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"Laddering" your retirement income

Throughout my career I have seen ongoing recommendations to ladder your investments and savings to generate consistent, long term income. Just envision each step on the ladder being an asset and you’ve got the laddering idea.

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Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

'Sleepy Hollow' TV show moves to Rockdale

The Headless Horseman will soon join vampires on Conyers film sets, as Fox's popular supernatural TV series "Sleepy Hollow" moves its production here.

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Posted: may. 09, 2015 1:26 p.m. | Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The Basic Annuity – Fixed Interest

If you want a guaranteed rate of return and don’t need your income until a later date, a fixed interest annuity might be for you. Interest rates are at the level they were in the 1950’s and this also has negatively affected certificates of deposit.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 12:38 p.m. | Updated: apr. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Using annuities in your retirement planning

As we move into April, I had planned to start a series of articles on Investing in Equities. Instead, I want to provide information on using annuities in your retirement planning, including benefits and risks. My motivation was learning that a long time insured who has moved out of state has run out of money and is being supported by her children. Studies show that the consistent #1 concern of the baby boomers is running out of money.

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Posted: apr. 11, 2015 8:19 p.m. | Updated: apr. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Shark Tank TV show casting call April 13 in Decatur

Shark Tank TV show casting call April 13 in Decatur

You can apply to pitch your company for ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" at a casting call breakfast Monday, April 13, 8 a.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA. Companies will be chosen to pitch to casting director Scott Salyers. Apply at

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 10:45 a.m.
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Five Ga. film studios band together to form advocacy group

Five Ga. film studios band together to form advocacy group

Five film and television studios around Atlanta, including Covington-based Triple Horse Studios, have come together to form an advocacy group for Georgia's studios and businesses that support film and television industries. The five studios forming the new Georgia Studio and Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA) are: Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta, EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Tyler Perry Studios and Triple Horse Studios.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2015 2:00 p.m.
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