’s Time to Shine?

Investments

January 2020

Flash back to January 2020. The U.S. economy was booming. Unemployment stood at 3.6%. The stock market was on a record 10 year run in which the S&P 500 had outperformed its international developed...

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3 Things to Consider Before Changing Your Residency to Florida for Lower Taxes

3 Things to Consider Before Changing Your Residency to Florida for Lower Taxes

Personal Finance Tax Planning

The extra time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for many to consider a move, even a potential move out of state. Minnesota is a great state with many desirable attributes, but its...

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Why HSAs Are Great!

Why HSAs Are Great!

Personal Finance

In the late 1990s, early 2000s, a problem had begun to simmer in the US.  It was not the advent of MTV, fervor of Y2K, or overvaluation of tech stocks.  No.  The cost of medical care was skyrocketing. 

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