Brian Skrobonja, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)

Brian Skrobonja, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)

Founder & President, Skrobonja Financial Group LLC

Brian Skrobonja is an author, blogger, podcaster and speaker. He is the founder and president of a St. Louis. Mo.-based wealth management firm. His goal is to help his audience discover the root of their beliefs about money and challenge them to think differently to reach their goals. Brian is the author of three books, and his Common Sense podcast was named one of the Top 10 podcasts by Forbes. In 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Brian was awarded Best Wealth Manager, in 2021 received Best in business and the Future 50 in 2018 from St. Louis Small Business.

Securities offered through Kalos Capital Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC/MSRB and investment advisory services offered through Kalos Management Inc., an SEC registered Investment Adviser, both located at 11525 Park Wood Circle, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Kalos Capital Inc. and Kalos Management Inc. do not provide tax or legal advice. Skrobonja Financial Group LLC and Skrobonja Insurance Services LLC are not an affiliate or subsidiary of Kalos Capital Inc. or Kalos Management Inc. The article and opinions in this publication are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. We suggest that you consult your accountant, tax, or legal adviser with regard to your individual situation.

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How to Grow Your Wealth Like the Real Estate Moguls Do
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real estate investing

How to Grow Your Wealth Like the Real Estate Moguls Do

The secret is to boost your wealth through generating both internal and external returns. Here’s how to do that. And, surprise: You don’t even have to…
June 19, 2022
The 5 Biggest Regrets People Have About Retirement
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retirement

The 5 Biggest Regrets People Have About Retirement

Want to be well-prepared for a happy and secure retirement? Learn from other retirees’ top mistakes and missed opportunities.
June 10, 2022
Why a Pension Lump Sum Option Is Better Than an Annuity Payment
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retirement

Why a Pension Lump Sum Option Is Better Than an Annuity Payment

Lump sum or annuity payments? Single-life benefits or joint-and-survivor benefits? Once you explore the risks and hidden costs, the right pension answ…
May 5, 2022
For Real Financial Security, Do NOT Do What Everyone Else Is Doing
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retirement planning

For Real Financial Security, Do NOT Do What Everyone Else Is Doing

To design your ideal retirement savings portfolio, you’ve got to buck the status quo. Relying on the same old financial advice – including blindly pum…
April 5, 2022
Could Bitcoin Replace Gold as the New Safe Haven?
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cryptocurrency

Could Bitcoin Replace Gold as the New Safe Haven?

A look back through gold’s history reveals some interesting patterns that could point to what may come next. However, no matter what the future holds,…
February 19, 2022
Investments or You: Which Does Your Adviser Focus On?
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retirement planning

Investments or You: Which Does Your Adviser Focus On?

If you said investments, you may not be getting the best advice. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem. Your adviser needs to dig deeper, and you need …
February 16, 2022
Who Should Consider an Annuity (and Who Shouldn’t)
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annuities

Who Should Consider an Annuity (and Who Shouldn’t)

While annuities can be complicated, the decision about whether one is right for you doesn’t have to be. Some folks are clearly better candidates for a…
January 28, 2022
How to Know When You Can Retire
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retirement

How to Know When You Can Retire

You’ve scrimped and saved, but are you really ready to retire? Here are some helpful calculations that could help you decide whether you can actually …
January 5, 2022
My 5-Minute Retirement Plan
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retirement planning

My 5-Minute Retirement Plan

As you near retirement, switching from a saving and investing mindset to an income-driven outlook can be tough. But you’ve got to do it!
December 29, 2021
6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Ensure Your Money Will Last in Retirement
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retirement planning

6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Ensure Your Money Will Last in Retirement

Your retirement plan needs to take a holistic approach. Because there are so many decisions to make, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. Follow these …
October 15, 2021
The Financial Fiduciary Standard Explained
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retirement planning

The Financial Fiduciary Standard Explained

To get the best financial advice, you want someone who has your best interests at heart, right? It sounds simple … but it isn’t.
July 15, 2021
Living a Life of Purpose after Retirement: 3 Action Steps to Take
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happy retirement

Living a Life of Purpose after Retirement: 3 Action Steps to Take

When someone asks about what you do, the answer shouldn’t be, “I’m retired.” There is more to the second half of your life … a lot more.
May 26, 2021
5 Mind-Altering Wealth Strategies for Successful Business Owners
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entrepreneurship

5 Mind-Altering Wealth Strategies for Successful Business Owners

Your company is a tool for building wealth. Learn how to develop your mindset to catapult you to the next level of financial success just by changing …
May 6, 2021
5 Danger Signs That You’re an ‘Immature’ Investor
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investing

5 Danger Signs That You’re an ‘Immature’ Investor

To make the most of your investments, you need to think about them in the right way. Investing immaturity can hold you back from reaching the next lev…
January 11, 2021
How to Help Your Family Wealth Last for Generations
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estate planning

How to Help Your Family Wealth Last for Generations

Creating generational wealth takes careful planning and thoughtful sharing of intentions, plus the right investment vehicle.
November 24, 2020
What to Do with Cash in a Low Interest Rate Environment
life insurance

What to Do with Cash in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Safe places to stash cash are earning next to nothing, so what can you do? Dividend-paying whole life insurance may be one option to consider.
September 30, 2020
To Succeed at Investing, Do What Yale Does
investing

To Succeed at Investing, Do What Yale Does

Yale’s endowment has delivered consistent income with minimal stock risk. Here’s a look at how they did it and what it could mean for you and your por…
June 16, 2020
Why I'm Not a Fan of 401(k)s
investing

Why I'm Not a Fan of 401(k)s

Watch out: Saving money in 401(k)s, 403(b)s and 457 plans is like throwing that money in jail.
March 12, 2020
How to Get Off the Hamster Wheel of Debt
credit & debt

How to Get Off the Hamster Wheel of Debt

Yes, you can pay off your debt and start building wealth. It all starts with determining which debts are "bad" and which ones are "good."
January 8, 2020
Building Your Financial Plan Around Cash Flow
Making Your Money Last

Building Your Financial Plan Around Cash Flow

The process is a lot like putting a puzzle together.
October 22, 2019
Are You Making One of the Top 3 Investing Mistakes?
investing

Are You Making One of the Top 3 Investing Mistakes?

These all-too-common mistakes are easily avoidable. If you've gotten tripped up, like so many other investors have, here's how to fix the problem befo…
September 5, 2019