Protect Your Greatest Asset: Your Identity

Identity thieves are hitting more than your credit score. So, how do you protect yourself in the Information Age? Brian Conroy, of Savant Capital Management, offers a few tips for outsmarting thieves.

Making the Best Tax Use of a Vacation Home

As the economy improves, consumers are returning to luxuries they may have eliminated in hard times. Josh Sickler, of Sikich LLP, suggests a few tax considerations for your luxury purchases.






Four Challenges To Consider in 2014

Our plans don’t always survive the first shot of battle, but a little bit of foresight can go a long way toward success. Here are some of the top trends business professionals are watching carefully.






Life Insurance: A Treasured Gift to Loved Ones

Life insurance is an important expense, and it’s something we can easily help our children and grandchildren to obtain. Tom Graceffa, of COUNTRY Financial, explains why this tax-free gift keeps on giving.






A Helpful Guide to Year-End Tax Planning

Preparing for this year’s taxes is unusually complicated, for many reasons. Laurie J. Sauer, of Sikich LLP, outlines some key considerations for this year’s planning.