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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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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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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changed Things More Than You Realize

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made a lot of changes. It was the single largest tax reform bill in nearly 30 years. However, the impact of the TCJA might be a lot broader than most realize. Almost every small business owner in the country is impacted by a new tax deduction called 199A.

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Why We Are Changing Our Brand

Published by Scott Ford, Managing Director, Partner We have exciting news to share! On February 20th, 2019, GAAM Wealth Management will become Carson Wealth Kingsport! Why are we rebranding? Because we believe that, in this case, 1+1=10. By rebranding and strategically partnering with Ron Carson and his team, we can create more freedom for more consumers, both now and in the future.

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Scott Rings The Opening Bell At Nasdaq!

Published by Scott Ford, Managing Director, Partner I recently received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the opening bell ceremony at the Nasdaq MarketSite Studio in Times Square! It was an incredible rush to be in this thrilling environment, and it also gave me time to reflect on how exciting the investment world is and how much I love my job.

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Scott’s Origin Story

Published by Scott Ford, Managing Director, Partner Everyone has a unique story that shaped them and brought them to where they are today. Sometimes people have significant events or influential people that played a role in their journey, others might have experienced foggy paths and twists and turns. Regardless of how your life has looked up to this point, your past plays a part in who you are today.

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Why We Are Changing Our Brand

Published by Scott Ford, Managing Director, Partner We have exciting news to share! On February 20th, 2019, Cornerstone Wealth Management will become Carson Wealth Management Hagerstown! Why are we rebranding? Because we believe that, in this case, 1+1=10. By rebranding and strategically partnering with Ron Carson and his team, we can create more freedom for more consumers, both now and in the future.

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Medicare Time – Now What? Things to Know as You Start Out

By Mark Petersen, Vice President, Affluent Wealth Planning You’re turning 65 this year and Medicare is on your mind. Medicare is a subset of Social Security and run by the Social Security Administration. In my experience, it may be almost as complicated as the Internal Revenue Code! With that said, let’s look at some common questions about Medicare.

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Digital Assets – You Already Own Some, Whether You Know What They Are Or Not

By Jamie Hopkins Recently I gave a presentation to a large group, over 300 in attendance. I asked the group, “How many of you own a digital currency?” Only about three or four hands went up. I was shocked.

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