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Wednesday
Sep192012

Breaking Down the Taxpaying Population: Where Do You Fit In?

What AGI makes the top 5% of all individual tax filers? Probably not as much as you think. Find out where you fit in. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Sep182012

A Mixed Session

Indices closed out mixed on Tuesday. The Dow added some points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended fractionally lower. Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's led the Dow's slight ascent. When all was said and done, trading action was fairly flat today.

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Tuesday
Sep182012

Is Your 529 Plan Making the Grade?

If you're one of the millions of parents or grandparents who've invested money in a 529 plan, the arrival of a new academic year may be a good time to see how your plan stacks up against the competition. Mediocre investment returns, higher-than-average fees, limited investment options and flexibility—these are some of the things that might have you thinking you could do better with another plan. Learn more in this Financial Tip.

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Monday
Sep172012

Stocks Slip

Stocks traded lower on Monday. Bank of America, Cisco, Alcoa and DuPont led the decline. Brands took a breather amid fading QE3 enthusiasm and renewed euro zone concerns.

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Friday
Sep142012

A Green Friday

Indices landed in the green zone on Friday. Brands such as Alcoa, Caterpillar, Apple and DuPont posted gains. Stocks moved higher amid QE3 optimism and other economic news.

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Friday
Sep142012

Planning for Your Passwords and Virtual Assets

You can outline what you want done with your Facebook and Twitter accounts when you die in a VAIL. We explain today’s Marietta Daily Journal.

Friday
Sep142012

Should I Incorporate My Business?

To incorporate or not to incorporate—that is the question of many small-business owners. Read this business tip for some points to consider.

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Thursday
Sep132012

Stocks Rally

Stocks rallied on Thursday. Alcoa, American Express, and Bank of America led the way up. Brands prospered amid a deluge of economic news. Comments from the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting bolstered trading action.

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Thursday
Sep132012

Claiming Life Insurance Benefits

Your spouse may have owned more than one type of life insurance policy. Remember, you have to claim a benefit to be paid. Learn more in this Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Sep122012

Slight Step Up

Indices closed in the green zone on Wednesday. General Electric, Verizon Communications and Travelers stood out among Dow advancers. Stocks gained after Germany's top court gave the nod to the euro zone's new rescue fund.

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Wednesday
Sep122012

Take Advantage of Education Tax Benefits 

Paying for an education? With proper planning, you should be able to take advantage of the available tax benefits. Learn more is this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Sep112012

Green Territory

Trading concluded in green territory on Tuesday. Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard led the Dow's upswing. Brands made gains amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will offer up further economic stimulus at the upcoming two-day policy meeting.

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Tuesday
Sep112012

Time Running Out for Large Gifts in 2012

You should consider whether the benefit of a large gift in 2012 could be recaptured later if estate and gift laws change. Read all about it in this Financial Tip.

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Monday
Sep102012

Stocks Slip

Monday's session ended in the red zone. 3M, Boeing, Cisco, and Intel led the Dow's descent. Brands took a breather amid a variety of economic data, such as weaker-than-expected import and export levels in China as well as renewed Greek debt concerns.

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Monday
Sep102012

In Case of Emergency

We highlight some commercially available records and information organizers for your family finances in our Marietta Daily Journal Blog column.

Friday
Sep072012

A Slight Step Up

Friday's session closed in positive territory. Alcoa, Bank of America, and Caterpillar led the way up. When all was said and done, however, trading moves were somewhat flat in the wake of less-than-stellar employment numbers and a profit warning from Intel.

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Friday
Sep072012

Creating a Document Locator, Organizer

In today's Marietta Daily Journal, we share tips on creating your document and records organizer. Read all about it.
Friday
Sep072012

Planning for Business Expansion

It takes money to grow your business, but thankfully the tax code provides incentives to business owners to expand. Learn more in this Business Tip.

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Thursday
Sep062012

Brands Rise

Indices finished in the green zone on Thursday. Brands such as Alcoa, Bank of America, and Cisco led the Dow's ascent. Stocks gained on encouraging economic news. Word of the European Central Bank's bond-buying plan and positive employment data inspired investors.

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Thursday
Sep062012

Should I Buy Life Insurance on My Child?

Is a child worth protecting with life insurance? Generally, no, but we highlight the few reasons in our Insurance Tip. Read more in this Insurance Tip.

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