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  • Michal Emory

    Taking Double Bogey out of Play

    By Michal Emory on April 11, 2017

    I love golf. That is why I love the beginning of spring because it means I can dust off my clubs and finally get back out on the course. There are so many intricacies to the game of golf that you can...

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  • Michal Emory

    Q1-2017 Market Update

    By Michal Emory on April 11, 2017

    FIRST QUARTER IN REVIEW Overview Riding the momentum following the presidential election, stocks surged for much of the first quarter of 2017. Buoyed by the anticipation of tax cuts and policies...

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  • The Key to Successful Long-Term Investing

    By Michael Carlisle on March 22, 2017

    I am often asked, “What is the most common error that investors make?”  Without hesitation my answer is lack of self-control.  Warren Buffett’s mentor Benjamin Graham famously said, “The investor’s...

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  • Kristen Payne

    Tis the Season...for a Home Inventory

    By Kristen Payne on March 3, 2017

    Imagine having to remember and describe every item in your home, especially after you've been the victim of a fire, theft, or natural disaster. With an early spring here in Kansas, our thoughts have...

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  • Todd Chyba

    What Does the "Fiduciary Rule" Mean to You?

    By Todd Chyba on February 17, 2017

    Overview By now most people who follow financial news probably have heard about the Department of Labor (DOL) “Fiduciary Rule,” or “Conflict of Interest Rule” which affects ERISA-covered retirement...

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  • Eli Sallman

    Commissions and What TTC Clients Pay

    By Eli Sallman on February 10, 2017

    Stock trades for only $6.95 per trade!!!  Sounds like a fantastic deal! What do The Trust Company clients pay? If you have watched any TV commercials, you probably have seen online trading...

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  • What to Know Before Becoming Self Employed

    By The Trust Company on February 3, 2017

    Being self-employed has many advantages — the opportunity to be your own boss and come and go as you please, for example. However, it also comes with unique challenges, especially when it comes to...

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  • Michal Emory

    When What You "Know" Just Ain't So

    By Michal Emory on January 12, 2017

    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.  It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”—Mark Twain   This phrase has come to my mind many times in 2016.  Here are seven...

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  • Q4-2016 Market Update

    By Michal Emory on January 12, 2017

    2016 YEAR IN REVIEW Overview The year 2016 likely will be remembered for the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and the Brexit vote. This year also saw the Fed...

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  • Polly Reynolds

    Key Retirement and Tax Numbers for 2017

    By Polly Reynolds on January 5, 2017

    KEY RETIREMENT AND TAX NUMBERS FOR 2017 Every year, the Internal Revenue Service announces cost-of-living adjustments that affect contribution limits for retirement plans, thresholds for deductions...

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