Financial Focus | June 15, 2017

Diversify with bonds (even if rates are low)   If you’ve needed a mortgage or another type of loan over the past several years, you’ve probably appreciated the historically low interest rates we’ve experienced. But if you’ve wanted to own fixed-rate investments, such as bonds, you might have been less pleased at the low-rate environment. Now, interest rates may be moving… Read More Financial Focus | June 15, 2017

Financial Focus | April 6, 2017

Don’t get swayed by these investment “myths” Over time, you will run into various suggestions for investing successfully. Yet upon closer inspection, many of these ideas turn out to be “myths” – which could cause you trouble if you treat them as solid advice. Here are five of these myths, along with some reasons for ignoring them:   You can… Read More Financial Focus | April 6, 2017

Financial Focus | March 16, 2017

Help protect older adults from financial abuse Financial exploitation costs older Americans billions of dollars per year, according to several sources, including the National Council on Aging. If you have older parents, could they be vulnerable to financial scams and rip-off artists? And, if so, what can you do to help protect them?   Unfortunately, it is possible for… Read More Financial Focus | March 16, 2017