Wealth from Wisdom is a weekly radio show from Carson Wealth.
Paul West: If you retired anytime in the last 10 years, your timing was impeccable and you didn’t even know it. The wind was in your sales for your sequence of returns, and the Dow more than quadrupled since 2009 here. That’s four times, Erin, if you wanted to know what quadrupled means.
by Sarah Duey, JD, CFTA, CAP®, Vice President, Trust Services
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. Read more
The S&P 500 surged 4.5% last week as optimism about the Federal Reserve cutting rates and the quick end to potential tariffs on Mexican goods pushed markets higher. The global MSCI ACWI soared 3.6% as international markets participated in the surge, but not as much as domestic markets. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index gained 0.4% as weak jobs data and the hopes of interest-rate cuts pushed rates lower and bond prices higher. Read more
By Jill Hamilton
In late March, several states in the Midwest including Nebraska and Iowa endured record flooding. Nebraska alone has endured over an estimated $1 billion in damages, with more than 2,000 homes and 340 businesses destroyed. With several of our Omaha stakeholders directly affected by the flood waters, our Carson family banded together to show support. Read more
The S&P 500 plunged 2.6% last week as economic data remained soft and the Trump administration surprised investors by threatening tariffs on Mexico over immigration concerns, rather than trade negotiations. The global MSCI ACWI dropped 1.9% as international markets held up slightly better than the U.S. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index soared 0.9% on worries tariffs and the associated uncertainty will push rates lower. Read more
The S&P 500 dropped 1.1% last week to extend its losing streak to three weeks. Ongoing trade disputes and weaker economic data raised concerns regarding slow economic growth. The global MSCI ACWI declined 0.9% as international markets moved with the S&P 500. Read more
By Jamie Hopkins, Director of Retirement Research at Carson Group
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. Read more
By Zac Ritchey, Senior Wealth Advisor, CFP®
I recently gave an annual presentation to the 401(k) participants I advise. I always try to explain risk tolerance and investing to my audience in an easily understandable way. For most of the participants, investing in their 401(k) has been their only experience investing, so their knowledge of investing as a whole is limited. Read more