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About Blom & Howell Financial Planning, Inc

At Blom & Howell, we believe a successful financial life does not happen by chance, it happens by choice. For those reasons, we've developed and refined a process that helps our clients put the financial puzzle pieces together over the course of their lives. As advisors, we know people crave a relationship with a financial professional they can trust who will be in their corner when times are rough.

We take great joy in being our client's financial guide and advocate on that journey toward a lasting and secure retirement. In this way, we become more than planners, but partners in helping our clients navigate the financial challenges of life.

Michael and Gary, Blom and Howell Financial Planning founders

Our Team

Gary Blom​
Gary Blom​
Financial Advisor
Michael Howell
Michael Howell
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Kendall Seifert
Kendall Seifert
Client Service Advisor
Jessica Paradiso
Jessica Paradiso
Administrative Assistant
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How Earnings Can Guide Investors in Difficult Markets

With markets nervous about stubborn inflation, a gradually slowing labor market, and the timing of the first Fed rate cut, investors are more focused on this corporate earnings season than usual. This is because while the economy has avoided a “hard landing” corporate earnings only began to rebound in the second half of 2023.

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Why Cash Is Not a Long-Term Investment

In times of market uncertainty, investors often seek the safety of cash. This has been true over the past several years as markets have swung due to the pandemic, geopolitical events, Fed rate hikes, inflation, gridlock in Washington, technology trends, and more.

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How the Costs and Benefits of College Affect Financial Plans

For many households, college decisions are a cause for celebration. However, college also represents one of the largest expenses and sources of financial stress in our lives, on par with retirement or buying a home.

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How Oil Prices Impact Inflation, the Fed and Markets

The stock market has become increasingly jittery with the S&P 500 experiencing its first 5% pullback of the year. The possibility the Fed could delay its first rate cut, declines in technology and artificial intelligence stocks, and tensions in the Middle East have all contributed to the market swoon.

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