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How To Know What Your Goals Are

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How To Know What Your Goals Are

Have you ever asked a child what they want to have when they grow up? Believe me, you’ll typically get some entertaining answers. And better yet, keep asking “Anything else?” There’s always more. A few examples of responses you might get look like:

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Millennial vs. Boomer: Deciding the Big One

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Millennial vs. Boomer: Deciding the Big One

Published by Mark Petersen & Alexis Rauschkolb No! Even though Alexis Rauschkolb works in Carson Wealth’s San Francisco Bay Area office, we are not debating the next big earthquake in California. Carson Wealth Management spends a lot of time thinking about “Next Generation” service. For many people that translates to Millennials and much is made of the differences between Baby Boomers, Generation X’ers and the Millennial generation.

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Divorce Planning

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Divorce Planning

Divorce can be emotionally and financially stressful but with the proper planning, you can get through it with your finances and future intact. Here are some stats to consider when it comes to the financial impact of divorce. Click here to open fullscreen

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Who knew tax reform could be so easy? Less than two weeks after going to conference, Republicans reconciled the differences between the House and Senate bills and released their final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last Friday (12/14) afternoon.[1] The final legislation provides significant permanent tax cuts for businesses, including reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Most individual taxpayers will also receive tax benefits, including lower marginal tax rates, and a reduction in the top tax rate for the wealthiest Americans from 39.6% down to 37%. However, all of the individual tax breaks will...read the full article

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Could Living a Long Life Cause You to Go Broke? Strategies To Make Your Money Last

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Could Living a Long Life Cause You to Go Broke? Strategies To Make Your Money Last

Published by Scott Ford, Member of the Investment Committee for Carson Group Partners Have you ever thought about the possibility of living past the age of 100? If you haven’t, you probably should. While there are currently about 75,000 centenarians in the United States, it is predicted that by 2050 that number will rise to 1 million.[1] People are living longer than ever before, and this plays a significant role in how you plan for your retirement.

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My Favorite Financial Planning Tool

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My Favorite Financial Planning Tool

Published by Ron Carson The digital world is filled with financial planning tools and apps that can help you take stock of specific aspects of your financial situation, whether that is how much you are spending on lattes or whether you are saving enough for retirement.

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The Importance of Portfolio Diversification

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The Importance of Portfolio Diversification

The famous stock market axiom, “it’s the bus you don’t see that hits you”, nicely underpins the reasons behind maintaining a diversified portfolio. The stark reality of investing is that there are unknowable landmines. Even though investment managers and analysts spend hundreds of hours scouring financial reports, talking to management, interviewing competitors and digging deep into a company’s prospects, there is always the possibility of an unpleasant surprise.

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How to Identify and Avoid Fraudulent Communications or “Phishing”

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How to Identify and Avoid Fraudulent Communications or “Phishing”

In this day and age, electronic communication has made huge improvements toward making communications quick and convenient. However, we must remain vigilant in protecting our valuable personal information. We believe the best safeguard is for you to educate yourself on what “phishing” is, how to identify possible “phishing” communications and how to protect yourself and your information from getting into the wrong hands.

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What’s in Your Wallet? A Powerful Portfolio Management Tool

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What’s in Your Wallet? A Powerful Portfolio Management Tool

Published by Rob Furlong When considering portfolio management tools many people think about complex spreadsheets or Bloomberg terminals flashing red and green stock quotes all day. While these are necessary, they are far from the most significant tool. I carry my most powerful portfolio management tool in my wallet: a library card.

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Long-Term Care

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Long-Term Care

Do you know someone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia or is currently living with this disease? Watching a loved one lose their independence, memories and financial well-being is very difficult. It’s important to know there are many resources and tools available to you. This infographic shares 10 ways you can help your loved ones financially prepare for the impact of dementia. Click here to open fullscreen

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