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IKE TROTTER- Sandcastles and financial resolutions

With the weather getting warmer as winter turns into spring, many families begin thinking about where to make plans for a summer vacation. I dare say a popular vacation destination for a lot of Mississippi families is to head south to the beaches of the Gulf Coast and enjoy the sun and fun. And I would especially say for families ...

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TROTTER: Last-minute tax reminders for 2012

Every year, the IRS enacts certain changes to the tax code; some large — but most fairly small. There are those situations, however, where some changes to the tax code don’t receive as much notice as they should. This year is no exception. Here is a rundown of what may affect some taxpayers this year. Don’t forget Form 8949 — ...

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IKE TROTTER — Having a monthly planning schedule

Many of life’s biggest financial decisions are made proactively . . . while others are reactive. It just goes with the territory. Labor long enough in the everyday grind of working life and you’ll face the fact that some financial decisions are just going to be made “on the fly.” However, to help make sure this young year is headed ...

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Helping to improve your financial picture for 2012

By now, the Christmas tree has been put out on the curb and you’re close to finishing all the candies and cakes you didn’t need to begin with. Its time again for that annual ritual and you know what I’m referring to: New Years Resolutions, or, more to the point, financial resolutions for the year ahead. And the timing could ...

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The ‘skinny’ on Medicare this time of year

There are certain dates in early December concerning Medicare that involve various enrollment periods scheduled. Most people approaching age 65 or those already on Medicare are well aware of these dates. But for those that are not, here is up to date information as to how these options play out: Medicare Open enrollment. This is time each year when you ...

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Dealing with all of life’s perils

My work is basically about helping people manage risk. That being primarily the hazards of life we all experience on a day to day basis. And it’s a risky business because life itself can be risky. Whether walking across the highway, being diagnosed with a catastrophic medical expenses or having an unexpected loss of income due to a sickness or ...

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Healthcare changes are a-coming

Unless reversed through some miraculous political turn of events in the coming days, the era of Obamacare is getting closer at hand. Like it or not, here are a few major and minor adjustments to keep you abreast of what is in store for not only 2012, but 2013 and 2014, as well. And if you are an employer or ...

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Franklin’s financial legacy for today

If you’re traveling from the Delta these days heading towards Memphis on Highway 61, it’s impossible not to notice all the casino billboards located both north and south of Robinsonville and Tunica County. Each sign screams out the message that you can walk into their particular establishment and win the jackpot. With their own unique pitch, each promises their slots ...

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Is is safe to go back in the water?

Taking a balanced approach seems to be the key as investor think about sticking a toe in the water   With the stock market beginning to return to normal levels — and even hitting a 13-month high on Nov. 16 — investment advisors have new strategies for those re-entering the market. Ike Trotter, a financial advisor with his Eponymous Agency ...

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