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.
Do You Owe The AMT?
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The recent market drop is an important reminder of why it's important to take a long-term view.
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.