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December 11, 2017

Some people dream of retiring early. Are you one of them?

If so, you’ll need to plan ahead — because a successful early retirement can’t be achieved through last-minute moves.

Consider taking the following steps:

Pick a date. It’s important to pick an exact age, whether it…


December 04, 2017

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes opportunities to connect with customers, prospects, vendors and other community members.

There is still time to leverage that holiday spirit and make connections that will last throughout the holiday season and beyond.

The challenge is finding small…


November 27, 2017

Most hardworking Americans dream about retirement.

Yet the road to retirement can raise questions along the way. If you wonder when, where, why or how to fulfill your retirement goals, you are not alone. Here are some common inquiries my team hears from clients who are planning for this major…


November 19, 2017

According to the National Sleep Foundation, many workers do not get proper sleep and feel tired throughout the day. Chronic drowsiness and sleep deprivation cause many people issues at work, and many say they feel their work is “sub-par” because of it.

A 2008Sleep in Americapoll…


November 13, 2017

The internet is constantly evolving, as are the devices used to access it.

High-tech smartphone and tablet users need to know how to avoid compromising their business’s information online. Thus, there are many ways that Nash County businesses can safely use today’s technology.

As people…

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November 06, 2017

The tax changes we expected to be in place by now have not happened; so we still do not know what we will have to deal with and I will have to wait until another column to go over those when they do happened.

There are some tax provisions that were scheduled to expire after Dec. 31, 2016, unless…


October 30, 2017

You may spend decades contributing to your IRA and 401(k). But eventually, you'll need to withdraw from these accounts — so you'll want to know just how much you should take out.

You need to take distributions by age 70½. You generally should begin taking RMDs in the year in which…


October 23, 2017

If there is a magic formula for marketing, no one I know has it. But there are marketing mistakes that typically have unpleasant consequences for your business. Here are some common marketing tripwires and how to avoid them.

Not setting goals for your marketing efforts: Whatever type of…


October 16, 2017

Imagine your retirement dreams put on hold or compromised, your savings and investment accounts reduced and your loved ones incommunicative or at odds with each other.

This terrible state is reality for families ravaged by addiction.

OxyContin, heroin and other opioids can cost an addict hundreds…


October 09, 2017

When you create your financial and investment strategies for retirement, what will you need to know?

Consider the following:

■ Age at retirement: Your retirement date likely will be heavily influenced by your financial situation – so, if you have to keep working, that’s what…

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