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Thirteen Guidebooks for Building and Holding Wealth

Read These Books to Get Smart About Personal Finance and Investing

Thirteen Guidebooks for Building and Holding Wealth Hiring a professional to manage your investments is not akin to hiring a plumber, car mechanic, or even attorney. To hire any of these three professionals it is neither necessary nor likely that to first teach yourself about plumbing, car engines, or the law. Personal Finance & Investing, […]


An Urban Dictionary to Help You Speak with Financial Advisors

An Urban Dictionary Education in Terms Anyone with the Internet has probably heard of urbandictionary.com, the crowdsourced, online dictionary for slang words and phrases that contains plenty of “NSFW” content. (To spare you the trouble/consequence of going there, NSFW means “Not Suitable For Work.”) Have you ever wanted something like an Urban Dictionary education to […]


Understanding Your Financial Advisor's Biases

Understanding your Financial Advisor’s Biases

Bias is Bias, for You and for Them The past several decades have produced countless articles on the topic of “behavioral finance.” But what exactly is behavioral finance? This little-known field examines how people make decisions with their money. It identifies things like patterns of incorrect thinking and predictable mistakes. Most authors writing about behavioral […]


Inheriting the Family’s Finances: Helping Boomer Women Survive Financial Transitions

As the baby boomer generation ages, women outlive their husbands more often than not. Too often, the couple’s financial advisors sit across from aggrieved widows who were not involved in money decisions. In this situation, what can boomer women (and their advisors) do to ease the pain and burden?


$30 Trillion Wealth Transfer: Most Advisors Miss This Critical Step

It is likely that Boomer women were largely uninvolved in their family’s finances throughout their lives. Males and females tend to have different priorities when it comes to managing their finances, and a woman advisor can be invaluable in helping to cater to these needs and make women feel more comfortable throughout the process.


FASB revenue recognition TRUMP

New Revenue Recognition Standards to Impact Wide Array of Business Practices

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently changed revenue recognition standards, introducing many new aspects that accountants need to understand as they advise their clients in 2017.


Banks Not Trustworthy

Don’t Get Caught in Your Bank’s Trap

Most banks serve their customers well. But some are just trying to use you. Find out how Bank of America tried to squeeze more interest out of a client by ignoring him.


Should Your Child Get a Student Credit Card?

Rachel and Deanna, mother and daughter, had a difference of opinion. You see, Deanna received mail this week from 1st Financial Bank. Inside, three separate documents invited her to apply for a student credit card. Deanna wanted the card. Rachel was hesitant, and rightfully so. Let me explain why…


One-on-One With Lex Sokolin of Autonomous Research

Autonomous Research is the leading independent research firm covering the financial services industry globally.


A Few Minutes With…Michelle Huhnke

Michelle M. Huhnke is a partner with the Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer law firm in Chicago and New York, focusing her practice on estate planning, charitable planning and wealth preservation. She works with clients and families to develop estate plans that address varied family circumstances and include efficient estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning.


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