What Happens to My IRA After I’m Gone

Contributing to an IRA can help you build some of the resources you will need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But what happens to your IRA if you don’t use it up in your lifetime? You can still put the IRA’s assets to good use — as long as you’ve made the right moves and […]

New Craft Shop in the Mall

Fairfield Bay is the new home of ‘CRAFTERS Social House @ Lost Creek,’ a new craft and art shop located in the Mall facing Lost Creek and the Conference Center. The official opening date is scheduled for June 1, days and hours to be announced at a later time. This unique place is more than […]

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 […]