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Weekly Market Commentary – February 24, 2020

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Weekly Market Commentary – February 24, 2020

The coronavirus continues to challenge health care officials and curtail economic activity. The virus seems to be spreading more slowly within China, and there are reports workers are slowly returning to their jobs or working remotely. Cases in South Korea and Italy shot higher, while Iran reported a high percentage of fatalities relative to a limited number of cases.

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Weekly Market Commentary – February 18, 2020

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Weekly Market Commentary – February 18, 2020

The coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, continues to threaten lives, communities, and the global economy. The number of cases keeps climbing, although the Chinese revised the definition of who has been diagnosed with the virus. There were signs the spread of the virus is slowing, but the revised definition makes it more difficult to analyze, and health and economic risks remain.

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Under the Influence:  Why Do We Ignore Our Need for Planning?

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Under the Influence: Why Do We Ignore Our Need for Planning?

By Shawndi Purselley, CFP®, CDFA®, Owner and Co-Founder, Wealth Advisor The road to financial fitness can be cumbersome and overwhelming.   To draw an analogy, physical fitness is much like financial fitness.  The advice given to someone seeking physical wellness is very similar to advice I would give to someone seeking financial wellness.  I realized this after my own challenges with both.  How do you begin, continue, maintain and thrive when it comes to financial and physical fitness?

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How a Donor-Advised Fund Can Help Your Charitable Giving

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How a Donor-Advised Fund Can Help Your Charitable Giving

Giving is an important part of our society. It provides us the opportunity to support causes we believe in and make a positive impact. Giving isn’t always about donating money. It can also include volunteering time or donating goods and resources. Here are some examples of the impact:

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Quarterly Market Outlook: Q1 2020

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Quarterly Market Outlook: Q1 2020

Carson Partners’ Scott Kubie shares key events we saw in the past quarter and how we think they’ll affect markets in the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a financial advisor.

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Weekly Market Commentary – February 10, 2020

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Weekly Market Commentary – February 10, 2020

The coronavirus showed some signs of slowing the pace of its expansion even as the number of fatalities surpassed the SARS crisis. Efforts to contain the virus are shrinking consumption in China and affecting diverse industries, such as auto manufacturing, oil, and luxury goods.

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Financial Caregiving for Those With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Financial Caregiving for Those With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

On an otherwise normal Thursday afternoon, a reporter had lunch with a resident from a memory care facility. Apparently, he asked for details on some kind of story and the confused patient was happy to comply and enjoyed the meal out. Then the police showed up.

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Weekly Market Commentary – February 3, 2020

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Weekly Market Commentary – February 3, 2020

The coronavirus continued to spread in China and around the world. Concerns about the virus and measures to prevent its spread will likely reduce economic activity in the first quarter. Interest rates moved lower, and the 10-year Treasury bond yield moved below short-term rates, which indicates concern about the strength of economic growth.

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3 Roth Conversion Traps To Avoid After The SECURE Act

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3 Roth Conversion Traps To Avoid After The SECURE Act

Roth conversions can be a powerful tax and retirement planning technique. The idea behind most Roth conversions is to take money from an IRA and convert it to a Roth IRA. Essentially, you’re paying taxes today instead of paying taxes in the future.

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How to Use a Trust as a Financial Planning Tool

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How to Use a Trust as a Financial Planning Tool

Clients frequently ask whether they should leave their assets in a trust. It depends. Of course, if your net worth exceeds $11 million, putting your assets in specific types of trusts can be helpful for federal estate tax issues. However, for most Americans, federal estate taxes will not be a major concern.

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