A Financial Planner Is Important Now

After a pandemic rattles the economy, professional advice can be crucial for investors. Investors must navigate a global pandemic that resulted in unemployment, market volatility and crushing economic losses.(GETTY IMAGES) On a cold day in Chicago in December 1969, 13...

4 Emerging Fraud Threats

Experts are warning businesses and computer users to beware of 2021’s emerging cyber-threats. Synthetic identity This type of fraud, which occurs when crooks use a combination of real and fake information to create an entirely new identity, is the fastest growing type...

Your Annual Financial Planning Checklist

It’s vital to keep on top of what you have and haven’t accomplished By REBECCA LAKE If you’ve taken on the task of mapping out your annual financial plan, you deserve a pat on the back. Making sure you’ve covered all the bases is important to both your short- and...

What Do Financial Advisors DO?

A lot, in fact. Read this for what to expect and come prepared with questions. By AMY FONTINELLE  You may wonder what a financial advisor does. In general, these professionals help you make decisions about what you should do with your money, which may include...

Are Your Retirement Savings Ahead of the Curve?

Here’s how to tell if you are an exceptionally good retirement saver. Are Your Retirement Savings on Track? It takes decades of diligent saving and solid investment returns to build up a large retirement account balance.(GETTY IMAGES) IT’S DIFFICULT TO determine...