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Work toward 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 access to a range of products and services that can be tailored to your unique needs. Our APCO Investment Services Representatives can help:

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

Services We Offer

RETIREMENT SERVICES

  • Planning assistance, whether you’re just getting started, ready to retire or retired now
  • Retirement plan rollover services
  • 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
  • Maintaining your financial security
  • Building your nest egg
  • 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
  • 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 Upcoming Webinars


Understanding Medicare
Tuesday, June 18th, at 5:00 PM Central/6:00 PM Eastern

Medicare is a key part of planning your retirement journey. We’re here to help you understand the basics so you can make your choice with confidence.

We’ll help you understand:

  • Key differences between Medicare parts A, B, C and D 
  • Tips for choosing your coverage 
  • How to enroll in Medicare
  • How to plan your retirement income with health care costs in mind

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Social Security and Retirement
Tuesday, July 2nd, at 5:00 PM Central/6:00 PM Eastern

Our seminar can help regardless of how close or far away retirement is, chances are you have questions and could use someone at your side to help lead the way — especially with how Social Security works.

Start finding answers at our Social Security and Retirement seminar. We’ll walk through specifics about Social Security and help you understand:

  • The rules for starting Social Security benefits
  • How spouses coordinate their benefits
  • Different things you can do to potentially increase your benefits
  • Where Social Security fits into your retirement plans

Click here to reserve your spot.


Rethinking Diversification
Tuesday, July 16th, at 5:00 PM Central/6:00 PM Eastern

Retirement savers face new challenges in today’s volatile market. Traditional portfolio diversification may not grow your savings — causing you to risk losing it all.

Find out new ways of managing your investment risk with the Rethinking Diversification seminar. We’ll help you understand:

  • What traditional portfolio diversification is
  • How the investment landscape changes
  • How you can achieve your goals with minimal risk
  • How new annuity options help you rethink diversification

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Income for Life
Tuesday, July 30th, at 5:00 PM Central/6:00 PM Eastern

You have retirement goals and plans for your financial future. But do you know what you should be doing differently to make real progress?

The seminar will include a live Q&A where you can get the answers to your Income for Life questions.

We’ll explore:

  • Sources of retirement income you can rely on
  • Retirement risks you face now
  • Income strategies you should consider
  • How you can use annuities to guarantee income for life

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Three Transitions to Retirement
Tuesday, August 13th, at 5:00 PM Central/6:00 PM Eastern

Your exciting next chapter will start soon. Are you ready? You’ll encounter financial, lifestyle and emotional milestones along the way — but you’re not in this alone. We’ll work together to help you feel confident about your path to retirement.

We’ll explore how to:

  • More confidently address the financial, lifestyle and emotional transitions to retirement
  • Guard against risks and manage the inevitable ones
  • Gauge when you’re ready for retirement

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Understanding Medicare
Tuesday, August 27th, at 5:00 PM Central/6:00 PM Eastern

Medicare is a key part of planning your retirement journey. We’re here to help you understand the basics so you can make your choice with confidence.

We’ll help you understand:

  • Key differences between Medicare parts A, B, C and D
  • Tips for choosing your coverage
  • How to enroll in Medicare
  • How to plan your retirement income with health care costs in mind

Click here to reserve your spot.


Women and Investing
Tuesday, September 10th, at 5:00 PM Central/6:00 PM Eastern

There’s no denying the facts: Women tend to live longer. As a woman, how do know if you have saved and invested enough for your retirement?

Join us for a candid conversation on the importance of building your own financial future through investing. Take control of your financial future by learning how to become a successful lifelong investor.

We’ll explore:

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

Click here to reserve your spot.


Social Security and Retirement
Tuesday, September 24th, at 5:00 PM Central/6:00 PM Eastern

Our seminar can help regardless of how close or far away retirement is, chances are you have questions and could use someone at your side to help lead the way — especially with how Social Security works.

Start finding answers at our Social Security and Retirement seminar. We’ll walk through specifics about Social Security and help you understand:

  • The rules for starting Social Security benefits
  • How spouses coordinate their benefits
  • Different things you can do to potentially increase your benefits
  • Where Social Security fits into your retirement plans

Click here to reserve your spot.


These workshops are educational only and are not investment advice.

There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes. The purchase of certain securities may be required to effect some of the strategies. Investing involves risks including possible loss of principal.

Fixed and Variable annuities are suitable for long-term investing, such as retirement investing. Gains from tax-deferred investments are taxable as ordinary income upon withdrawal. Guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of the issuing company. Variable annuities are subject to market risk and may lose value.

 

Investment Products We Offer Access To

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.

    APCO Investment Services Representative Stephen Martin, CRPC, AWMA


    Stephen Martin is the financial advisor* exclusively serving the Credit Union’s membership. He is especially qualified to provide Credit Union Members professional assistance, quality financial strategies and dependable service. Stephen is a Registered Representative of LPL Financial (LPL), and a financial advisor with 13 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.Martin1@lpl.com or by phone at 205-226-6866.

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

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    Securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. APCO Employees Credit Union and APCO Investment Services are not registered as broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using APCO Investment Services and may also be employees of APCO Employees Credit Union. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of, APCO Employees Credit Union or APCO Investment Services. Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are:
    *The LPL Financial registered representative(s) associated with this website may discuss and/or transact business only with residents of the states in which they are properly registered or licensed. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident of any other state.
    APCO Employees Credit Union (“Financial Institution”) provides referrals to financial professionals of LPL Financial LLC (“LPL”) pursuant to an agreement that allows LPL to pay the Financial Institution for these referrals. This creates an incentive for the Financial Institution to make these referrals, resulting in a conflict of interest. The Financial Institution is not a current client of LPL for advisory services.
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