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Market Commentary: Amid High Worker Demand, Job Openings Rise to 10.9 Million

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Market Commentary: Amid High Worker Demand, Job Openings Rise to 10.9 Million

July job openings increased to 10.9 million, up 779,000 from June. The record number suggests weaker August job growth was partly related to a low supply of workers and demand for workers remains robust.

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How to Manage Your Health Savings Account

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How to Manage Your Health Savings Account

Watch this webinar hosted by Carson’s Managing Partner of Wealth Solutions, Jamie Hopkins, and Senior Wealth Planner, Beth Schanou, to learn more about how to manage your health savings account. Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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Creating Awareness Around Life Insurance

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Creating Awareness Around Life Insurance

There’s an old saying that with the stroke of a pen we have the ability to affect generations upon generations of lives. 

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Market Commentary: U.S. Job Creation Slows, Emergency Unemployment Benefits Expire For 7.5 Million People

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Market Commentary: U.S. Job Creation Slows, Emergency Unemployment Benefits Expire For 7.5 Million People

 The U.S. economy produced just 235,000 new jobs in August, missing expectations of 725,000. Unemployment dipped to 5.2%. Average hourly earnings rose 0.6%, partly because wages continue to rise more rapidly compared to the pre-pandemic pace.

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Health Savings Account (HSA) Worksheet

Did you know you can utilize a health savings account (HSA) to invest for your future? HSAs have many tax benefits, including tad-deductible contributions and tax-deferred growth. But is one right for you? This worksheet will help you determine if you qualify, as well as identify common mistakes consumers make with HSAs that you can avoid.

Download the checklist today to get started.

Got an HSA? Learn How to Maximize It

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Got an HSA? Learn How to Maximize It

Are you healthy? Or are you anticipating some hefty medical bills coming up? Or do you want to save money in a tax-advantaged way for future medical expenses? If so, a health savings account (HSA) might be a good choice. An HSA is a tax-favored savings and investment account that’s used for qualified health care expenses and tethered to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs).

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Market Commentary: Fed Chair Signals Reduction in Bond-Buying Program; S&P 500 Reaches Another All-Time High

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Market Commentary: Fed Chair Signals Reduction in Bond-Buying Program; S&P 500 Reaches Another All-Time High

 Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell joined the chorus of Fed officials signaling the U.S. central bank would reduce its bond-buying program designed to keep long-term interest rates low and sustain the economy during the pandemic. After two strong jobs reports and generally positive economic news, Fed officials seem ready to reduce bond purchases later this year.

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When Should You Collect Social Security

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When Should You Collect Social Security

Watch this webinar hosted by Carson’s Managing Partner of Wealth Solutions, Jamie Hopkins, to learn more about when is the right time to collect social security. Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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Thinking of Social Security as Our Biggest Asset

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Thinking of Social Security as Our Biggest Asset

You might have more money stashed away in the Social Security trust fund than anywhere else. In fact, what you put into Social Security very well might be your biggest asset and future source of retirement income.

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Market Commentary: S&P 500 Doubles From Its Pandemic Low; U.S. Retail Sales Decline

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Market Commentary: S&P 500 Doubles From Its Pandemic Low; U.S. Retail Sales Decline

The benefits provided by recent stimulus packages seem to be fading. U.S. retail sales dipped 1.1% last month and have now declined in two of the last three months [Figure 1]. Declines in motor vehicle and online purchases led the fall. Restaurant sales grew 1.7% in July and continue to rebound. Federal Reserve minutes indicated the economy looks strong enough for the central bank to taper bond purchases in coming months.

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