Financial Advisory Firms Facing a ‘Talent Crisis’

College costs are escalating. Out-of-pocket health care expenses are rising. Weddings can cost more than many people earn in a year. And millions of baby boomers are facing retirement. But at a time when the cost of living seems overwhelming, there likely will be many fewer...

Not Slowing Down: Dynamic retirees and their life after work

Susan Nichols, Julie Avery and Deb Jackson have many things in common – active, educated, engaged, retired. All recently left fulfilling lifetime careers during the past few years, bringing their passions for and skills with them into new life chapters in northern Michigan. “Retiring,” however,...

Tips for Being Retirement-Ready

Retirement can feel like a long way off, but life seems to move faster than we expect. Retiring is a momentous change. You’ve worked hard, so how does your hard work translate into a successful retirement. Below are tips for becoming retirement ready: 5-Plus Years to...

Growing Title Company Sees Future on Front Street

One of the last – if not the last – locally-owned and family-operated title companies in Traverse City is on the move. Mid-American Title Co. is scheduled to relocate from its site at 522 E. Eighth St. to 424 E. Front St., next to Bubba’s Restaurant...

Let’s Not Close Our Eyes to the Vision

Among the disappointing aspects of the poorly-framed “tall building” debate in Traverse City is that it seems to ignore a very strong message brought forth from one of the region’s great accomplishments – that being The Grand Vision. This amazing community-based land-use guide created just...