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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The Economic Myth-Destroyer Gets His Due

The Economic Myth-Destroyer Gets His Due

Imagine a person who always, in every circumstance, makes rational decisions with his money.  He saves when he ought to and spends exactly as he should spend, in order to maximize the “utility” of whatever wealth he happens to possess.  He defers gratification with ease.  When he invests, he has instant and total access to […]

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Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Common Estate Planning Mistakes

The most common way to transfer assets to your heirs is also the messiest: to have a will that is so out of date that it doesn’t relate to your property or estate, to have your records scattered all over the place, to have social media, banking and email accounts whose passwords only you can […]

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How Do You Stop Yourself From Overspending?

How Do You Stop Yourself From Overspending?

The urge to splurge is one of the toughest challenges to a monthly budget, and leads to unhappy encounters with the credit card statement.  But psychologists say there are solutions for the chronic overspender.

The first thing to understand is that overspending is viewed as a way to boost our self-esteem or overcome sadness—and if you […]

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