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We're Carpenter Capital Advisors, a financial organization in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. We at Carpenter Capital Advisors understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement.We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life.

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Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

The History of Retirement

The History of Retirement

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Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

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Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

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How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

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