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How to Buy a Car Without Losing Your Mind (or Your Wallet)

Having to buy a car is like having a sliver stuck under my fingernail. It’s painful and annoying, I know I have to deal with it, but it’s going to take forever. Might as well pack a lunch too, because the second you decide you want to test drive something they have you trapped.

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Meet the Team: Patrick Walsh

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” -Helen Keller

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estate planning, financial planning,

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Why You Need a Will (and You Need One Today)

Who wants to spend an afternoon thinking about their mortality? No one, which is why more than half of Americans don’t even have a will. The foundation of your estate plan is a Last Will and Testament. Without a will, you are leaving the disposition of your assets and the guardianship of your minor children to a court.

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long term care planning

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5 Reasons to Think About Long-Term Care Planning Today

I once received an email from a family friend about long-term care insurance. He was frustrated over a premium increase – which wasn’t the first rate hike – yet, he was still thankful for the policy. Despite the rising cost, he knew the importance of long-term care insurance in helping protect himself and his family.

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I bet you didn’t know this – Fun and Interesting Facts about Money

Published by: Carolyn Smith, Executive Assistant As a woman I can say that I love money – so much so that shopping is one of my favorite things to do.    But shopping would not be shopping without money, so therefore, I can say that I truly love money.  In fact, I do not think that we would be able to survive without it – even if you do not like to shop.

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retirement planning, financial advising, Carson Wealth, Omaha, Nebraska

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Retirement Planning: What Are You Waiting For?

Almost half of households near retirement have nothing saved, and that’s a big problem. I believe the biggest headwind is merely getting started: saving money is hard to do. Life is filled with unpredictable events. Children, healthcare expenses and student debt exact a large toll on many Americans.

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retirement security

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Future Funding of Social Security Is A Pivotal Piece To Retirement Security

You’ve probably heard of the three-legged retirement savings “stool.” The idea is that a quality savings plan for retirement starts with having three aspects of saving: personal savings, employer retirement savings and government-provided benefits.

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Challenge Yourself to Make a Plan. Then Stick to It.

Published by: Patrick Walsh, Partner, Senior Advisor Don’t let the wealth of information available overwhelm you to the point of not getting started.

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Took Their Ball and Went Home: Staying in Play with Job-Creators

Valentine’s Day was tough on New Yorkers who hoped to benefit from the more than 20,000 new jobs from Amazon’s move there (not to mention all the additional jobs from construction and supporting the new employees).

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Which Port Are You Sailing To?

Published by: Erik Christman, Managing Partner “If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca The Stoic philosopher Seneca may have been ahead of his time.  There might be something to this whole planning thing.

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