Market Commentary: Carson Investment Research Releases Midyear Outlook 2024: Eyes on the Prize

Before we start this week, we want to wish former President Trump a speedy and full recovery. Our political institutions require passion and even partisanship by design, but are peaceful by design as well. Our hearts go out to all the victims and especially the family of Corey Comperatore.

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Here’s Our Midyear Outlook

We’ve officially made it halfway through 2024! Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese discuss what’s been happening up to this point — and what you could potentially see in the second half. Highlights include:  2024 has had the best …

From Tax Efficiency to Retirement: Financial Planning for Small Business Owners

Financial planning for a small business gets more complicated every day. Business owners must navigate tax efficiency (and life under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), retirement preparations for yourself and your employees, and succession planning. Get your financial plan in place today and …

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3 Methods to Not Run Out of Money

What’s the #1 fear in retirement? Running out of money. Get our step-by-step guide to help ensure your assets last a lifetime.   Download Guide

4 Pitfalls of Not Having a Financial Plan

There are some things in life you just can’t plan for: an unexpected illness, job loss, death of spouse, disability. And while experiencing one of these major events can drastically impact your life, having an effective financial plan can help ensure that it doesn’t ruin your financial well-being.

Mastering Your Finances: A Guide for New College Graduates

Congratulations, recent college graduate! You’ve worked hard to earn your degree, and now you’re ready to embark on the next chapter of your life. This is an exciting time – one filled with lots of changes, like starting a new career and learning how to manage living on your own …

2024 Calendar: Key Tasks & Financial Dates

2024 Calendar: Key Tasks & Financial Dates

Tackle 2024 with this month-by-month financial task list. We’ve also included important dates so you won’t miss key deadlines.

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From Tax Efficiency to Retirement: Financial Planning for Small Business Owners

Financial planning for a small business gets more complicated every day. Business owners must navigate tax efficiency (and life under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), retirement preparations for yourself and your employees, and succession planning. Get your financial plan in place today and …

8 Financial Planning Tips for Small Business Owners

Running a small business involves juggling multiple responsibilities. Managing the business’s finances is one of the most crucial aspects. Proper financial management can be the difference between a thriving business and one that struggles to stay afloat. Here are eight essential financial …

The Corporate Transparency Act: What You Need to Know

By Mike Valenti, CPA, CFP®, Director,Tax Planning LLCs can provide legal protections and a level of anonymity, either or both of which can be beneficial for business owners, investors, and others with valid intentions. But those features also attract criminal activity, and layers of shell c …

Business Succession Planning Checklist

Business Succession Planning Checklist

You remember your first day of business. But what about your last day? Succession planning is more complex than it may seem. Our guide walks you through the details.

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Scared of Running Out of Money in Retirement? Here’s How to Avoid It

There are currently about half a million centenarians in the world. The U.S. leads the world in sheer number of centenarians, according to available data. People are living longer than ever, and this plays a significant role in how you plan for your retirement.

The Roth IRA Conversion: Why & How to Use This Strategy in Your Retirement Planning

Roth IRA conversions have emerged as a compelling strategy in retirement planning, offering a range of benefits and opportunities. Converting your tax-deferred retirement plans to a Roth IRA can be a strategic move, particularly for individuals seeking tax diversification, potential long-te …

6 Signs It’s Time to Ditch DIY Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is a journey that generally takes decades to complete and most of us start out along the do-it-yourself path. More than likely, your first step was to enroll in an employer-provided plan such as a 401(k) or setting up an individual retirement account, also known as an IRA.

Medicare and Managing Health Care Costs in Retirement

Medicare and Managing Health Care Costs in Retirement

Health care costs in retirement aren't going anywhere. Naturally, as our bodies get older, it costs more to keep them running. Let's look at the parts of this vital program and how it plays a part in your financial plan.

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Choosing the Right Trustee for Your Estate Plan

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when designing your estate plan is who to name in the various fiduciary roles: trustee, personal representative, executor and agent. While a critical decision, it’s often given significantly less thought than the distribution of your assets. B …

Revocable Living Trusts as part of an Estate Plan

Our latest webinar, Revocable Living Trusts as part of an Estate Plan with Carson Group’s Director, Trust Services Scott Berryman and Manager & Sr. Wealth Planner Tom Fridrich is now available for viewing on-demand. 

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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 hav …

A Guide to Gifting to Your Heirs

A Guide to Gifting to Your Heirs

Gifting to your loved ones now or posthumously each carries their own positives and negatives as they relate to your estate plan, taxes, your goals and your legacy.

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7 Economic Myths Busted

By Ryan Detrick, Chief Market Strategist We’ve been hearing many of the same myths over and over, yet we don’t think they are the big worry that the media and many make them out to be. These are legitimate concerns and have many investors worried, but we think the chances of them becoming l …

Investing in Your Child’s Financial Future: Helping Kids Develop Strong Money Management Skills

Gaining financial literacy at a young age is a vital key to finding financial freedom later in life. Give your kids the lessons they need now to make better decisions about money in the future.

Financial Resolutions to Take Into the New Year

Tom Fridrich, JD, CLU, ChFC®, Senior Wealth Planner Thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions? Add financial wellbeing to your list. It’s a terrific time to identify goals and opportunities that may put you in a better financial position — not only in the upcoming year, …

When Shifting Goals Mean Shifting Plans

When Shifting Goals Mean Shifting Plans

Your financial plan shouldn't look the same at 55 as it did when you were 35, right? So how do you know when it's time to adjust your plan?

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Market Commentary: Carson Investment Research Releases Midyear Outlook 2024: Eyes on the Prize

Before we start this week, we want to wish former President Trump a speedy and full recovery. Our political institutions require passion and even partisanship by design, but are peaceful by design as well. Our hearts go out to all the victims and especially the family of Corey Comperatore.

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Here’s Our Midyear Outlook

We’ve officially made it halfway through 2024! Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese discuss what’s been happening up to this point — and what you could potentially see in the second half. Highlights include:  2024 has had the best …

Market Commentary: Best Calendar Month Over the Last 20 Years Holding True

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” Jenny Han, writer of The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy

2023 Market Outlook Report

2023 Market Outlook Report

Will the bull market continue in 2024? What about a recession? What will the Fed do? We take a deep dive into our outlook for 2024 in Carson Investment Research’s Outlook ‘24: Seeing Eye to Eye.

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Embracing Her Legacy: Join Us in Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Embracing Her Legacy: Join Us in Celebrating Women’s History Month! March is a time to honor the contributions and remarkable achievements of women throughout history. Let’s celebrate this month with gratitude and a commitment to amplifying the voices and stories of women everyw …

March 27, 2024: Taylor Financial Group Market Insights

March Monthly Commentary

By Dominique Vitalis, Senior Client Service Associate  What a rebound in 2023 from the most unloved market ever!  Market performance in 2023 marked a clear departure from 2022, with several asset classes performing significantly better than they did in 2022 and well above most expectations. …

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Debra Taylor Earns the 2023 Women’s Choice Award® for Providing Exemplary Financial Services to Women

WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women’s Choice Award, identifies Financial Advisors based on rigorous research focused on 17 points of objective criteria, in addition to references of validation from the advisor’s peers and/or superiors. As such, Debra Taylor, Founder, Wealth Advisor, Lead …

Debra Taylor Named Five Star Award Winner

Debra Taylor was named a Five Star award winner for 2023 in September 2022. By earning this honor, Debra has shown an outstanding commitment to clients.

Debra Taylor Featured in the New York Times – Planning for Your Retirement, and for a Child’s Special Needs, All at Once – August 27, 2022

Debra Taylor, CPA/PFS, JD, CDFA™ Rachel Nagler, 39, has worked part time since she was 22, but she will never be financially independent, according to her father. She is legally blind with a seizure disorder and mild cognitive impairment, the result of birth trauma. For her parents, Sam and …