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Client Spotlight | Ammon Nursery

By | 2017-06-14T16:04:12+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

Ammon Landscape, Inc. was started in 1950 by Dick and Shirley Ammon.  They would peddle landscape door to door, but as business grew, it was time to find a location to start a nursery.  They decided on a property owned by Dick’s father in the area where Florence Mall is currently.  In 1968 they moved their [...]

Mackey Advisors Economic Update | May 2017

By | 2017-06-14T14:58:07+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

The U.S. economy continues to do well.  It is stable and has proven to be resilient to domestic and global news events.  It continues to slowly recover and, according to most economists, should continue to do so through 2017 and into 2018.  The employment situation continues to improve; the unemployment rate is 4.7% and remains near [...]

Client Spotlight – Full Throttle Indoor Karting

By | 2017-06-14T17:43:48+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

Full Throttle Indoor Karting is Cincinnati’s premier high-speed indoor go-kart track located in Springdale, near Tri-County Mall.  Everyone from the novice to the professional racer will enjoy the state-of-the-art karts and racing at speeds up to 40mph along with 14 exciting and challenging turns.  Full Throttle has youth karts and adult karts so people of all [...]

The U.S. Economy

By | 2017-06-14T17:31:20+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

This past month, the Mackey Advisors team attended an economics presentation by Alan Beaulieu, the President of ITR Economics and a leading authority on global economics.  His presentations are informative and detailed providing unique insight into economic trends; both short and long term.  His latest report was positive and upbeat, especially for the United States. The [...]

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

By | 2017-05-24T17:57:19+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

All indicators are now pointing, more or less, in a positive direction for the U.S. economy.  The consumer continues to be in the driver’s seat, enjoying low energy prices, low borrowing costs (for now anyway), rising wages and a strong housing market.  As far as the economy is concerned, the elections were a non-event.  Although there [...]

November 1 Kicks Off Open Enrollment for Health Marketplaces

By | 2016-10-26T17:59:17+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Beginning November 1, 2016, individuals (including their families) may apply for new health insurance or switch to a different health-care plan through a Health Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period ends January 31, 2017. Individuals can use Health Insurance Marketplaces to compare health plans for benefits and price, and select a plan that fits their needs. [...]

A Quick Look at the Presidential Candidates' Tax Proposals

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:56+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Though tax policies haven't received top billing in this year's presidential election dialogue, they're still part of the conversation. Here's a quick review of each candidate's tax proposals based on information released by their campaigns. Keep in mind that regardless of who wins in November, any changes to tax policy would require congressional action. On August [...]

Negative Interest Rates – The Great Experiment

By | 2016-07-21T14:14:18+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The Federal Reserve remains committed to raising the Federal Funds rate, a benchmark that can affect the interest rates charged on many types of consumer credit.  But abroad, a different experiment is underway.  As of late April 2016, six foreign central banks have adopted negative interest rates in an effort to stimulate their national economies.  On [...]

5 Steps to Purposefully Changing Any Habit

By | 2016-07-07T14:41:47+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

It was time for my first hire. I had no HR skills, and I was terrified. A leap of faith later, I had hired an Assistant for 15 hours a week, $10 an hour, or $150 a week!  At the time this was an enormous amount of money.  I spent more than one night tossing and [...]

When & How to Ask for Financial Help

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:45+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

When is the best time to plant a tree?  Twenty years ago. When is the next best time?  Today. The same thinking applies to getting financial help. When is the best time to get financial advice?  Twenty years ago.  When is the next best time?  Today. Seriously, the answer is always earlier is better.  The Boomer [...]