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The Perfect Storm

A look at the conditions that made the Knoxville housing market leap to new levels  Laura Slyman has been playing the real estate game for the last 22 years. A second-generation real estate agent who swore she’d never get into the
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So Sue Me

How savvy people, just like you, use trusts to safeguard assets against potential lawsuits & creditors If you’re like most people, you’ve probably not given much thought to concepts like estate planning, establishing trusts, or
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Fighting Fraud

How resourceful scammers are stripping citizens of millions and what you can do about it  When Cityview publisher Nathan Sparks spoke with his mother recently, she was surprised to hear that everything was OK. Not long before she
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What’s Your Score?

How to establish credit, understand your report, and maintain a score that lenders want to see It’s no secret that the last year has left many Americans feeling uneasy about their financial health. Between the demands of work (or
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Diggin’ Out of Debt

Feeling the stress of debt? Join the nearly 300 million people who are struggling with high interest rate nightmares hat’s the biggest challenge faced by individuals who find themselves up to their eyeballs in debt? Take a guess. Is it
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Looking Beyond

Making arrangements that ensure your legacy Giving wealth to others is possibly one of the greatest gifts a person can offer. To earn money and pass it along to those who need it not only benefits the recipient, but it also sets an
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Wealth Protection

Without proper planning, a secure financial future can easily escape your grasp, leaving you vulnerable in an uncertain world. We spoke with three area experts on how to protect your wealth through all stages of life. By evaluating risks
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Minimizing Tax Friction

Protect your income from Uncle Sam to maximize your cash flow If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat,If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet. —The
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Managing Assets

In the last issue, we saw that laying the foundation for financial freedom requires discipline, but it’s not overly complex. As Jeff Hall with Rather & Kittrell Capital Management said, “A well-run 401k plan that has good oversight and
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