When it comes to selecting a financial professional, bank, attorney or insurance company, relationships matter. We’ve found some of the region’s top providers, who pride themselves on building trust. ...

We can think of many reasons to buy local, from the feel-good to the economically good. Here's an argument for why supporting locally owned businesses can boost our region's economic health. ...

Meet a team of commercial bankers who determined to try a different approach to serving local businesses, and learn how they've found success during a challenging first decade. ...

Are you carefully preparing your retirement investments so that they're aligned with your needs and goals? Curt Vorachek, of Sikich LLP, suggests a few ideas for successfully planning your retirement. ...

The two genders behave differently in many ways, including their investment strategies. Mike Donnelly, of Edward Jones Investments, explains how men and women invest, and how you can use that knowledge to make smart decisions. ...

Before beginning your new business or growing your current one, be sure you're prepared for everything that comes with your business loan. Jennifer Krutchen, of First National Bank & Trust, explains. ...

Are you financially prepared for the future? Failing to save enough money could impact the quality of your retirement or your ability to recover from disaster. David Zierke, State Farm agent, offers some helpful ideas for stashing cash. ...

Many businesses are relying on contract workers to get things done and reduce overhead expenses. But does your contractor qualify as an employee? Jennifer Lollino of Sickich LLP explains. ...

Do you remember the last time you reviewed your financial goals and your portfolio? Matthew Henry of Sikich Financial suggests a few ways to improve your investments by reevaluating your goals. ...

When interest rates are at historic lows, investors need to reexamine their short- and long-term needs. Jeffry Trad, of Midland Financial Strategies, suggests several questions investors should consider. ...