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Friday
Mar162012

Oil Services Stocks a Must Have?

Ted Parrish, CFA, was interviewed by Fox Business on March 15th. During the interview, he comments on the Energy sector and a defensive position in Consumer Discretionary. Watch the Interview

 

Friday
Mar162012

Can I Transfer My Business Through My Will?

You can use your will to transfer your business to your heirs, but then it may be subject to probate. Learn more in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Mar152012

Brands Rally

Indices closed well into positive territory Thursday. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and General Electric led the Dow’s ascent. Brands traded up on a variety of economic news.

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Thursday
Mar152012

Can I Provide Annuity Payments to My Heirs After I Die?

A stretch annuity can allow for the death benefit to be paid over several years, while the balance to continues to grow. Read more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Thursday
Mar152012

Keeping Track of Expiring and New Tax Provisions

A series of tax law changes began with 2011's expiring provisions and include new laws starting in 2013. For a review, read this Tax Tip.

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Session Ends Mixed

Indices ended mixed on Wednesday. The Dow and Nasdaq posted gains while the S&P 500 shed some points. Bank of America and American Express stood out among advancers on the Dow.

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Election Year Tax Talk: Deciphering the Terminology

Taxes will be a hotly debated topic in the 2012 election. Here is a list of the topics candidates will likely discuss. Read more in this Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Mar132012

Stocks Rally

Stocks rallied today on Wall Street. The Dow closed at a high level not seen since 2007. Brands traded up on encouraging economic news.

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Tuesday
Mar132012

There's Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2011

There is still time to save $5,000 ($6,000 for age 50+) for retirement for the 2011 tax year. You have until April 17th. Learn more in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Mar122012

A Mixed Monday

Indices closed out mixed on Monday. Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Merck and Procter & Gamble led the Dow’s ascent. The S&P 500 posted fractional gains and the Nasdaq shed some points. Trading action was mixed amid news of a cooling Chinese economy and uncertainty over Greece’s second bailout package.

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Monday
Mar122012

Federal Appeals Court Upholds $243,000 Damage and Fee Award for Employer’s Failure to Provide SPD and Election Forms

Interesting read: Employer’s failure to provide an SPD and a rollover form has cost $240,000+ in damages and fees. Read the article.

Friday
Mar092012

Slight Gains

Stocks edged up on Friday. JPMorgan Chase and Travelers Companies stood out among Dow advancers. Brands posted gains on encouraging employment numbers.

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Thursday
Mar082012

Session Ends in the Green

Indices closed in green territory on Thursday. Aluminum titan Alcoa led risers on the Dow. Stocks climbed on optimism that Greece was successful in its debt swap efforts.

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Thursday
Mar082012

Life Insurance at Various Life Stages

Just as your wealth goes through transitions throughout your life, so does the need for life insurance. Read more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Brands Rise

Wednesday’s session ended with gains. Financial, industrial and technology stocks stepped up amid better-than-expected employment data.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

It’s Not Too Late

It is March 2012, but you still have an opportunity to alter the outcome of your 2011 tax return. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Mar062012

Red Results

Stocks traded lower on Tuesday. The Dow registered its first triple digit dip for the year. Companies such as Alcoa, Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard and Caterpillar took a breather.

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Tuesday
Mar062012

How Should You Own Your Home?

You might be a homeowner, but how you legally own your home affects who receives it after your death. Read more in this Financial Tip.

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Monday
Mar052012

Stocks Slip

Indices closed in the red zone Monday. Alcoa, Caterpillar and United Technologies stood out among decliners. Despite the dip, brands managed to trade well up from early low levels.

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Monday
Mar052012

Winter 2012 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available

Taxpayers filed 140.5 million returns for 2009. Of those, nearly 82 million were taxable. Read more in the IRS bulletin.