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COMMENTARY: Chief diversity/racial equity officer will provide Oakland County with necessary direction

February 28, 2020

By Janet Jackson Oakland County is making its commitment to inclusion and equity 'official' as it searches for its first chief diversity/racial equity officer. Our county has become increasingly diverse, and the need to reach and serve people from a variety ...

THE ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT: Explaining the estate put feature - Helping your clients with end-of-life planning

February 28, 2020

By Kyle Zwiren and Clifford Robison As your clients' most trusted advisor, we would hope that they would turn to you as life events and other challenges occur. One such life event is a terminal diagnosis, or some other indicator that it's time for the client ...

COMMENTARY: Cyber Insurance - Is it right for you?

February 28, 2020

By Amanda Dernovshek and Taylor Gast We are frequently asked about insurance policies that cover Internet-based risks like those involving network security like data breaches and ransomware, as well as data privacy related risks like class action lawsuits ...

MY TURN: Supreme Court justice proved to be a public servant of highest order

February 28, 2020

It's only fitting that a "Hall of Justice" is named in his honor. After all, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy was recognized in the legal world as a man far ahead of his time, a jurist who was color blind during an era when racism ...

NERDWALLET: How to navigate your most dangerous decade

February 28, 2020

By Liz Weston NerdWallet Losing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating - and devastatingly common. More than half the workers who entered their 50s with stable, full-time jobs were laid off or pushed out at least once by ...

NERDWALLET: Should your student loans and your spouse's get hitched?

February 28, 2020

By Ryan Lane NerdWallet Multiple studies have shown that student debt can cause borrowers to delay getting married. For some borrowers, though, marriage could actually be a gateway to paying less. You can save money by refinancing student loans, but not everyone ...