Financial Security Articles

Smart investing takes planning and information.

COUNTRY Financial® is here to help with guidance and resources that can make the investment world less intimidating.

How Life Choices Affect Your Financial Future

If you want a more secure future – and who doesn’t – take a close look at the choices you make. Positive changes now could significantly improve your financial future.

A Two-Minute Economics Course

With the economy being a hot topic these days, being familiar with some basic facts about the U.S. economy may prove to be helpful to get a better grasp on what’s happening, and what may happen in the future.

Six Steps of Investing

If you haven't already mapped out a strategy for investing, there's no better time than now.

Early Retirement Buyout

Should you take it or leave it?

A Market Cycle Primer

The more you understand how market cycles work, the better you can adapt to changes.

Risk and Investing

Educate yourself on financial risk to be better prepared when financial opportunities present themselves.

A Sensible Approach

It's common to be tempted to sell during market drops. Here's why you may want to stay put.

Dollar Cost Averaging

Here's how dollar cost averaging can help take the guesswork out of investing.

Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio

Your investments may need a readjustment. Here are some tips to help stay in balance.

The ABCs of Bonds

Learn about the basics of bonds and the different options available in the marketplace.

Your Investment Portfolio

Here are some tips on diversifying your portfolio, and how to get started.

Emotion vs. Reason

When the market gets chaotic, here is some guidance on staying calm and making rational decisions.

Your Retirement Time Horizon

These tips are tailored to the various stages of life you'll go through, and the retirement strategies you may want to consider for each one.

Money Matters

You need to be prepared for whatever comes your way in life. An emergency fund can help.

Looking Out for Your Future

If you become sick or injured and couldn't work, you may have to live without a paycheck for a while. Planning ahead with disability income insurance can help you feel secure that you'll still have income if that happens.

Summer Fun

You can have a great summer without breaking the bank. Check out our 10 suggestions to help make summer a blast.

Summer Activities

Keeping your kids occupied through the summer can be costly. Take a look these tips to help curb your summer spending.

10 Ways to Take Charge of Your Family's Financial Security

Financial security means something different for everyone; however, one thing remains constant - with the right guidance, almost any family can achieve it.

How to Define Your Financial Security Goals

Only you can define what makes you feel financially secure. By reviewing your insurance policies and overall financial situation during an Insurance and Financial Review, COUNTRY Financial® can help make sure you're financially secure today and tomorrow.

Life Happens

Big changes in your life often call for immediate adjustments to your financial security plan.

Put Our Experience and Financial Strength to Work for You

There's no escaping today's dismal economic news. It seems that we hear daily about unemployment, scandals, and bankruptcies. While other organizations are struggling to regain their footing, COUNTRY Financial® is standing strong, as it has since 1925.

The Value of an Insurance and Financial Review

Most people aren't experts in every aspect of their financial security, so a financial security plan can easily have gaps and weaknesses. Put simply, what you don't know or understand about your financial affairs could hurt you and your family.

What's Your Idea of Financial Security?

You want to know what it takes to achieve your financial security; however, figuring everything out yourself may take more time than you have.

Pay Your Bill Online

If you pay any bills online, then you already know how easy and time-saving it is. That's why COUNTRY Financial® now offers online bill pay for even more of our products!

8 Habits of Financially Secure People

During an economic downturn, achieving financial security can be especially difficult. These guidelines can help keep your future financial security from taking a nosedive in good economic times - and bad.

What's on Our Financial Scorecard?

COUNTRY Financial® has focused on long-term financial growth since we started business as a fire and lightning insurance company in 1925. We have avoided major difficulties experienced by many other businesses because we take a conservative approach to investing.

Why Choose COUNTRY

Since 1925, COUNTRY Financial® has been putting our experience and financial strength to work for our clients. We are committed to helping people achieve financial security, no matter from where they're starting.


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