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Our views on achieving a life of security and significance

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  • The recent Equifax data breach makes it clear you should consider the spectrum of actions you can take to protect your financial information. Even if you weren’t among the half of Americans impacted, assume that your information has been or will be exposed. Social Security numbers, names, addresses, and dates of birth were......

  • We are thrilled to announce that Highland’s own Michael Greene was included in this year’s 425 Business Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list. For those of you who don’t already know him, Michael joined the Highland team in 2013 as an intern while attending Northwest University, studying Accounting and Finance. He......

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  • The recent Equifax data breach makes it clear you should consider the spectrum of actions you can take to protect your financial information. Even if you weren’t among the half of Americans impacted, assume that your information has been or will be exposed. Social Security numbers, names, addresses, and dates of birth were......

  • We are thrilled to announce that Highland’s own Michael Greene was included in this year’s 425 Business Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list. For those of you who don’t already know him, Michael joined the Highland team in 2013 as an intern while attending Northwest University, studying Accounting and Finance. He......

  • “Only 1428 more days!” “I’m so sick about the outcome of the election that I’ve been depressed, and experienced body rash and pain.” “It’s time to move to Canada and wait it out.” “How can the stock market keep going up with Trump in office? It doesn’t make any sense.”......

  • This 2010 conversation with a long-term client about changing his community seems especially helpful today so we’ve reprinted it here: Mark, what makes “changing your community” so important to you?  Should it be important to all of us and if so, why? We live in an imperfect world.  I believe that......

  •   Highland pays close attention to impact investing, which is the practice of buying into companies and funds that aim to make positive social and environmental change. This investment strategy of “doing good to do well” is a huge priority for millennial investors and has gained traction in recent years......

  • As a person who puts a premium on personal growth and development, defining the essence of Highland’s core values has been a significant process for my team and me over the years. In the early days, we developed a core values statement filled with the kinds of emotionless words that......

  • One of sport’s great comebacks began with the Seahawks down 12 points with only five minutes left to play in the 2014 NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers. With the ball in the hands of Green Bay who had a 19-7 lead over Seattle, even the most devoted......

  • Highland is pleased to announce a collaboration between our CEO John Christianson and acclaimed lifestyle author Kobi Yamada on Hello Someday, a new book to inspire and celebrate your retirement. Whether you are retiring or moving into a new phase after a significant wealth event, Hello Someday is a great resource......

  • Affluent children have tremendous advantages, but often lack basic, life skills that many of their non-affluent peers acquire early in life. That’s because when resources are scarce, you’re forced to make tough choices, work harder, manage uncertainty, juggle, and deal with consequences. When life is more comfortable, there isn’t as......

  • The topic of online security is constantly in the news for one reason or another. The issue affects individuals, large institutions and those in between. Chances are good you have either already been a victim of online fraud, or know someone who has. Call it the price of our super-connected,......