Clarksville, TN – Have you been dragging your feet on estate planning? You’re not alone. Nearly 64% of U.S. adults don’t even have a will, including 51% of people age 55 to 64, according to website Rocket Lawyer.
But a lack of estate plan, or an outdated one, leaves you and your family vulnerable. Your assets could get tied up in the costly court probate process after death.
Clarksville, TN – Tax season can bring new possibilities – especially when it comes to what to do with your refund or, on the flip side, how to settle your bill. We’ve gathered some ideas that may fit into your financial landscape.
Tending to your windfall: So you worked diligently with your tax preparer to complete your return, only to discover some of the fruits of last year’s labor will be coming back in the form of a refund. So, what can you do with your bounty?
Event to Focus on Local Franchise Opportunities
Clarksville, TN – Theannounces its second annual event aimed at enhancing and enriching local entrepreneurial opportunities.
This year’s workshop, titled Franchise Focus, will provide materials on franchises that have expressed interest in the Clarksville-Montgomery County market.
Montgomery County, TN – The& Cultural Center is the first organization of 2017 to celebrate their Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification.
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard, several CMC Green Certification Steering Committee Members and several Museum Board Members attended their green ribbon cutting.
Clarksville, TN – The economic data calendar was thin. December trade figures were roughly in line with expectations. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index fell in the mid-February estimate.
Stock market investors were encouraged by the prospect for tax cuts following comments by U.S. President Donald Trump. In contrast, the bond market, recognizing that the process for cutting taxes will be contentious and lengthy, is less fearful of a large boost to the federal budget deficit (hence, bond yields have backed down over the past month).
Clarksville, TN – The Federal Open Market Committee left short-term interest rates unchanged, as expected, and tweaked the wording of the policy statement slightly. There were no solid clues as to the timing of the next increase in short-term interest rates, but officials noted the improvement in consumer and business sentiment and seemed a little more confident that inflation “will” increase to the 2% goal.
While January numbers are often suspect due to the magnitude of the seasonal adjustment, the economic data continued to paint a picture of the economy that is in good shape.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR) reports that 11.9% more homes were sold in December 2016 than in December 2015. In December there were 365 properties sold, while in November 2015, there were 324 properties sold.
For December, the average price of properties currently for sale was $204,650, which is 8.32% greater than the December 2014 average of just over $188,301.
Clarksville, TN – The word “estate” tends to conjure up images of billionaires and aristocrats, but estate planning is not just for the wealthy. It’s widely believed that estate planning in one form or another is needed by everyone, and it doesn’t need to be sophisticated, complex or costly to help fulfill final wishes and protect assets.
Whether you’re a prince or a pauper, refreshing on estate planning basics can help make sure your legacy is left the way you intended.
Clarksville, TN – The economic calendar was relatively thin. Small business optimism rose sharply in December. Growth in retail sales was concentrated in autos and gasoline – mixed and generally flat otherwise (with unusual softness in food) – but it was still a relatively good quarter overall.
Department store sales were weak, but that is a long-term trend (not necessarily a sign of consumer weakness). The PPI was largely in line with expectations, reflecting moderate pipeline inflationary pressures (consistent with further Fed rate hikes in the months ahead).
Hendersonville, TX – F&M Bank has been providing financial services in Hendersonville since 2008. Beginning January 17th, the Middle Tennessee-rooted bank is taking an ambitious step forward in Sumner County by opening a new 10,000 square foot office in the heart of Hendersonville’s Indian Lake commercial district.
The spacious new facility, located at 221 Indian Lake Boulevard, replaces the bank’s former quarters at 100 Bluegrass Commons. The new office will accommodate F&M’s growing banking and mortgage staff and will provide customers with a dedicated mortgage services entrance.