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So you want to “go it alone?”

Commentary by Adam Cmejla  I firmly believe that everybody needs to have a relationship with a competent, trustworthy and reliable advisor, and I believe that need only increases as your wealth, situation, and age...

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Understanding the Alternative Minimum Tax

Commentary by Adam Cmejla  The last series of posts was spent attempting to shed light on the financial services profession, the different business models, and ways in which financial professionals work with clients. I...

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Column: Divorce can complicate your financial outlook

Commentary by Joel Harris  Divorce is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and difficult experiences a person can face in their lifetime. With divorce comes an array of emotions, new responsibilities and a realization...

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Moms launch colorful startup company

By Terri Spilman As their kids flee the nest, four Carmel moms have reinvented themselves by migrating from the ball field to the board room with their start-up designer gifts, accessories and pet product...

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Carmel home prices continue to rise

With average home prices reaching $168,669 in May 2014, home sales prices are up 7 percent compared to May 2013. Seven of the nine counties that F.C. Tucker tracks experienced slightly higher home sales...

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Column: What is a Stretch IRA?

Commentary by Joel Harris  One of the most powerful estate planning tools is the “stretch IRA,” which is a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA designed to allow an account owner’s beneficiaries the ability to...

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Column: Questions to ask a financial advisor

Commentary by Adam Cmejla  Evaluating and hiring a financial advisor to serve you and your family and handle your financial affairs is a very big decision and one that should be decided with much...

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Column: Lifting the veil on financial services

Commentary by Adam Cmejla  Open up a financial- or business-related newspaper, magazine or website and you’re bound to see an article that will offer to give some advice or perspective on a variety of...