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Friday
Apr142017

Tax Deductions for Owner-Operator Truckers 

Owner-operator truckers have a tax situation necessitating special reporting requirements in addition to tax returns. We explain in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Apr132017

A Red Finish

Indices traded into the red zone on Thursday. Financial and energy shares led the way down. Stocks dipped on news of the U.S. bombing in Afghanistan.

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Thursday
Apr132017

Health Reimbursement Plans Approved for Qualified Small Employers

In 2017, small employers have the option of offering a “qualified small-employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement." Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Apr122017

Stocks Slip

Indices closed in red territory on Wednesday. Brands such as Caterpillar and Boeing traded lower amid geopolitical uncertainty. Meanwhile, crude oil took a breather. Crude shed 0.5% today to settle at $53.11 a barrel.

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Wednesday
Apr122017

Important Due Date: Foreign Account Reporting Requirements (FBAR)

If you have financial authority over any foreign financial account you must file FinCEN Form 114 by April 18, 2017. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Apr112017

Bond Ratings

Credit rating agencies perform an assessment of credit risk for bonds, a helpful tool for evaluating investments. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Apr102017

Slight Gains

Trading closed with slight gains on Monday. Energy brands such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips led advancers.

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Friday
Apr072017

Stocks Retreat

Trading closed in red territory on Friday. Stocks slipped amid Syrian conflict concern and a less-than-stellar jobs number for March. Department of Labor data showed the U.S. economy added 98,000 jobs in March versus estimates of 180,000.

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Friday
Apr072017

Providing a Surviving Spouse with a Source of Funds while Protecting Family Wealth

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains how a QTIP trust can be used to keep assets in the family bloodline. Read the Article

Friday
Apr072017

Childcare Providers Enjoy Special Tax Deductions

If you are a licensed childcare provider, you have a special way to calculate the business use of your home. We explain in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Apr062017

Brands Advance

Indices ended trading in green territory on Thursday. Energy brands such as Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and Total led the way up on another jump in crude oil prices. West Texas Intermediate crude added 1.1% today to settle at $51.70 a barrel.

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Thursday
Apr062017

Renters Insurance

Even if you don’t own your home, you still need insurance to cover your belongings in the event of a fire or burglary. Read more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Apr052017

Tax Filing Deadline Is Around the Corner

Taxes are due April 18th—and it’s approaching fast! Learn what other IRS deadlines happen on April 18th in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Apr042017

Converting Retirement Savings to Retirement Income

There comes a time when you must transition from saving for retirement to spending in retirement. Learn the steps in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Apr032017

Stocks Slip

Indices closed out in the red zone on Monday. Stocks rebounded somewhat from early low levels. Financial brands such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Citigroup sold off on a variety of economic news.

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Friday
Mar312017

Brands Retreat

Indices ended trading in the red on Friday and down for the month but well up in the first quarter. Amazon hit a new record high.

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Friday
Mar312017

Home offices: Specific Qualifications for Deductions but Many Expenses Qualify

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, highlights the home office deduction for those who work from home. Read the Article

Friday
Mar312017

QuickBooks: Setting Up Users

QuickBooks allows you to set up users so your employees only have access to areas they need. We explain in this QuickBooks Tip.

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Thursday
Mar302017

Personal Life Insurance 

You need to plan to minimize the possibility of financial losses that your loved ones could suffer if you were to die. Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Mar292017

Mixed Session

Indices ended trading with mixed moves on Wednesday. Energy brands such as Chesapeake Energy, Whiting Petroleum, and Hess posted gains.

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