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Southwest Airlines Explanation of Benefits: STD, LTD and VLOL

Southwest Airlines Explanation of Benefits: STD, LTD and VLOL

In preparation for the upcoming Southwest Airlines open enrollment, we are presenting a break down of what benefits are available and how to choose the best one for your situation. Charlie talks about Southwest Airlines Short Term and Long Term Disability and Loss-of-License Insurance. He explains the differences between Short Term Disability (STD) A and B, Long Term Disability (LTD), Loss of License (LOL) and Voluntary LOL (VLOL), including their salary, pension, and tax implications. He also shares which selections he recommends and why.

Smiles For Hope Partnership

Smiles For Hope Partnership

Dr. Smita Borole and Anish Gaikwad stopped by to give us this wonderful certificate of recognition for sponsoring the Smiles for Hope Gala. We were honored to support their organization, but it’s really Smiles for Hope that deserves the recognition. Volunteer-based, they provide free dental care to the residents of the YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley. They are doing some very important, life-changing work and we extend our thanks for their contribution to our community.

Importance of Creating a Retirement Income Stream

Importance of Creating a Retirement Income Stream

As we get closer to retirement the idea of creating an income stream becomes very, very important. In this video, Kevin draws from the ideas of Robert Merton (Nobel Prize winner and distinguished MIT and Harvard Professor), who believes that the way we are currently going about retirement planning is all wrong. Retirement doesn’t mean having the biggest pile of money when you die. Instead, retirement planning should enable you to live the life you want to live and have the income when you need it. Kevin also discusses the numerous strategies on how to build an income plan for retirement and how to avoid the dangers of recency bias. When it comes to retirement you only get one shot! Let the team at Leading Edge help you get it right, 852.240.2292

Recession Preparedness – 3 Things NOT To Do!

Recession Preparedness – 3 Things NOT To Do!

We don’t know when the next economic recession will come, but we are confident it WILL happen, sooner or later. Have you tested your financial plan to see if you are ready? Just as military and airline pilots routinely train to be prepared for emergency situations, we take a similar approach to ensure our clients are ready for the next downturn.

2018 Second Quarter Review by Kevin Gormley (VIDEO)

2018 Second Quarter Review by Kevin Gormley (VIDEO)

2nd Quarter Market numbers paint an interesting picture of the varied market reactions to interest rates, currency and policy changes. Different asset classes (investments) had very different returns. Small and large companies didn’t move together with small companies having higher returns. After multiple positive quarters, foreign developed and emerging markets underperformed across the board probably due to the strength of the US dollar. Finally, as bad as the returns were in Q1 for REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) that asset class had fantastic returns in Q2- proving that patience and discipline may be rewarded.