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Volatility – What to Expect and How to Act

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.

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retirement planning for women, financial planning, Carson Wealth Management, Omaha, Nebraska

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Are You 10 Years From Retiring?: 5 Easy Steps for Retirement Preparation

Ladies … listen up!… there’s still time … Ladies, if you’re nearing the retirement chapter of your life, listen up! Have you thought about what that time looks like? If you could paint a picture of this part of life, what would be included? Does your picture contain lots of color or is it grey?

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Best Places to Live When You Retire

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How to Decide the Best Place to Live When You Retire

One of the questions I get asked often is “Where should I live in retirement?” Sometimes the person is asking about a list of cities, sometimes they’re asking about what type of residence – home, apartment, condo, retirement community, etc. – and sometimes it’s even other countries.

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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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retirement income, Portland, Oregon, Carson Wealth Management

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Two Major Retirement Income Traps to Avoid

The switch from wealth building in your working years to wealth income in retirement years seems simple. Common advice is to simply shift investments from growth stocks to dividend-paying stocks and buy more bonds. At first glance, this seems simple, but many retirees are discovering hidden income traps.

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Were Mom and Dad Right? The Value in Paying Yourself First

I remember growing up and being taught that you should pay yourself first. My parents taught me that 10 percent of my income should be put into savings before paying bills or splurging on entertainment. These days, saving doesn’t have to mean keeping money in a bank.

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wealth from wisdom

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Critical Ways Timing Can Make or Break Your Retirement

Wealth from Wisdom is a weekly radio show from Carson Wealth. Paul West: Your success or failure in retirement is going to be determined by one thing: timing. When you retire. When you withdraw money from Your IRA, your 401(k) or other retirement plan vehicle that you have in place.

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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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Jamie Hopkins on “Stacking Benjamins”

Whether you’ve never purchased a home before or just don’t know much about the process, we’ve got a treat for you today. We’re going to dive into everything mortgages 101 today, like PMI, the negotiability of fees, and the lie that everyone quoting rates is telling (those rates “might not be what you think they’d be.”) On today’s show we welcome the guy who’s teaching us everything millennials need to know about mortgages, Jeff VanNote.

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