The Carrington Connection: May 2017

The Carrington Connection  “Helping Families Live a Great Life”   CWA Family Feature Jeff and Denise Hoyt both grew up in rural Nebraska.  Jeff, a Captain with Southwest Airlines and retired B1 bomber pilot with the Air Force, grew up in the Northeastern part of the state where he was the oldest of three boys.  His

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Giving Back: Creating Your Legacy Through Planned Philanthropy

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Success in life is about much more than wealth. Planning your giving allows you to educate yourself about causes and issues and develop relationships to ensure that your gifts make the greatest impact

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Get the Most Out of Your 401(k)

An employer-sponsored retirement plan is one of your most powerful tools for pursuing a comfortable retirement. Even if your retirement is years away, some advance strategizing now will help you evaluate your current savings, estimate how much you’ll need to save for a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Maximize Your Retirement Plan Contributions When you enrolled in

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7 Principles of Long-Term Investing

Increasing your wealth over time is about more than making the right stock picks or always buying low and selling high. We have compiled this list of seven principles of long-term investing. These are by no means exhaustive, nor will they guarantee investment success, but we hope that you will find them useful in helping

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6 Social Security Tips

According to Social Security Administration (SSA) statistics, Social Security benefits account for about 36 percent of retirement income for the average American. One of the biggest mistakes today’s retirees can make is to underestimate the importance of Social Security in their retirement strategies. 1. Your Age Affects the Benefit You Will Receive 62 is the

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7 Reasons You Need More Than A Robo-Advisor

You may have read about the rise of so-called “robo-advisors,” online investing platforms that use computer-generated algorithms to create strategies and manage your money.  These platforms provide simple portfolio management with very little human interaction at rock-bottom prices. With the increasing popularity of these platforms, you might be asking yourself: Do I even need a

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Tips to Organically Control Garden Pests

If you grow a vegetable garden, this time of year it can be crucial to your crops to control the critters that like to devour them. You can control deer and rabbits with a fence, but it’s the smaller pests that can present a problem. Some people like to use chemicals, like Malathion, which work

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25 Apps Helping to Make the World a Better Place

VolunteerMatch You can search for the perfect way to make a difference even while you’re on the run. VolunteerMatch for iPhone includes opportunities from over 98,463 participating organizations. All your favorite nonprofits are here.   Charity Miles Just choose a charity and hit the streets. As you walk, run or bike, the app will measure

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