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.
What Is a 1035 Exchange?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.
Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
What does your home really cost?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.