Franke Miller Group

Franke Miller Group


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A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Are you looking for ways to reach your financial goals in today’s volatile market? Whether you’re saving for retirement, college for your kids, home improvement, travel, or other needs and dreams, you may be unsure about what to do next or whether you can do anything at all. That’s where I can help. I’ll take the time to listen and understand your goals, and help you build a plan to get back on track toward reaching them. Working together, we will work to find investing opportunities in today’s uncertain market that are aligned with your financial goals. That’s why now, more than ever, you need a plan. Areas of Focus: Retirement Planning, Estate Planning Strategies, Charitable Giving, Domestic Partner Planning, Women's Financial Strategies, Small Business, and Employee Stock Options. Working Together: Meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor is an important first step. It's an opportunity to get to know an advisor and share your goals and dreams. You're under no obligation; your initial meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor will be relaxed and informal. Your meeting will include a review of your existing financial situation and potential opportunities, gaps or general strategies. While you won't receive a comprehensive review or financial planning services for which fees are charged, you should expect to get a sense of what it might be like to work together. What to Expect: Professional help in clarifying your financial goals and priorities. If you decide to purchase a financial planning service, you will receive sound financial advice at a fair price, tailored to your investment objectives. Accurate information about our tailored solutions, including risks, benefits and costs. What to Bring: A list of any questions you have regarding your current financial situation. Any account statements, budget information or other areas of your financial life that you feel you deserve immediate attention. A list of future dreams and financial goals you would like to achieve including both short- and long-term goals. Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. They possess the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax, estate, and retirement planning. They help clients step back and explore the full range of opportunities their wealth can bring. With years of experience and an established network of expert resources, Private Wealth Advisors are among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in the industry. Ameriprise Financial gives this elite group the highest priority and quality of service and resources available to help ensure their clients receive the best possible client experience. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. is a broker-dealer and member of FINRA. Comments and "likes" should not be considered representative of client experiences, or indicative of future performance or success. While I appreciate the support of my clients, I cannot accept Recommendations or Endorsements due to Investment Advisers Act of 1940 rules which prohibit me from publishing a testimonial of any kind concerning the investment advice, analysis, reporting or other services I provide. For your privacy, please don’t post account or service-related information on this page. Instead, contact me directly. Please visit for more important disclosures and information. CA Insurance #0C46262 AR Insurance #260020

How the CARES Act impacts your 2020 RMDs

The CARES Act waived most RMDs for 2020. Here are answers to the most common questions about these changes. Still have questions? Give us a call. The CARES Act stimulus package has suspended 2020 required minimum distributions (RMDs) across retirement accounts.

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This is the biggest money lesson kids will learn during the coronavirus pandemic

The economic impacts of COVID-19 may have a hidden impact on children — it may help them develop a money mindset earlier. Children are witnessing a pivotal moment in history. Here's what they may learn about money, and what you can do to help.

Franke Miller Group wanted to take a moment to wish all mothers a very Happy Mother's Day!

We have a birthday in the office today. Happy Birthday to Mike Franke! We hope you have a great birthday! :))

7 actions to take if you’re unemployed

If you or someone you know is facing unemployment or uncertainty, we can help explore provisions of the CARES Act and other options to meet your needs. The CARES Act increases support for individuals out of work due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

How To Close A Home Purchase In 2020

Considering purchasing a new home? The closing process might look a little bit different this year. COVID-19 affects home buying and selling in various ways. Now, is it making the in-person closing a thing of the past?

If you left or lost your job, here is what you can do with your 401(k)

Wondering what to do with a 401(k) from a former employer? Together, we can assess your options and determine the best plan of action for you and your goals. There are a number of things to take into account when deciding if you should roll over your 401(k) from a former employer.

Happy Taco Tuesday and Cinco de Mayo! Let's take a vote, which do you like more: Tacos or Margaritas??

8 Ways to Volunteer Right Now—Without Leaving Your Home

Looking for a way to give back – from a safe social distance? Check out these 8 ideas. Just because we're all homebound during the coronavirus pandemic, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still do good. In fact, now, more than ever, is an important time to support organizations in need. Here are eight ways to give back from the comfort of your own home.

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Hear how to counteract four common investment biases during uncertain conditions. Ameriprise experts share perspective to help you stay invested, with our support, and participate in an eventual market recovery. Listen on our homepage. Ameriprise Advisors - Franke Miller Group in West Des Moines, IA

How The New Law May Affect Your Mortgage

The CARES Act provides some help for homeowners in need. If you have questions, let’s connect. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers relief to those with government-backed loans who are facing a hardship as a result of the coronavirus in two ways.

A smaller than expected drop in retail sales has improved the #AmeripriseResearch Q1 GDP forecast, but a sharp Q2 decline is still estimated. Very strong growth is expected in the second half of 2020; however, a full recovery could take 6 to 8 quarters.

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We’re excited to announce that Forbes named Deniz Franke one of their Top Women Wealth Advisors for 2020. Congratulations, Deniz! We’d like to thank our clients for putting their trust in us and making this recognition possible. Ameriprise Advisors - Deniz Franke in West Des Moines, IA

We wanted to take a moment to with a Happy Administrative Professionals Day to all those admin professionals as well as our own! We hope you have a great day and know how appreciated you are not only today but everyday. Thank you for all you do.

How To Help The People Who (Used To) Help You

Service industry professionals we’ve often relied on, like restaurant staff, hairdressers, and rideshare drivers, are in need of help. Here are some ways we can return the favor. Social distancing has people doing more of their own cooking and cleaning and getting family to cut their hair. That's left domestic workers, waiters, hair stylists and many others out of work.

Over 100 Fun Things to Do at Home Right Now, from Virtual Tours to Animals Cams and More

Looking for something fun to do? From animal live-streams to virtual vacations, explore over 100 at-home activities. It’s safe to say things are understandably weird right now. As the world reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the planet are staying home,…

Manage your taxes in retirement

Different sources of retirement income can have very different tax implications. If you're in retirement or planning to retire soon, let's connect. Learn more about the tax treatments of different sources of retirement income so you can keep more of your hard-earned money.

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Hear about investment, retirement and tax strategies to help you navigate the new complexities of a bear market. Ameriprise experts provide considerations we can discuss. Listen on our homepage. Ameriprise Advisors - Franke Miller Group in West Des Moines, IA

7 Entertaining—and Unique—Virtual Experiences to Try Right Now

Eagerly awaiting your next adventure? Virtually explore these seven unique destinations. Running out of things to do? The world is right at your fingertips.

At a time where we're used to gathering together to celebrate Easter, this year has a different plan for us to celebrate from afar and social distance ourselves. All of us from Franke Miller Group would like to take a moment to wish you a Happy Easter!

Adjusting Daily Routines During the Pandemic

Sticking to a new, daily schedule may help us maintain balance in our lives. What routines are you keeping during the pandemic? Sticking to a schedule and coping in creative ways

Highlights of the CARES Act

Retirees, small business owners, individuals and families: How might the recent CARES Act legislation impact you? We're here to answer any questions. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It provides $2 trillion in emergency economic aid with tax

In observance of Good Friday, our office will be closing at 1pm and opening to our regular office hours on Monday, April 13th. If you need immediate assistance with a transaction please call our home office at 800-328-8300 and they'll be happy to help.

What’s one of your most important assets? Your home? Your car? What about your ability to earn an income?

Celebrate the Season With These Social Distancing–Friendly Spring Activities

Spring cleaning, spring reading, spring planting, and other ways to celebrate the season – from a safe social distance. Even if you're stuck indoors, you can still enjoy these rites of spring.

4 steps to take if you worry you or your partner will be laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic

It’s understandable to be concerned about the state of your job. In this article, Marcy Keckler, Ameriprise VP of Financial Advice Strategy, and other experts share tips for having important financial discussions with your partner. The coronavirus pandemic has already resulted in millions of layoffs. Here's what to do if you worry you or your partner's job may be at risk.

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The U.S. government’s $2 trillion liquidity injection is intended to help stem economic impacts of a recession. Ameriprise experts summarize their insights across the five key provisions for individuals, families, small businesses and self-employed workers. Listen on our homepage. Ameriprise Advisors - Franke Miller Group in West Des Moines, IA

Attempting to time the market can be hazardous to your portfolio. #AmeripriseResearch shares their perspective on market timing and the current volatility in this 5-minute read.

Finding Purpose in the Time of Coronavirus

How can you persevere and find a sense of meaning during social distancing? 7 ideas on finding a purpose during a pandemic. A how-to on finding meaning in this new way of life.

Need to Get Outside? These 5 National Parks Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take From the Comfort of Home

Seeking a different view this weekend? Explore five national parks with these virtual tours. You can still get your fill of the great outdoors, even if you have to stay inside. With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak heavily affecting the…

Expert advice on five life lessons to teach kids while self-isolating from the coronavirus

Resilience. Positivity. Experts share five life lessons you can teach your kids while self-isolating. Experts tell CNBC Make It five life lessons parents can teach children while self-isolating at home due to the coronavirus.

You now have until July 15 to save in your IRA and health savings accounts

Some good news for investors: The IRS will allow 2019 contributions to IRA and health savings account until July 15, 2020. Call or connect if you would like to discuss this option. Savers, rejoice! The IRS will give you until July 15 to fund your IRA and health savings accounts, and have the contributions count for 2019. Here's what you should know.

2020 U.S. housing outlook

Low housing inventory and high buyer demand has created a tight housing market, but what might the coming year bring? If you’re interested in moving or considering a refinance, let’s talk. It’s a tight market with potential opportunity. Find out where.

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