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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hindsight is 20/20, but finding clarity in future uncertainty can be fuzzy. AT LPL RESEARCH, as we look forward to the year 2020 and a new decade, some key trends and market signals will be important to watch, including progress on U...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

If you don't have a financial plan, that question may be hard to answer. To achieve financial wellness, you need to define your goals and set a time frame for reaching them. The following steps can help you take control of your...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The average donor household in the United States gives around $2,000 a year, with small donations making up the bulk of charitable gifts, according to a report prepared by the Center on Philanthropy for Indiana University. The study...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A well-crafted business plan can be a blueprint for success. This multifaceted tool is as important to established business owners looking to grow their companies as it is to budding entrepreneurs. A business plan defines your business...

Monday, December 2, 2019

Good for Your Heart and Your 1040! It may be better to give than to receive, but it may be even better to give and see your generosity rewarded. Charitable giving can play a valuable role in your financial and tax strategies. A...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

“We’re going streaking!” Frank The Tank in Old School As the bull market continues to make new highs, the past few weeks have seen some amazing market streaks. Here are three that have caught our attention. The S&P...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Help your Favorite Charity: Making Gifts of Impact Through Your IRA You may give up to $100,000 from your individual retirement accounts to your favorite charity without tax consequences! Is this true? YES! Read more . .

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Happy Holidays The holidays are lovely, the holidays are fine Holiday shopping—every year—same time Some procrastinate and delay, tho last year they swore To get ahead of the herd, stampeding the stores Those who shop early...

Thursday, March 22, 2018

That Time of Year, AGAIN! “Let me tell you how it will be. There’s one for you, nineteen for me. Cause I’m the Taxman” The Beatles – 1966 Revolver Album It is coming. You can see it in your email inbox or...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot and ne’er brought to mind?” “Auld Lang Syne” from the Robert Burns poem means “for old times’ sake.” We look back over the year and romanticize the...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

What is that crunching sound? Is it a hungry ferret, a starving bear? No, it is Amazon eating the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0JhaVSEcd4 Ever since this “fulfillment” company came on the scene, the retail world...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The stock market presents opportunity For gains and losses and anxiety Soaring to heights ne’er seen before Is there a ceiling, oh how much more? If only we could predict the summit Mayhaps we could avoid the plummet —Adron...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

“Gonna write me up for 125. Post my face, wanted dead or alive. Take my license, all that jive. I can’t drive 55.” Sammy Hagar - 1984 I am a huge fan of the self-driving car concept. It will be the most disruptive...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

On this Veteran’s day, I want to reflect on Vietnam. No, I did not serve in Vietnam but I might have. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 so I was never subject to the draft. At 18 my Draft Number was 39, which had I been...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween is coming, Oh, the horrors! Ghosts and goblins cavorting outdoors Scary creatures uttering eerie sounds Skeletons, spiders, and witches abound Never have we witnessed such frightful sights Tricksters and treaters afoot...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Art League presents “Art on Tap” November 3, 2017 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Krekeler Brower Wealth Advisors is proud to be the Lead Sponsor! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-on-tap-2017-tickets-36213069265 “Double,...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

“The robots are coming! The robots are coming!” We do not need the “one if by land, two if by sea” to warn us. Robots are in plain sight; they are not a secret. They are everywhere. I remember early science...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

K-K-K-Katy was a WWI song about a special gal that regained popularity in WWII and was sung by barbershop quartets and even Mel Blanc as Porky the Pig. It was supposed to be a stuttering lovesick soldier singing on his way to war....

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

“You load 16 tons, and what do you get. Another day older and deeper in debt!” Tennessee Ernie Ford – 1956 During September, our fearless leaders in Congress are set to address the debt ceiling. In simple terms, the...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

“So You Say it’s Your Birthday” In 1968 the Beatles released their White album, which included the song “Birthday.” I’m sure you’ve sung it a time or two. My birthday is at the end of August....

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“We’ve only just begun” – The Carpenters, 1970 Welcome to Kreke-Leaks. I hope you enjoy this blog and follow it when a topic interests you, and maybe even pass it along to others who might find it beneficial....