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 Unique Employee Difference

The Unique Employee Difference

A roundtable of notable CEOs was recently asked an interesting question: what characteristics make an irreplaceable worker? How can you describe this individual? You might think their response would mention outstanding abilities, a fantastic educational history, or business certifications. But rather, the CEOs recorded three key characteristics:

A drama-free character. The notion here is people who […]

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The Robots Are Coming – Or Are They?

The Robots Are Coming – Or Are They?

We’ve been hearing more of it lately — the bots are coming for your job, and they’re going to get it. Right?

Perhaps not. A new report by the OECD (the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development), — a 36 member intergovernmental financial organization — recently concluded that only 14% of jobs in developed nations are […]

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Marriage Penalty

Marriage Penalty

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has essentially eliminated the so-called “marriage penalty.” However, the new law imposes a new “stealth” marriage penalty that will impact taxpayers in higher-tax states.

The marriage penalty is generally defined as charging more federal taxes on married couples with two incomes than could be charged on the same couple if […]

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