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Friday
Oct202017

Stocks Step Up

Indices ended trading at new record levels on Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 have posted six straight weeks of gains. Industrial brands led the ascent.

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Friday
Oct202017

Financial Issues When One Spouse Retires Early

In today's Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, highlights some financial issues that may arise when one spouse retires early. Read the Article

Friday
Oct202017

Using QuickBooks’ Income Tracker

QuickBooks provides numerous ways to learn about your company’s health. Income Tracker is one of the most effective. We explain in this QuickBooks Tip.

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Thursday
Oct192017

Renters Insurance

If your apartment burns down, your landlord’s insurance only covers the structure, not your stuff! We explain in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

New Record Heights

Indices ended trading at record high levels on Wednesday. The Dow closed above 23,000 for the first time on a variety of economic news. IBM tacked on 9% today following the release of better-than-expected third-quarter details late Tuesday.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

Henssler Financial's Marathon Month Nets More than $1,500 for The Center for Family Resources

Henssler challenges staff to Marathon Month with proceeds going to The Center for Family Resources.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

Natural Disaster Charity Volunteer Tax Breaks

If you volunteered for a charity in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey or Irma, you may qualify for some tax breaks. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Stocks Step Up

The Dow and S&P 500 closed at new record levels on Tuesday. Healthcare brands such as UnitedHeath Group and Johnson & Johnson posted gains following the release of quarterly details.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Taking Advantage of Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

If you can't max out your 401(k), you should at least try to contribute up to the limit your employer will match. Learn why in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Oct162017

Brands Advance

Indices closed Monday's session at new record heights. Apple led Dow advancers. Energy brands such as Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and ConocoPhillips posted gains on a jump in crude oil prices.

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Friday
Oct132017

Slight Gains

Indices traded into green territory on Friday. Brands posted slight gains on a variety of economic news. Consumer prices ticked up in September.

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Friday
Oct132017

When to Take Social Security Starts with Your Financial Needs

In today's Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP® explains how the decision to take Social Security comes back to your financial plan. Read the Article

Friday
Oct132017

Understanding Individual 401(k) Plans

In many cases, an individual 401(k) plan may offer a better combination of benefits than SEP or SIMPLE plans. Learn more in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Oct122017

Stocks Slip

Indices closed in the red zone on Thursday. Financial and energy brands traded lower on earnings details and a slide in crude oil.

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Thursday
Oct122017

Avoid Being Scammed by Fake Hurricane Charities

Check out your hurricane relief charities before you donate! Fraudsters will solicit on behalf of a fake charity. We explain in this special Tax Tip.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Brands Advance

Indices ended the session at new record heights on Wednesday. Consumer staples brands including Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, and Colgate-Palmolive led advancers. Stocks stepped up following the release of minutes from the September Federal Reserve meeting.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Hurricane Disaster Loss Tax Ramifications

If you were a victim of the recent hurricanes, you may be able to recoup some of your loss through a tax deduction. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Oct102017

Stocks Step Up

Stocks closed the trading session with gains on Tuesday. The Dow hit a new record level, led up by Walmart. Other consumer brands such as Target, Costco Wholesale, and Kroger stepped up as well.

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Tuesday
Oct102017

Managing Debt While Saving for Retirement

You just came into some money. Do you save for retirement or pay down debt? It’s a common quandary many face. Learn strategies in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Oct062017

What Does Your Business Capital Cost?

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains the cost of capital for your business. Read the Article