Waynedale Business

If you have a 401(k) plan, reviewing your statement may not always be pleasant. During prolonged market slumps, your balance could drop month after month. And, since your 401(k) represents part of your retirement savings, you might start to have real worries about your future. Is there anything you can do to avoid getting all shook up by your 401(k) statement?

You could, of course, just ignore it and throw it in a big pile of other neglected papers. Or you could use it to make paper airplanes...

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Ossian Lumber Company is a 3-generation locally owned company that has been serving Indiana for over 100 years.  (l-r) Dave Bushee, mngr., Jay Werling, and Mick Werling. Not available for photo: Wendy Gilbert, bookkeeper and Bill Hall.

Ossian Lumber has been in business for over 100 years. Their present manager is Dave Bushee who has worked for the company since 1975. Bill Cline, the company owner works out of his home office in Bluffton.

If you are building a new home, Ossian Lumber is here to serve you. They sell quality goods at reasonable prices and will keep your dream home looking like new for years to come.

If you want to update or remodel your existing home, Ossian Lumber offers free in-home consultations and has...

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(Preventing Telemarketing Fraud)

Do not feel pressured to accept any offer immediately or to act before you can find out more information.

Do not be afraid to hang up the telephone if you feel uncomfortable.

Do not provide your credit card, bank account number, or other financial information if you are not paying with those accounts or if you are not buying anything.

Do not provide your Social Security number unless you are applying for credit or if the company has a legitimate reason to...

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Over the past couple of years, we've had a long bear market and a period of low interest rates. Consequently, it's been tough for stockowners and income-oriented investors. If you fall into either of those groups - and most people do - you may be wondering what to do. You can't control market volatility or the movement of interest rates. But you can create a "recovery plan" that will allow you to make the best of your situation - and, in the process, make progress toward your financial...

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The friendly professional staff at Colbert/Ball Tax Service  (l-r sitting) Owner Kathy Frye and Leesa Boots (l-r standing) Deni Yaggi and Courtney Todd.

Superior service, superior products, and constant innovation is the motto of Colbert/Ball Tax Service. The local owners Gary Dilley and Kathy Frye began the business to offer residents an alternative to the high volume, impersonal, and often confusing world of the tax service industry. Their desire is to provide friendly service, helpful, accurate tax assistance at an affordable price. "We want to build a loyal clientele who will return annually to benefit from our tax service. Our goal is...

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If you already contribute to an IRA, then you're taking an important step toward building the financial resources you need for retirement. If you don't have an IRA, then you might want to consider opening one. But which one?

Your two main choices are a "traditional" IRA and a Roth IRA. These IRAs share some common characteristics. First, you can fund either one with virtually any type of investment you choose - stocks, bonds, CDs, etc. And second, you can contribute up to $3,000 per year to...

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