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Tuesday
Aug222017

Should I sign a prenuptial agreement to protect my assets when I remarry?

Marrying for a second or third time? Consider a prenuptial agreement to protect your assets. Learn why in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Aug212017

Slightly Mixed

Indices closed out mixed on Monday. The Dow and S&P 500 added slight gains while the Nasdaq shed some points. Financial and technology brands led decliners. Moves were mixed amid a rare solar eclipse and renewed geopolitical drama.

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Friday
Aug182017

Stocks Slip

Indices closed in the red zone on Friday. Brands traded lower amid "DC drama." In earnings moves, Ross Stores stepped up 10.67% today following the release of better-than-expected earnings on Thursday.

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Friday
Aug182017

Grandparents Can Held Fund College Costs with 529 Plan

In today's Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, shares tips on how grandparents can help toward higher education costs. Read the Article

Friday
Aug182017

Hobby or Business? It Makes a Difference for Taxes

You make money from your YouTube videos, but are you a business for profit or is this just a hobby? It matters to the IRS. We explain in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Aug172017

A Red Session

Indices closed well into the red zone on Thursday. Cisco and Walmart led decliners on the Dow. Cisco shed 4% today following the release of quarterly data.

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Thursday
Aug172017

What happens if my Medicare HMO goes out of business?

If your Medicare HMO goes out of business, you have several choices to make, but a short window to make them. We explain in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Aug162017

The IRS Has Become More Liberal With College Expenses

The IRS has expanded what falls under “qualified higher education expenses” for 529 Plans. Read all about it in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Aug152017

A Mixed Finish

Indices closed mixed along the flat line on Tuesday. The Dow ended in the green zone while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed fractionally in the red. Moves were mixed on a variety of economic news.

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Tuesday
Aug152017

Test Your Investing IQ

How well do you know investments? Take the quick quiz in this week's Financial Tip to find out.

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Monday
Aug142017

Stocks Step Up

Indices closed with gains on Monday. Stocks stepped up as investors took advantage of recent market downswings. Goldman Sachs and Apple led advancers on the Dow.

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Friday
Aug112017

Slight Gains

Indices closed with slight gains on Friday. Brands rebounded somewhat from downswings earlier in the week. Nordstrom ticked up following the release of quarterly details.

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Friday
Aug112017

With women living longer, more financial planning may be needed

In today's Marietta Daily Journal: Per Bil Lako, CFP®, women, who statistically live longer, may need more financial planning. Read the Article

Friday
Aug112017

Elusive Employee Business Expense Tax Deduction

Self-employed individuals benefit by deducting their business expenses directly on their business schedule. Read more in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Aug102017

Session Ends in the Red

Stocks traded lower on Thursday amid a variety of economic news. Producer prices declined in July. Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed prices slipped 0.1% last month versus an expected increase of 0.1%.

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Thursday
Aug102017

Are You Prepared for Long-Term Care Expenses?

Chances are high that you or a loved one will need long-term care. Are you prepared for the expense? Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

Brands Retreat

Indices landed in red territory on Wednesday. Walt Disney led decliners on the Dow. The entertainment company dipped 3.9% in the wake of its mixed second-quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

Borrowing Money to Finance an Education?

Borrowing funds to finance an education? You may consider a borrowing against your home because of the tax benefits. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Stocks Slip

Indices concluded trading in the red zone on Tuesday. Walt Disney released quarterly details after the closing bell. The entertainment giant said earnings hit $1.58 per share versus expectations of $1.55.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Considering a New Employment Opportunity

Despite the time and energy you spend evaluating, the hardest part is deciding whether to accept the job offer. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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