Reach your financial goals.

Take a minute to consider your various financial goals, from sending your kids to college to purchasing adequate life insurance to retiring. We provide a range of products and services that can be tailored to your unique needs. Our APCO Investment Services Representatives can help:

  • Plan your financial future
  • Manage your investments
  • Fund your children’s education
  • Retire more comfortably
  • Protect your assets

The APCO Investment Services Program is offered through CUNA Brokerage Service, Inc.*, a broker/dealer focused on serving credit union members. CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. is an affiliate of CUNA Mutual Group. For more information about CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., please visit cunabrokerage.com.

Services We Offer

RETIREMENT SERVICES

  • Planning assistance, whether you’re just getting started, ready to retire or retired now
  • Retirement plan rollovers
  • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
    • Roth IRAs
    • Spousal IRAs
    • Rollover IRAs
  • Business retirement accounts
    • 401(k) plans
    • Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs)
    • Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLEs)
    • Tax-Sheltered Annuities (TSAs) and 403(b) plans
    • Non-qualified deferred compensation plans
    • Non-qualified accumulation plans

Financial Management

  • Setting goals
  • Creating a savings and investment plan
  • Protecting your financial security
  • Building your net worth
  • Managing wealth
  • Creating an income from your assets

Insurance Services

  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Disability Income

Education Planning and Funding

  • Planning assistance
  • Education savings accounts
    • 529 savings plans
    • Coverdell education savings accounts
    • Roth IRAs

Wealth Management

  • Financial plans that provide comprehensive analysis and planning for financial goals, retirement and estate transfer
  • Personal trust services**
    • Trusts created under wills
    • Living trusts
    • Retirement plan trusts
  • Legacy planning**
    • Charitable giving strategies
    • Employee stock options

** Representative is neither a tax advisor nor attorney. For information regarding your specific tax situation, please consult a tax professional. For legal questions, including information about estate planning, please consult your attorney.

Webinars and Events

Investment Services 2021 Webinars

 

Three Transitions to Retirement: It’s about more than just the money
January 26th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

Find out if you’re really ready to retire.

Are you ready to retire? You might be prepared for the financial transition, but you’ll experience lifestyle and emotional transitions as well. We can help you understand these upcoming changes and provide the information you need to better prepare for this exciting season of your life. Working together, we’ll gain clarity and confidence about your path to retirement.

Here’s an opportunity to attend a valuable virtual seminar on this topic. During this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to confidently address the financial, lifestyle and emotional transitions to retirement
  • How to guard against risks and manage those that are inevitable
  • Whether you are ready for retirement

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


Social Security and Your Retirement
February 9th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

Regardless of when you plan to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. But do you know the rules of the road when it comes to Social Security? Determining when to begin benefits could be one of the biggest financial decisions you face, and there are key issues to consider. Here’s an opportunity to attend a valuable educational virtual seminar on this important topic, at no cost and no obligation.

During the virtual seminar, you’ll find out more about your Social Security benefits and discuss the role they play when setting a clear direction for your financial future. You’ll learn the answers to your Social Security questions, including:

  • What are the rules for starting your Social Security benefits?
  • How do spouses coordinate their benefits?
  • Are there different routes to take that could potentially increase your benefits?
  • How do you decide where Social Security fits within your retirement plans?

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


How to Weather a Bear Market
February 23rd at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

When the market dips, what do you do? How do you react? Without a plan, reacting based on your instincts could hurt your long-term financial goals. Learn steps you can take now to prepare to weather the next bear market.

Attend a valuable virtual seminar, “How to Weather a Bear Market.” You’ll learn the answers to questions, including:

  • What is a bear market?
  • How does behavioral finance affect decision-making?
  • How do overreaction and bad decisions compromise long-term financial goals?
  • How do I weather a bear market?

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


The Return of Conservative Investing Virtual Seminar
March 9th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

Market volatility. Low interest rates. Retirement risks. All of these headwinds are making it tougher than ever to know where to invest your retirement savings. In this virtual seminar, you’ll learn how conservative investments like certificates of deposit (CDs) and annuities can help get your financial plan back on track.

In this session you will learn the answers to questions, including:

  • How can conservative investments help you face today’s economic risks?
  • What are the differences between CDs and annuities?
  • What are the different types of annuities?
  • How do you decide which conservative investment is right for you?

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


Women and Investing
March 23rd at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

There’s no denying the facts: Women tend to earn less and live longer than men. If you’re a woman who would like to retire one day, you may need to save more and invest more than men.

Here’s an opportunity to attend a valuable, virtual seminar on this important topic.

The virtual seminar will focus on taking control of your future through investing. You’ll also learn about:

  • Key investment principles every woman should know
  • Important opportunities like asset allocation
  • Understanding investor behavior
  • Differences between financial products like mutual funds and annuities

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


Social Security and Your Retirement
April 6th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

You have retirement goals and plans for your future. Without a regular paycheck to count on, achieving a steady stream of retirement income will be an important part of the road ahead. Will Social Security be enough? What about your 401(k)?

Here’s an opportunity to attend a valuable virtual seminar on this important topic, at no cost and no obligation:

Join us for a virtual session that can help you set your financial direction and answer more of your questions:

  • What sources of retirement income will you rely on?
  • What retirement risks do you face now that you’re drawing on their savings?
  • Which income strategies should you consider?
  • How can you use annuities to guarantee income for life?

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


Three Transitions to Retirement: It’s about more than just the money
April 20th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

Are you ready to retire? You might be prepared for the financial transition, but you’ll experience lifestyle and emotional transitions as well. We can help you understand these upcoming changes and provide the information you need to better prepare for this exciting season of your life. Working together, we’ll gain clarity and confidence about your path to retirement.

During this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to confidently address the financial, lifestyle and emotional transitions to retirement
  • How to guard against risks and manage those that are inevitable
  • Whether you are ready for retirement

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


Social Security and Your Retirement
May 4th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

Regardless of when you plan to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. But do you know the rules of the road when it comes to Social Security? Determining when to begin benefits could be one of the biggest financial decisions you face, and there are key issues to consider. Here’s an opportunity to attend a valuable educational virtual seminar on this important topic, at no cost and no obligation:

During the virtual seminar, you’ll find out more about your Social Security benefits and discuss the role they play when setting a clear direction for your financial future. You’ll learn the answers to your Social Security questions, including:

  • What are the rules for starting your Social Security benefits?
  • How do spouses coordinate their benefits?
  • Are there different routes to take that could potentially increase your benefits?
  • How do you decide where Social Security fits within your retirement plans?

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


How to Weather a Bear Market
May 18th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

When the market dips, what do you do? How do you react? Without a plan, reacting based on your instincts could hurt your long-term financial goals. Learn steps you can take now to prepare to weather the next bear market.

Attend a valuable virtual seminar, “How to Weather a Bear Market.” You’ll learn the answers to questions, including:

  • What is a bear market?
  • How does behavioral finance affect decision-making?
  • How do overreaction and bad decisions compromise long-term financial goals?
  • How do I weather a bear market?

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


The Return of Conservative Investing Virtual Seminar
June 1st at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

Market volatility. Low interest rates. Retirement risks. All of these headwinds are making it tougher than ever to know where to invest your retirement savings. In this virtual seminar, you’ll learn how conservative investments like certificates of deposit (CDs) and annuities can help get your financial plan back on track.

In this session you will learn the answers to questions, including:

  • How can conservative investments help you face today’s economic risks?
  • What are the differences between CDs and annuities?
  • What are the different types of annuities?
  • How do you decide which conservative investment is right for you?

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


Women and Investing
June 15th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

There’s no denying the facts: Women tend to earn less and live longer than men. If you’re a woman who would like to retire one day, you may need to save more and invest more than men.

Here’s an opportunity to attend a valuable, virtual seminar on this important topic.

The virtual seminar will focus on taking control of your future through investing. You’ll also learn about:

  • Key investment principles every woman should know
  • Important opportunities like asset allocation
  • Understanding investor behavior
  • Differences between financial products like mutual funds and annuities

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)


Social Security and Your Retirement
June 29th at 5:00 PM Central 6:00 PM Eastern

Regardless of when you plan to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. But do you know the rules of the road when it comes to Social Security? Determining when to begin benefits could be one of the biggest financial decisions you face, and there are key issues to consider. Here’s an opportunity to attend a valuable educational virtual seminar on this important topic, at no cost and no obligation:

During the virtual seminar, you’ll find out more about your Social Security benefits and discuss the role they play when setting a clear direction for your financial future. You’ll learn the answers to your Social Security questions, including:

  • What are the rules for starting your Social Security benefits?
  • How do spouses coordinate their benefits?
  • Are there different routes to take that could potentially increase your benefits?
  • How do you decide where Social Security fits within your retirement plans?

Reserve your virtual seat. (Link to WebEx registration)

 


These workshops are educational only and are not investment advice.

CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name for CUNA Mutual Holding Company, a mutual insurance holding company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Annuities are issued by CMFG Life Insurance Company (CMFG Life) and MEMBERS Life Insurance Company (MEMBERS Life) and distributed by their affiliate, CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, 2000 Heritage Way, Waverly, IA, 50677. CMFG Life and MEMBERS Life are stock insurance companies. MEMBERS® is a registered trademark of CMFG Life. Investment and insurance products are not federally insured, may involve investment risk, may lose value and are not obligations of or guaranteed by any depository or lending institution. All contracts and forms may vary by state, and may not be available in all states or through all broker/dealers.

 

Investment Products We Offer

INVESTMENTS

  • Mutual Funds
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Options
  • Unit Investment Trusts

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Annuities

  • Variable Annuities
  • Fixed Annuities
  • Fixed Index Annuities

MANAGED ACCOUNTS

Managed accounts are portfolios designed for individuals to match their specific financial needs with portfolio objectives, and managed by professional investment managers. Often these accounts offer an avenue for individuals to access investment managers that are generally available only to institutional-level investors.

Investment Managers:

  • CUNA Mutual
  • American Funds
  • Blackrock
  • Fidelity
  • JP Morgan
  • Madison Mutual Fund
  • Madison ETF
  • Main Management
  • Members Trust
  • Morningstar MF Asset Allocation
  • Morningstar Active/Passive Asset Allocation
  • Morningstar Wealthbuilder Portfolios
  • PIMCO
  • Russell Investments
  • SEI
  • Vanguard

    APCO Investment Services Representative Stephen Martin


    Stephen Martin is an APCO Investment Services* financial advisor, exclusively serving the Credit Union’s membership. He is especially qualified to provide Credit Union members professional assistance, quality financial solutions and dependable service. Stephen is a Registered Representative of CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., and a financial advisor with nine years in the financial industry. He is available to meet with individuals and families. For a no-cost, no-obligation appointment, contact Stephen Martin by email at Stephen.Martin@cunamutual.com or by phone at 205-226-6866.

    Located at: APCO Employees Credit Union 750 17th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

    ** Representative is neither a tax advisor nor attorney. For information regarding your specific tax situation, please consult a tax professional. For legal questions, including information about estate planning, please consult your attorney.

    We provide a range of products and services that can be tailored to your unique needs.

    Financial strategies to help you discover what’s best for you.

    Calculators to help clarify your short- and long-term goals.

    Account Access easy access to your account and information on markets, quotes, and financial news.

    CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc.

    *APCO Investment Services Advisors are registered representatives of CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc.

    Securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured. May lose value. No financial institution guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution. CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., is a registered broker/dealer in all 50 states of the United States of America.

    © CUNA Mutual Group | FR-2914015.1-0120-0222

    *Representatives are registered, securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC , a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, which is not an affiliate of the credit union. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution.