Chris Parks

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Career in Numbers Adds Up to INB’s Advantage

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President Lori Johnson has been a “numbers person” since she can remember. “I used to argue with my kindergarten teacher that you can subtract 5 from 4; it’s just a negative number. I’m such a nerd!” Lori recalls with a laugh. When a high school teacher told…
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Tax Season Requires Vigilance Against ID Theft

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President We each need to take steps to protect ourselves and our business against identity theft. The Internal Revenue Service stresses the importance of individual vigilance during tax season by sponsoring National Tax Security Awareness Week. During this week, the IRS put out key tips to keep…
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Dave Ramsey’s Legacy Journey Drives the Why Behind the How

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President Personal finance might seem boring at first – all those numbers, all those bills – but it’s when you start to examine the reasons why you do the budgeting and planning that can bring excitement to otherwise mundane, repetitive tasks. Dave Ramsey is well-known in the…
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Start Young: How to Teach Kids about Money Management

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President Overspending and debt accumulation seem to have become the culturally accepted norm for many, leading to a downward spiral where families often feel strained by bills and struggle to save for the future. Because of this, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter…
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Tax Changes Affect Olympians and the Rest of Us

By Christopher M. Parks, CFP® INB Senior Vice President Did you win an Olympic medal and are now wondering how to report that to the U.S. government? Maybe the answer doesn’t apply to those of us who only participated in the Rio summer games from in front of the TV, but the IRS has other…
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