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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What’s the real return on your investments?

What’s the real return on your investments?

As an investor, you probably pay attention to nominal return, which is the percentage increase or decrease in the value of an investment over a given period of time, usually expressed as an annual return. However, to estimate actual income or growth potential in order to target financial goals — for example, a certain level of retirement […]

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Ten tips

Ten tips

Exploring the world sounds fun and exciting, but it can be expensive to travel. However, there are ways to experience the trip of your dreams on a budget. Follow these money-saving tips when planning your next vacation to help make it more affordable.

1. Join a frequent flyer program. It will probably take time to accumulate […]

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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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