Philip Bachman

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January 3, 2018

Mike Alread Announces Retirement

The team at BCS Wealth Management and Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, CPAs congratulates Mike Alread on his retirement. Mike announced a retirement date of December 31, […]
November 21, 2017

Extra Email Apologies & Thanksgiving Wishes

It came to our attention that yesterday evening our computer had a glitch and inadvertently re-published some of our firm’s old blog articles. We apologize for […]
November 17, 2017

Teaching Children About Money

I remember my dad and me sitting in front of a banker’s heavy mahogany desk the day we opened my first checking account. I was about […]
October 18, 2017

Some Investing Lingo: Part 2

In an article dated August 15, 2017, we gave the definition of some common terms in the investing world. We realize that not everyone has had […]
September 14, 2017

Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

On September 7, 2017, credit reporting agency Equifax announced what it described as a “cybersecurity incident” potentially involving 143 million customers. According to an Equifax statement, […]
August 15, 2017

Some Investing Lingo: Part 1

It’s easy to take occupational words and acronyms for granted, assuming everyone else knows them too. But, of course, that’s not the case. People don’t know […]
July 12, 2017

Estate Planning: No Time Like the Present

Some things seem to perpetually stay on our to-do list because they’re not easy or fun to do. “It’s not a matter of life and death,” […]
May 16, 2017

401(k) Hardship Withdrawals

The familiar concept of 401(k) savings goes something like this: we working folks can tuck away money for our future retirement, possibly take advantage of an […]
January 26, 2017

A Rare Case of Free Money

There are all types of sensational financial “headlines” on websites and other places. Financial sensation of the questionable type is usually designed to grab our attention […]
January 12, 2017

2016 Stock Market Recap in (Roughly) 500 Words

The 2016 stock market results are in. All the major U.S. stock indices had a great year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ […]