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Creating Your Roadmap: What Is the Importance of a Financial Plan?

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Sep 1, 2022 2:00:00 PM

A financial plan is a personalized roadmap to help you meet your financial goals. While there’s a long list of reasons why a financial plan is so important these are the top five.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Millennials: Start Saving Now!

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Aug 18, 2022 3:24:24 PM

A study from the National Institute of Retirement Security found that 66 percent of millennials haven’t saved any money for retirement – and 66 percent haven’t started saving. With living expenses, student debt, rent or house payments and other daily expenses, saving for retirement is typically not a priority for younger people. But that will make it considerably more difficult for them to have a secure retirement later in life.

The biggest obstacle for millennials’ retirement savings is time itself. Compounding interest allows funds to grow and allows those with even modest savings to establish a large nest egg for later use. If you saved $50 each month in a retirement account that earns 6.5% annually and compounded monthly, you would generate a savings of $226,781 over 50 years. Alternatively, a millennial who starts saving the same amount 30 years later (which would have only 20 years’ worth of compound growth) would net only $24,525. Compounding plays a critical role in retirement savings. Even a little savings every month, like $50, can make a considerable impact.

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Topics: Financial Planning

When Should I Meet With a Financial Advisor and How Do I Set That Up?

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Aug 11, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Wherever you are on your financial journey, there are certain times you may want to meet with a financial advisor for their professional insight and recommendations. Working with a trusted fiduciary advisor can help you plan your future, manage investments and provide guidance on tax preparation, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, and other important matters. See when and why you should meet with a financial advisor — and how to get started today.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Free Financial Planning Tools: 10 No-Cost Resources for You

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Aug 4, 2022 3:30:00 PM

Planning your finances doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful. Sure, there are a lot of key factors to consider, like saving for retirement and planning estimated budgets, but there are plenty of free financial planning tools that you can use as resources to feel more prepared. Here are just eight helpful tools and three financial apps you can access for free:

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Topics: Financial Planning

5 Megatrends that May (or May Not) Impact Your Investments in 2022

Posted by Greg Halter, CFA on Jul 28, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Trends come and go, but some don’t leave before impacting your investments first. The problem is parsing through all the trends and figuring out which will or will not impact your portfolio. Of course, long-term investing is founded on principles that go beyond merely chasing the latest trend. But that doesn’t mean ignoring trends completely. At Carnegie, we believe in striking a balance by remaining aware of trends, but not being shackled to them. With that in mind, here are five megatrends and the impact we expect them to have on the market.

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Topics: Investing, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Investment Management

A Day in the Life of Bill Anderson

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Jul 14, 2022 2:00:00 PM

A wide breadth of experience and a grounding in practicality are what make Bill Anderson good at what he does as a Wealth Advisor and Portfolio Manager for Carnegie Investment Counsel. Bill handles all aspects of investment portfolio management and client relationships. He has experience in just about all aspects of the wealth management industry, but also in the wider world, including issues around elder care, employment transition and family dynamics. Bill has a long track record in the wealth management field in Cleveland, Ohio. He also spent 15 years with Progressive Insurance, specializing in financial institution crime and liability insurance.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration in finance and real estate, as well as an MBA in finance from Kent State University. He held the distinction of being the youngest graduate of both programs for several years. Additionally, Bill held the Wall Street Journal Award for the highest GPA in finance.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Relationship Management

The Big Picture: Top Elements of a Financial Plan

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Jun 30, 2022 2:00:00 PM

The great thing about a financial plan is that it’s unique to you and your needs, but this is also what can make creating one so difficult. You’ll want to consider the key components to a strong financial plan, which will include such things as defining your goals and assessing your risk tolerance. While this part of your financial plan will be entirely unique, there are still some essential elements of a financial plan that should be addressed.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Who Are Wealth Managers and How to Choose the Right One for You

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Jun 21, 2022 2:00:00 PM

A wealth manager is a type of financial advisor who typically works with high net-worth individuals and provides a wide range of financial services, including asset management, financial planning, estate planning and much more. Since wealth manager is not a technical term, it’s especially important to take the time to find out exactly what the relationship will look like before choosing a wealth manager to work with. 

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Topics: Wealth Management

What Does a Wealth Manager Do?

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on Jun 7, 2022 2:00:00 PM

A wealth manager is a type of investment advisor who typically works with high net-worth individuals, but what does a wealth manager do? Typically, a wealth manager provides comprehensive financial services, including asset management, financial planning, estate planning and much more. While a wealth manager is a generally accepted term, there is no specific definition, which means the services offered may vary. Here are a few of the key services you can expect a wealth manager to provide and how they can help you build your wealth. 

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Topics: Wealth Management

When Is the Right Time to Hire a Wealth Manager?

Posted by Carnegie Investment Counsel on May 24, 2022 2:00:00 PM

In a perfect world, nearly everyone would work with a financial advisor, but in the real world, this isn’t always possible. The right time to hire a wealth manager is when your financial situation reaches a level where not working with an advisor could actually cost you more. Here are five signs you’ve probably reached that point.

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Topics: Wealth Management

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