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Monday
Feb062017

Stocks Slip

Indices closed in the red zone on Monday. Energy brands such as Anadarko Petroleum and Chevron led decliners. West Texas Intermediate crude oil dipped 1.5% today to settle at $53.01 a barrel.

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Friday
Feb032017

A Green Finish

Trading ended with gains on Friday. The Dow closed above the 20k mark amid a rally in financial brands such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo.

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Friday
Feb032017

Standard Mileage Rates for 2017

Standard mileage rates decreased for 2017, but taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs. Learn more in this week's Business Tip.

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Friday
Feb032017

Actively managed 401(k)s can help avoid skewed allocations

In today's Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains how nothing should be considered a set-and-forget investment — especially a 401(k). Read the article

Thursday
Feb022017

Mixed Results

Indices ended trading with mixed moves on Thursday. The Dow and Nasdaq shed some points. The S&P 500 closed with fractional gains. The session was mixed on a variety of economic news.

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Thursday
Feb022017

How do I determine how much renters insurance I need?

Your landlord’s insurance doesn’t cover your stuff. So how much renters insurance do you need? We explain in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Brands Rise

Indices closed trading in the green zone on Wednesday. Stocks stepped up on comments from the Federal Reserve. Policymakers held interest rates steady at the range of 0.5% to 0.75% on mixed details.

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

Self-employed? You'll want to be aware of the specific tax rules and opportunities that apply to you. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Jan312017

A Mixed Finish

Indices closed with mixed results on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs, Intel and Caterpillar led the downswing on the Dow, while biotech and pharmaceutical brands such as Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly led Nasdaq advancers.

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Tuesday
Jan312017

How to Cut Costs if You're Spending Too Much

Cutting your costs starts with finding out where and when your spending occurs. Read what to do in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Jan302017

A Red Session

Indices closed in the red zone on Monday. Brands such as Goldman Sachs and Chevron led Dow decliners. Stocks slipped on a variety of economic and political news.

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Friday
Jan272017

Slightly Mixed

Indices closed slightly mixed on Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 shed some points while the Nasdaq added marginal gains. Energy brands such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Shell retreated on a dip in crude oil prices.

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Friday
Jan272017

Quickbooks: Use Recurring Transactions

Business owners can save time with repeating transactions in QuickBooks to ensure they are processed as scheduled. Read all about it in this special QuickBooks Tip.

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Thursday
Jan262017

Mixed Moves

Indices ended trading with mixed moves on Thursday. The Dow managed to land above the 20K mark once again while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq shed some points. DuPont led Dow advancers amid the release of admirable quarterly data for potential merger partner Dow Chemical.

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Thursday
Jan262017

Long-Term Care Insurance as a Protection Planning Tool

Long-term care insurance can protect your assets should you have to pay for skilled custodial care. Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Jan252017

A 20K Day

Indices closed well into green territory on Wednesday. The Dow hit an all-time high, breaking above the 20K mark. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also ended the session at record levels. Boeing, Goldman Sachs and IBM led advancers on the Dow.

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Wednesday
Jan252017

Dodging Tax Penalties

No one wants to pay a penalty. Taxpayers should be aware of what mistakes may incur a penalty with the IRS. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Jan242017

Stocks Step Up

Indices closed with gains on Tuesday. The Dow climbed back toward the 20K mark while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended trading at new record levels. Brands such as DuPont and Alibaba stepped up following the release of encouraging quarterly details.

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Tuesday
Jan242017

Grandparents Can Help Bridge the College Cost Gap

If you’re interested in helping your grandchild attend college, there are tax advantageous ways to help. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Jan232017

Red Results

Indices closed in the red zone on Monday. Dow brand McDonald's traded lower after reporting earnings details for the fourth quarter.

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