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Simple advanced planning can save your loved ones much heartache when it comes to handling a medical emergency. Here are three things you can do to ensure your wishes will be followed.

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If your advisor has been broaching planning topics of estate/legacy, long-term care, insurance, business succession, but it really doesn’t interest you right now, this story shows you should at least explore the options. You and your family will rest well in knowing that you are as prepared as you can be if/when tragedy strikes.

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The second quarter of 2018 can be called a lot of things, but boring isn't one of them. Economic growth still looks healthy and corporate earnings are growing strongly. But there are several potential political risks to markets over the second half of the year. Learn more about what may be on the horizon.

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Ever hear the old adage "sell in May and go away," warning investors to sell their stock holdings in May to avoid a seasonal decline in equity markets? While this approach to stock investing is not a prudent method to enhance long-term stock performance, does this adage apply to bond holdings?

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Does the question "Am I going to outlive my retirement savings?" keep you up at night? We know stocks have a higher return than bonds, but they also have more price volatility. Here's why Dividend Growth Stocks might be the right answer for you and your situation.

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Did you know gambling winnings are subject to both federal and state tax? Here's the 4-1-1 on the types of gambling winnings and the taxes that apply to each.

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Parents have the power to build or destroy their children's financial futures. Proper legacy planning can make the difference to your child's future success.

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After an historically calm 2017 where progressively better and better news on the economic front led to surging global stock markets, January 2018 witnessed a massive blow-off rally in stocks. However, February saw equity prices give back all of January’s gains. Read the market recap here.

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McKinley Carter advisors pride themselves on a relationship-driven approach to their advisory work — one that engages the client as an active partner, and one where the advisor serves as a trusted fiduciary, confidante, and friend.

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Retirement Planning should be a life-long mission. Here is some valuable retirement saving advice targeted to three audiences: (1) young people (in 20s and 30s) just starting their careers; (2) more mature, mid-career professionals; and (3) those closer to retirement (late 50s to early 70s).

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