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Tuesday
Dec132016

Peak Levels

Indices closed at new record levels on Tuesday. Technology stocks such as Intel, Apple and Microsoft and energy brands such as Royal Dutch Shell, PetroChina and ConocoPhillips led the advance.

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Tuesday
Dec132016

The Giving Season: Six Tips for Making Smart and Effective Charitable Donations this Holiday Season

Tis the season for giving. When giving charitable donations, we have six tips to make your dollars go further in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Dec122016

A Mixed Monday

Indices closed mixed on Monday. The Dow hit a new record high. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq shed some points. Energy brands such as Exxon and Chevron led advancers while technology stocks such as Apple, Amazon and Facebook pressured the Nasdaq.

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Friday
Dec092016

Record Rally

Indices closed at session peak levels on Friday. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all hit record highs. Health care stocks such as Biogen, Pfizer and Celgene led advancers. Brands rallied in late day momentum on climbing crude oil.

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Friday
Dec092016

Philanthropy and Available Tax Deductions

Tax deductions are an added benefit to those who make meaningful charitable gifts. We explain in today’s Marietta Daily Journal. Read the Article

Friday
Dec092016

Accounting 101: How to Read an Income Statement

Ever go cross-eyed when looking at an income statement? We help you decipher it in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Dec082016

What Will You Pay for Medicare in 2017?

Medicare premiums will increase in 2017, but about 70% of Medicare beneficiaries will only see a nominal increase. Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Dec072016

Tax Credits and Deductions for College

In 2016, there are four college-related federal tax benefits that might put a few more dollars back in your pocket. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Dec062016

What it Means to be a Financial Caregiver for Your Parents

If you have to help your parents manage their finances in the future, first you'll need the legal authority to do so. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Dec022016

History Repeats Itself: Doing Nothing is an Investment Decision

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains why you should stay the course, given the uncertainty ahead. Read the Article

Friday
Dec022016

Should You Auto-Enroll Your Employees in Your 401(k) Plan?

Help your employees save for the future. Consider auto enrolling them in your 401(k) plan. We explain in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Dec012016

Habits That Threaten Your Identity and Pocketbook

Some of our basic habits may leave us vulnerable to ID theft and scams. Learn what you can change in this special Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Nov302016

Mixed Moves

Indices ended trading with mixed moves on Wednesday. The Dow closed in the green while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq shed some points. Energy brands led advancers on news of an OPEC deal to reduce output.

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Wednesday
Nov302016

Cutting the IRS Out of Your Gifts

It's best to know the rules for gifting, otherwise you may end up making a gift of taxes to the IRS. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Slight Gains

Stocks stepped up on Tuesday amid a variety of economic news. A dip in crude oil slightly limited the market's ascent. West Texas Intermediate crude slipped 3.9% today to settle at $45.23 a barrel.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Playing Catch-Up with Your 401(k) or IRA

Baby boomers who are behind in their retirement savings can grow their nest eggs with catch-up contributions. Learn more in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Nov282016

Stocks Slip on Cyber Monday

Indices closed in red territory on Monday. Brands such as UnitedHealth Group and 3M led the Dow lower as investors swept profits off the table in light of recent gains.

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Friday
Nov252016

Brands Rise in Short Session

Indices closed in the green zone on Friday. The S&P 500 hit a new record level. Stocks stepped up in abbreviated post-Thanksgiving trading on a variety of economic news.

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Friday
Nov252016

Henssler Financial Staff Rallies for Needy Families in Cobb County

The financial firm’s staff participated in the Center for Family Resources’ annual Thanks for Giving food drive.

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Friday
Nov252016

With Changes Ahead, Taxpayers can take Advantage of Current Tax Laws

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains why deferring income and accelerating deductions means more this year. Read the Article

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