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Here you will get up-to-date details on Equanimity's presence in the community. Check back often to see what we've been up to!

Dannea Got Married!

Dannea Got Married!

On Friday August 20th our favorite admin, Dannea, got married! We are so happy for her, and hope you’ll join us in wishing her and her wife, Eboni, a beautiful life together!

Note that Dannea’s e-mail will be changing due to her name change, so please be on the lookout for more details.

Here’s a picture of the couple, don’t they look perfect?!

Carrie Will Present on 529ABLE and SNTs at Children Come First Conference Nov. 15 - 16, 2021

Carrie Will Present on 529ABLE and SNTs at Children Come First Conference Nov. 15 - 16, 2021

Join Carrie Waters Schmidt, MS, CFP®, AWMA®, ADPA®, CSRICTM at this year’s Children Come First conference November 15 – 16 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells! The CCF Conference is full of practical and inspiring content about caring for or working with children, youth, and young adults with social, emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.  Attending this conference you will: learn strategies to apply in your daily life, connect with state and national experts, and obtain resources that you can use in your home, school, organization, or community. Carrie will be presenting on 529ABLE plans and how to fund them and Special Needs Trusts.  Register here to attend.

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<b>InBusiness Magazine has awarded Carrie the honor of being part of this year&#8217;s 40 Under 40</b>

InBusiness Magazine has awarded Carrie the honor of being part of this year’s 40 Under 40

The annual 40 Under 40 program honors 40 of the most successful and civic-minded young professionals under the age of 40 in the Greater Madison area. “Annually, the 40 Under 40 is a celebration of some of the brightest and most driven young professionals within the Greater Madison business community, and we are thrilled to recognize our 21st class here in 2021 as they will now join a group of over 800 distinguished 40 Under 40 alumni,” said In Business magazine Publisher Jon Konarske. “This is yet another group that has already made a huge impact—both in their careers and within the community, and there is no doubt that they will be helping to lead the way as we slowly work our way out of the pandemic.”

The list of the full 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 can be seen by turning to page 24, to read Carrie’s excerpt turn to page 46 in InBusiness Magazine’s March issue.

The 40 under 40 award recognizes people in the community who show civic and community involvement along with professional accomplishment, all while in their forties.  Carrie Waters-Schmidt applied for this award.  No fee was paid for the nomination, promotion or receipt of this award. This award was independently granted by InBusiness magazine and membership in an organization was not required. CRN-3473428-030121

Read the excerpt on Carrie on page 46
<strong>Upcoming Free Seminar</strong>

Upcoming Free Seminar

Join Family Support and Resource Center on Thursday March 4, 2021 at 11am or Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom to learn

  • Why it is important to have a Will
  • What happens when your Special Needs child turns 18
  • What a Special Needs Trust is
  • What a 529ABLE is
  • Considerations in terms of Guardianship
  • What else should be on your radar

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Watch the Recording of the March 9th Presentation
<strong>Most Recent Package to the Navajo Nation</strong>

Most Recent Package to the Navajo Nation

Back in May it was reported that the Navajo Nation had the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate and they were facing the ongoing pandemic with limited tools. Since then we have been sending various donated items to help them, both COVID-related and otherwise. Our last shipment to the Nation consisted of:

             * 3 toothbrushes                                * 2 toothpastes

             * 1 large hand sanitizer                     * 1 Hand soap

             * 1 pkg of Adult diapers                     * 2 Bar soaps

             * 1 Lg. Lysol disinfectant                   * 1 Lg. Moisturizer

             * 1 pkg of Feminine Pads

 

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<b>Carrie qualifies for Million Dollar Round Table again</b>

Carrie qualifies for Million Dollar Round Table again

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an elite group of specialists founded in 1927 and is open only to professionals who have reached specific production qualifications. Members and qualifiers understand the nuances of and need for life, disability and long-term care insurances as well as the need and appropriate use of annuities. As in years past, in lieu of paying the $550 MDRT membership dues Equanimity will gift the equivalent to a well-deserving charity.


The Million Dollar Round Table membership is independently produced by The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®.  Members must meet a certain level of premium, commission or income during the year and must also adhere to strict ethical standards.  Carrie Waters-Schmidt applied for membership. There were no fees to promote the membership. CRN-3445090-020921

<strong>Continuing the Commitment to ESG Investing</strong>

Continuing the Commitment to ESG Investing

Carrie recently completed an ESG certification program through Morningstar as part of her commitment to ESG/SRI Investing. Morningstar is a leading 3rd party investment research and analysis company who has recently acquired Sustainalytics, a globally recognized leader in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and research. The program focused on understanding how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors influence investment risk and opportunities including addressing the record-breaking inflows to sustainable investments amidst the most recent phenomenon of market volatility. The program is titled Morningstar ESG Foundations Certification Course and is a new program offered as a response to Morningstar’s and Sustainalytics’ ongoing pledge to best serve clients in this ever-growing space. This is Carrie’s second certification in this area of investing, the first being the Chartered SRI Counselor (CSRICTM) where she was the first in Wisconsin to have earned it.

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<strong>UPDATE - Mask Drive for Navajo Nation</strong>

UPDATE - Mask Drive for Navajo Nation

Our most recent shipment to the Navajo Nation was our largest one yet! Contents included:

  • 27 adult homemade masks
  • 19 children’s masks
  • 10 travel-sized shampoo/conditioners
  • 6 hand sanitizers
  • 2 castille soaps
  • 1 large peanut butter
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 10 toothpastes
  • 1 bottle of acetaminophen

So far our Mask Drive has delivered 175 masks to those most vulnerable. I'm so proud of us all!

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<strong>Carrie Quoted in October Issue of Brava Magazine</strong>

Carrie Quoted in October Issue of Brava Magazine

The most recent issue of Brava Magazine features an article titled Do I Need A Financial Advisor?, written by Katy Macek. Carrie was interviewed along with another advisor answering common questions about using a financial advisor. You can read the article by clicking below and turning to page 33.

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Click here to read the article
<b>UPDATE- Mask drive for the Navajo Nation</b>&#160;

UPDATE- Mask drive for the Navajo Nation 

Together with Debi Buol, owner of the Lingonberry Llama coffee shop in Belleville, WI, another shipment was made in August consisting of 5 adult homemade masks, 27 homemade children’s masks, 20 store-bought cloth masks, 20 spools of thread, and 2 $25 Target gift cards. The picture shows the recent shipment.

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<strong>BINGO for Good!</strong>

BINGO for Good!

Carrie has been involved with a non-profit for a few years now called YogAutism, Inc, which teaches and facilitates a 5-step yoga-inspired sequence that has been shown to down-regulate a person’s nervous system. This is especially valuable for people with Autism as they are often in fight/flight/freeze mode.

On Friday August 28th from 6-8pm YogAutism is having a virtual BINGO night where they will play 8 games of BINGO with each round’s winner taking home a prize package valued between $120 and $259! All prizes can be viewed on the Facebook event page by clicking here.

If you would like join in on the fun please contact YogAutism at YogAutism@gmail.com for more details. We hope to see you there!

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Mask Drive for the Navajo Nation

Mask Drive for the Navajo Nation

Back in May it was reported that the Navajo Nation had the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate and they were facing the ongoing pandemic with limited tools.

Together with Debi Buol, owner of the Lingonberry Llama coffee shop in Belleville, WI, a total of 77 homemade masks have been gathered and mailed to the Navajo Nation. Below is a picture showing the loot, of which 37 were handmade by Carrie. Debi has been in contact with the Nation and has been told they remain in desperate need of Children’s masks and bottled water, but also need KN95 masks, sewing supplies (cotton, elastic, thread), hand sanitizer, hand soap, detergent, disposable gloves, Tylenol, disinfecting cleaning supplies, zinc, tissues and vitamin C. They have also noted other, non-COVID needs. Many do not have electricity or refrigeration, so they need shelf-stable food, hygiene products diapers (for both elderly and babies), toothpaste, etc. If you would like to donate to this cause please contact Carrie (Carrie.Schmidt@LFG.com) or Debi Buol at the Lingonberry Llama (608) 424-0197 to arrange a way to collect them.

As an aside, if you’ve never been to the Lingonberry Llama in Belleville, I hope you find a reason to stop there! You’ll love the food and atmosphere as well as a good cup of coffee! (https://thellamacoffee.com/).

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Webinar- Take Advantage of the Down Market- Consider a Roth Conversion

In this webinar you will learn how this is a perfect storm of opportunity. Watch Carrie's presentation showing how you can take advantage of the down market, regardless of your age or your tax bracket.

Roth Conversion Webinar

In this webinar you will learn how this is a perfect storm of opportunity. Watch Carrie's presentation showing how you can take advantage of the down market,...

Carrie Sings at Madison's Lilith Fair 6/22/2019

Madison's Lilith Fair was a rendition of the infamous Lilith Fair of the late 1990s originated and organized by Sarah McLachlan. Lilith Fair is a music festival celebrating women-lead bands and female singer/songwriters that toured the US showcasing both up-and-coming talent and tried-and-true. Carrie attended several of the original Lilith Fairs and was proud and honored to be a part of Madison's version at the High Noon Saloon on June 22, 2019 where she sang three songs originally performed by Des'ree: Feel So High, Kissing You (from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) and the famous You Gotta Be. 

"A celebration of Des'ree" featuring Carrie Waters-Schmidt - Madison's Lilith Fair Revival 2019

Madison's Lilith Fair Revival 2019 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI Saturday June 22nd, 2019 "A celebration of Des'ree" featuring Carrie Waters-Schmidt 01 - Feel...