Quarter End Recap

Despite a serious bout of market turbulence and an inversion of the yield curve, stocks held onto their best year-to-date gains in over two decades during the 3rd quarter. Lower interest rates supported modest gains for many asset classes – even as weakness in global manufacturing spilled into the U.S. Some of this weaker data… Read more »

Testing New JNBA Business Hours

This October we are trying something new. Based on current scheduled meeting trends and an effort to give our team flexibility in helping best service clients, which can sometimes happen outside of regular core business hours, we are testing modified hours beginning Monday, October 14. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.… Read more »

JNBA Financial Advisors’ Richard S. Brown only Minnesotan on Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors list, ranked 46th nationally

JNBA Financial Advisors’ CEO Richard S. Brown has been honored by Barron’s on its list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors of 2019. JNBA is the only Minnesota financial advisory firm on the list, with Richard ranking 46th nationally, up from 47th last year. This is the fifth consecutive year Richard and JNBA have… Read more »

Financial trends in health insurance

As health insurance open enrollment season will soon be upon us, there’s a lot of news and activity in the health insurance marketplace to consider. If you’re a consumer or a business owner, it’s important to be aware of a few key shifts happening around us and to understand what those shifts could mean for… Read more »

JNBA Team volunteers at Open Arms of Minnesota

Here at JNBA Financial Advisors, we’re devoted to giving back to the community. While we all have our own passions and interests we contribute to, we also enjoy volunteering as a team. This summer, the team divided up over two days in July and August to volunteer for a local nonprofit, Open Arms of Minnesota.… Read more »

Economic & Market Update

After a brief lull in market activity, stock volatility returned with a vengeance last week as equity markets finished with their worst five-day performance since last December. Monday’s market drop made it six days in a row with losses, and many investors are rightfully scratching their heads wondering what could have changed so much over… Read more »

Back to School Checklist

With the 2019-2020 academic school year around the corner, the JNBA Financial Planning Committee wanted to provide some reminders for parents and students as you prepare for the upcoming school year. Estate Planning Documents Once a student turns 18 years old, it is important for them to have documents in place that will allow a… Read more »

Cybersecurity – Top 10 Tips

Nowadays, humans pose an even higher risk to an organization’s cybersecurity defense than software flaws and vulnerabilities. Luckily, common sense thinking can be more effective against cyber criminals than sophisticated tools. Here are 10 cybersecurity tips to help protect yourself and your organization from security threats. 1. Be cautious with links and attachments in emails.… Read more »