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Building My Practice: What Farmers and Financial Advisors Have in Common

Ron Carson on Why Advisors Should Embrace Complexity

When Ron Carson thinks about how his financial planning firm has changed over the years, he likens it to the Nebraska farm he grew up on and still owns.

Forty years ago, he worked the soybean, corn and alfalfa fields with his dad, while his mom tracked the commodities’ prices with charts plastered across the kitchen walls. Today, there are sensors and Wi-Fi connected devices. The farm has grown tenfold, to 10,000 acres, and its payroll boasts technology experts, biochemists and other PhDs. Read more

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Protect against the fastest-growing crime: cyber attacks

Cyber theft is the fastest-growing crime in the U.S., and cost the global economy more than $450 billion in 2016, with more than 2 billion person records stolen. Read more

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Ron Carson Ranks in Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors for 10 Years Straight

When Ron Carson’s college football career at the University of Nebraska got sidelined by an injury in 1983, he quickly found another pursuit: selling life insurance. Read more

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3 Key Financial Events to Watch In 2017

Published By Brett Carson

Last year saw financial markets alternating between an uneasy calm and turbulence, with 2017 expecting much of the same. Developed markets are facing a paradigm shift as the U.K. initiates its exit from the European Union and the United States’ transition to the Trump administration brings political and policy risks to the fore. Read more

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Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

Published By Brett Carson

Financial advisors will have a new regulation to deal with starting April 10: It’s called the fiduciary rule, and it’s the biggest legal change governing the financial advice industry in years. Read more

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Ron Carson Joins Institute for the Fiduciary Standard Advisory Board

The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard has added four industry notables to its Board of Advisors, joining Vanguard founder John Bogle and Tamar Frankel, law professor at Boston University.

The new advisory board members are former SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar, noted advisor Ron Carson, author and consultant Dan Solin and former academic Woodrow Leake. Read more

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Advisors to Trump: Stop with the ‘knee-jerk’ reactions

What would you say to President Donald Trump if you were given a few minutes to chat with him?

CNBC asked that question of financial advisors Scott Hanson, Peter Mallouk, Ron Carson, Louis Barajas and Cathy Curtis, who each welcomed the opportunity and weighed in with some professional financial advice. Read more

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Investment News: Icons & Innovators

InvestmentNews recognizes the icons and innovators who have shaped and transformed the financial advice profession.

For Ron Carson, founder and CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group, growing up on a farm in Nebraska provided the source of his innovative spirit. Read more

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Carson Group Announces Investment in Savant Capital Management

Omaha, NE – October 10, 2016 – Carson Group, which consists of advisory firm Carson Wealth, advisor coaching program Peak Advisor Alliance, and turnkey integrated partnership Carson Institutional Alliance, today announced it is part of a group of private capital investors in Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL (see Savant press release here). Read more

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4 Reasons Why Oil Won’t Rise Over the Short Term

Brett Carson, Director of Research, speaks on the oil industry in this U.S. News Article. Read more