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Thursday
Feb162017

Mixed Moves

Indices closed out mixed on Thursday. The Dow traded to a fresh record level while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended the session fractionally lower. Moves were mixed on a variety of economic news.

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Thursday
Feb162017

Long-Term Care: An Integral Part of Your Financial Plan

Statistics show that fewer than 30% of Americans older than 50 have taken steps to address their long-term care risk. We explain what to do in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Feb152017

What's the Difference Between a Direct and Indirect Rollover?

If you leave your employer, you can roll over your 401(k). How you do it may have tax consequences. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Tuesday
Feb142017

More Record Results

Indices closed at new record highs on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs led the Dow up on a variety of economic news.

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Tuesday
Feb142017

Can the IRS Waive the 60-Day IRA Rollover Deadline?

Did you miss the 60-day rollover deadline for your IRA due to extenuating circumstances? All hope is not lost. Read all about it in this week's Tax Tip.

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Monday
Feb132017

Record Levels for a Third Session

Indices closed at new record levels on Monday. Brands traded into record territory for a third straight session. Caterpillar and JPMorgan Chase led advancers on the Dow.

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Friday
Feb102017

A Record Finish

Indices closed at record high levels on Friday. Caterpillar led Dow advancers while energy, materials and industrials brands boosted the S&P 500.

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Friday
Feb102017

Important Tax Changes for Small Businesses

Tax changes made in Dec. 2015 can greatly affect business’ tax returns for 2016! Read all about them in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Feb092017

Stocks Rally

Indices closed at record levels on Thursday. Financial and energy brands led advancers. Stocks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase as well as Chevron and Exxon Mobil posted gains.

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Thursday
Feb092017

Disability Insurance Policy Options and Riders

Disability insurance policies can be tailored to your needs. Learn about options and riders to customize your policy in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Feb082017

Do I Have to File a Tax Return?

Even if you are not required to file a tax return, there are a number of benefits available that can produce refunds. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Feb072017

Indices End Trading in the Green

Indices landed in green territory on Tuesday. The Dow maintained gains while the Nasdaq closed at a new record high. Technology brands Apple and IBM led Dow advancers while energy stocks such as Chevron, Anadarko Petroleum and Occidental Petroleum traded lower on slipping oil.

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Tuesday
Feb072017

Digital Deception: Current Trends in Cybercrime

Cybercrime poses a real threat to your finances. Know where you’re vulnerable and how to protect yourself in this week's Financial Tip.

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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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