As I reflect on the past year, it has certainly been one where priorities and boundaries have been stressed more than ever. For many of us, all the related demands have tested work-life balance like perhaps never before. In a society where parents sometimes get the message that they ought to work like they don’t have children and raise children like they don’t work, it has been easy for me to fall into the trap of striving to be like Wonder Woman. I’ve had to slow down, breathe, and not allow my ... [Continue Reading]
Financial Planning for Women
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In honor of Women's History Month, I'm thrilled to introduce you to my wonderful colleague, and one of the newest members of CCM's team, Selene Serkland. As defined by The Library of Congress, Women's History Month celebrates the contributions women have made to the United States and recognizes the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. 1 In a field where just 15% of financial advisors are women, 2 we are ... [Continue Reading]
In the latest Conversations With the CCM Team video, titled Women and Money, Founder and CEO Greg Carlson, CFP®, interviews Senior Wealth Advisor Katy Vermeer, CFP®. In it, Katy shares her perspective on the evolution of the financial services industry and the ways in which she's observed a parallel evolution in women's roles in managing their financial lives. Katy and Greg also discuss how CCM is dedicated to ensuring women feel empowered in their financial lives. Conversations With the ... [Continue Reading]
It is the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, who said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Some life changes are more welcome than others, and change is often hard. Some of these changes are planned, while some can be very sudden. At CCM, I believe we do great work for clients in any number of transitions, including in the instance of a divorce or the death of a spouse. When clients find themselves suddenly single, for example, they are often mired in details and decisions that they have never ... [Continue Reading]
According to the World Health Organization, the number of adults living with dementia—a condition that negatively impacts a person’s memory and cognitive function—stands at 50 million. This number is expected to rapidly grow to 82 million by 2030. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 70 percent of all cases. 1 With dementia on the rise, it's increasingly important to consider dementia-friendly wealth management strategies. Stages of ... [Continue Reading]