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Occasionally, we have news that we'd like to share with you. This page is dedicated to that information, giving you insight into our business, and perspective on the community that we serve.


September is Life Insurance Awareness month!

Life insurance is a simple answer to a very difficult question: How will my family manage financially when I die? It’s a subject no one really wants to think about. But if someone depends on you financially, it’s one you cannot avoid.

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June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.  Every 66 seconds an individual age 65 or older is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, there is no cure. Longevity is one of the biggest risk factors for this disease, and the expectation is that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s will escalate rapidly as baby boomers age into their 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.   

If you are considering Long Term Care coverage for you or your loved ones, give us a call and we can help you understand the differences between the types of protection out there to help customize the right strategy for you. 


1Alzheimer’s Association, “2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures,” Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 2017;13:325-373, www.alz.org/documents_custom/2017-facts-and-figures.pdf, 2017.

2Alzheimer’s Association, “What Is Alzheimer’s?” alz.org, http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp, 2017.

3Alzheimer’s Association, “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Tweet,” alz.org, http://alz.org/10-signs-symptoms-alzheimersdementia.asp, 2017.

4Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, “About Alzheimer’s Disease,” AFA, http://www.alzfdn.org/AboutAlzheimers/lifeexpectancy.html, updated January 28, 2016.

5Alzheimer’s Association, “2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures,” alz.org factsheet, https://www.alz.org/documents_custom/2016-Facts-and-Figures-Fact-Sheet.pdf, March 2016.

6See note 1.

7See note 1.


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Congratulations to Kevin and Matt!

We want to congratulate Kevin Ralph for passing his Certified Financial Planning exam! This test is given by the CFP Board and is a culmination of 6 classes plus a final exam. Once again, congrats to Kevin!

The Secure Planning Group team also wants to congratulate Matthew Crescenzo for passing his Series 66 exam! This test, also known as the Uniform Combined State Law Examination, is the state law exam for both broker-dealer and investment advisory registered persons. As an LPL Registered Assistant, Matt holds his insurance life and health licenses and is also securities registered through LPL with the Series 66 and Series 7.


Way to go Kevin and Matt!


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Matt Brown and Jeff Huntzinger win SPG's 2015 Golf Invitational!

 

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Exciting NEWS!!

 

Secure Planning Group, LLC. Is Moving To A New Location in Horsham, PA.

December 22nd, 2014

Secure Planning Group, LLC, a local financial services firm specializing in Individual Financial Planning, Corporate Retirement Plans and Group Benefit services for companies and their employees, has announced plans to relocate its office Effective Jan 1, 2015. Secure Planning Group, LLC will operate out of new facilities located at 100 Witmer Road, Suite 170, Horsham, PA 19044. 

“We are excited about our new location and feel that it is a great fit for the current and future needs of our Firm. Our new location will further support our commitment to providing our clients the highest level of care and service,” said Nicholas Canuso, a managing partner.


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Managing Partner, Neil Gordon Wins Five Ponds Club Championship

Neil Gordon shot 3 under par with a score of 68 to win his 3rd consecutive Five Ponds Club Championship title!  Go Neil!!
 

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SPG CFO, Martin Minder earns ChFC® designation

Secure Planning Group, LLC in Fort Washington, PA is proud to announce that Managing Partner, Martin (Marty) W. Minder has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) professional designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA.*

The ChFC® program prepares professionals to meet advanced financial needs of individuals, professionals and small-business owners.   ChFCs can identify and establish specific goals and then formulate, implement and monitor a comprehensive plan to pursue those goals.  Individuals who earn a ChFC® can provide advice on a broad range of financial topics including financial planning, wealth accumulation, estate planning and income taxation, life and health insurance, business taxation and planning, investments and retirement planning. 

Marty also holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. This accreditation identifies individuals who have met the experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board and have successfully completed financial planning coursework. Further, Marty passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.  CFP® professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Financial Planning Practice Standards.

“Achieving these designations shows my commitment to the long-term effort of providing top levels of financial service and investment counsel, and provides my clients with the added benefit of knowing I am certified by industry standards,” says Marty. “I am proud to join the elite group of professionals that are committed to the high standards and practices that come with these certifications and I feel that they are the perfect complement to my engineering degree.”

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC.

 

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Managing Partner and CEO John Simone gets AIF Designation!

John E. Simone, CEO of Secure Planning Group, LLC located in Fort Washington, has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) Designation from the center of fiduciary studies™. This Designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care in Retirement Plans.  In addition to the AIF® Designation John also holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®) and Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUCTF) Designations.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC.


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The Secure Planning Group LLC. Moves to New Location in Fort Washington, Pa.

The Secure Planning Group, a local financial services firm specializing in Corporate Retirement Plans and Group Benefit services for companies and their employees, has announced plans to relocate its offices. Effective Jan 1, 2013. The Secure Planning Group will operate out of facilities located at 500 Office Center Dr, Fort Washington, Pa..

“The new location is a good fit for our current needs as a business and our projected needs as we move forward,” said John Simone, a managing partner.

The managing partners of The Secure Planning Group has been providing guidance to Philadelphia based companies for 15 + years. The firm offers clients access to unbiased advice and a full range of services, including plan design and conversion assistance, changing service providers, plan benchmarking, fiduciary services, employee communications and enrollment assistance, and more. The new location takes the place of the offices located in King of Prussia.

“Even though our location is changing, our commitment to providing our clients the highest level of service remains unchanged,” said David Bleznak, one of the managing partners.