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What’s on our mind? What's going on at KMH? You can read about it in our blog: Relevant Money

Whether it’s ideas from the investment services world or concepts from the financial industry, you can read about it here. And once in a while, we may throw in some fun tips or a surprise. So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you and as always, please feel free to contact us with any questions

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

With the increased volatility of 2020, many people have asked us how to handle all the changes and what successful clients have done. Below we have compiled 7 things that our most successful clients do that keeps them on track! They...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

National Women’s Small Business Month looks a little different this year. More than 54 percent of women owned business were scared they would have to permanently close their doors due to the pandemic. According to a study done by...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Kara Herman Fransted is the Chief Operations Officer at KMH Financial Services, LLC. I admit that I am a huge lover of Amazon and Target. It’s wonderfully convenient to buy everything you need all in one place and even better,...

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The answer is: No. The term “Wealth Management” can be misleading and comes with a connotation that you actually have to have wealth… private planes, fancy cars, and a house in the Hamptons. Actually, Wealth...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The History National Hispanic Month was established in 1968 and originally began as only a week of celebration. California Congressman George E. Brown first introduced the idea in order to bring more recognition to the contributions of...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

I’m going to circle back around to credit because it is one of the things I get asked about most often. People want to get out of credit card debt, pay off student loans, houses or cars. But do you know in what order you should...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

In this time of Corona virus where people are shuttered in their houses, sometimes the only fun thing people have to look forward to is what they bought online. I completely understand that. I’ve done it myself and stores like...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

We talk about this question a lot when we think about what kind of practice we want to have. The fact of the matter is that there are a lot of good Advisors out there and what is a good fit for one person may not be a good fit for...

Monday, July 27, 2020

One of the things that we spend a lot of time doing is making sure that we are up to date on new policies, technology, and security. Last week I attended a session on cyber security given by a retired FBI agent. I generally think of...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

We have gotten many questions from clients about the disconnect between the tanking economy and the surging stock market. If you haven’t seen the business news lately, the market had an amazing second quarter while economic...

Friday, June 5, 2020

“I can’t breathe...” Those were some of George Floyd’s last words, and words that were soon heard all across the world. Over the last week the KMH Financial Services team has been discussing the harm of hatred...

Monday, June 1, 2020

My female friends have jobs of every type and with that comes bosses of every type. Some are struggling to pretend that they don’t have a family while their boss pushes them for more zoom meetings. Few have bosses who understand...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Some suggestions for being productive and working from your home I’ve had a home office for 24 years, way before it was a popular option, or a current forced option. In the last 17 years I have had my own business and during...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

As African-American History Month comes to end, we wanted to shed some light on the crucial role African Americans have played in the financial world. Here are only a few of those moments in financial history: In 1778,Richard Allen and...

Thursday, January 9, 2020

I don't know about you but my Instagram is flooded with people posting their new year’s resolutions. They include but are not limited to: spending more time with my kids, going to the gym, saving up for a new home. These stalwart...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Who doesn’t love a good party, right? As you find yourself going to more parties this holiday season, you may be inspired to host your own. However, throwing a party, or simply having friends over, isn’t always cheap. It...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

One of our core philosophies at KMH Financial Services, LLC. is the education of the client to make informed decisions. Sadly, not only does our school system rarely teach financial literacy but most families find it to be a difficult...

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Don’t let money stand in the way of the most wonderful time of the year! Monitoring your spending and saving habits during the holidays can help alleviate financial stresses so you can enjoy this time with family and friends. As...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

In honor of October being Women’s Small Business Month, I had the pleasure of interviewing small business owner Francine McMahon. Her perspective and insight into the business world serves as great advice for those who are...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Thinking about life insurance may be a little awkward and uncomfortable. Death is a subject that needs to be addressed to ensure that your family is taken care of in the event of a catastrophe. Contrary to popular belief, life...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Going back to school is an exciting time for kids, but parents dread the financial burden. Between school supplies, books, and new clothes, shopping for the upcoming month of August may seem overwhelming. We’re here to help...

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Some people view travelling with kids as a hassle, when in reality it’s one of the best experiences you can have as a family. If you don’t plan ahead, it can get expensive. There are steps you can take to prepare yourself...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

For some people, summer vacation is a time to explore new places, spend quality time with family, and make countless new memories. Whether you’re hitting the beach, going on a camping trip, or travelling to a new city, you want...

Thursday, June 13, 2019

For most people, owning a home is part of living the American dream. A home is seen as a safe environment to grow as a family and a place where you and your children can thrive. Remember, owning a home is a big commitment! Make sure...

Sunday, May 12, 2019

For many of you, May is graduation month! Whether you’re preparing for your own graduation or getting ready to celebrate a relative or friend’s special day, it’s an amazing accomplishment. Whatever the case may be,...

Thursday, May 2, 2019

2019 Small Business Statistics As of 2018, there are 30.2 million small businesses in the United States. Small businesses are an essential part of our economy’s backbone. Small businesses play a big role in creating new jobs and...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April is National Financial Literacy Month! The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy defines it as, “the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

In honor of Women’s History Month, I would like to recognize a woman who made a tremendous impact on my life and my career; my grandmother, Grace E. Hyslop. Grace E. Hyslop was able to surpass all expectations and make her mark...

Monday, February 11, 2019

Some people make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day and some don’t really pay attention to it. Others use it as an opportunity for a “GAL”-entines get together or anti-Valentine’s day. No matter which...

Saturday, January 19, 2019

It is only the middle of January but I am noticing that the crowd at the gym is getting smaller as New Year's Resolutions begin to fade and the comfort of old routines return. This is the same story every year. I go to the gym, meet...