1. How to Protect Yourself From Phishing

    What is phishing? Phishing (pronounced: fishing) is an online-fraud technique that is used by criminals to lure you into disclosing your personal information. Unfortunately, as phishing attacks become more sophisticated, it is very difficult for the average person to tell whether an email message or…Read More


    By Jon Gardey, President and CEO The recent Brexit vote and stock market reaction has dominated the news lately. On June 23, the citizens of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland [otherwise known as the UK]) voted to leave the European Union (EU). The EU, based in Brusse…Read More

  3. Charles Schwab Report Busts Nine Myths of Retirement Planning

    Misconceptions, misinformation and miscommunication are prevalent when it comes to retirement planning. Planning for retirement can be a stressful ordeal already, particularly for those over the age of 50. Add faulty understanding to the mix, and some retirees can actually destabilize even the most …Read More

  4. A New Breed of Con Artists

    Today's scammers are on the phone, at your door and online. Here's how to fend them off. by Joe Kita, AARP Bulletin According to a survey by True Link Financial, older Americans are criminally defrauded of $12.76 billion annually. This includes identity theft and all those crazy scams you hear abo…Read More

  5. Profitt Report:Establishing Credit When You Have None

    When you’re first starting off in life, establishing credit can be a pain. It can be hard to even get a credit card without credit. UM-Flint student Colin Madsen just moved into his apartment and learned a lesson about credit the hard way. “They based your security deposit off what your credit s…Read More