Kris Johnson, CFP® Senior Financial Advisor at Timothy Financial Counsel, Inc. will be doing a “money makeover” for a reader of Money Magazine. He will be providing advice on the individual’s financial situation in an issue coming this fall. Kris will be answering some core questions on saving, real estate and preparing for retirement.
As I meet with clients, it is not uncommon to discuss the prospect of changing careers. In this environment, it is sometimes forced upon them in the form of a pink slip. If you have always dreamed of doing something different, even if you are still employed, let me share an idea with you that [...]
“Given the record number of new funds that have come to market over the past 10 years, we are seeing a bit of survival of the fittest in this environment,” said Mark Berg, president of Timothy Financial Counsel Inc. of Wheaton, Ill., a fee-based advisory business that doesn’t manage assets. Mark was quoted in a [...]
There’s been a lot of buzz about the tax goodies Congress has doled out to shore up the housing market and stimulate the economy. You may have heard you can get a break for “going green” expenditures at home. Potential first time home buyers are asking about the credit for a 2009 home purchase. And what about the new sales tax deduction for new car buyers?
The strenuous debate about whether the recent rebound is the beginning of the next bull market or just another “bear market rally” has most recently been discussed in terms of “green shoots.” The “green shoots” thinking implies that the economic data that has been “less bad” than prior months indicates a reversal to suddenly positive [...]