Identity Theft

Identity theft is a big problem. How big? Consider this: In 2015, about 13 million Americans were victimized, with a total fraud amount of $15 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. That’s a lot of victims, and a lot of money. How can you protect yourself from becoming a statistic? Here are a few […]

VBC Realtor Luncheon at the Cool Pool

The Van Buren County Board of Realtors met on Friday, May 20 at the Cool Pool Café for a luncheon sponsored by Primary Residential Mortgage. The Board was updated on key issues from Washington regarding Real Estate by Arkansas Realtors Association District 1 Vice President, Sandra Kelley. Having just returned from Washington and a key […]


Well, our winter of 2016 turned out to be a very mild one. The Road Crew had to spread sand and salt for only a couple of days and we did not have any large snows. The winter has been not only mild from temperatures but a fairly dry year. Because of mild weather and […]

Realtors in Action

“One of our Agents, Fred Herman of Goodwin & Herman Associates, is busy!! He serves on the Board of Directors of Federated Rural Insurance Exchange, which provides Workman’s Comp, Property, & Casualty Insurance to over 700 Rural Electric Cooperatives, such as our local Petit Jean Electric Cooperative. Fred represents all of our Co-Op members and […]

When Opportunity Knocks, Open the Door

If you’ve been around long-time investors, you’ll probably hear them say, ruefully, “If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of such-and-such computer or social media company, I’d be rich today.” That may be true — but is it really relevant to anyone? Do you have to be an early investor of a […]

Chamber Holds Duel Ribbon Cutting

What a beautiful day to hold a ribbon cutting for two of Fairfield Bay’s Realtor offices. Heather Dunn, Chamber Director, conducted both ceremonies back to back. Dale Tice and her staff of Tice Realty, moved into the Villas on Lost Creek Parkway and Shirley Johnson and her staff of Fairfield Bay Realty moved into the […]

Can you make your Investments Less “Taxing?”

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So you may want to use this opportunity to determine if you can liberate yourself from some investment-related […]

“Cost Basis” Can Affect Your Investment Stategy

Now that it’s Tax Season, you may want to pay close attention to every part of your financial picture because it’s important to understand the factors that affect your taxes. One area to be aware of is the “cost basis” of your investments. Cost basis, also known as “tax basis,” is essentially your investment in […]

Club Auditors Issue Their Opinion on Financials

by Rocky Nickles The Club had a very good year in 2015. Our businesses in the Club and Waste Water generated a before tax net income of $281,803. Management, with agreement from the auditors, opted to increase our Reserves for Uncollectible Accounts Receivable by an additional $250,000 bringing our after tax net income to $20,454. […]

City Council Reverses Tower Decision

Last night, during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Fairfield Bay City Council, the room was packed with residents from the Lakewood Condo Association as well as other community residents to hear discussion of why the tower should be removed or construction completed. Numerous residents, presented their case, mainly to tell the Council that in […]