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Ways to Help Manage Financial Stress

When employees shoulder a greater responsibility to provide retirement income, their stress levels can increase. Here are a few tips to help manage financial stress.

  • Recognize that others have the same burden, but the difference may not be in how they manage their finances but in how they manage their stress.
  • Do as much as you can to manage your finances, including working with a financial professional, but don’t ruminate over the situation. If you find yourself caught up thinking about it often, just stop. Stand up, clap your hands, move around and distract yourself. Negative stress comes from rumination, but taking action to stop those thought patterns can create more positive emotions.
  • Draw a circle on paper. Inside the circle, write down all of the things you can control, and outside the circle, record all of things you cannot. When you feel stressed, use the circle as a reminder to focus on what you can control.

The content provided here is designed to provide general information on the subjects covered. It is not, however, intended to provide specific legal or tax advice.  Contact us at info@securedretirements.com or call us at (952) 460­-3260 to schedule a time to discuss your financial situation and the potential role of investments in your financial strategy.

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Ryan Keapproth

Ryan Keapproth

Financial Advisor

Ryan is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. Ryan’s holistic approach centers on wealth management strategies with a focus on income planning throughout retirement. As a Financial Advisor, Ryan is an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR), life and health insurance licensed and a Certified Tax Preparer. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with an Accounting and Finance major.​

Ryan is a lifelong Minnesotan originally from Woodbury and currently residing in Bloomington with his wife, Riamae, and their rescue Terrier Beagle mix, Douglas. Ryan and his wife are avid travelers as Riamae is originally from the Philippines. Ryan describes himself as a major foodie enjoying new restaurants around the cities whenever possible. Ryan enjoys playing golf and poker. He is a sports fan especially when the Vikings and Timberwolves are playing. In his formative years, Ryan tended bar at various places including Mystic Lake and Running Aces in Columbus, MN where he met his wife.  

We’re glad to have Ryan part of the Secured Retirement family too!