Strengthen your community to fortify your future

By Jim Beall Beall Financial Planning Social media is a useful tool to stay in touch with old friends and acquaintances. It can come in handy when the unexpected occurs. Recently, a friend’s family was traveling home to Georgia when their car broke down in North Carolina. After the call from his wife, my friend […]

Dental treatment for better sleep

By Dr. Shelia Shah Macon Smiles Snoring may seem like a harmless sleeping habit, but it may be having a more significant impact on your daily life than you think. Commonly referred to as “sleep apnea,” snoring is basically a condition where your airways collapse, shrink or are blocked, preventing you from getting enough air […]

Resolve to put your finances in order

By Jim BeallBeall Financial Planning My son is in elementary school and participates in Cub Scouts. In the last two years, he will have made two significant transitions in his young life. In school, fourth grade is where students generally transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” It is a difficult transition for […]

Amicable divorce and joint physical custody benefits parents and children

For many parents, an amicable divorce includes a decision to seek joint physical custody of their minor children. Although it can be given different names, joint physical custody generally means a custody arrangement where children spend an equal amount of time with both parents. Most commonly, the children spend one week at one parent’s house, then the next week at the other parent’s house, and so on, alternating households on a weekly basis.