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Moms launch colorful startup company

By Terri Spilman As their kids flee the nest, four Carmel moms have reinvented themselves by migrating from the ball field to the board room with their start-up designer gifts, accessories and pet product...

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Home sales starting to slow down

Commentary by Jim Litten  With average home prices reaching $168,669 in May 2014, home sales prices are up 7 percent compared to May 2013. Seven of the nine counties that F.C. Tucker tracks experienced...

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Column: What is a Stretch IRA?

Commentary by Joel Harris  One of the most powerful estate planning tools is the “stretch IRA,” which is a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA designed to allow an account owner’s beneficiaries the ability to...

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Column: Questions to ask a financial advisor

Commentary by Adam Cmejla  Evaluating and hiring a financial advisor to serve you and your family and handle your financial affairs is a very big decision and one that should be decided with much...

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Column: Lifting the veil on financial services

Commentary by Adam Cmejla  Open up a financial- or business-related newspaper, magazine or website and you’re bound to see an article that will offer to give some advice or perspective on a variety of...

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Column: Active versus passive management

Commentary by Adam Cmejla If you have money in the market, specifically in mutual funds or exchange-traded funds, you may be wondering: Should I use index or actively-managed investments? While everyone’s situation is different,...

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Column: Area emerging as retiree destination

Commentary by Bill Demaree  While many retirees often adopt a snowbird mentality where they spend some, if not all, of their retirement in warmer climates, many individuals and couples are beginning to recognize the...

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Home prices begin to level off

Commentary by Jim Litten  With average home prices reaching $161,191 in March 2014, home sales prices in central Indiana are up 6.1 percent compared to March 2013. Eight of the nine counties that F.C....