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Friday
Aug112017

Slight Gains

Indices closed with slight gains on Friday. Brands rebounded somewhat from downswings earlier in the week. Nordstrom ticked up following the release of quarterly details.

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Friday
Aug112017

With women living longer, more financial planning may be needed

In today's Marietta Daily Journal: Per Bil Lako, CFP®, women, who statistically live longer, may need more financial planning. Read the Article

Friday
Aug112017

Elusive Employee Business Expense Tax Deduction

Self-employed individuals benefit by deducting their business expenses directly on their business schedule. Read more in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Aug102017

Session Ends in the Red

Stocks traded lower on Thursday amid a variety of economic news. Producer prices declined in July. Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed prices slipped 0.1% last month versus an expected increase of 0.1%.

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Thursday
Aug102017

Are You Prepared for Long-Term Care Expenses?

Chances are high that you or a loved one will need long-term care. Are you prepared for the expense? Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

Brands Retreat

Indices landed in red territory on Wednesday. Walt Disney led decliners on the Dow. The entertainment company dipped 3.9% in the wake of its mixed second-quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

Borrowing Money to Finance an Education?

Borrowing funds to finance an education? You may consider a borrowing against your home because of the tax benefits. We explain in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Stocks Slip

Indices concluded trading in the red zone on Tuesday. Walt Disney released quarterly details after the closing bell. The entertainment giant said earnings hit $1.58 per share versus expectations of $1.55.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Considering a New Employment Opportunity

Despite the time and energy you spend evaluating, the hardest part is deciding whether to accept the job offer. We explain in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Aug072017

Stocks Step Up

Indices closed in the green zone on Monday. The Dow and S&P 500 ticked up to record level highs. Brands such as Apple, Boeing, and Caterpillar stepped up in the wake of favorable earnings reports.

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Friday
Aug042017

Another New Record Level for the Dow

Indices traded in green territory on Friday. The Dow closed at a new record level for the eighth straight session. Stocks stepped up on better-than-expected employment numbers for July.

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Friday
Aug042017

Profitable Businesses have an Opportunity to Optimize Tax Situation for 2017

In today's Marietta Daily Journal: Per Bil Lako, CFP®, small businesses can make moves to minimize their tax situation for 2017. Read the Article

Friday
Aug042017

QuickBooks Tip: Receiving Payments in QuickBooks Online

The checks have come in! QuickBooks offers several ways to keep your accounts receivable organized. We explain in this QuickBooks Tip.

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Thursday
Aug032017

Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports: Financial Challenges Continue

Latest reports indicate both the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds still face financial challenges. Read more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Aug022017

Are You Ignoring the Household Employee Payroll Rules?

If you hire a domestic worker to provide services in your home, you may have a tax liability that you don’t know about. Read all about it in this week's Tax Tip.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

Kickstart Your College Fund with a 529 Plan

529 Plans are made specifically for college savings. You can contribute a lot, and there are tax benefits too! Learn more in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Jul282017

Mixed Moves

Indices closed out with mixed moves on Friday. The Dow traded to a new record high while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq shed some points. Brands such as Amazon.com and Starbucks retreated following the release of quarterly results.

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Friday
Jul282017

Small Businesses can Tailor a Retirement Plan to their Needs

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains what small-business owners need to consider when developing a retirement plan. Read the Article

Friday
Jul282017

Business Valuation: How Should You Translate Market Data?

Analysts rely on market data from both private and public companies to determine the value of companies. We explain in this week's Business Tip.

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Thursday
Jul272017

The Health-Wealth Connection

There is a clear connection between health and wealth; therefore, you need to develop plans to manage both. Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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