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Tuesday
Sep192017

From Data Breaches to Ransomware: How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Cybercrime

Last year U.S. data breaches increased 40%. Learn how to lessen your chances of being a victim of cybercrime in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Sep182017

Chip Stocks Jump

Indices ended trading with gains on Monday. The Dow and S&P 500 closed at new records. Semiconductor brands such as Nvidia, Micron Technology, and Texas Instruments ticked up.

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Friday
Sep152017

Stocks Step Up

The Dow and S&P 500 closed at new record levels on Friday. Stocks such as Apple, Boeing, and 3M stepped up on a variety of economic news.

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Friday
Sep152017

Develop a Permanent Legacy with a Private Family Foundation

In today's Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains how private family foundations create a giving legacy for wealthy families. Read the Article

Friday
Sep152017

Research Credit Can Offset Payroll Taxes

Many types of businesses can take advantage of the Research Credit to offset payroll taxes. Read all about them in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Sep142017

Insurance for Your Vacation Home

If you have a vacation home or second property you need insurance specifically designed for your property. Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Sep132017

New Record Levels

Indices closed with record highs for a second session on Wednesday. Energy brands such as Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron led the upswing on a jump in crude oil prices.

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Wednesday
Sep132017

Is Solar Energy Right for You?

Thinking about going green? Before you leap, consider the tax and financial aspects of solar electric systems. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Sep122017

New Record Levels

Major indices closed the session at new record levels on Tuesday. A promise of tax reform motivated the market. Bank brands such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Citigroup stepped up on the news.

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Tuesday
Sep122017

For Women, a Pay Gap Could Lead to a Retirement Gap

The gender pay gap, coupled with other factors, can lead to a shortfall in retirement savings for women. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Sep112017

Brands Rise

Indices closed in the green zone on Monday. The S&P 500 stepped up to a new all-time high. Apple led Dow advancers. Shares jumped 1.8% ahead of the new anniversary iPhone launch, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Friday
Sep082017

A Mixed Friday

Indices closed with mixed moves on Friday. The Dow traded fractionally higher while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq shed some points. Travelers Companies bolstered gains on the Dow while energy and materials stocks led decliners.

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Friday
Sep082017

Case for Dollar Cost Averaging: Great Recession

In today's Marietta Daily Journal: Bil Lako, CFP® explains how dollar cost averaging would have worked during the Great Recession. Read the Article

Friday
Sep082017

QuickBooks Tip: Best Practices for QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online has many best practices that can help you streamline your workflow and provide financial insight. Read more in this special QuickBooks Tip.

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Thursday
Sep072017

Medicare and Your Employer Health Plan

When you're eligible for both Medicare and your employer’s health coverage, you'll need navigate an array of rules. Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Brands Rise

Indices traded into green territory on Wednesday. Technology brands Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet stepped up amid debt ceiling progress and an approaching Hurricane Irma.

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Take Advantage of Tax-Free Gifting

If you are fortunate to have a large estate, you can make gifts without reducing your lifetime exclusion. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Sep052017

Five Common Financial Aid Myths

Financial aid is confusing—you got that right! But don’t be misled by these five misconceptions. Read all about it in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Sep012017

Does Your Business Need a Buy-Sell Agreement?

A buy-sell agreement establishes its price and provides cash to complete the business purchase should one owner leave. We explain in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Aug312017

Life is for the Living, and so is Life Insurance

If something were to happen to you, would your family be able to manage financially? Life insurance can help. Read all about it in this week's Insurance Tip.

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