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...where McKinley Carter advisors and journalists from highly-respected publications discuss the wide range of forces and factors impacting our clients’ total financial situation – now and in the future. Start with our featured posts below or search by post topic.

Do you remember that class that changed your personal finance behaviors for the better? If not, you’re not alone. No such class existed at my school either.

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The best way we can help our clients prepare for the unexpected is to ensure they have the right type and amount of insurance, and to review these coverages.

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College saving: a sizable amount of prep & research needs to be done by parents & students alike in order to properly plan for a child’s financial funding.

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Time well-spent is considered an investment of time, so isn’t money well-spent considered an investment too?

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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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Parents want to help their kids achieve financially secure careers. But many kids of high income parents end up earning far less than their parents. Here's why.

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Many parents save money for their kids’ future college costs at the expense of their own financial futures. But did you know college costs are dropping?

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Consider "blending" (not "balancing") those activities that improve your financial situation and your obligations to take care of yourself and your family.

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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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When children see adults actively involved in philanthropy, it can inspire them. Steps to teaching children the joy of helping others.

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