Recession-Proof Your Business

Running a successful business through the ups and downs of changing market conditions is a sign that you’re doing something right. But do you have what it takes to thrive during an economic downturn or recession? According to the Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook, nearly half of U.S. chief financial (more…)

7 Ways To Help Avoid A Data Breach

If it seems the need for cybersecurity is growing, it is. The number of consumer records exposed due to data breaches rose 126 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, and large organizations aren’t the only targets for cybercriminals. A 2018 report found that 58 (more…)

Bounce Back After Retirement Savings Setbacks

If you feel like you’re falling behind on retirement savings, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, nearly half of Americans age 45 to 65 feel they are behind on saving for retirement and worry they are too far behind to reach their goals. The vast majority (98 percent) (more…)

5 Smart Moves For Surviving Market Volatility

Investing in the stock market can be a wild ride at times. No one knows for sure what will happen next, but knowing how to handle stock market volatility can help you stay on track. The following investing principles can help you manage your investments in changing market conditions: Don’t (more…)

Get going! 5 financial moves to make right now

Get Going! 5 Financial Moves To Make Right Now

The wait-and-see approach works for some money strategies, like your retirement investments. But other times, not doing anything is a real financial bust! Learn what money moves to make ASAP. Create an emergency fund Could you afford a significant, unexpected event like a hospital stay, a major car repair or (more…)

Understanding The Ins And Outs Of Your Credit Score

Understanding The Ins And Outs Of Your Credit Score

You’re probably aware of how important your credit score is when you’re applying for a loan or line of credit. But what do you know beyond that? Learn what your credit score means, how you can improve it, and why your credit score may differ depending on where you get (more…)

Term Life Insurance

Protect Your Family and Your Finances Have you been putting off getting life insurance? Perhaps you recognize the important role life insurance can play in protecting the people you love, but have struggled to find a policy that fits your finances. Fortunately, term life insurance offers a cost-effective solution. That’s (more…)

What Do Rising Rates Mean for Retirees?

What Do Rising Rates Mean for Retirees?

Interest rates are on the rise, and the Federal Reserve (often referred to as “the Fed”) may continue gradually raising interest rates in response to a growing economy and strong labor market. Retirees may wonder how rising rates will affect their finances going forward. Higher Cost of Borrowing Retirees who (more…)

Why You Need a Financial Plan

Why You Need a Financial Plan

Go from Dreaming to Doing Are you a dreamer, a doer, a procrastinator or a planner? Dreamers tend to have big goals for the future with few plans for making them happen. Doers are action-takers who focus on meeting today’s demands and may overlook big-picture planning or dreaming about the (more…)