Latest Articles

What to do if you’re delinquent on your student loans

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

My son has fallen behind on his student loan payments. How can he get back on track? Have him contact the loan servicer immediately. Even one missed payment is considered a delinquency, and federal loans that have been delinquent for at least 90 days are reported to the three major credit agencies. If your son

Read More...


Help your employees plan for retirement: 4 tips from a business owner and financial planner

Peter Racen •
Business2Community

Employee benefits have become a defining issue in the United States. Much media attention has been given to the new parental leave policies at Netflix and Facebook, and debates rage on about the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act. But behind the headlines, small business owners are simply striving to provide fair, attractive plans to

Read More...


35 things you can do to keep your best employees from quitting

Jacquelyn Smith •
Business Insider

Most business professionals would agree that talented employees are the most valuable corporate asset. But Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job,” says finding those people is only half of the equation. “Retaining the best and

Read More...


Protect your business from cyber crime

Wintrust

These days, cyber crime is a very real and dangerous threat, both personally and professionally. As technology increases, so does the opportunity for cyber crime, as more and more sensitive data is passed around. But, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your business. There’s one main thing to remember about cyber

Read More...


Teaching your teen about money

Wintrust

You want your teen to live a healthy lifestyle and that includes, physical and mental health, academic success and healthy financial habits. Not every parent thinks about financial lessons, but those are just as important as the rest. Financial literacy isn’t a course taught in school, and maybe you’re not that money savvy either, but

Read More...