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We emphasize Situational Social Security in the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) Certificate program, as all your clients are unique. Your clients may be single, married with wide age differences, married with narrow age differences, divorced, surviving spouses, eligible to file a Restricted Application, public employees, etc. Advisors...

My name is Estella Reyna Kierce and I was born in San Antonio, Texas. I attended the University of the Incarnate Word, where I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. I have been married to Steiner Charles Kierce for 52 years and we have two children and two grandsons: Carolyn (Andy) Weiblen, Blane (13 years old) and Steiner...

Now more than ever, owners of privately held companies need to take swift action to ensure their primary leaders are feeling secure and happy with well-defined roles, whether they are family members or not. Having a generational succession strategy that’s well implemented helps owners sleep better and improves the likelihood of growing stronger...

A client once told me how stressed out she was by watching the news. “What’s preventing you from turning it off?” I asked. To which she replied, “I have to stay informed!” This began a conversation about whose script she was working from, hers or someone else’s. Her story went something like this: “If I don’t know about everything that’s going on...

By Dr. Marc Milstein If you have been feeling stressed, anxious, and find yourself tossing and turning at night, you are not alone. Recent studies uncovered that in the last six months the quality of sleep many people are getting has dropped significantly and stress and anxiety have skyrocketed. It is completely understandable as we try to...