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What’s on our mind? You can read about it in our blog. Whether it’s ideas from the industry, emerging trends, or just for fun, you can read about it here. So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along. 

Monday, February 12, 2024

Money can be a touchy subject, especially regarding our closest relationships. Whether we like it or not, finance plays an integral role in our partnerships, families, and friendships. So, how can we foster healthy attitudes and...

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

In the ever-evolving financial landscape, staying informed about the latest changes and potential implications for your retirement savings is crucial. Shifts in retirement regulations define 2024, and we’re committed to keeping...

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

How You Can Make Your Retirement Better   Our staff recently read and discussed “Retirement:  Stepping Stones” by Tony Hixon. The author urged all financial advisors to help their clients plan for retirement well...

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

It’s a fun time of year for football fans. The NFL playoffs are starting, and the Big Game is just around the corner. While football fans will tune in for the matchups, commercials, and Usher’s Big Game halftime show, you...

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

With the start of the new year, we wanted to discuss a topic that will likely garner attention throughout 2024: the potential sunsetting of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2025. Although some of the provisions within the TCJA are...

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Your Child is Turning 18: Handling Healthcare, Academics, and Finances Together As your child blows out the candles on their 18th birthday, you may still see your baby girl or boy. But in the eyes of the law your child is considered a...

Monday, October 2, 2023

The Magic Bank Account Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for youruse. However, this prize has rules: The set of rules:1. Everything that...

Monday, May 24, 2021

Americans missed the boat these past twelve years. After the horrific 2008-09 stock market meltdown, terrified Americans took trillions of dollars out of stocks and moved it into bonds and cash. In fact, they sold more stocks than they...

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

If you have been a client of Atchley Financial Group for any amount of time, I am sure you have noticed our logo. A mature oak tree on a field of blue. From a marketing perspective, our logo represents the idea of stability and...

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

We know very few people who look forward to planning for the end of their lives. Yet, a well-documented end-of-life plan can be the difference between camaraderie and chaos in your family after you die. Issues surrounding money often...

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic kept countless people working from home in 2020 and into 2021. Many have been wondering whether they should consider claiming the home office deduction on taxes next year so we thought we’d pass along some...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Lately, everyone seems to be starting some new hobbies. The one that has brought me the most joy this year is gardening. This spring, I tilled our old raised bed and planted many different types of tomatoes along with carrots,...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Our clients often ask and tell us some variation of: Should we pay cash for our new home or should we assume a mortgage? If we assume a new mortgage, or re-finance, should we commit to 15 or 30 years? Should we pay down our mortgage...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

As you may be aware. The Atchley Financial team has been adhering to the stay-at-home order for the last two and a half weeks. That means that our team has been working extra hard to eliminate any interruption in service by routing...

Friday, February 21, 2020

Have you ever thought about how much it would cost your family if you or your spouse needed to pay the daunting cost of a long-term illness? Consider the following: The likelihood that you will have a fire in your home this year is 0...

Friday, February 21, 2020

As Janet and I were putting our Christmas decorations back in their containers for another season, we heard Doris Day singing "Que Sera, Sera" on one of our CDs. I thought, that's what I'll tell our clients when they ask me how the...

Monday, November 25, 2019

I love Thanksgiving because, among other things, it is our one national holiday that gives us a reason to be purposely grateful. So, as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2019, these are the things that fill me with gratitude: I am grateful...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

As I write this essay on August 14th, the Dow has dropped 800 points to close at 25,479. The financial media is falling over itself calling for a recession. Today's headlines: "Dow tanks 800 points in worst day of 2019 after bond...

Thursday, July 25, 2019

When we first meet with our clients, we explain that AFG is a comprehensive wealth management firm. But what does that really mean? It means that we are here to help you with any part of your financial life. We help our clients save...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

We subscribe to a financial planning newsletter titled, "Inside Information." The creator of this monthly resource is Bob Veres, a man I have known for almost all of my thirty-three years in business. In fact, he wrote the piece that...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

First, let me wish America a happy 243rd birthday! Our founders were, in my opinion, divinely inspired to create the Declaration of Independence and then the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. What a crazy experiment that combined...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

My husband, who is an avid reader, will periodically send me articles and factoids throughout the day. A few weeks ago, his topics were focused around computers and the new artificial intelligence systems that are being released to...