Previous News Article Archive


Voice of the Client (10-31-16)

Every day we speak with our valued clients. While each is different, we see some common questions during our discussions. We've made a list of the most common conversation starters...

 

Have You Been Tested? (10-10-16)

Grab a buddy and go! Almost every young woman knows she should start getting mammograms when she turns 50, or even 40 years old. Remember to plan your annual checkup!

 

Nest to Nest (09-14-16)

Between the ages of 25 to 35, changes are inevitable. Graduates all over are listening to commencement speeches telling them their worlds are just beginning!

 

Are You Paying Too Much Tax? (08-22-16)

This is the perfect time of the year to think about taxes without the stress normally associated with the tax season.

 

The Diversification Game (08-17-16)

Our investment strategies are different than most. We proactively protect capital by moving out of falling investments and into cash.

 

Cherish the Moments (08-08-16)

Whether August is the beginning of your child’s educational journey or the start of their last year of formal education, it is a time to enjoy.

 

Brexit: Why Investors Should Turn Off the TV! (07-18-16)

Brexit served as yet another remind of how hard it is to predict the future and how silly we can look doing it!

 

Take the 30x30 Nature Challenge! (06-07-16)

Brexit served as yet another remind of how hard it is to predict the future and how silly we can look doing it!

 

One Size Fits One (05-23-16)

Insurance products are unique which is why there are so many of them. Not every product applies to every person or generation.

 

Investing Psychology: How to Stick to the Plan (05-16-16)

When our portfolios experience tough times we are often reminded about the value of sticking with our investing style...

 

Have You Checked Your Pay Stubs Lately? (05-09-16)

Assuming something as important as your paycheck is correct could cost you dearly.

 

One Size Fits One (04-23-16)

Insurance products are unique which is why there are so many of them. Not every product applies to every person or generation.

 

Curse of the Benchmarks (04-18-16)

Benchmarking of investment manager returns to short-term market performance can lead to underperformance and even the continuation of market bubbles.

 

Where is Your Insurance Focus? (04-11-16)

As stock markets worldwide have fallen significantly this year, investors are about to make all the classic mistakes they usually make with their investments.

 

Avoiding Investing Mistakes! (03-07-16)

As stock markets worldwide have fallen significantly this year, investors are about to make all the classic mistakes they usually make with their investments.

 

Tax Advice From the Butcher (02-28-16)

Even your local butcher has tax advice for you... because after all he files his own so that makes him credible, right?

 

The Disappearing Agent (02-23-16)

New technology and the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could bring about the disappearing agent and a change in how everyone thinks about getting and using health insurance.

 

Playoff Bound (01-01-16)

For the first time in the history of Kansas City sports, the Chiefs are headed to the playoffs in the same year as the Royals played in and won the World Series Championship!

 

Medicare is 50! (12-21-15)

As many Americans turned 50 years old this year and many other Americans finished exercising their Annual Enrollment Options, the Medicare program itself celebrated its 50th birthday!..

 

Are You Paying Too Much Taxes? (12-14-15)

Most people think that dealing with taxes is limited to January to April of every year.  However, this is a perfect time of the year to think about taxes without the stress normally associated with the tax season.  It only takes a few simple steps to make your tax preparation for next year go much smoother for you and your preparer.

 

T-Bones Game (12-04-15)

As many teachers and students headed back to their classrooms, principals of World Class Unlimited and clientele took in a Kansas City T-Bones baseball game at the Community America Ballpark.

 

When I am Your Age... Really? (11-23-15)

We went to a Halloween party recently. As we were leaving, a young man asked to take our picture. We did look cool, as we dressed as the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Then the young man asked us how old we were. Not ashamed of our age, we told him. His reply? I just hope I am as much fun as you are when I am your age. Really? We used to say that!..

This is the Fifth Article in the "Milestone Series",
you can view the other articles in the series here:
Article 1 (Spring Break Traveling), Article 2 (Career Advancement), Article 3 (Myths of Medicare)
, and Article 4 (To Have & To Hold).

 

Craft Beer Craze! (11-16-15)

Boulevard Brewery is not just a company. To craft beer drinkers, it is a beloved part of the Kansas City community, the iconic stack is part of the skyline and McDonald's story is part of the Midwestern work ethic!..

 

Preparing for the Unknown (11-10-15)

While families are gathered together for the Holidays talking about their good old days and their dreams for the future perhaps some time could be taken to discuss the "what ifs." Preparing for the unknown is always better than living through it without a plan.

 

November Investment Insights: The Diversification Game (11-03-15)

The goal is building a portfolio with investments that rise and fall at different times to reduce portfolio risk...


World Series Champions Baby! (Update 11-02-15) (10-05-15)

UPDATE #3: The KC Royals have won the World Series! It is truly an amazing time for Kansas City!

UPDATE #2: After the speed of Lorenzo Cain scored the go ahead run then an hour rain delay, closer Wade Davis pulls off a nail-biting win over the Toronto Blue Jays! The Kansas City Royals are headed to the World Series for the second year in a row!

UPDATE #1: The Kansas City Royals have now clinched that Home Field Advantage!

With a score of 10-4, the Kansas City Royals clinched the American League Central Division during the regular season for the first time in 30 years. Okay, so technically the Central Division didn't exist 30 years ago. With this accomplishment, Kansas City is guaranteed baseball in October for the second year in a row!

 

Have You Been Tested? (10-27-15)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but what if you aren’t thinking about mammograms? What other tests should you be getting? Are you getting them? Even an annual physical should be done in order to catch anything unusual.

 

Chiefs Watch Party (10-11-15)

The principals of World Class Unlimited joined other members of the community at a Chiefs Watch Party and Auction!

October Investment Insights: Market Myth Busters (10-06-15)

This month we tackle the myth that "You Can't Time the Market!" and discuss our October Investment Insights!


Cherish the Moments (08-20-15)

Back in the day, the beginning of August signaled one more glorious month of summer hangouts at the pool, mid-week sleepovers and playing outside until dinner was ready. Those were the good ol’ days when school started after Labor Day weekend...


Should Hollywood Thanks Kansas City? (08-06-15)

While Chicago can claim the birthplace of Walt Disney, Kansas City can claim the birth of his artistic abilities and his animation endeavors...

 

Springtime is Here... Really? (07-13-15)

On a recent visit to the doctor’s office for my nephew who had fallen off of the roof, the doctor came into the office and proclaimed, “Springtime is here.” Really, I wanted to say? We were, at that time, in the middle of June. It only seemed like April because of all of the rain. It just goes to show that accidents can happen at any time of the year... 

 

All The Rage (07-08-15)

With the rising cost of health insurance premiums, wellness programs are all the rage.  Ten years ago many thought the addition of these programs was a sales gimmick.
        
That was then… this is now.


To Have & To Hold (06-15-15)

Most little girls dream of their wedding day and for many that day is in the month of June. But, why June?

This is the Fourth Article in the "Milestone Series",
you can view the other articles in the series here:
Article 1 (Spring Break Traveling), Article 2 (Career Advancement), Article 3 (Myths of Medicare)
, and Article 5 (When I am Your Age... Really?.

 

Is Your Glass Half Full? (06-08-15)

It’s time to pull out those resolutions and goals from the first of the year! June is a great time to benchmark your progress and get fired up to finish strong!

 

Starlight Theatre Eligible for Medicare? (05-21-15)

If Starlight Theatre were a person, she would be applying for Medicare this year just like everyone else celebrating their 65th birthday!..

 

Is Your Mailbox Full? Myths of Medicare (05-11-15)

There are many myths surrounding Medicare. If you take them as gospel then you might find your wallet a bit lighter...

This is the Third Article in the "Milestone Series",
you can view the other articles in the series here:
Article 1 (Spring Break Traveling), Article 2 (Career Advancement), Article 4 (To Have & To Hold), and Article 5 (When I am Your Age... Really?.

 

What is the Market (04-22-15)

Every day we hear about the “Market” whether it is through a friend or family member mentioning what they saw on the news last night or a television or radio program talking about the state of the market. The question you need to ask is - “What is the Market?”


Career Advancement (04-17-15)

Per the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Class of 2015 will have over 1.8 million people graduating with undergraduates degrees.

This is the Second Article in the "Milestone Series",
you can view the other articles in the series here:
Article 1 (Spring Break Traveling), Article 3 (Myths of Medicare), Article 4 (To Have & To Hold), and Article 5 (When I am Your Age... Really?.

 

Royals Baseball is Back! (04-10-15)

On April 6, 2015, blue was the color of the day and being “Forever Royal” was definitely the theme!

 

Wellness - Workout - Weight Loss (03-23-15)

Whatever your reason for wellness, workouts or weight loss... be it a resolution, company incentive or insurance incentive – keep it up! 

 

Spring Break Traveling (03-20-15)

It’s that time of the year!  Families, friends and groups are headed on their much anticipated spring break trip!

This is the First Article in the "Milestone Series",
you can view the other articles in the series here:
Article 2 (Career Advancement), Article 3 (Myths of Medicare), Article 4 (To Have & To Hold), and Article 5 (When I am Your Age... Really?.

 

March Madness Takes Over Kansas City! (03-17-15)

When it comes to Kansas City and basketball, local resident and attorney Christopher Korth knows it all! 

 

Kansas City Chocolate (02-09-15)

When you think of Kansas City, do you think of chocolate? If no, why not?


Insuring Your Milestones (01-21-15)

Just as the end of the year brings reflections, the start of a new year brings resolutions and planning.  It is this planning, whether on purpose or by necessity, that creates the milestones of your life...

 

Lights On - Lights Off (01-12-15)

After 85 years of turning on the Plaza Christmas Lights, January 18, 2015 will represent the 85th year of turning them off...that is until the next lighting ceremony on Thanksgiving night...

 

Financial Wellness vs Physical Wellness (12-19-14)

Most people don’t think about how their financial status relates to their physical wellness.  Stress over minor money matters can lead to minor earnings for your future.  Stress over major money matters makes a major difference on your physical health... 

 

Holiday Season Parties (12-16-14)

Yes, the holiday season is upon us and yes we want to drink and eat more than usual.  Should we?  If you want, but remember that moderation is your key word!..

 

In The Hunt! (12-12-14)

As Kansas City sports fans replace their American League royal blue championship shirts with Kansas City red and gold Chiefs sweatshirts the temperatures drop but the excitement from Kansas City fans rises!

 

Great Job Royals! (11-01-14)

Kansas City is a sports town!

We are not a large market city of high payroll or multiple World Series Wins.  In fact, the Royals have only won one World Series in franchise history which we all know was in 1985 against the St. Louis Cardinals...

 

Steven Cooper's Birthday Bash Concert (11-01-14)

World Class Insurance works with local performing artist, Steven Cooper as well as his wife, Aubrey Cooper of Aubrey Erin Photography.  Referring their friends to our company says a great deal about their trust in us. 

During Steven’s Birthday Bash concert at The Riot Room in Kansas City, the Coopers took time to pose with family and friends.

 

Long Term Care Insurance (10-27-14)

The month of November brings us many things from daylight savings time to beautiful fall colors to snow in some parts of our country.  As the month ends, we all come together with family and friends to offer our thanksgiving while retailers are ramping up for the holiday season.

So, why during what is a joyous time of celebration should people think about planning for long term care?  There are a number of reasons...

 

Local Concert with Bassist Julian Vaughn (10-24-14)

In August this year we were lucky enough to take a group of clients to Julian's show at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the Jazz District of Kansas City. This museum is a great supporter of Julian and his music and quite a neat place to visit on its own. Our group got to meet Julian and get a copy of his latest album!

If you like Jazz, you’ll love Julian’s music. Check him out at his website www.julianvaughnmusic.com and be sure to check out his latest album “Breakthrough”...


Mary's Retirement (10-10-14)

Mary Phegley, whom you probably knew, saw at the front desk when you came to World Class Financial, or heard on the phone when you called in, retired in August this year. What you probably didn’t know was that Mary didn’t work for WCF. She actually worked for the building we are located in and answered the phone for each tenant as if she worked for that company. So in reality, she’s “everyone’s Mary”!..


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