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Long Term Care: How and When to Prepare

Published by Mark Ring

As the primary caregiver, you find yourself in a position of having to make an immediate life-changing decision for a parent at a time of extreme crisis. All kinds of emotions flood through your head and heart, but you have no choice, you must act.

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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. Read more

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What Bull Markets Hide

Published by Mark Ring

Bull Markets can be a lot of fun. Watching your portfolio grow elicits feelings of happiness and often makes you completely forget about the last Bear Market. You may even start to believe the next Bear is years down the road.

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Financial Planning is for Everyone

Published by Beth Schanou

Everyone can benefit from some form of financial planning. Not all plans look the same because we are individuals and have unique needs, but the need for some amount of planning is present for every age group and financial status. Often this can be difficult to embrace because in order to plan effectively, there is a need to open up and share personal information including finances and goals. This isn’t always easy. Read more

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Building Wealth to Managing Wealth

Published by Mark Ring

You Did It!

You Worked Hard!

You Managed your Spending!

You Built Yourself a Nice Portfolio!

What Now?

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Medicare 101: What You Need to Know

Published by Ben Goethel 

An often overlooked aspect of financial planning is considering health insurance options. Health care costs continue to rise, and as you grow older the likelihood you’ll need those services increases. Read more

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Fallout from Equifax Breach

143 million American consumers were affected by the data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Read more

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Do You Have a Retirement Plan?

Published by Ryan Cooley

Following an understandable, manageable and disciplined approach to planning can alleviate certain financial stressors and afford you peace of mind. Most people don’t realize their cash flow needs to change as they progress through retirement.

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Safeguarding Personal Information

Electronic theft of personal information is the fastest-growing crime in the United States, with more than two billion personal records stolen worldwide in 2016. Protecting your personal information is a key component to reducing the potential that your information may be stolen. Read more

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Eclipse Planning

Published by Mark Petersen and the Carson Institutional Alliance Investment Committee

One in 256,481,280. No, I am not calculating the odds of winning the Powerball Lottery. This is the number of 50 square foot sections to view Totality for the 2017 Solar Eclipse in the state of Nebraska. So many choices! How does one decide? Let’s briefly review the thought process: Read more