Author Archives: Abigail Hollar

Arkansas Business – Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

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Office Mayhem!

Our office is being repainted and re-carpeted, so we aren’t there right now. If you need to see us, please give us a call at the work number (501-374-1174), which is forwarding calls to our temporary office. We are still … Continue reading

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Mislead by a Limited Choice Set

A lot of the financial consequences in our lives come from our decisions, but those decisions are dictated by the set of possibilities we think exist. Often, we think we have fewer options than we actually have. Thinking you have … Continue reading

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Office Closed This Friday the 16th

Just to let you know, everyone’s going to be out of the office this Friday, May 16th. Cindy will try to get on email during the day, but may not be able to. So, if you have something that needs … Continue reading

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Heartbleed Security Update

Dear Clients, You may have heard of the Heartbleed Bug, which has exposed information on some internet systems. You can read more about the Heartbleed bug here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed. We were worried that your private financial information may have been exposed … Continue reading

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A (Funny) Honest University Commercial – EveRy University

I like a point this skit makes, that University can only get you a diploma 1) if you do the work and 2) if you pay for it. Universities aren’t an automatic ticket to a job, which seems to be … Continue reading

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If They’re Not a CFP® Pro, You Just Don’t Know

This video is brilliant, and it only takes 30 seconds: Cost of good quality professional clothes: $1,200 Cost of personal grooming: $140 Knowing the guy in the suit is actually qualified: Free.

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Track Your Refund For Free on the IRS Website

It’s that time again, the time of year in which you eagerly await your federal tax refund. If only there was some way to hover over the IRS’s shoulders and breathe their neck while they work. Well, today wishes come … Continue reading

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Retire on $75 per Day? Ask Cindy About Little Rock

That’s what U.S. News and World Report did when they voted Little Rock one of the 10  best places to retire on $75 per day. According to the article, “Retirees who rent pay a median of $627 monthly to live … Continue reading

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Impact Investing Luncheon

In an earlier post, I talked a little bit about impact investing – how investors are making a difference in people’s lives through the power of capital. Our speaker was Gloria Nelund, chair and CEO of TriLinc Global Impact Fund. … Continue reading

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So, Why Is the Lottery Not a Good Investment?

So, you can probably guess that playing the lottery (and most other forms of gambling) are poor ways to invest your money for the future, but do you know why? I comes from the idea of expected value. Expected value … Continue reading

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Introducing “Impact Investing”

Do you wan to invest such that your investments make the world a better place? Then you may be interested to learn about impact investing. Impact investing seeks to invest for environmental and social benefit, while earning a competitive return. … Continue reading

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The Scariest Thing I Could Think Of…

So I had to dress up for Halloween, and I’m supremely lazy about that sort of thing. Here’s the solution. It’s the scariest thing I could think of.

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Guest Post: Pet Trusts by Nick Livers

A friend of the firm and attorney, Nick Livers, is doing a guest post for us. A lot of us have pets that we love, but what happens to them after you die? How can you provide for them? Let’s … Continue reading

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A Sad and Strange Tale: The Heiress’ Will

Melissa’s been reading “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune” by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.  She turned me on to the strange, sad tale of a fabulously wealth … Continue reading

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