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  • Family Matters

    The last 12 months have been busy for some of the firm’s younger members. On July 26, 2016 (okay, I know we are just a little late on this but the editor has attention deficit disorder) John and Katherine Eubanks welcomed a new addition to their family. Katherine “McKay” Eubanks hit the ground running and has quickly mastered the art of annoying her older siblings.On May 20th, we all traveled over to Pine Mountain, Georgia to watch Bobby Futch tie the knot with his bride, Allis...  Continue Reading

  • Under the Radar

    Most Americans have a very favorable view of Australia, picturing a laid-back, sports oriented populace enjoying a great climate and a pint of Foster’s lager at the beach. The Australian government, however, sees a nation rife with tax-avoiders. The government actually created a commission called the “Black Economy Workforce” to analyze the negative consequences of the underground economy.   Continue Reading

  • Getting the Most Out of Social Security

    Want to make sure you get the most out of social security in retirement? How about getting an extra $150,000? Throughout history, social support programs have existed in one form or another.   Continue Reading

  • What To Do if You are a Victim of the Equifax Data Breach

    No doubt you have heard reports in the news about a data breach at Equifax that potentially affects 143 million Americans. We believe there are some things you should do as a precaution to reduce, as much as possible, your risk from this breach.The Federal Trade Commission has published a good “What to Do” article that can be accessed here. This link has a good outline of steps you can and should take to minimize your risk.In summary, we recommend the following steps:Find out if your...  Continue Reading

  • Prevent Financial Elder Fraud

    Article shared from Fidelity InvestmentsJune 2017Ten Ways to Stop Financial Elder FraudAs our parents get older, we may find ourselves monitoring their lives from a different perspective. Conversations will go beyond their latest trip destination and how they’re feeling. We’ll start to evaluate their financial health, and seek to reduce the potential for elder financial abuse.   Continue Reading

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    Baseball and Benchmarks

    Major League Baseball launched its 2017 season in early April. Optimism reigns, as usual this time of year, because it is the start of the season. No team can be certain what level of success fate has in store for it.   Continue Reading

  • Under the Radar -- Warren Buffett's Annual Letter

    We always enjoy reading Warren Buffett’s annual letter to his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. He modestly noted in his February 25, 2017 letter that over the past 52 years under his management the per-share book value of Berkshire Hathaway has grown from $19 to $172,108, a rate of 19% compounded annually. A huge contributor to that impressive performance was this little noted fact: In 52 years of operation the book value of the company has declined only TWICE, in 2001 -6.2% and 2008 -9.6%.Buffe...  Continue Reading

  • Reward Offered

    One of the most difficult parts of moving is changing the address on your mail. The junk mail seems to magically find you but the important stuff seems to require an act of Congress to find its way to the new address. I have moved four times in the last four years so I have unwittingly become a change of address expert.   Continue Reading

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    Physicians: Balancing High Income with Retirement Planning - The Double-Edged Sword

    ATLANTA, GA – As of 2014, the average age of “actively licensed physicians” was 52 years—in 2012 it was 51 and in 2010, 50. These numbers come from a study by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), which further noted that the physician population generally is displaying “a gradual, significant and certain shift from younger to older.” This may not be earth-shattering news, but it is data to be reckoned with. Physicians are getting older, which means if you’re reading this article t...  Continue Reading

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    High-Income Earners: Minimizing Taxes and Protecting Assets with a Defined Benefit Plan

    Physicians, business owners, professionals, and self-employed individuals often face higher taxes than most Americans, but there are many strategies you can implement to keep more of your hard-earned money. In 2017, there are some concrete financial steps that you can take to help reduce taxes and increase your asset protection—all with the use of a lesser-known type of defined benefit plan, known as a Cash Balance Plan.Defining a Defined Benefit PlanWhen it comes to retirement and tax-yea...  Continue Reading

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