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Inflation Hits a 15-month Peak

In this week’s recap: stock indexes rise, Jerome Powell reports on monetary policy to Congress, inflation hits a 15-month peak, and new data on retail sales and consumer sentiment appears. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Daily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week. Earnings…

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January Hiring Tops Expectations

In this week’s recap: stocks rally, China schedules tariff cuts, January hiring tops expectations, and a key gauge of manufacturing activity improves. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced four days out of five during the past market week, erasing the losses of the week before. The Nasdaq Composite surged…

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Encouraging New Consumer Data

In this week’s recap: coronavirus concerns ripple through global stock markets; the Fed makes a slight monetary policy adjustment; consumer confidence rises; the government makes its first estimate of fourth-quarter growth. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite.…

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Atlanta, It is time for Tax Prep!

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get ready to file your taxes. Whether you use a tax professional or prepare your taxes yourself, the first step is to get organized and a tax preparation checklist can help you do that. Here are some tips to help you get started.   Collect your…

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Need Your Accounts Tax Documents?

We always get a lot of questions about receiving 1099’s on accounts. Most 1099’s will be available online Jan 17th through Feb 12th, and after that a correction cycle happens every two weeks. Please expect that mailed copies will be five to seven business days after it is posted online. You can login to the…

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Your Tax Help-Should You File Jointly, Or Not?

  For many married couples, filing jointly is a good idea, but there are exceptions.   Ninety-five percent of married couples file joint federal tax returns. Filing jointly can be convenient. Frequently, there’s a financial advantage, but that does not mean it should be done without consideration.1   Years ago, there was less incentive to…

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The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination Don’t let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial goals. Some of us share a common experience. You’re driving along when a police cruiser pulls up behind you with its lights flashing. You pull over, the officer gets out, and your heart drops.   “Are you aware the registration on your…

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Tax Scams & Schemes

Year after year, criminals try to scam certain taxpayers. Year after year, certain taxpayers resort to schemes in an effort to put one over on the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.). These cons occur year-round, not just during tax season. In response to their frequency, the I.R.S. has listed the 12 biggest offenses – scams that…

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Allan’s 19th Hole Cuisine: Fennel and Black Pepper Goat Cheese

Allan’s 19th Hole Cuisine: Famous Course Recipes This recipe comes from Chef Tyler Dudley of the Daniel Island Club. The Daniel Island Club is home to Beresford Creek and Ralston Creek courses.   They were designed by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones respectively.  Both nationally ranked courses are located 17 miles north of downtown Charleston…

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Atlanta-Futures Markets Eye Coronavirus Outbreak

In this week’s recap: stock and commodity traders turn cautious as the coronavirus reaches America; home sales increase even with the current housing market’s slim inventory. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices fell last week as investors considered the potential health and economic risks of the flu-like coronavirus. Foreign stock…