R. Patrick Cargill, CPA

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  • Articles

    Articles

    Educate yourself on a variety of financial topics.

  • Calculators

    Calculators

    A host of financial tools to assist you.

  • Newsletters

    Newsletters

    Timely Newsletters to help you stay current.

  • Glossary

    Glossary

    Financial terms from A to Z.

  • Tax Library

    Tax Library

    Manage your taxes and prepare for the upcoming tax season.

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    Videos

    Short animations that focus on a variety of financial topics.

  • Flipbooks

    Flipbooks

    These magazine-style flipbooks provide helpful information.

Cost of Retirement

Use this calculator to estimate how much income and savings you may need in retirement.

Impact of Inflation

Estimate the future cost of an item based on today’s prices and the rate of inflation you expect.

Retirement Portfolio Lifespan

How Long Will Your Funds Last?

Personal Inflation Rate

Is your personal inflation rate higher or lower than the CPI?

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HOT TOPIC — Business Tax Breaks: Impact on Earnings and the Economy

An overview of the tax changes affecting corporations and pass-through businesses and the potential implications for GDP growth.

International Investing: Opportunities Overseas?

Investing in emerging markets and developing economies has both risks and opportunities.

Keeping Savings on Track with a Spousal IRA

IRS rules allow a working spouse to contribute to an IRA for a spouse who earns little or no income.

Two Tax-Friendly Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed

Solo 401(k)s and SEP IRAs are relatively simple for small-business owners and self-employed individuals to set up.

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Last Closing Prices

Ticker Name Percent Difference (when noted with %) otherwise Last Price Difference (where applicable)
Dow Jones Industrials 25,413.22 + 0.49
Dow Jones Transportation 10,583.60 - 0.30
Dow Jones Utilities 729.43 + 2.02
Nasdaq Composite 7,247.87 - 0.15
Nasdaq 100 6,867.02 - 0.34
NYSE Composite 12,400.28 + 0.31
AMEX Composite 2,549.03 + 0.68
PHLX Semiconductor Index 1,220.14 - 1.17
OSX Oil Service Sector Index 111.32 + 0.30

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