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Checkmate – Disability Insurance

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Checkmate – Disability Insurance

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Market Commentary: Personal Income Fell in February, Stimulus Clouds Underlying Economic Health

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Market Commentary: Personal Income Fell in February, Stimulus Clouds Underlying Economic Health

 Slow improvement in economic data is being masked by the surging nature of government support. The gush of personal income growth in January was followed by a 7.1% decline in February. March will likely surge again with the latest round of stimulus. Employee compensation, which excludes government payments, was flat last month and has increased 0.2% over the last year.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Retirement Savings

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Getting the Most Out of Your Retirement Savings

Watch the on-demand webinar, hosted by Carson’s Director of Retirement Research Jamie Hopkins and Financial Planning Administrator Michael Gruidel, to learn how to get the most out of your retirement savings. Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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Checkmate – New Unemployment Income Rules

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Checkmate – New Unemployment Income Rules

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Checkmate – How Much Cash Should You Keep?

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Checkmate – How Much Cash Should You Keep?

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Traditional or Roth – Which IRA Works for You?

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Traditional or Roth – Which IRA Works for You?

Many of us all but ignore our retirement accounts for much of our working lives. We look at a pay stub and have a vague sense of the “minuses:” Social Security, insurance, taxes. But the IRA is one of the most powerful retirement savings tools available to us, and so it warrants our attention. 

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Market Commentary: Retail Sales Fell After January Stimulus Surge, Don’t Expect Interest Rate Hike

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Market Commentary: Retail Sales Fell After January Stimulus Surge, Don’t Expect Interest Rate Hike

Retail sales were unable to keep pace with a stimulus-induced surge. Retail and food service sales dropped 3% in February after spiking 7.6% in January. The January data was revised 2.3% higher than first reported. Core retail sales, which exclude autos, gasoline, and restaurants, fell even farther, dropping 3.4%. Over the last year, core retail sales have increased 10.7%.

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Pre-Smart Choices

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Pre-Smart Choices

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The Cost of Infertility: How to Navigate the Finances of IVF

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The Cost of Infertility: How to Navigate the Finances of IVF

By Erin Wood, Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Advanced Solutions After my struggle with pregnancy issues, I was surprised by how quickly I found out I wasn’t alone. Friends, relatives, coworkers – people I’d known for years – were suddenly sharing with me a vital but private part of their life.

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Rebate Checks, Child Tax Credits, Unemployment Benefits and More: What You Need to Know about the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package

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Rebate Checks, Child Tax Credits, Unemployment Benefits and More: What You Need to Know about the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package

The latest stimulus package – signed into law Thursday by the Biden Administration – is built to boost the middle class and low-income Americans, the goal being of course to speed up economic recovery.

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