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Ways grads can help parents pay off college debt
By BRIANNA McGURRAN
Aug 27, 2017 7:00 AM
Q: My parents took out loans to pay for my college education and I feel guilty that they're still paying them back. How can I help?
Peer pressure can be good for your financial health
By AMRITA JAYAKUMAR
Aug 27, 2017 7:00 AM
Peers can influence how much you save for retirement, determine when you choose to retire and even shame people into paying their taxes, studies show.
Providence Bank & Trust names new officers
Aug 23, 2017 11:04 AM
Providence Bank & Trust announced the addition of seven new officers to its team.
Money conversations to have before your kid heads off to college
By Joanna Nesbit
Aug 20, 2017 7:00 AM
You may have a thrifty child by nature, but college brings a host of new expenses beyond tuition that need to be discussed openly and often. First-year students are about to encounter a whole new level of responsibility, financial and otherwise, that will throw even the savviest for a loop.
Sequoia Fund's epic winning streak on Wall Street -- then one ugly loss
Aug 20, 2017 7:19 AM
The financial whizzes cocooned in the serene offices of the Sequoia Fund atop one of New York's iconic office buildings seem far removed from the noise of the city far below. But the 48-year-old mutual fund known as much for its ties to billionaire Warren Buffett as for its uncanny stock picks that created massive wealth for clients -- retirement funds, pension funds, university endowments and regular-Joe investors -- has had to descend from its lofty perch in the past two years and rescue its good name.
Wintrust announces Homebuyer Grant Program
Aug 16, 2017 10:03 AM
Wintrust Financial Corp. announced the creation of the Homebuyer Grant Program to help new homeowners who need help covering the cost of a down payment.
Kukec People: Founder sees good fit by merging with Native American group
Aug 13, 2017 10:08 PM
John Wills, co-founder of WBK Engineering LCC in St. Charles and Aurora, talks about his company merge with Mno-Bmadsen, a Native American investment group for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Dowagiac, Michigan.
Why millennials are more likely to have a prenup than their parents
Aug 13, 2017 7:21 AM
As more millennials put off marriage until later in life than previous generations, they are more likely to have careers, businesses and property. And that, financial advisers say, has made them more protective of what they have built. As a result, the prenuptial agreement is starting to lose its taboo.
Why credit card rewards are getting harder to earn
Aug 13, 2017 7:18 AM
Banks are making it harder to qualify for the lucrative signup bonuses that come with their premium credit cards by increasing the minimum spending requirement. Spending a couple thousand dollars a month on a card is no problem for the affluent, globe-trotting customers who are the traditional audience for premium cards. But it's a much heavier lift for the younger customers who have recently been flocking to the cards.
Who gets hit hardest by bank overdraft fees?
Aug 13, 2017 7:20 AM
Perhaps the most despised bank fee among consumers is the overdraft fee, an ugly $30 (or so) insult to your wallet. A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows just how much of a bite overdraft fees can take out of some consumers, and provides new prototype disclosure forms it hopes banks and credit unions will adopt.
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