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Introducing Jared Korver

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It gives us great pleasure to announce that Jared Korver has joined our growing Beacon family. Jared comes to us from Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked as a CPA in its Raleigh, NC tax practice. He gets considerable joy from serving people and solving problems, and he’s not afraid to swim against current to do both. Jared graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and received an academic fellowship from North Carolina State University, where he obtained his master’s degree in accounting. Jared grew up in Carthage, NC and is married to

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Rent or Buy?

Should Young Couples Buy or Rent Their First Home?

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During lunch yesterday my son Sam, who is getting married soon, asked if it would better for the new couple to rent or buy their first home? He had given considerable thought to the subject in recent months. As a renter since college, he felt like he was throwing his money away; money that might instead be applied toward equity in a home comparable to or better than the one he and his new wife might rent – increasing their wealth rather than draining it. After agreeing with and complimenting his reasoning, I shared a few additional issues to consider. One of the most

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Three Steps to Hiring The Ideal Professional

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The process of selecting a professional relationship is a daunting one, especially when we consider the cost of choosing poorly. Red Adair, famous in the 80’s for extinguishing and capping blazing oil well blowouts put it best when he said, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” None of us wants to admit how many times we’ve found Mr. Adair’s statement to be true from the expensive end of his  warning, particularly for the simpler things like painting a room or repairing a deck. But as the stakes rise, we are more

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The Weekend Reader

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Welcome to the Beacon Weekend Reader: Our weekly compilation of interesting articles and videos designed to keep you informed and engaged in the areas of economics, personal finance and life. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition. Please send us your thoughts on this week’s articles and suggestions for future posts.  Have a great weekend. Economy and Business S&P Ends Above 1,800 Personal Finance 4 Places To Never Use A Debit Card Decoding Your 401(k) Plan’s Ridiculous Jargon Not Economy Or Business Looking For Patterns (where they don’t exist) Great Ted Talks Or Other Videos Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action  

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The Weekend Reader

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Welcome to the Beacon Weekend Reader: Our weekly compilation of interesting articles and videos designed to keep you informed and engaged in the areas of economics, personal finance and life. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition. Please send us your thoughts on this week’s articles and suggestions for future posts.  Have a great weekend. Economy and Business Dow, S&P 500 End Higher For Fifth Straight Week Personal Finance IRS Announces 2014 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s 4 Big Predictions That Retirees Get Wrong Not Economy Or Business Amazon Releases Its 10 Best Books Of 2013 Great Ted Talks Or Other Videos

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The Weekend Reader

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Welcome to the Beacon Weekend Reader: Our weekly compilation of interesting articles and videos designed to keep you informed and engaged in the areas of economics, personal finance and life. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition. Please send us your thoughts on this week’s articles and suggestions for future posts.  Have a great weekend.

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The Weekend Reader

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Welcome to the Beacon Weekend Reader: Our weekly compilation of interesting articles and videos designed to keep you informed and engaged in the areas of economics, personal finance and life. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition. Please send us your thoughts on this week’s articles and suggestions for future posts.  Have a great weekend.

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The Weekend Reader

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Welcome to the Beacon Weekend Reader: Our weekly compilation of interesting articles and videos designed to keep you informed and engaged in the areas of economics, personal finance and life. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition. Please send us your thoughts on this week’s articles and suggestions for future posts.  Have a great weekend.

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The Weekend Reader

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Welcome to the Beacon Weekend Reader: Our weekly compilation of interesting articles and videos designed to keep you informed and engaged in the areas of economics, personal finance and life. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition. Please send us your thoughts on this week’s articles and suggestions for future posts.  Have a great weekend.

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The Weekend Reader

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Welcome to the Beacon Weekend Reader: Our weekly compilation of interesting articles and videos designed to keep you informed and engaged in the areas of economics, personal finance and life. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition. Please send us your thoughts on this week’s articles and suggestions for future posts.  Have a great weekend.

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