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Fallout from Equifax Breach

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Fallout from Equifax Breach

143 million American consumers were affected by the data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.

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Safeguarding Personal Information

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Safeguarding Personal Information

Electronic theft of personal information is the fastest-growing crime in the United States, with more than two billion personal records stolen worldwide in 2016. Protecting your personal information is a key component to reducing the potential that your information may be stolen.

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September Monthly Newsletter – Conflict Avoidance in Estate Planning: Tangible Personal Property

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September Monthly Newsletter – Conflict Avoidance in Estate Planning: Tangible Personal Property

An often overlooked aspect of estate planning is documenting how to distribute tangible personal property after death. Relatively speaking, it is much easier to divide financial assets among your beneficiaries.

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Eclipse Planning

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Eclipse Planning

Published by Mark Petersen and the Carson Group Partners Investment Committee One in 256,481,280. No, I am not calculating the odds of winning the Powerball Lottery. This is the number of 50 square foot sections to view Totality for the 2017 Solar Eclipse in the state of Nebraska. So many choices! How does one decide? Let’s briefly review the thought process:

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What Makes Us Different?

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What Makes Us Different?

People often ask me what makes us different, and my answer is simple. Watch this video to learn what makes Stonebridge different.

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August Monthly Newsletter – Back to School Planning with 529 Plans

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August Monthly Newsletter – Back to School Planning with 529 Plans

If you’ve looked at the ads in your Sunday paper lately, you know what time of the year it is . . . Back to School season! With most students starting classes later this month, retailers across the country are planning for the influx of shoppers looking for the best deals on back to school clothes and supplies.

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Fees or Foes

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Fees or Foes

Published by Scott Kubie Recently, a fee-only financial advisor mentioned to me that more clients are proposing to manage more of their own assets and invest in the “S&P 500.” For most who go down this path, this move will likely end badly. These investors, while seeking to avoid wealth management fees, are ignoring the value their advisor brings to them as well as the current market environment.

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July Monthly Newsletter – Midyear Financial Checkup

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July Monthly Newsletter – Midyear Financial Checkup

Six months ago, many Americans set realistic and achievable financial resolutions for 2017. Now that we’ve crossed the halfway point of 2017, it’s time for a financial checkup. Much like your biannual dentist appointment, it’s important to track your progress to determine if changes need to be made to your plan to achieve your financial goals and resolutions.

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How to Avoid the Top 3 Financial Fears in Retirement

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How to Avoid the Top 3 Financial Fears in Retirement

You’ve worked hard for your money and during your retirement years, you want to have confidence that you can enjoy it. However, many retirees have common concerns as they move from asset accumulation to asset preservation. “Am I spending too much?” “Have I set aside enough for long-term care?” “Will I outlive my assets?” These are all questions many retirees think about.

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Three Reasons to Consider Active Management

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Three Reasons to Consider Active Management

Published by Brett Carson Trends are pervasive in our culture, and the investment world is no different. The latest is the move towards passive investing using low-cost ETFs. Essentially, the argument is that nobody can consistently beat the overall market, so you’re better off owning a cheap index fund with the aim of just keeping pace with it.

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