Scammers Targeting Vulnerable Elderly

reposted from FoxBusiness.comby: Andrea MuradOctober 29, 2014 Financial fraud is devastating to everyone, but it can hit the elderly especially hard. “If you’re 20 [years old] and something happens to you financially, you have a long time to make a difference,” says Mackey McNeill, founder, president and CEO of Mackey Advisors. “If you’re older and… Read More


Judge/Executive Elect Knochelmann Announces Task Force to Assess CVG Board Structure

reposted from Cincinnati Business CourierOctober 17, 2014 Kenton County Judge/Executive Elect Kris Knochelmann has announced the creation of a task force to develop a recommended CVG Airport board structure. The task force’s work will be reported by the end of the year to the Kenton County Fiscal Court and Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus. “The success… Read More


How to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

reposted from Kiplinger.comby: Kimberly LankfordFrom Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, November 2014   Mackey McNeill, a CPA and personal financial specialist in Bellevue, Ky., talks with clients in their fifties and early sixties about protecting their retirement savings from potential long-term-care expenses—which currently average more than $85,000 a year for a private room in a nursing home. But when McNeill turned… Read More


Yes, you should dump him because of his poor credit score

reposted from SheKnows.comby Mary McCoy When I was in my early 20s, I fell in love with a guy who had an abysmal credit score. He was open about it, and I was willing to give him a chance. After all, love conquers all, right? Right, until he stole my social security number and financial… Read More


Expert Interview with Mackey McNeill on Hiring a Financial Planner

reposted from Mint.comApril 29, 2014 When it comes to financial planning, the client – not the planner – should be in the driver’s seat, says Mackey McNeill, president and CEO of Mackey Advisors and Ignite Prosperity Inc. “Financial planning should be a contact sport,” she says. “People will only follow a financial plan if they have some… Read More


Grimes campaigns in NKY to rally women

Scott Wartman, Cincinnati Enquirer

reported from Cincinnati.comFebruary 17, 2014 The national spectacle of the 2014 Kentucky Senate race came here Monday when Alison Lundergan Grimes brought Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow to rally women to her cause. Monday marked Grimes’ first appearance in Northern Kentucky since a Louisville Courier-Journal poll showed she was leading Sen. Mitch McConnell 46 to 42… Read More

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Delaying IRA Contributions Can Be Costly

Make your 2014 investment now, not next April, to boost your nest egg and trim taxes

reposted from The Wall Street Journalby: Jonnelle Marte   It’s a new year. And that means it’s time for investors to do what they could have done last year—but didn’t.   Namely: make contributions to their 2013 individual retirement accounts. Indeed, an analysis of traditional and Roth IRA contributions made by Vanguard Group customers for… Read More


A View from the Future

reposted from The Goering Center Newsletter  by: Mackey McNeill, President and CEO of Mackey Advisors   Why can’t we all see the future?  Edie Weiner, futurist, believes it is because we develop educated incapacity.  Your experience and knowledge is your greatest asset and your greatest baggage.  The bottom line is we learn too much about… Read More


The Shutdown’s Lesson

You Need an Emergency Fund

reposted from AP.orgby: Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Let the government shutdown serve as a wake-up call: You need an emergency fund. Thousands of government workers were out of work for more than two weeks, causing many of them to fall behind on their bills. Although they will receive back pay,… Read More


Small Amounts Can Add Up to Big College Savings

Small but frequent contributions to a 529 plan can mean a lot when it comes time to pay for college.

reposted from U.S. News & World Reportby: Reyna Gobel   Parents who stuff their children’s college funds with more than they can afford each month are setting themselves up for failure.    “Parents start off saving $500 per month, but then the car breaks down or they need new tires,” says Mackey McNeill, a certified public accountant… Read More