As Good As It Gets

As expected, the U.S. central bank hiked short-term interest rates by another quarter-point at its June meeting, lifting the bellwether federal funds rate up to a range of 1.75-2.00 percent. It was the second increase so far this year, and the seventh since the Fed moved away from its lengthy zero-rate policy of December 2015. […]

When Seconds Count: Why it’s important to name a contingent beneficiary

By: Kathy A. Brost, Trust and Financial Advisor, Legacy Private Trust Company I always recommend that you name at least two beneficiaries for your accounts, and it’s particularly important for IRAs and retirement plans. Generally, IRA owners assume they can name their children or another contingent beneficiary at a later date if something happens to […]