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

The History of Work

The History of Work

McKinsey Global Institute recently reviewed how U.S. employment has changed since 1850 – measured by industrial sector. The largest employment decline was in agriculture and farming. Due to mechanization (tractors, combines, etc.), agricultural jobs share of the workforce declined about 56%.

Manufacturing jobs have also fallen, but total manufacturing employment, surprisingly, is down 3.6% (in terms […]

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What We Owe

What We Owe

Tick. Tick. Tick. That is the sound of the potential debt bomb ticking inside American households. At the end of last year, Americans between the ages of 18 to 29 amassed over $1 trillion dollars in debt. Nearly 40% of it was student loan debt. That is the highest for that age group since 2007.

The […]

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The World’s Healthiest Countries

The World’s Healthiest Countries

On a per-person basis, the U.S. spends more money on healthcare than any other country.  What do we get for that level of spending?  One would think the U.S. should be the healthiest nation, right?

Not even close.  Bloomberg ranked the population of each nation on different health-related measures, including expected lifespan.  The U.S. came in […]

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