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Will Carter, JD

Will Carter serves as Senior Advisor at McKinley Carter. He is an attorney whose career started in the public sector, working on a wide range of health, education, welfare, and environmental matters in West Virginia, including four years serving as executive assistant to WV Governor Gaston Caperton.

In 2002, Will formed Kanawha Investment and Trust Company to provide a more comprehensive, independent, and proactive approach to wealth management in Charleston, WV. Five years later, he partnered with David McKinley, an independent RIA in Wheeling, WV, to form McKinley Carter Wealth Services.

Will serves on the boards of several privately-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Will has a law degree from New York University, as well as Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History from Harvard University. An upright bass and guitar player, Will tours with two string bands and was a leading force launching several music-related events, including the Appalachian String Band Music Festival, Charleston Jazz Series, Wine and All That Jazz, and the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.

Posts by Will Carter, JD

Will Carter, JD
Will Carter, JD

On May 7, 2017, French voters will choose between Macron and Le Pen. How does this election impact investors?

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People have asked me in recent weeks whether they should make changes to investment portfolios as a result of recent developments in the presidential election.

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Millennials who borrow money for a college degree are more likely to achieve certain measures of financial success than graduates who didn't take out loans.

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Study shows millennials who borrowed money to secure a college degree were more likely to achieve certain measures of financial success than graduates who did not.

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Headlines are full of another sell-off coming our way. It is not a question of if there will be unsettling declines in future markets, but when it will happen.

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No advisor can be all things to all people. To increase the chance you get the financial products and services you need, consider types of financial expertise:

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Helping people avoid mistakes is one of the most reliable ways for the financial services industry to create meaningful value for clients.

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McKinley Carter helps its clients by helping them avoid mistakes with their money.

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When helping clients design an investment strategy, it's helpful to discuss two types of fundamental forces that determine whether stock markets go up or down.

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Many parents are intentional about teaching prudent financial practices to their children. But children learn more from their parents by just being around them.

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