June is Pride Month and it is time to celebrate the gains made by the LGBTQ+ community, the sacrifices made by those throughout history and the leading examples of strides the LGBTQ+ community has made in recent years.
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and we wanted to highlight how finances can gravely affect someone's mental health. The constant need to balance your budget and constantly accounting for your rent/mortgage, paying for groceries, paying for bills, medical expenses and the need to save for retirement can be overwhelming for many people. According to the American Psychological Association, roughly 72% of adults report varying levels of stress that result from worrying about finances and 44% say their finances are the leading cause of their stress, meaning almost 3/4 of adults in the US will suffer from financial stress. With this article, we want to spread awareness of the negative impact of financial stress and the different coping mechanisms you can use to combat it and keep your mind at ease.
It's Earth Day 2022 and it's a day that has us reflecting on what we can do to help the earth and our environment for us and future generations. This is a sentiment that has become increasingly prevalent in many different fields and can be something that is incorporated into people's portfolios and financial decisions.
Fortune's 500 is the list of the largest companies in the United States by revenue and is a great barometer to figure out which US based companies are the most successful. If you were to take a look list for 2021 you will notice something that has been trending this way for the past several years, the largest amount of women that lead these companies. There are more companies lead by women CEOs on this list than ever before and it is showing the progress and strives women have made over the last several decades. While there is still work to be done in this area, we want to celebrate these women in order to encourage and inspire others to reach great heights.
Each month Vanderbilt Financial Group features an Advisor in the Vanderbilt family who exhibits the VFG values of Gratitude, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork and Trust on a consistent basis. These values impact their work with clients and VFG staff, and ultimately pushes for an excellence in their business practices that is unparalleled and incredibly unique. Beyond high-level producers, these Financial Professionals offer sage advice and best practices for boosting your business on your terms according to your values.