My AI Travel Agent
Read for a quick anecdotal story on how Tyler used AI as a travel agent to plan an upcoming trip and why you may be talking with AI programs in the not-so-distant future.Read More
How Stacey Got Her Teenage Son to Clean His Room
If the concepts spoken about by Admiral McRaven can get a teenage boy to make his bed, just imagine the possible impact it could have in your life! Click below to watch.Read More
Managing Your Cash - Optimizing Your Bank Deposits In Light Of Recent Bank Failures.
When Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed in March, it grabbed a lot of news headlines. Now, as the crisis at that bank fades into the background, many people are understandably still left wondering: Is my money safe where it is?Read More
Market Snapshot - 05/04/2023
It was a very busy week of earnings reports, but none more important than those from the Big Tech names.Read More
Two Delicious Juicing Recipes
Juicing is a fantastic way to add extra fruits and veggies to your diet.Read More
The Four Agreements
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a self-help book by Don Miguel Ruiz that presents practical steps and tools to help readers achieve personal freedom, happiness, and fulfillment.Read More
What are Polyphenols?
If you’ve researched whole foods much, you’ve likely come across the term “polyphenols.” But what are polyphenols, and why are they important?Read More
A Snapshot of the US Dollar Index
Predicting the direction of the dollar, or any currency, can be a daunting task, even for professionals who specialize in it. One thing we can provide is some context.Read More
Feeling Stressed? Zoom Out.
When stress or anxiety overwhelms you, consider trying one of these 5 tools for zooming out, and you may find that are able to deal with the situation more productively and (perhaps) creatively.Read More
"How Much Vitamin G Do You Get "?
What's the secret to live to a healthy 100? No one knows for certain, but who better to learn from, than those who do it?Read More
Market Snapshot - 2/8/2923
Market rally continues, rates hike again, and possible signs of the phase ahead.Read More
E-Waste Not, Want Not
Before you dispose of your old electronics, read below on the three R's of sustainability to do your part for the planet.Read More
New Year, New Passwords
2023 is here! As you set your intentions for the year ahead, we recommend you include a solid password cleanup as part of your plan to make this your best and brightest yet.Read More
New Retirement Contribution Limits for 2023
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released new limits for certain retirement accounts for the coming year. After months of high inflation and financial uncertainty, some of these cost-of-living-based adjustments have reached...Read More
What Can You Learn from Bamboo?
Everyone looks for the miracle moment – the moment when success happens. The problem is … there is no miracle moment. If you want to understand success, you can’t focus on what’s visible.Read More
5 Stretches You Can Do (In Bed!) To Start Your Day Right
Follow the instructions below to try a stretch routine you will be sure to say is a great way to start your day.Read More
Keep Your Umbrella Handy
Individuals with high net worth, or even those who are perceived to be wealthy, may be more at risk of being sued. What can you do to put an extra layer of protection between your assets and a potential lawsuit?Read More
Conquer Your F-E-A-R's
Have you ever heard the notion that most fears are nothing more than False Expectations Appearing Real? Oftentimes, when we are afraid of something, we are simply expecting a false (oftentimes negative) outcome that may or may not occur.Read More
How much will Americans spend on Halloween?
The answer might scare you - over $10 BILLION!Read More
Never Underestimate Small Acts Of Kindness
Sometimes it is the smallest things that mean the most, and yet most of us underestimate the power of reaching out to an old friend or giving away a cup of hot chocolate in a park.Read More
Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
How large should an emergency fund be? There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer.Read More
Wellness - It's What We're About
While GTS Financial focuses on helping you navigate your financial life, we also hope to positively influence and encourage your overall well-being.Read More
Check Out This Estate Planning Checklist
The value of having an estate plan can hardly be understated. A plan is necessary to help manage the wealth you accumulate over a lifetime and ensure your loved ones are cared for and supported for years to come.Read More
"Unretiring" To Stay In The Game
Knowing when it’s the right time to retire can be difficult, especially if you love your job. Even professional athletes have a hard time knowing when to walk away!Read More
When Back To School Means Back To Screens
September is traditionally known as Back to School Season. All the kids are hot to trot with their new backpacks, notebooks, and gym shoes...but for many, this time of year also implies a sharp increase in time spent on screens.Read More
Recent Legislative Happenings
Last week, President Biden announced a three-part plan to make good on his campaign promise to help cancel some student debt for working and middle-class federal student loan borrowers in the wake of the pandemic...Read More
The Power of Vulnerability
Watch researcher Brené Brown speak on vulnerability and perhaps gain some insight into how being authentically you can strengthen your relationships and foster a belief within yourself that you are worthy of deep connection with others.Read More
Staying in Balance
"Everything we do relies heavily on our ability to balance, yet maintaining physical balance skills is one of the most underrated aspects of well-being and one of the easiest to improve upon."Read More
When Should My Child Get a Debit Card?
Teaching financial responsibility to children is a foundational goal that most parents have, but it can be hard to know where and when to start.Read More
Managing the Risk of Outliving Your Money
"What is your greatest retirement fear?" If you ask some pre-retirees this question, "outliving my money" may be one of the top answers. In fact, 42% of workers say they fear outliving their savings and investments.Read More
Try Something New for 30 Days - Tell Us How it Goes!
Is there something you've always wanted to do or meant to do, but just….haven't?Read More
Permanent Change is Evolutionary, not Revolutionary
Most Americans know the fundamentals of good health: exercise, proper diet, sufficient sleep, regular check-ups, and no smoking or excessive alcohol. Yet, despite this knowledge, changing existing behaviors can be difficult.Read More
Caring for Aging Parents
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.Read More
Stand Up to "Shrinkflation"
Manufacturers are hiding inflation in plain sight- read the following tips for steeling yourself against shrinkflation.Read More
The Five W's Guide to Summer Skin Care
Read on for your who-what-where-when-why guide to treating your skin right this summer!Read More
Enjoy Less Stress and More Success on Your Summer 2022 Family Vacation
Vacations are supposed to be fun for the whole family, so before you pack your bags, take a moment to read these creative tips from Aha! Parenting to maximize the joy and minimize the tears and tantrums on your next vacation.Read More
Market Snapshot - June 7, 2022
Comments on an uncertain market, strong job growth, and investor sentiment.Read More
Why Freeze Your Credit?
Not so long ago, locking your car doors and installing a home security system were considered gold standards to protect yourself against theft. As the world evolves, we need different strategies to mitigate the threats we cannot see.Read More
Want Resilience? Say Yes.
No one likes to fail, but perhaps by reframing failure as an opportunity to build resilience, we might be inspired to chase after more of the things we really want in life.Read More
6 Eco-Friendly Earth Day Tips You Haven't Heard Already
Everyone has already heard to plant a tree and recycle, so we thought it might be fun to share some out-of-the-box eco-friendly tips to challenge you to find new ways to shrink your carbon footprint this Earth Day (and beyond!)Read More
Design A Self-Care Plan That Actually Fits Your Life
When people hear the words "self-care," their minds go straight to the extra luxuries they rarely have time for - a pedicure, or a weekend getaway. What many of us don't realize, however, is that self-care encompasses a lot more than that.Read More
The Risks of Cryptocurrency
Like many Americans, you probably saw a few Super Bowl advertisements for the cryptocurrency industry this year. Before you dive in, you should know that cryptocurrency is inherently risky.Read More
Is Caffeine the Solution, or the Source of your Headaches?
With close to 90% of the U.S. population consuming at least one caffeinated beverage per day, caffeine is easily America's most popular drug. Learn more about how much is too much and how you might know.Read More
Want More? Try Less.
Since we here at GTS Financial are always interested in ways to do more good, for more people, for more time, we thought we'd share this video about the Science of Less.Read More
How To: Podcast (Plus GTS Podcast Picks!)
Podcasts are a medium of audio entertainment, with an immense and diverse library of shows available to pique anyone's interest. Read on for tips to get listening, and a few podcast picks from your GTS Financial team!Read More
What If I Get Audited?
“Audit” is a word that can strike fear into the hearts of taxpayers. However, the chances of an Internal Revenue Service audit aren’t that high. Read on to learn more!Read More
Staying Mentally Sharp at Every Stage of Life
Read this for a list of lifestyle tips and fun activities you can employ today to stay mentally sharp and get the most out of your tomorrows.Read More
Quiver the Second Arrow- The Paradoxical Power of Self-Compassion
While we can't always control the circumstances we are in, it can be helpful to shift to the controllable- how we respond. Read on for a list of some of the top scientifically-established benefits of self-compassion.Read More
Grant and Tyler take on 5 Personal Finance Myths
You may be carrying around an outdated or completely counterfactual idea that you heard or read somewhere. Read on to see 5 Personal Finance Myths and learn what our very own GTS Financial advisors have to say about them.Read More
New Year, New You? Don't let the Fresh Start Effect Backfire on You.
Does the Fresh Start Effect work? Well, sort of. We are sharing some of the lesser-known "Dos and Don'ts" for successful Resolution-Keeping.Read More
GTS Financial featured in Advisors Magazine
Advisors Magazine recently reached out to us looking to feature GTS in their January edition. They interviewed us to learn more about what makes GTS Financial one-of-a-kind.Read More
Join our Healthy Living Challenge
For the month of January, we decided we'd like to collectively carve out some time each week to get a healthy head start to the new year and we invite you to join us!Read More
Don't Put Off Reading This- Your 2022 Guide to Procrastination Elimination..or at least minimization
December has been declared Procrastination Awareness Month - read on to learn more about why we procrastinate how to do it less in 2022.Read More
More Than Just Your Two Front Teeth - Treat your pearly whites well this holiday season.
Did you know that your oral health is intricately associated with your overall health? Read on for some tips to keep your teeth happy this holiday season and beyond!Read More
More Money, More Happiness?
Does money buy happiness? For such a simple question, the answer is nuanced and ever-updating. Read on to learn more about what the latest research is saying and to find out how to spend your money to maximize happiness.Read More
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
We all have emotions and biases that affect our decision-making. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the human emotions and biases that can adversely impact sound investment decision-making.Read More
Maximize Your Charitable Impact on Give to the Max Day
This November as we prepare to celebrate and reflect on all that we are grateful for, don't forget to mark your calendars for the Thursday before Thanksgiving - Give to the Max Day!Read More
Grow Your Gratitude Muscles
In honor of Thanksgiving just around the corner, this November we want to help you flex your gratitude muscles so that you can be at your peak gratitude fitness. Here is your GTS Financial GTP (Gratitude Training Plan)!Read More
Volunteering for Mental Health
There are plenty of altruistic reasons to volunteer, but it's not just your community that wins when you donate your time to others.Read More
Financial Strategies for Women
Forty-four percent of American women are the primary breadwinner in their house. Yet only 10% of women feel very confident in their ability to fully retire with a comfortable lifestyle.Read More
Tips and Tricks to Cut Down on Impulse Spending
Even the most financially disciplined of us can fall victim to a well-timed advertisement or buy something in the moment that we later regret. 5 Tips to be more intentional about your purchases and reach your financial goals faster.Read More
Extra! Extra! Potential Tax Law Changes Ahead!
The American Families Plan - a potential bill introduced to congress - has been making headlines in the financial planning world as there are several changes that could impact many people.Read More
Seasonal Affective Disorder - (SAD)
As the seasons start to change every year, millions of Americans face a noticeable shift in their temperament and emotional wellbeing. Fortunately, there is hope to combat these negative feelings.Read More
Social Security Trust Fund - Out of Money?
The US Department of the Treasury's annual report said that the Social Security trust fund will run out of money in 12 years, one year sooner than expected.Read More
Power-Packed Pumpkin Spice
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, and Allspice, the spices typically used in a Pumpkin Spice blend, individually each have some excellent health benefits and are delicious. They are power-packed when combined.Read More
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to consider having enough life insurance to provide for them after you pass away. But too often, life insurance is an overlooked aspect of personal finances.Read More
78 Science Backed Benefits of Weightlifting
80% of adults are not engaging in enough physical activity to reach prescribed guidelines and full health benefits of exercise! Discover some of the benefits weightlifting could add to your life.Read More
Guided Gratitude Practice- What is it?
Gratitude is one of our core values at GTS Financial. We take time to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in our personal lives, in our company culture, and with our clients.Read More
An Increase in Social Security?
The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients. It's now projected that benefits will increase 6.1% in 2022, up from the 4.7% forecast just two months ago.Read More
How Much Are Gold Medals Worth?
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics wrap up with closing ceremonies on August 8, which leads many to wonder: what exactly goes into a gold medal, and how much are they worth?Read More
"Is Success Luck or Hard Work?"
Is Success Luck or Hard Work? The answer may surprise you!Read More
Increasing Cognitive Function: Can Exercise Help?
Most of us understand that moving our bodies is a necessary component of taking care of our health. Additionally, exercise may help boost cognitive function.Read More
Mid-Year Financial Checkup
While there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the rest of summer, we encourage you to slow down and check up on your financial well-being.Read More
Cars Always Depreciate, Right?
When you buy a car, you assume that when you sell that car some years down the road, you'll get less than you paid. That's usually correct, but not always!Read More
In Hindsight - It's All Good!
Have you ever been in a situation that, at first, seemed hopeless, terrible, or insurmountable...but when you looked back on it later, you saw all the beautiful things about it? 😊Read More
"Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts"
"Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts" From a homeless drug addict to a successful CEO. This story caught the attention of the owners at GTS Financial. During a team meeting, we watched this TED Talk & reflected on these three principles!Read More
Gains, Jobless Claims, & Inflation
Solid Gains Stocks rallied, at the end of May, on renewed confidence in the economic recovery, lower inflation worries, and rising comfort with Fed officials talking about the potential for easing of its monthly bond purchases.Read More
Inflation Deflates Social Security Benefits
Inflation Deflates Social Security Benefits Inflation caused Social Security benefits to have a 30% loss of buying power since 2000.Read More
Pillars of Health Series - 3 of 3
It’s here...the last Time to Connect post from the three Pillars of Health series! We’ve checked off nutrition and mental stimulation. Today we’ll be focusing on physical activity. Can you spare 7-min a day?Read More
Pillars of Health Series - 2 of 3
In the last Time to Connect post, we talked about three of the most important pillars of health for us as humans: nutrition, mental stimulation, & physical activity. This week, we’re focused on mental stimulation.Read More
Top 10 Advisors To Watch
GTS Financial is excited to announce that one of our founders was featured in a national publication! FA Magazine, a prominent financial planning industry publication, selected Grant Meyer as one of their top 10 "Young Advisors To Watch!"Read More
Pillars of Health Series - 1 of 3
The next three Time to Connect posts share a common theme involving three of the most important pillars of health for us as humans: nutrition, mental stimulation, & physical activity. Checking in on these principles is a healthy practice.Read More
Circling Back on Gratitude!
We believe that gratitude is one of the keys to being happy. So, this week we’re circling back! Let’s talk gratefulness! When you ask yourself what you’re grateful for, your brain automatically shifts focus to the positive!Read More
Helpful Retirement Strategies for Women
Preparing for retirement can look a little different for women than it does for men. Although stereotypes are changing, women are still more likely to serve as caretakers than men are, meaning they accumulate less income and benefits...Read More
Approach the Day: Positive & Self-Aware
We are fans of approaching each day with both positivity and self-awareness. We think it’s important to end each day by asking ourselves, “How did I act today and did I give this day my all?” Winston Churchill...Read More
The Pandemic - Has it only been a year?
Has it only been a year? In some ways it feels like it has been several years since the pandemic began and since the market was free falling. The reality though is just over one year ago, the S&P 500 index closed at a low point of 2...Read More
How to Conquer The World: 5 Financial Strategies for Savvy Single Women
Here are 5 Financial Tips for Savvy Single Women to celebrate International Women's Day!Read More
Should retirees own GameStop in their portfolio?
What’s going on with GameStop and other “meme stocks”? The mix of social media, mobile trading apps, and free trading have revolutionized some aspects of the market. Should retirees consider adding GameStop or meme...Read More
Bull Market Takes a Breather On Monday, January 25, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite overcame early losses to post new all-time highs.4 Stocks rode a roller coaster on Wednesday, falling sharply despite above-consensus earnings...Read More
Negotiation tips to save you money
Four tips to help you save money Whether shopping in person or online, there are some easy ways you can save some money. Read on to discover four tips to try before you swipe that card. #1 - It’s too obvious to work: After...Read More
January 4, 2021 - The Year in Review
The Week on Wall Street Stocks moved higher during a holiday-shortened week of trading, capping off a turbulent, but otherwise strong year for equity investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.35%, while the Standard &...Read More