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November 2018 Market Commentary

It’s been a very difficult end of the year in the markets.  Wide positive and negative swings may have you wondering why there’s been so much volatility, and what to…
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Shining Light Company – ServiceMaster

This week we are spotlighting an exemplary privately held company, ServiceMaster. Each year, this Memphis, Tennessee based family of brands serves 10.5 million homes and businesses in the United States…
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Monthly Market Insights – Bond Market Continues to Serve Up Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain

August 1, 2018 The stock market remains caught in a tug of war between politics and fundamentals. While trade tensions and the potential for additional tariffs suggest caution may be…
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Shining Light Spotlight – RLI Corporation

RLI Corporation (Ticker Symbol: RLI) is an underwriter of property and casualty insurance, primarily in the United States. Currently headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, it operates in three segments: Casualty, Property,…
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Second Quarter Economic and Market Commentary

With a Trade War Brewing, Returns Remain Difficult to Come By Hillary Sunderland, CFA®, CKA®   Click on the image below to read the 2nd Quarter Market Commentary If you…
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First Quarter Economic & Market Commentary

A Sideways Performance The biggest theme of the first quarter was the return of volatility as equity investors experienced a much bumpier ride than what they’ve become accustomed to over…
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Beacon Wealth Consultants, Inc. Launches LightPoint Kingdom(k)™ Retirement Plan

ROANOKE, Virginia-March 15, 2018-Beacon Wealth Consultants today introduced the LightPoint Kingdom(k) Retirement Plan, an innovative new 401(k) solution that provides outsourced plan administration, fiduciary protection from liability, custom plan design,…
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Tips for Overcoming the Most Common Investment Errors

By: Chad Hamilton, CFP Traditional economics assumes we act rationally when making financial decisions, and we always act in alignment with our own economic self-interest. According to economic theory, we…
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028 – Talking About Money in Your Marriage

Is money a hot topic for discussion in your marriage? Join Cassie Laymon and guest Dr. Bruce McCracken, founder of House on the Rock Family Ministries and Fan the Flame…
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SPECIAL REPORT: Putting Market Losses in Perspective

If you’ve ever read the financial news or watched a TV segment that includes a market update, you’ve likely been bombarded with terminology that you may not be able to…
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Interview with Mike Sunderland

Question:  What is your role on the Beacon Wealth team?Mike:  I am a wealth advisor with Beacon Wealth Consultants. My wife, Hillary, and I are partners in life and business…
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Beacon Wealth Consultants Celebrates 20 years of Building Dreams AND Preserving Values

Beacon Wealth Consultants recently celebrated their 20th anniversary as a wealth management and financial planning firm with a home office in Roanoke, VA and branch offices in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania…
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Why Investing is Not Gambling

Why Investing is Not Gambling By Mike Sunderland, CFEI®, Wealth Advisor   “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,     but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5, ESV) Risk…
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Interview with Hillary Sunderland

Question:  What is your role on the Beacon Wealth team? Hillary:  I serve as Chief Investment Officer for the firm.  My main role is to manage Beacon Wealth’s LightPoint Portfolios…
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Why We Don’t Invest in Pornography and Adult Entertainment

By Cassandra Laymon, CFP®, MBA Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:18 I know…
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