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What is a Home Equity Line of Credit?

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) uses the equity in your home (which is the difference between your home’s value and your mortgage balance) as collateral. Since HELOCs are secured against the equity value of your home,
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5 ways to prevent tax fraud.

Tax season is quickly coming up — April 18 for most taxpayers (with an extension until October 15 if you need it). This means it’s also high season for scammers who may try to grab your personal information online to use not just at tax time,
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Tax Deduction Tips for Small Businesses

Last month, we talked about how to prepare for tax season. Covid has created a whole new set of self-employed people in the previous two years. If you’re one of the 16 million workers who identify as self-employed,
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How to survive inflation.

With inflation in the United States climbing at the highest rate in nearly 40 years, now is the time as a smart saver to take steps to make your money last. But before we talk about how to survive inflation,
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Estate planning priorities: Take inventory.

This is Part 2 in a three-part blog series that highlights key aspects of the estate planning process. There are many estate planning strategies, including some that are implemented inter vivos (during life), such as making gifts,
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Estate Planning: Learn the basics.

This is Part 1 in a three-part blog series that highlights key aspects of the estate planning process. What is estate planning? Estate planning is a method for determining how to distribute your property during your life and at your death.
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4 ways to prevent business fraud.

No business is immune to fraud, and small businesses are especially at risk. Small businesses experience fraud at a 42% higher frequency than large corporations. Fraudulent activity can have lasting financial consequences for business owners.
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Examining the threat and impact of fraud

How do you know if your business is a target for fraud? How much would the impact of fraud cost your business? What are different types of fraud you should be aware of? Out of 5,000 companies surveyed in 2020,
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