Emmett Dupas - Northwestern Mutual

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Our mission is to help you align your current financial picture with your future financial goals. Along with a network of specialists, we provide innovative solutions using world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products. As a result, we develop enduring relationships with our clients and love to have them think of us as lifetime financial consultants who are on call to assist them in any way that we can to reach their financial goals. Our business is focused on providing a superior level of professional advice and excellent personalized service to our clients. We meet with our clients frequently to reassess their financial goals and objectives and to review their financial programs. We specialize in helping business owners and HR departments with their retirement plans – educating them and helping them with creative solutions that enable informed decisions to be made. We think of ourselves as consultants with a third-party perspective that we believe you will find both honest and trustworthy. While retirements and investment products are our concentration, we also believe in looking at your complete financial picture and taking a holistic approach to help you protect your future and fulfill your financial goals. We have a highly-skilled and well-credentialed network of specialists and support staff that excel in life and disability income insurance, annuities, long-term care insurance, group employee benefits and estate planning. By taking a comprehensive assessment of your current situation, helping you prioritize your goals and developing a workable strategy with clear action steps, we will do our best to help you protect and provide for those you care about most.

[05/06/20]   Attention attorneys and accountants!

We are pleased to invite you to a webinar on retirement planning after the SECURE Act and CARES Act with Natalie Choate, presented by Northwestern Mutual’s Advanced Planning team.

One FREE continuing education credit is available for attorneys and accountants. Contact our team at 504.620.4801 for details!


As States Reopen, Market’s Attention Will Shift to Hard Data | Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company Chief Investment Strategist Brent Schutte gives his weekly insight into what he’s watching.

northwesternmutual.com States are beginning to reopen, which will give us more data to gauge economic activity. Read more in our weekly market commentary for the week of May 4, 2020.


More Stimulus on the Way | Northwestern Mutual

This round of funds aims to get money to businesses that may have missed out last time.

northwesternmutual.com More stimulus on the way will replenish popular PPP funds, with $60 billion specifically earmarked for underbanked small businesses. Read more in our weekly market commentary for the week of April 27, 2020.

Bienville Capital Group was pleased to donate 400 meals to the healthcare heroes at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. We appreciate all your hard work to keep our community healthy! Thank you to Broussard’s Restaurant for preparing and delivering the meals today!

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Fed Reaches Deeper into Toolbox as Unemployment Claims Surpass 16 Million | Northwestern Mutual

Companies are seeing early, tentative signs of recovery in China.

northwesternmutual.com The Federal Reserve announced a new $2.3 trillion lending program, while unemployment claims surpass 16 million. Here’s our market commentary for the week of April 13, 2020.


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Are you wondering how you can manage your money and finances during the COVID-19 outbreak? In his recent Great Day Louisiana segment, Emmett Dupas talked about the impact that COVID-19 may have on your 401k and how this may be a good time to revisit your personal budget.

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Emmett Dupas discusses the impact that COVID-19 has on your 401K and how you should take a moment to reconsider your own internal budget.

Great Day Louisiana

An opportunity to share some thoughts on budgeting and some of your 401k questions you may have with some answers.

Emmett Dupas - Northwestern Mutual discusses the impact that COVID-19 has on your 401K and how you should take a moment to reconsider your own internal budget.

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President Signs Largest U.S. Aid Package in History | Northwestern Mutual

Unemployment claims spike, but aid is on its way.

northwesternmutual.com President Trump signs the largest U.S. aid package in history to support Americans and business. Here’s our market commentary for the week of March 30, 2020


4 Key Things to Know About the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill | Northwestern Mutual

These key points from the bill can help provide some insight on what to expect in the coming weeks.

northwesternmutual.com To bolster the economy and help Americans impacted by the coronavirus, Congress is working on an historically large relief plan. Here are 4 key things to know about the coronavirus stimulus bill.


IRS extends tax filing deadline to July 15 as coronavirus spreads, Mnuchin says

IRS extends tax filing deadline to July 15

cnbc.com President Donald Trump ordered the IRS federal income tax filing extension to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.


Retirement Topics - Hardship Distributions | Internal Revenue Service

Our team has been responding to questions regarding Hardships, Loans and Contributions to qualified plans. As of right now we have heard of no possible changes to rules governing these things, but the current information may be subject to change with legislation.

Plan provisions are specific to individual plan documents. If you have questions, please consult H.R. or your advisor

Hardships: Hardships must be allowable under your plan document. Currently financial distress due to Covid-19 does not qualify for hardships. Hardships are limited to the amount necessary to cover hardship expense. They are taxed as normal income and additional 10% penalty under the age of 59 ½. Please visit the IRS website for a list of hardships.

Loans: Loans must be allowable under your plan document. If a loan is taken out, loan payments must be made starting next payroll. If any loan payments are not met or there is a termination in employment, the entire loan balance is due within your individual fiscal year. Any remaining loan payment is subject to regular income taxes and 10% penalty if under age 59 ½.

Contributions: Any employee can bring contributions to 0% at any time.


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Emmett and Dylan visited the set of Great Day Louisiana this morning to tape their upcoming segment which will air on WWL-TV on March 18th at 9am. Tune in to hear how you can create a financial plan to achieve your goals while still having fun along the way.

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2020 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers | PLANADVISER

We are pleased to share exciting news!

Emmett Dupas has been recognized by PLANADVISER Magazine as a 2020 Top 100 Retirement Plan Adviser in their individual category. This is an annual listing of the retirement plan advisors that stand out in terms of a series of quantitative variables.

Our team is grateful for the opportunity to work with so many companies and their participants to help them achieve their retirement goals. Being recognized for this important work is truly an honor!


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planadviser.com Noteworthy retirement plan specialists, based on number of plans and total assets under advisement.


Top DC Advisor Teams (2019)

The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) has published its 2019 list of Top DC Advisor Teams and Emmett G. Dupas III and his team were among those advisor teams recognized on this list! We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s leading retirement plan advisor teams helping clients to achieve financial security in retirement.

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Our Broader Economic View as Virus Fear Pushes Markets Into a Correction | Northwestern Mutual

Nobody foresaw the coronavirus outbreak, but a solid financial plan assumes market downturns will happen.

northwesternmutual.com Markets may be wary, but a financial plan is the antidote to uncertainty. Our market commentary for the week of March 2, 2020 has our broader economic view as virus fear pushes markets into a correction.


Markets Drop on Coronavirus News, Here’s Our Perspective | Northwestern Mutual

When fear grips the market, it’s crucial to trust the plan we’ve built together.

northwesternmutual.com Markets dropped on coronavirus news this week, which means it’s important to take a step back and pay close attention to the bigger picture. Here’s our perspective.

[02/25/20]   Happy Mardi Gras! Bienville Capital Group is proud to support WYES and their broadcast of the 2020 Rex Ball and the Meeting of the Courts of Rex and Comus tonight, February 25th at 7:30pm! The historic Meeting of the Courts has taken place since 1882 and the tradition is considered to be the conclusion of Mardi Gras.

Market Commentary Week of February 17, 2020: Consumers, Small Businesses Feeling Good in 2020 | Northwestern Mutual

Gains in household income and wealth were cited more in February’s consumer sentiment report than at any prior time since 1960.

northwesternmutual.com Small business owners and consumers brush off coronavirus fears and more. Get our market commentary for the week of February 17, 2020.

Market Commentary: Jobs Data Shines While Virus Uncertainty Lingers | Northwestern Mutual

Behind concerns about the coronavirus, a fundamentally sound economy keeps pushing forward.

northwesternmutual.com Despite lingering uncertainty regarding the coronavirus, key economic data from around the world remains a source of strength. In the week’s market commentary, we share our views on the week that was and the week ahead for markets.

Bienville Capital Group is proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 Cook off for the Coast. Saving Louisiana's coast line is something important to us all. Get out there and support this great event at Docville Farms in Meraux to taste some great food and have some fun!

Market Volatility Returns on Heels of Virus Outbreak | Northwestern Mutual

Here’s why it’s probably going to be temporary.

northwesternmutual.com As companies suspend operations and limit travel due to the coronavirus, market volatility has returned. However, we still expect global growth to resume in 2020.


Financial Health in the New Year

Do you know what you should be focusing on to address your financial health in 2020?

In their recent Great Day Louisiana segment, Emmett Dupas and Dylan Hoon talk about how we can start off the year on the right foot by getting our financial goals set for 2020!

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Emmett G. Dupas III is a Wealth Management Advisor and Lead Partner with Bienville Capital Group in Metairie. Emmett and his team help business owners and th...

We are excited to announce that Emmett Dupas III, Lead Partner of Bienville Capital Group, has promoted Dylan Hoon to Associate Partner. Dylan has been with the team since September 2011. He graduated with his Bachelor’s in Economics from Loyola University in New Orleans. Dylan is primarily responsible for analysis, fund monitoring, enrollments and client communications.

Congratulations Dylan!

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Fed’s First Policy Update of 2020 Comes Amidst Coronavirus Concerns | Northwestern Mutual

Here’s what we’re watching.

northwesternmutual.com Stocks took a breather to close the week Friday as investors take measure of a coronavirus outbreak in China that’s made landfall here in the U.S.

It’s the start of the New Year...do you know what you should be focusing on to address your financial health in 2020? Tune in to Great Day Louisiana on WWL-TV next Wednesday, January 29th at 9am to see Emmett and Dylan discuss what steps viewers can take to achieve their financial goals in 2020.

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Trade Deal Double-Shot Boosts Markets | Northwestern Mutual

A huge uncertainty that’s been hanging over markets appears to have passed, for now.

northwesternmutual.com The U.S. and China signed the much anticipated phase-one deal, and the Senate followed up with a USMCA encore that helped dash fears that hung over markets for more than a year.

Have you had a chance to connect with peers in your industry recently? Our Director of Business Development, Cristin Hand, attended the Women in Retirement Conference this week and was privileged to be among amazing, inspiring and fearless women.

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Had some fun at #WYES taping our sponsorship intro for the Rick Steves show today. Bienville Capital Group providing financial solutions, so you can enjoy life’s journeys. #PBS #Publicbroadcasting #RickStevesshow #BienvilleCapitalGroup

All Eyes on the U.S.-China Trade Deal as Iran Fears Fade | Northwestern Mutual

Plus, what an experiment at Taco Bell could mean for the economy.

northwesternmutual.com The markets were spooked last week after Iran retaliated for an airstrike that killed its top commander, but the fear didn’t hang around long. And this week the U.S. and China are set to sign a long-awaited trade deal.

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‘Santa Claus Rally’ in Full Swing to Close 2019 | Northwestern Mutual

The S&P 500 could post its best year since 1997 — here’s what’s fueling the run.

northwesternmutual.com The S&P 500 notched its fifth straight week of gains as we reach the finish line on a historic 2019.


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Are you looking for ways to manage your money as 2019 comes to a close? Emmett Dupas spoke about a few financial moves that you can make before the end of the year in his latest Great Day Louisiana segment.

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Emmett Dupas - Northwestern Mutual is back to talk about what you can do to maximize your financial future as we head into the New Year! Go to www.bienvillec...

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Markets on Pace for Record-Setting Close to 2019 | Northwestern Mutual

Investors received a lump of coal this time last year, here’s why this week will likely be different.

northwesternmutual.com The backdrop for markets this Christmas is very different than last year. That’s a big reason why markets are on pace for a record-setting close in 2019.


How to Recover When Your Holiday Budget Is Blown

You still have time to get your finances back on track. These tips can help.

northwesternmutual.com If your holiday budget is blown, there’s no need to panic. These 4 steps can help you get back on track. 

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