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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

We've enhanced email security with an encryption upgrade. Join us on April 20th for Document Disposal Day and sign up for our May 9th webinar on 'Success with Medical Self-Funding for Large and Small Employers'. Amidst market updates, we of

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Last week's highlights included National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day on April 9th, emphasizing support for veterans. Security updates on BCBST.com accounts began on April 10th, enhancing data protection. Despite market....

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

McKnight Advisory Group offers secure onsite document shredding on April 20th in Murfreesboro, TN. Join their May 9th webinar on self-funded health plans. Economist Jared Franz notes U.S. economic resilience amid rising prices and rates.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Join us for Medicare insights with Hillary Broom on April 4th and a document disposal event on April 20th. Limited spots are available, so register now. Also, we need to support our Rutherford County Heart Walk fundraising.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Medicare expert Hillary Broome is hosting an upcoming Medicare lecture April 4 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The McKnight Advisory Board will host the Rutherford County Heart Walk on May 18 to promote heart health and raise funds...

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Monday, March 11, 2024

In today's world, there are several important things to keep in mind, including financial planning, the importance of laughter and positive social interactions for heart health, and being informed about taxable and nontaxable income....

Monday, February 26, 2024

McKnight Weekly Market Insights: Stocks Hit New Highs On AI's Promise 🎉 Join us for the Heart Walk Fundraiser supporting Hillary Broome, a heart transplant recipient! Hosted by the American Heart Association Rutherford County...

Monday, February 19, 2024

🎉 Happy President's Day! Today, we honor the leadership and contributions of all past presidents to our nation's history. Let's celebrate the values of unity, leadership, and service that have shaped our country. We are...

Monday, February 12, 2024

The S&P 500 Index has reached a historic milestone of surpassing 5000 points due to strong corporate earnings and favorable inflation news. A free 2024 Tax Guide is available for download to assist with tax preparation. The U.S. economy...

Monday, February 5, 2024

Register Here Tax season is here! If you still need to start filing your taxes, we have something that might help you! Download our free 2023 Tax Planning Guide! This guide offers valuable insights for the tax season. It...

Monday, January 29, 2024

Did you know that an outdated Will can be as problematic as having no Will at all?  We recognize the profound impact of keeping your legal affairs in order at McKnight, so we proudly offer "Legal Days at McKnight"...

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

It’s a fun time of year for football fans. The NFL playoffs are starting, and the Big Game is just around the corner. While football fans will tune in for the matchups, commercials, and Usher’s Big Game halftime show, you...

Monday, January 22, 2024

Have an appointment with us soon? Check out our Apple Maps profile to find the fastest way to our office! Apple Maps One of the most loving and vital things you can do for your family is to update legal documents, such as a...

Monday, January 15, 2024

Hi {Firstname}, Follow us on LinkedIn! Follow us on Facebook! Elections come and go, but results last a lifetime. Political news is sure to dominate the headlines in 2024. More than half of the world’s population, from Taiwan to...

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

With the start of the new year, we wanted to discuss a topic that will likely garner attention throughout 2024: the potential sunsetting of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2025. Although some of the provisions within the TCJA are...

Monday, January 8, 2024

One of the most loving and vital things you can do for your family is to update legal documents, such as a Will, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Directive (Suite of Legal Documents). For years, McKnight has hosted “Legal Days at...

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Are you sad to see 2023 come to a close?  Or, for whatever reason, you can’t wait for this one to end and the New Year to begin? 2023 saw substantial and amazing changes for us at McKnight Advisory Group, Inc.  We...

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Happy New Year from McKnight Advisory Group! We wish you a blessed and safe New Year ahead. A friendly reminder that our office will be closed on Monday, January 1st, 2024. We will continue normal operations on Tuesday, January...

Monday, December 18, 2023

What is your favorite Christmas memory? What feelings are associated with this treasured memory? As a young man, maybe even as a preteen, I remember riding Old Mike (the family horse) across the river...

Monday, December 11, 2023

Your Child is Turning 18: Handling Healthcare, Academics, and Finances Together As your child blows out the candles on their 18th birthday, you may still see your baby girl or boy. But in the eyes of the law your child is considered a...

Monday, December 4, 2023

As we get ready to turn the page on 2023 and welcome the new year with all its possibilities, we’d like to take some time to reflect on the year that was—the notable events, trends, and developments that defined our...

Monday, November 20, 2023

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or any other form of dementia, this can be an extremely challenging time. While promising new treatments are developing and research continues, a cure remains elusive....

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Divorce is one of the most stressful life events. Even the most amicable splits can be complicated and emotionally draining. We likely all know couples who have gone through divorce, and it can be a trying time for everyone involved....

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Here's an update on our toy drive! We invite you to visit our office with toys worth $20+ in support of CASA of Rutherford County!  Join us for an informative virtual event as we delve into the essential trends shaping 2024...

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

While we haven’t yet said goodbye to 2023, it’s not too early to begin thinking about any tax changes that may be on the horizon. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 was designed to overhaul the federal tax code by...

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

This Christmas, we want to make an impact on our community. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) is a non-profit that promotes children's rights to a safe, loving, and permanent home. Join us as we support these...

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

SECURE 2.0: Changes Going Into Effect in 2024 Passed in 2019, the SECURE Act was the most substantial retirement legislation in over a decade. It contained important changes designed to help investors save more and be better prepared...

Monday, October 9, 2023

UPCOMING EVENTS Join us this Thursday! Register Here The Grass Isn't Always Greener A variety of signals point to pockets of cooling in the US labor market, despite recent strength in payrolls. The quits rate is one such indicator,...

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Time to Think About Year-End Financial Strategies As we roll into fall and the fourth quarter, now is a good time to pause and reflect on proactive ways to set up your finances for 2024. Economically speaking, we are now in a much...

Monday, October 2, 2023

Happy Monday, It's a great start to the fourth quarter, the government isn't shutting down this month (Morning Brew), next week we'll be hosting our Fall Kickoff, and it's officially pumpkin spice season!     ...

Monday, September 18, 2023

Join Shelli Jessie for this unique educational event tailored just for you! Learn how to get started with Medicare by joining us this Thursday! In case you can't make it to this event, we are also having another Medicare event...

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Social Security, the program you may have spent a lifetime paying into, is designed to offer stability, supplemental income, and other valuable benefits that can play a role in your overall financial strategy after you retire. We've...

Monday, September 11, 2023

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attack. So many lives lost, so much mourning and sorrow for the survivors. How do we process such a horrific event? A moment of silence? A pilgrimage to one of the impacted sites?While we...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

 The 30-Year UST yield has recently risen due to improved economic growth prospects and expectations of stricter monetary policies. Persistent inflation could keep yields higher, but currency depreciation in China and Japan,...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

If you ask the average investor which month is the most volatile for the stock market, they will probably say October. It's a reasonable answer, but it's incorrect. Despite October's reputation for market-defining events like the...

Monday, August 28, 2023

Happy Monday. In this newsletter we'll be going over: Rise Unprofitable Companies Market Performance Powell's Comments As always, we hope you have a great week! Gear up for the ultimate tailgating experience! Join us at 2415 East Main...

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

As financial professionals, we understand how vital it is to safeguard your personal and financial information. Unfortunately, in our increasingly digital world, cybersecurity risks, such as phishing attacks, have become a prevalent...

Monday, August 21, 2023

Happy Monday! In this week's newsletter edition, we'll be talking about: Inverted Yield Curve and Economic Predictions Stock Market Performance and Economic Concerns Strong July Retail Sales and Economic Outlook Is there something we...

Monday, August 14, 2023

Happy Monday! In this week's newsletter, we'll be covering: Next week's Medicare webinar event Status of the Bond market The producer price index It's National Financial Awareness Day, if you need assistance in reviewing your...

Monday, August 7, 2023

Stocks retreated last week as bond yields increased following the Treasury's announcement indicating “a larger-than-expected funding need” and a downgrade in the federal government’s debt rating. The Dow Jones...

Monday, August 7, 2023

You’ve done a great job teaching your children vital life lessons and instilling values that will last a lifetime. As summer ends and a new school year begins, one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially for...

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Changes are coming to the complicated form that students must submit to qualify for college financial aid, known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).The Department of Education is calling it the “most...

Monday, July 31, 2023

Happy Monday! In this edition of the weekly newsletter, we cover our upcoming virtual event Medicare & Group Coverage – How Do They Coordinate?, credit resilience, and stocks end positive amidst a new interest rate hike....

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

IntroductionOver the last several months, I have met with quite a few self-proclaimed do-it-yourself (DIY) investors who, after struggling with the markets in 2022, approached me asking for a second opinion. Interestingly, almost every...

Monday, July 24, 2023

Happy Monday.In this edition of Mondays With McKnight, we encourage you to update vital legal documents by taking advantage of our upcoming Legal Days at McKnight and stay focused on your long-term investment success with...

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Happy Monday.Change can be good, right? Here at McKnight Advisory Group, we strive to improve ourselves everyday. So here is a different format for our newsletter that will show you more about what's going on in the finance world...

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Changes to 529 Plans in the SECURE 2.0 ActThe SECURE Act was initially passed by Congress at the end of 2019 and was intended to improve retirement savings opportunities. It was a big deal at the time and the most significant piece of...

Monday, July 10, 2023

Rising concerns about further rate hikes sent stocks lower to kick off the second half of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.96%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 1.16%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Thursday, July 6, 2023

What if your child needs braces? The cost may be as much as $6,000 for metal braces—more modern versions can run as much as $13,000. Your health insurance may cover only a portion of the cost. If you're well past the braces stage...

Monday, July 3, 2023

Stocks posted gains for the week to close out a stellar month, aided by positive economic data and reports that all major banks had passed the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.02%,...

Monday, June 26, 2023

Stocks took a breather last week as investors digested the previous week’s surge and the month-to-date solid gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.67%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 1.39%. The Nasdaq...

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Getting your affairs in order and outlining what you want done with your estate after you’re gone is one of the greatest gifts you can leave your loved ones. However, not preparing for the transfer of your assets can lead to...

Monday, June 19, 2023

Stocks climbed last week as reassuring inflation data boosted investor hopes that the rate-hike cycle was nearing an end amid fresh economic data pointing to continued economic resilience.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.25%,...

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Senior care costs can be overwhelming, particularly when long-term care is required due to illness or medical conditions. With the number of seniors in the U.S. expected to rise exponentially by 2030, it's crucial to be prepared for...

Monday, June 12, 2023

A late-week rally sent stocks into positive territory, with the S&P 500 index closing just shy of the 4,300 mark.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.34%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 0.39%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Monday, June 5, 2023

Stocks surged higher in the closing days of a holiday-shortened trading week, ignited by a political resolution on raising the debt ceiling and a strong employment report.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.02%, while the Standard...

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

 We are proud to announce this upcoming educational partnership with Murfreesboro Medical Center!Selection of Topics covered:The Four Parts of MedicareImportant Dates: When to enroll.What is Medigap Coverage?What is a Medicare...

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Join us for a delightful summer picnic hosted by our founder, Edwin McKnight. It's our way of celebrating our valued clients with a day of relaxation, connection, and fun - all on us! Unwind and enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks,...

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The Dividend DecadeBy Capital Ideas Investing PodcastCapital Group portfolio manager Caroline Randall shares her views on why dividends may be a more significant and stable contributor to total returns for investors. Plus, how she is...

Monday, May 8, 2023

Takes Two to TangoBy Goldman Sachs, Asset ManagementThe clock is ticking on US debt ceiling negotiations. Treasury Secretary Yellen informed Congress last week that cash balances are estimated to be depleted by early June. Meanwhile...

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

MAG In The CommunityShelli JessieWe are proud of our Medicare Solutions Specialist, Shelli Jessie (on the left) being active in the community. Shelli interacted with fellow professionals at the Rutherford County Business Before...

Thursday, April 27, 2023

New Opportunities Thanks to AIBy Goldman Sachs, Asset ManagementWe believe that roughly two-thirds of US occupations are exposed to some degree of AI automation, with particularly high exposures in administrative and legal professions...

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Boro Main Street AwardsThe Main Street Awards is a prestigious annual contest that recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals & businesses in the Murfreesboro community. We ask you to nominate our founder, Edwin McKnight....

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

This week we are changing our phone systems. If you have trouble calling us, please email us at contactus@mcknightadvisory.comWebinar Panel Event With AROSA And Smith Wright Join us on April 27th for a special webinar to...

Monday, April 3, 2023

SHRM: Panel Event With AROSA And Smith WrightApril 27th - 11:30amJoin us for a special webinar to learn how HR professionals can provide clarity and assistance to their employees experiencing chronic or acute family illness.Learn the...

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

One of the most loving and vital things you can do for your family, is to update legal documents, such as a Will, Power of Attorney and Advanced Directive (Suite of Legal Documents).For years, McKnight has hosted a “Legal Days at...

Monday, March 20, 2023

One of the most loving and vital things you can do for your family is to update legal documents, such as a Will, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Directive (Suite of Legal Documents).For years, McKnight has hosted “Legal Days at...

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Events affecting financial markets can happen quickly and the events of the last few days regarding Silicon Valley Bank are no exception. Following are three references to help you learn how these events came about, what...

Monday, March 6, 2023

Meet Financial Services Administrative Specialist: Donna LoweDonna brings a successful 30-year career working in the life insurance industry with Life of Georgia and American General Insurance companies. After losing 2 jobs to...

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Javier is our marketing associate and has been with the McKnight family for a year now! He is currently a senior at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Economics & Finance. He is a...

Monday, February 27, 2023

5 Keys To Investing In 2023Got five minutes? Host Will McKenna recaps five keys to investing in 2023, based on insights from three veteran Capital Group portfolio managers. If you’re wary of international stocks or still reeling...

Monday, February 13, 2023

Did you know: eight billion candy conversation hearts are manufactured each year? That's a LOT of tooth-breaking, chalky, flavorless hearts!! Here's hoping for a flavor-filled day of fun and laughter. Happy Valentine's Day!Did you know...

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

For over a decade, conservative investors and savers have suffered from very low-interest rates on cash.  With the Federal Reserve’s aggressive rate hikes over the past few months, things have changed!The following chart and...

Monday, January 30, 2023

"Do you ever just want to call a doctor (and even get an Rx, if medically necessary) when you or a family member are sick? We can help you with freshbenies! With freshbenies, we can help you cut healthcare costs and confusion for your...

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Stocks showed mixed results last week as recession fears resurfaced in response to weak economic data and a tepid start to a new corporate earnings season.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.70%, while the Standard &...

Monday, January 9, 2023

Do you have a calendar that reminds you of monthly financial check-ups? We have the right calendar just for you! There are helpful reminders that will make sure you're on the right track!Click HERE For CalendarNew Year, New...

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

In a holiday-shortened week, erratic trading left stocks marginally down for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.17%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.14%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 0.30%. The MSCI...