Archive for July 2013

Why every young adult should start estate planning

When packing up for college, there’s always a checklist for freshmen—things like sheets, notebooks, and class schedules. After four years, the tests have been taken, the all-nighters pulled off, and students are ready for the real world. Similarly to freshman year, they should have a checklist. Unfortunately, most students and recent graduates are missing a…

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Zoo Atlanta breaks ground on new reptile and amphibian complex

Warning: if snakes make you squirm, lizards make you leap, or crocs make you cry, you may want to stop reading now. For the rest of us, we have some exciting news from Zoo Atlanta. Always a local favorite for the Georgia community, the zoo is again improving the visitor experience. Last month, Zoo Atlanta…

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What shouldn’t be in your wallet

As technology expands, so does the risk of identity theft in America. As a result, citizens do all they can to protect their online information, especially their finances. With all these extra precautions to protect one’s money and online assets, a physical key often gets overlooked: your wallet. An article from ABC News discusses what…

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Alpharetta Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks, grilling, and American flags: Fourth of July is nearly upon us, and Alpharetta is a great place to spend the holiday. We are proud to be part of a local community that so strongly supports the red, white, and blue and is not shy about celebrating it. This year, the annual Fourth of July…

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Fiscal Cliff and Property Valuation

There is much reason to now hold on to property until death on assets that are intended to be gifted to family especially if the assets are worth far more now then what they were paid for. The fiscal cliff tax law extended what is called a step up in basis.  On property acquired from…

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