Make Goal-Setting Part of Your Family Culture

by: Michelle Ogden, CFP®, CRPS®, CKA® One thing most successful people have in common is that they know how to set effective goals and they do it for everything that’s important to them. And the people who expand their success to the next generation make goal-setting a family activity that …

Your New Year’s Financial Planning Resolutions

Watch our on-demand webinar, “Your New Year’s Financial Planning Resolutions” with Carson Group’s Retirement Plan Advisor Chris Tooker and Senior Wealth Planner Mark Petersen.  

Why You Need a Plan: Strategies for Medicare and Long-Term Care Planning

Watch our on-demand webinar, “Why You Need a Plan: Strategies for Medicare and Long-Term Care Planning” featuring Carson Group’s Vice President, Insurance Matt Lewis and Manager & Senior Wealth Planner Tom Fridrich. 

The Benefits & Purpose of a Trust in Estate Planning

By Beth Schanou, JD, CExP, Senior Wealth Planner Clients frequently ask whether they should leave their assets in a trust. My answer: It depends. If your net worth plus the death benefit of life insurance policies you own exceeds $13 million, putting your assets in specific types of trusts …

Why Estate Planning Matters for Everyone

Estate planning may feel like something you don’t have to worry about quite yet. The truth is that ample planning now can make everything easier for your loved ones when the time comes to put an estate plan into action. 

Estate Planning: Are Your Heirs Prepared for What You’ll Leave Them?

Regardless of the size of your estate, everything you should consider as you create your estate plan falls into three main areas: How much you need to maintain your lifestyle. How much you want to leave your children and grandchildren. What to do with the rest. Even as you work on the numbe …

Estate Planning Checklist

No matter how few your assets or how extensive your properties, an estate plan will help you preserve your legacy and provide clarity to your surviving family. Our estate planning checklist can help you start the process and tick those important boxes on your way to confidence about the fut …

Why Do I Need a Will? Everything You Need to Know

By Beth Schanou, JD, CExP, Senior Wealth Planner 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.

Life Insurance for Business and Estate Planning

By Matt Lewis, CLTC, Vice President, Insurance Life insurance is designed to provide for your loved ones after your death, giving you peace of mind that their financial needs will be met without your income. But life insurance can benefit your financial planning in many other ways.

Life Goals: Understanding Life Insurance and How it Fits in Your Finances

Watch our webinar, “Life Goals: Understanding Life Insurance and How It Fits in Your Finances” with Carson Group’s Vice President, Insurance Matt Lewis, now available on-demand. 

Exit Strategies for Business Owners

Watch our webinar, “Exit Strategies for Business Owners” with Carson Group’s Director, Wealth Planning Kimberly Flynn and Mark Petersen, Vice President of Affluent Wealth Planning, now available on-demand. 

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