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Welcome to LCB CPAs & Advisors, Ltd.

Over the last 70 years, LCB CPAs & Advisors, 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 LCB CPAs & Advisors, Ltd., we are not just accountants, we are your trusted financial partners.

For over 25 years, Joe Cearlock has been providing Financial Planning and Wealth Management Services to his clients.  With over 35 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 Avantax.

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Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

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When Heirs are Imperfect

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Global and International Funds

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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