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Tuesday
May082018

Mixed Session

Indices closed with mixed moves on Tuesday. Trading was flat, the Dow and Nasdaq tacked on fractional gains while the S&P 500 shaved a few points.

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Tuesday
May082018

Estate Planning: Bypassing Probate

Despite its reputation, there is little reason for most people to avoid probate. However, be aware that the average process takes six to nine months to complete. Learn more in this Financial Tip.

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Monday
May072018

Stocks Step Up

Indices closed in the green zone on Monday. Technology brands led the advance on a variety of economic news.

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Friday
May042018

Tech Brands Rebound

Indices closed in the green zone on Friday. Apple gains led a rebounding technology sector.

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Friday
May042018

How can I get credit if I have no credit history?

You need credit but you have no credit, so no one will extend you credit. There are ways out of this vicious cycle that will help you build a good credit history. Learn more in this Question of the Week.

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Friday
May042018

Sometimes a yield curve is just a snapshot of rates at a given time

Bil Lako, CFP®, explains how one leading economic indicator doesn't always mean the economy is doomed. Read more in today's Marietta Daily Journal.

Thursday
May032018

Mixed Moves

Indices ended mixed on Thursday. The Dow rebounded well up from early lows to close with slight gains. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq shed some points.

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Thursday
May032018

What Makes a Great CEO? Personality, Perseverance and Perspective  

Being an efficient CEO involves a lot more than just "having a vision" or "barking orders." Learn the three “P’s” of great leadership in this week's Business Tip.

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Wednesday
May022018

Red Results

Indices closed in red territory on Wednesday. Stocks slipped on the release of commentary from the latest FOMC meeting. The Fed held steady on interest rates, which will remain in a range between 1.5% and 1.75%.

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Wednesday
May022018

Cryptocurrencies and Taxes

Just because your cryptocurrency is anonymous doesn’t mean you may not owe taxes on your investment or transactions. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
May012018

Mixed Session

Indices ended trading mixed on Tuesday. The Dow closed in the red zone. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq stepped up. Tech brands including Intel, Apple and Microsoft posted gains.

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Tuesday
May012018

The College Landscape After Tax Reform

Despite proposals to the contrary, the tax reform law did not radically change the tax breaks for higher education. Read the changes that were made in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Apr302018

Stocks Slip

Indices landed in the red zone on Monday. Stocks such as Boeing and Microsoft traded lower on a variety of economic news.

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Friday
Apr272018

Stocks are a Long-Term Investment; Short-Term Volatility Shouldn’t Matter

It's your money and your financial future you’re watching decline. Bil Lako, CFP®, explains that it’s the actions that you take during that volatility that define you as an investor. Read more in today's Marietta Daily Journal

Friday
Apr272018

I'm starting a new job. Which is better, an HMO or a PPO?

Having to choose between an HMO and a PPO? The differences come down to flexibility and cost. We explain in our Question of the Week.

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Thursday
Apr262018

Tax Reform Limits Exchanges to Defer Taxes

Section 1031 exchanges, also known as like-kind exchanges, are now limited to real estate. We explain in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Apr262018

Brands Advance

Indices ticked up on Thursday. Technology brands such as Microsoft and Intel jumped up in the wake of favorable quarterly data from Facebook. The social media giant tacked on 10% today after posting stronger-than-anticipated first-quarter earnings and revenue.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

A Mixed Session

Indices ended the session mixed on Wednesday. The Dow added slight gains led up by Boeing. The S&P 500 ticked up while the Nasdaq shed some points.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Is Bunching Right for You?

Are your itemized deductions typically roughly equal to the new standard deduction amount? If so, think about using a tax strategy known as bunching. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Top Economist Roger Tutterow Named Henssler Financial Endowed Chair

Congratulations to Roger Tutterow, Ph.D., who was appointed as the Henssler Financial Endowed Chair at Kennesaw State University. Read the Article