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    Our passion is to uncover what is truly important to you.

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  • Top Ranked in the U.S.

    Your Carson Wealth team is honored to be one of two independent firms inducted into Barron's inaugural Hall of Fame.

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  • Process-Driven

    Our disciplined investment strategies are designed to meet a variety of goals & objectives.

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Portfolio Management

We take a multi-faceted approach to managing your investments. This investment process is built on discipline which drives repeatable and consistent results. Learn More

Risk Management

We have a team of experienced insurance professionals who identify risks and providing suitable comprehensive protection planning to mitigate these risks. Learn more

Tax Planning

We believe it’s not just what you make it’s what you keep. We can work with your local Accountant to ensure you are taking the necessary steps today to minimize your tax burden in the future. Learn more


Wealth Planning

We have a team of wealth planning professionals that will analyze your cash flow to ascertain the optimal strategy to pay your monthly bills while maintaining a plan to pursue your long-term financial goals. Learn more

Estate Planning

Our team of wealth enhancement professionals devises a plan for you to help ensure your legacy is shared with the people you care about and not 350 million other Americans by way of Uncle Sam. Learn more

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Personalized Wealth Management

Our mission at Aptus Wealth Planning is to simplify the financial lives of our clients by lifting the burden of financial planning and investment management off of their shoulders. Our goal is to provide you with the objective and comprehensive advice and guidance you require to effectively navigate your individual path to financial well-being.

At Aptus Wealth Planning, we’re committed to delivering on our word. That’s why you’ll benefit from the Aptus Wealth Planning team’s goal of delivering our mission to our clients daily. We are a wealth management firm in Pittsburgh, PA serving affluent families, business owners, executives and institutions. Our team provides a high level of service for our local and national clients in financial planning and investment management. Contact us today and let Aptus Wealth Planning help you on your True Wealth journey.

Investment Management

Disciplined investment strategies are the foundation of our investment management process. Our time-tested strategies are designed to meet a variety of investment goals and objectives.

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Carson Institutional Alliance

Carson Institutional Alliance partners are growth-minded advisors wholly dedicated to helping clients reach a higher purpose for their wealth and design a lasting legacy for their families.

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Our Location

Aptus Wealth Planning is a Pittsburgh-based wealth management firm providing a high level of service for our local and national clients. Contact us today and let us help you on your True Wealth journey.

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Aptus Wealth Planning’s team of professionals provide you with transparent and proactive communications to equip you with the knowledge you need. Read more

Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary October 24, 2016

Investors enjoyed some positive momentum last week after suffering losses the week prior. All broad global benchmarks ended the week up at varying degrees. Internationally, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average was the clear outperformer, closing up 2.45% for the week, while European equities, as measured by the MSCI Europe Index, were up just 0.08%. Read more

2016 4th Quarter Outlook Video

Your Carson Institutional Alliance Investment Committee discusses market updates from the past quarter and provides an outlook on the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a Wealth Advisor. Read more

Monthly Newsletter
Monthly Investment Review: September 2016

Reviewing our domestic markets for September, large-cap equities struggled with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index ending the month down 0.5% and 0.12%, respectively. Read more

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Be a Math Teacher and Prepare Your ...

Published by Don Hagan and the Carson Institutional Alliance Investment Committee

One of the basic tenets of the financial markets that all investors need to embrace is the fact that gains and losses are asymmetrical. Read more

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4 Reasons Why Oil Won’t Rise Over ...

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

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Estate Planning

Often, people believe that estate planning only benefits the very wealthy, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s something everyone needs to engage in regardless of age, estate size or marital status. If you have a bank account, investments, a car, home or other property—you have an estate.

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Estate Planning Infographic
Estate Planning

Many often think estate planning only benefits the wealthy, but this is a common misconception. View our infographic here to see what you need to engage in! Read more

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  • Complex Financial Planning

    Published by Ben Goethel, Director of Wealth Enhancement, and the Carson Institutional Alliance Investment Committee

    Today’s society is one of instant gratification. We are continuously connected.  We have drugs to accomplish many things when it comes to our health and it may be monitored in real time from our smart-watch or smart phone. We may jump on a jet and be anywhere in the country in a matter of hours. Yes, we even have the technology to prepare a Wealth Plan, quickly. Is instantaneous necessarily the best? Read more

    Weekly Market Commentary
  • Weekly Market Commentary October 17, 2016

    Markets across the world retreated last week, giving up some of their year-to-date gains. Domestically, all three of the major indices closed last week in the red with the NASDAQ Composite the clear underperformer at -1.46% for the week. Read more