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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Planning After Death

Planning After Death

Do you know what happens to your outstanding debt after you die? You might be surprised to learn that it is not as straightforward as you may have thought.

Remember that certain assets, such as life insurance proceeds, retirement and annuity accounts and certain brokerage accounts are not included in the value […]

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What Makes Us Happy?

What Makes Us Happy?

Researchers that study happiness often ask whether money buys happiness. The research suggests that, yes money can buy happiness. But, only up to a point. For example, once a person’s basic needs are met, additional money does not always make people happier.

Two British scientist’s investigation hopes to shed new light […]

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How can I avoid becoming a victim of a social engineering scam?

How can I avoid becoming a victim of a social engineering scam?

Imagine that you receive an email with an urgent message asking you to verify your banking information by clicking on a link. Or perhaps you get an enticing text message claiming that you’ve won a free vacation to the destination of your choice — all you have to do is click on a link you […]

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