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Inside the Economy with SH&J: Energy Consumption, The Impact of Inflation, and Personal Tax Cuts

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This week on Inside the Economy with SH&J, we take a look at U.S. Energy consumption and the historic and current sources of electricity production. In addition, we review how…

Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution vs. Donating Appreciated Stock

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For individuals with charitable intent, there are many ways to satisfy a bequest, but which strategy maximizes the tax benefit of the donation? This depends largely on each individual’s circumstances...

Spending Tips for Retirees: What to Consider in a Retirement Spending Plan

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Retirement can be a time for relaxing, traveling and exploring new hobbies. However, many seniors are not enjoying their retirement because they never created a realistic spending plan and their...

Veterans Shifting to Civilian Employment

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As we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks and barbeques, it is also a time to appreciate the men and women who have bravely served our country in...

Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mortgage Mistakes

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For most people, a house is one of the biggest, most expensive investments that you'll ever make. The journey to homeownership is often an exciting milestone, but you must be...

Sharkey, Howes & Javer – Fiduciaries Since 1990

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With all the media surrounding the Department of Labor’s “Fiduciary Rule,” we are frequently asked if we are fiduciaries. Since inception in 1990, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals at Sharkey,...