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How to File a Tax Extension

Posted by admin - January 4, 2017

Many people fail to file their tax returns before April 15th due to the time and effort they have to spend doing the task. This is one of the primary reasons why people file…

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New Year. New Financial You!

Posted by admin - December 27, 2016

No matter how old you are, it is important that you understand how to manage your finances and help grow your wealth. If you haven’t officially retired and think that you want to stop…

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One Month From Today: Trump Takes Office

Posted by admin - December 20, 2016

Today, we are one month from President-Elect Donald Trump taking office so Assured Retirement Group is taking a look at where we could be as Donald Trump is sworn in.

Since he has no political…

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What is an Annuity in the United States?

Posted by admin - December 8, 2016

In the United States, an annuity contract is a an investment product that is relatively-low risk and contractually executed whereby the insured, who is usually an individual, pays a life insurance firm a lump-sum…

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Minnesota Taxes Explained

Posted by admin - December 8, 2016

Minnesota has primarily 4 state income rates. These include:

  • 5.35%
  • 7.05%
  • 7.85%
  • 9.85%

Personal income tax

The state of Minnesota carries out its tax collection process using four tax brackets:


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An Overview of the Minneapolis Economy

Posted by admin - November 29, 2016

After Chicago, the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area has the largest economic center in the Midwest. Its economy is largely dependent on commerce, finance, the healthcare industry, rail facilities, and trucking services. The other minor components…

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Don’t miss the deadline for a Roth Conversion

Posted by admin - November 11, 2016

2017 is approaching quickly, have you thought about your retirement accounts?

For thousands of Minnesotans that invest in a 401k, IRA, or pre-tax account, a year end deadline is looming and often can be confusing….

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The Wealth Management Process

Posted by admin - November 9, 2016

Wealth planning and management is the process of carefully looking into your overall financial situation, taking into account your future plans, goals, income, debt, and more. Financial advice plays a role in defining success,…

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4 Essential Wealth Management Tips

Posted by admin - November 9, 2016

Do you want to own a beautiful home one day, or even a luxury yacht upon your retirement? The key to financial stability is to implement simple wealth management practices early on in life….

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Assured Retirement Featured on Investopedia!

Posted by admin - November 7, 2016

Vincent Oldre, president of Assured Retirement Group, Inc., was recently featured in an article on, a world-renowned US website that offers investment tips and financial information.

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Understanding Cash Flow and Budgeting

Posted by admin - October 10, 2016

Cash flow is all about how you manage your money. Every month, you earn income and you have expenses. Budgeting helps you manage your cash flow so that your income remains higher than your…

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Tips for Managing Financial Risk

Posted by admin - July 25, 2016

When it comes to financial investments, it is recommended that you proceed with caution. However, there are some exceptions to this guideline. By investing a larger sum of money on high-risk options, you do…

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Financial Tips for Young Millennials

Posted by admin - June 24, 2016

We have all heard the phrase, “Time is money,” but how many of us actually consider the value of money in our 20s? Managing your finances on your own can be a stressful challenge,…

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Tips for Making the Most of Your Salary

Posted by admin - June 6, 2016

Not every salary can cover all monthly expenses. A promotion to a specific position may provide you with a better title and more opportunity for advancement, but it could cost you your overtime pay….

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Lowest Gas Prices on Memorial Day Since 2005

Posted by admin - May 27, 2016

Gasoline prices may be reaching their highest price of the year, but they will also at an 11-year low this Memorial Day weekend. With summer driving season officially beginning, Tom Kloza, global head of…

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Independent Financial Advisor

Posted by admin - May 11, 2016

If you are seeking help from an experienced independent financial advisor in the Twin Cities, contact Assured Retirement Group by filling out our online contact form or by calling 952-657-7470.

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Reducing Your Housing Costs in Retirement

Posted by admin - May 4, 2016

Housing is often your main expense in retirement. Before retiring, it may be a good idea to think through some cost-cutting alternatives to staying in your current home. Below are some ways you can…

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