Welcome to Luallen, Cearlock, Barth & Burnam, Ltd. Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
Over the last 60 years, Luallen, Cearlock Barth & Burnam, Ltd. has built its reputation on providing exceptional accounting, tax, audit and bookkeeping services for our clients throughout the Vandalia, Greenville, and Highland, Illinois areas. The firm's professionals bring a wealth of experience in accounting, tax and business consulting services to help you and your business succeed. We understand the financial challenges that our families and business owners face and are here to help you pursue your goals. At Luallen, Cearlock, Barth & Burnam, Ltd., we are not just accountants, we are your trusted financial partners.
For over 20 years, Joe Cearlock has been providing Financial Planning and Wealth Management Services to his clients. With over 30 years experience as a CPA, he can consolidate the financial planning processes of investment, retirement, income tax, estate and risk management planning all in one office.
Our offices are conveniently located at 1007 North Eight St, Vandalia, IL, 114 North Second St, Greenville, IL and 1101 Main St, Highland, IL.
Investment and financial planning services are offered by Joseph Cearlock through his affiliation with HD Vest.
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How to Appeal Your Property Taxes
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Tax Rules When Selling Your Home
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Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.
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There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
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Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
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