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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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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 http://valuespartnerships.com/ATLSharkTankBreakfast/

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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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Should hard assets be a part of your financial plan?

Mike Lassiter is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He is a Licensed Insurance Counselor and a Registered Investment Advisor. He can be reached locally at 770-786-2781.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2015 8:40 p.m. | Updated: mar. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Life insurance as an investment?

In previous articles, I reviewed both the positives and negatives of using life insurance as an investment vehicle. This time, I would like to discuss what life insurance does best as an investment, and that is, self-completion at any time while the contract is inforce.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 2:58 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2015 5:00 a.m.

New State Farm business opens in Social Circle

It was a grand day for Tim and Jessica Hutchinson Saturday, as they celebrated the opening of their new State Farm office located at 306 Village Circle in Social Circle.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 6:31 p.m. | Updated: mar. 01, 2015 7:00 a.m.
Mason staying in Covington

Mason staying in Covington

Mason’s Business Services needed more room.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 4:35 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 7:00 a.m.
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