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5 Tips for Handling Market Volatility

July 26, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Conventional wisdom says that what goes up, must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when it’s your money at stake. Though there’s no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the …

5 Keys to More Successful Investing

June 26, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial While there is no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, here are five basic principles that may help you invest more successfully. Long-term compounding can help your nest egg grow. It’s the “rolling snowball” effect. Put simply, compounding pays you earnings on …

Let’s Get Organized: Reaching and Keeping Equilibrium 

June 26, 2018

Special Feature Picture this – you’re outside on a hot day; you go inside and pour a tall glass of water. Did it spill all over the counter? The floor? Into the garage? Of course not – you knew when to turn off the faucet. You knew the capacity of your glass and stopped before …

Business Today

May 23, 2018

Brought to you by: Community Partner Accounting for Profits, www.accprofits.com Balance Sheets Leave Off the Most Valuable Assets… It is amazing what you can learn just by being interested and in the moment. Over time, it seems as if you pick up a wealth of insights you wish you could have had when you started …

Pay Yourself First

April 29, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Each month you settle down to pay bills. You pay your mortgage lender. You pay the electric company. You pay the trash collector. But do you pay yourself? One of the most basic tenets of sound investing involves the simple habit of “paying yourself first,” in other words, making …

Turning Chaos into Calm

April 29, 2018

Special Feature Brought to you by: Community Partner Accounting for Profits Turning Chaos into Calm: A CFO for Hire Helps Growing & Struggling Businesses Is your small or mid- size business having trouble? Do you lay away at night wondering if you will receive enough money tomorrow to make payroll? Is there something not quite …

5 Cyber Security Safeguards Every Business Should Have

March 29, 2018

Business Today Brought to you by: Community Partner Sawyer Solutions, www.sawyersolutionsllc.com Every week you hear or read about a new hack or victim of malware. While the news focuses on large businesses, smaller companies are at just as much risk. Here are some simple things you can do to help prevent a hack to your …

6 Red Flags for Tax Auditors

March 28, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial No one wants to see an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auditor show up at his or her door. The IRS can’t audit every American’s tax return, so it relies on guidelines to select the ones most deserving of its attention. Here are six flags that may make your tax …

Estate Planning & the New Tax Law

March 28, 2018

Legal Matters Most of the media focus regarding the new tax law Congress passed has been on how the law will change income taxes. The law also made changes to estate and gift tax rules. As with most things, there are pros and cons to the new law. The general reader may laugh and think …

National Christian Foundation Alabama Turns 10

March 26, 2018

Mission Makers A Celebration of Generosity: National Christian Foundation Alabama Turns 10 After retiring from the food brokerage business in 2008, Birmingham’s Tom Bradford felt God calling him to use his gifts to establish The National Christian Foundation (NCF) Alabama, an affiliate of NCF, the largest Christian Foundation in the country.  He was later joined …