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

FAFSA Changes Benefit Grandparent 529s

FAFSA Changes Benefit Grandparent 529s

FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the main form used by universities and colleges that determines a student’s eligibility to receive financial aid. To simplify, there is a formula that assesses the income and assets of both parents and students. This formula is used to calculate […]

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Social Security And Inflation

Social Security And Inflation

Since 1975, the Social Security Administration has adjusted benefit payments to account for inflation. The goal is to have what recipients receive to keep pace with inflation. For the past decade, these inflation adjustments have been modest, as you can see in the chart. In 2009, 2010 and 2015, there was no […]

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U.S. Economy By State

U.S. Economy By State

It is common knowledge that the U.S. economy is the largest in the world. But, we may not realize the magnitude of the size difference. A recent graphic published by the GZero organization gives a pretty good hint.

Look at the map and notice that North Dakota — one of the smallest states […]

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