Johnston Investment Counsel

Life the Way You Planned It…

Johnston Investment Counsel (JIC) is an independent, fee-only, comprehensive financial planning, investment management and consulting firm that has been in business since 1997. We are fiduciaries working with both individual and institutional clients.

JIC understands that today’s financial lives are complicated. Our financial planning process seeks to reduce our clients’ financial concerns allowing them to focus on life’s more important activities.

From our physical headquarters is in Peoria, Illinois, we serve clients throughout Illinois, the nation and internationally.

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Recent News & Information

Destitute Americans?

Destitute Americans?

It’s not true that “almost half” of Americans couldn’t afford an unexpected $400 expense. 

This idea comes from a question on the “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households” done by the Federal Reserve every year. It is used to exacerbate the rich vs. poor discussion by politicians such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. […]

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Changes to Tax Withholding

Changes to Tax Withholding

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) made it difficult for taxpayers to estimate how much tax should be withheld from their paychecks.  Unfortunately, many under withheld and, as a result, either had to pay more or did not get as large of refund.

A new updated Form W-4 now reflects the changes of the TCJA.  […]

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Protecting Your Data

Protecting Your Data

It seems that our personal data is easily stolen.  We all have been warned about emailing sensitive information – either inside the body of the email or as an attachment.  And yet we still do it.  Many companies still send out credit card forms and signature details.  Medical offices use email for their patient communication.  […]

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