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Friday
Jan202017

A Green Friday

Indices traded into green territory on Friday. Stocks stepped up in the wake of the presidential inauguration. Brands such as IBM and Procter & Gamble posted gains following the release of better-than-expected quarterly results.

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Friday
Jan202017

Not Business as Usual for Employers: W-2 and 1099-MISC Filing Dates Moved Up

To combat tax filing fraud, the IRS will delay refunds that claim certain tax credits. Read all about it in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Jan192017

Stocks Slip

Indices ended in red territory on Thursday. Stocks traded lower ahead of the presidential inauguration. On another note, Netflix tacked on 3.70% today following the release of better-than-expected quarterly details.

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Thursday
Jan192017

Congress Gives Small Employer HRAs the Green Light

Small businesses who don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act may be able to avoid penalties with HRAs. We explain in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Jan182017

Mixed Moves

Indices closed with mixed results on Wednesday. The Dow traded slightly lower while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted gains. UnitedHealth and Goldman Sachs led Dow dippers. Federal Reserve comments prompted mixed moves.

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Wednesday
Jan182017

Excited About the Social Security Benefits Increase for 2017?

Social Security (SS) benefits will receive a COLA increase of 0.3% in 2017—about $4 per recipient. Learn what this means in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

College Planning: Financial Aid 101

If you don’t have the money to send our child to college, it’s time to learn about financial aid. We explain the basics in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Jan132017

Mixed Session

Indices closed out slightly mixed on Friday. The Nasdaq hit yet another record high. Financial brands Bank of America and JPMorgan stepped up following the release of better-than-expected quarterly data.

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Friday
Jan132017

10 Questions to Ask Your Financial Team When Starting Up

Thinking of starting a business? Assemble your financial team and answer these tough questions first. Read all about it in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Jan122017

Red Results

Indices ended in the red zone on Thursday. Stocks rebounded from session low levels to close down for the day. Financial brands led the dip.

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Thursday
Jan122017

Medicare and Medicaid: What's the Difference?

Medicaid and Medicare are both government programs that pay for health care, but there are distinct differences. Read all about them in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Jan112017

Stocks Advance in Volatile Session

Indices closed in the green zone on Wednesday. Stocks stepped up in a volatile trading session. Goldman Sachs and IBM led advancers on the Dow while the Nasdaq hit a new record level.

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Wednesday
Jan112017

Henssler Financial 2017 Outlook

Predicting the markets is near impossible with so many unknowns. However, we give it a go with what we currently know. Read all about it in this special 2017 outlook.

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Wednesday
Jan112017

Thinking of Becoming a Real Estate Flipper? Here’s a Primer on the Tax Rules

House flipping is a popular activity, but taxes play a significant role in the overall transaction—and your profit. Learn more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

Should I take out a home equity loan to pay for my child's tuition?

Thinking of tapping the equity in your home to pay for your child’s tuition? Know the facts first! We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Jan062017

Purchasing Power and the Ten Year Rule

In today's Marietta Daily Journal Bil Lako, CFP®, addresses concerns about investing in fixed income and the loss purchasing power because of inflation. Read the Article

Friday
Jan062017

10 Insane (But True) Ways to Grow Small Business Profits

Resolving to increase your business profits in 2017? We offer 10 tips that may help in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Jan052017

Tax Benefits for Single Parents

Being a single parent is difficult. The IRS has some tax benefits that may be beneficial for your household. Read all about them in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Jan032017

Separately Managed Accounts: Tailored to Suit You

Mutual funds have an inherent lack of tax efficiency. A better approach for some may be a separately managed account. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Dec302016

Stocks Slip

Indices closed in red territory on Friday on a variety of economic news. Apple shares dipped 0.78% today following a report from the Nikkei Asian Review stating the technology giant will reduce its iPhone production by 10%.

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