Donor-Advised Funds: Impactful Giving the Easy Way

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, explains how easy it is for the charitably inclined to establish their own donor-advised fund to increase the impact of their giving. Read the Article This article is for demonstrative and academic purposes and is meant to provide valuable background information on particular investments, NOT a recommendation to…

Stocks Slip

Indices landed in the red zone on Thursday. Stocks traded slightly lower ahead of this weekend’s summit between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. On another note, Abercrombie & Fitch climbed 21% following the release of better-than-expected third-quarter results. The retailer earned 33 cents a share versus estimates of 20 cents. Looking elsewhere, initial…

Are my student loans eligible for public service loan forgiveness?

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. The PSLF, which began in 2007, forgives the remaining balance on federal Direct Loans after you have made 120 monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time…

Brands Rise

Stocks posted gains on Wednesday. Indices closed in the green across the board. Comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell bolstered the ascent. Speaking at the Economic Club in New York, Mr. Powell said interest rates were, “just below the broad range of estimates of the level that would be neutral for the economy.” On…

Stocks Step Up

Indices closed in green territory on Tuesday. Technology brands such as Amazon and Netflix stepped up. On another note, Apple shed 0.4% after President Trump hinted at new tariffs on iPhones and laptops. Meanwhile, General Motors dipped 2.5% after announcing plans to curtail production and cut jobs. Looking elsewhere, crude oil prices declined. For the…