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529 College Savings Plan, financial advisor, Carson Wealth, Omaha, Nebraska

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How a 529 College Savings Plan Can Help Make Summer Dreams a Reality

I have always loved the feeling of summer. Once Memorial Day celebrations kick off, the atmosphere seems to relax. Sunshine, water and sunscreen seem to be everyone’s focus. Long, warm nights are filled with the sounds of lawn mowers and children laughing.

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Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, tax/taxes/taxable

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Should you invest in a Roth or Traditional IRA?

Multiple retirement savings vehicles are available but having options can be overwhelming. Each option comes with different rules leading to a variance of outcomes in the short-term and long-term. It’s not that dissimilar to choosing what to eat.

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Motivated by Love

By Scot Thigpen At the time of this writing, I have known Alice Anne Thigpen a little more than 24 hours. She is my grandbaby girl, the first of two. Alice Anne will meet her baby cousin in about a month. I am their “Big Papi”. For what seems like forever, I have heard there is nothing like being a grandparent. Judging from my short experience, they are exactly right. How a heart can love another that intensely is indescribable. I have joined the ranks of other grandparents in their private “head over heels crazy for this baby girl” club....read the full article

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planning through the decades

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The Progression of Financial Planning Through Every Decade of Your Life

Your career and lifestyle look completely different when you’re in your 20s compared to when you’re in your 60s – your financial focus and planning in each decade should follow suit. I’ve highlighted three financial tactics to focus on in each decade of your life starting with your 20s.

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buying a car

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How to Buy a Car Without Losing Your Mind (or Your Wallet)

Having to buy a car is like having a sliver stuck under my fingernail. It’s painful and annoying, I know I have to deal with it, but it’s going to take forever. Might as well pack a lunch too, because the second you decide you want to test drive something they have you trapped.

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estate planning, financial planning,

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Why You Need a Will (and You Need One Today)

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. Without a will, you are leaving the disposition of your assets and the guardianship of your minor children to a court.

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long term care planning

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5 Reasons to Think About Long-Term Care Planning Today

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. Despite the rising cost, he knew the importance of long-term care insurance in helping protect himself and his family.

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Live Your Life

Live Your Life. This is the mission of the Thigpen Group…to partner with a select group of clients in a long-term advisory relationship, focused on their dreams, goals, and aspirations.

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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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THE S&P AND ME | PART 4

Why did I choose this profession? When I started college in 1983, the S&P 500 index was hovering around 150. So was the heat index in Mississippi that summer. At least it felt that way. I had made my decision to go to MS State University. I choose a general business major by the process of elimination.

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