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Wednesday
Mar082017

401(k) Withdrawals: Beware the Penalty Tax

There are several ways you to take penalty-free withdrawals from your 401(k) before age 59½. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Mar072017

Stocks Slip

Indices closed trading in red territory on Tuesday. Health care brands such as Pfizer, Novartis, Merck, and Amgen sold off. In economic news, the U.S. trade gap ticked up to a five-year high level in January.

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Tuesday
Mar072017

Want to Make an IRA Contribution for Last Year? You Still Have Time

Still want to contribute to your IRA for 2016? You have until April 18, 2017 to do so. Read all about it in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Mar032017

Retaining Talent with a Promise of a Lucrative Retirement Benefit

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal: Companies can use SERPs to provide benefits over and above an executive’s compensation package. Read the Article

Friday
Mar032017

Quickbooks: Using Custom Fields and Classes

QuickBooks Online’s custom fields and classes help you shape it to meet the specific needs of your business. Learn how in this week's Business Tip.

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Friday
Mar032017

Coles College Team Wins Investment Competition

Congratulations! Kennesaw State’s SMIF team takes top honors in the CFA institute Research Challenge Southern Classic! Four of the team members served as interns in Henssler's Research Department. Read the Article

Thursday
Mar022017

Brands Retreat

The Dow declined from record-level territory on Thursday. Caterpillar led the selloff. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also traded lower. Basic materials and financial stocks led the downswing. Meanwhile, crude oil prices fell on concern over the longevity of the recent OPEC production freeze agreement.

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Thursday
Mar022017

Why a Life Insurance Claim May Be Denied

There are several reasons insurance companies may attempt to deny paying a claim for the death benefit. We explain some in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Mar012017

Another Record Session

Indices closed at new record levels on Wednesday. Basic materials and financial brands led the upswing. Stocks stepped up in the wake of President Donald Trump's speech before Congress.

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Wednesday
Mar012017

Federal Student Loans for College: Comparison Table

Confused about different types of student loans? We break it down in an easy comparison chart! Learn more in this week's Financial Tip.

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Tuesday
Feb282017

A Slight Retreat

Indices closed in red territory on Tuesday. Brands took a breather ahead of President Donald Trump's congressional address, which is scheduled for this evening. Meanwhile, Gross Domestic Product numbers were shy of expectations.

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Tuesday
Feb282017

Along with Tax Season Come the Scams; Don’t Be a Victim 

Don’t be a victim of unscrupulous predators this tax season. Learn how to detect a scam in this week's Tax Tip.

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Monday
Feb272017

New Records, More Gains

The Dow closed at an all-time high for the twelfth time on Monday. The S&P 500 also hit a new record level. The Nasdaq eked out a gain as well. Brands such as Caterpillar and Chevron led the way up.

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Friday
Feb242017

A Green Friday

Indices closed Friday's session in green territory. The Dow managed an eleventh consecutive record high in late day momentum. Stocks gained on a variety of economic news.

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Friday
Feb242017

Encouraging a Culture of Philanthropy in Your Business

Consider tackling your organization's philanthropic endeavors in a manner similar to your business plan. Learn more in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Feb232017

A Mixed Finish

Indices closed out with mixed moves on Thursday. The Dow hit yet another all-time high, the S&P 500 added fractional gains and the Nasdaq shed some points. Stocks stepped up amid respectable quarterly results from companies such as HP and Kohl's.

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Thursday
Feb232017

Due Date Approaches for 2016 Federal Income Tax Returns

You'll want to start pulling things together! The filing deadline for most individuals is Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Read all about it in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Feb212017

Integrating Employee and Retirement Benefits When You Marry

Your change in marital status can also alter the benefits you receive from your employer. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Feb172017

A Record Finish

Indices ended trading at fresh record highs on Friday. Stocks gained on a variety of economic news. In earnings moves, Deere and Co. added 0.95% today on the release of quarterly details.

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Friday
Feb172017

Small Business: The Future of Pass-Through Entities and Taxes

As a business owner, understanding the tax advantages of each business type is imperative. We explain in this week's Business Tip.

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