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

Value of Home Renovation

Value of Home Renovation

A home is supposed to be an asset that goes up in value over time. Renovating your home is one to add value. However, not all renovations are made equally.  

Typically, the makeover modifications that do not recoup your investment are major changes that center around personalized customizations. These kinds of renovations appeal to the current homeowner but aren’t widely sought after.  In addition, changes that make the home less attractive to families […]

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(Un)Safe Deposit Box

(Un)Safe Deposit Box

Despite a love Hollywood has for safe deposit boxes, they aren’t nearly as safe as they seem. In the movies, spies will store money or weapons for safekeeping.  But everyday people trust safe deposit boxes with family heirlooms, valuable collections, or sentimental items. However, in recent years, there have been several issues that should make everyone rethink their trust in […]

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Facebook and Libra:  A Breach of Trust?

Facebook and Libra: A Breach of Trust?

Facebook, a company, not known for its transparency, is again under scrutiny by Congress. This time for proposing to create a new digital currency called Libra. David Marcus, Facebook’s head of digital currency went before both the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees in July of last year. 

With what is rarely seen these days, in a bipartisan effort, Congress grilled Marcus on Libra’s White […]

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