When you were 20 or 25, what was your level of financial literacy? What did you think of when the nightly news mentioned Wall Street or the Federal Reserve? Did you even care about those things at that time?Few young adults fully understand how wealth can be built, which is a shame. Decades from now, […]
Is it better to give than to receive? If you plan your charitable giving right, it can be. Contributions to qualified charities are tax deductible, of course. But planned gifts to charities can provide other financial benefits, such as avoiding capital gains taxes, reducing estate taxes and even producing a steady source of income. Planned […]
Can you really do complete banking from your kitchen or bath? Maybe a better question is whether or not it is convenient for your business. If the answer is yes, then I would say why not?
Anyone who has explored attending college understands the time-consuming, often frustrating and costly process of sorting through all the information needed to make informed decisions. The ability to determine which college is the right choice for our students is not only critical for our families in Michigan, but also is essential for our state’s economy, which needs to develop the next generation of intellectual talent and leadership.
As a parent, former educator and a concerned businessperson, I was delighted when Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced the launch of the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). The MCAN program will feature a one-stop shopping website that will compare Michigan colleges and their educational programs.
Michigan’s housing market along with our general economy has seen its share of difficulties the past couple of years. Challenges have increased in recent months as home values have fallen and credit markets tightened.
If you’re self-employed or own a small busi¬ness and you haven’t established a retirement savings plan, what are you waiting for? A re¬tirement plan can help you and your employ¬ees save for the future. And you’ll be in good company—over 1 million small businesses with 100 or fewer employees currently offer workplace retirement savings plans.