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.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
What Is a Roth 401(k)?
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Women and Retirement
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
What does your home really cost?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.