Keeping the Cottage After You’re Gone

A blissful retreat can turn into an ugly war zone after the death of the family matriarch or patriarch. Cottage law can help manage, if not avoid, an all-out battle for the family vacation home.Cottage law is an extension of the estate plan. Most estate...

On or Off? Inside Michigan’s Motorcycle Helmet Law

By Aaron BowronOn April 12, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation into law conditionally abolishing mandatory helmet use for motorcyclists and their passengers who are 21 years and older. A radical departure from past legal and policy considerations, the new law allows motorcyclists to indulge in...

Profile: The North’s Newest White Collar-Crime Hunter

TRAVERSE CITY - FBI agent Daniel Roberts has wiretapped mobsters, spent an entire Olympics scouring terrorist leads and even dug for Jimmy Hoffa.Now, he's making his expertise available for corporate clients.Roberts has signed on with Rehmann, a Detroit-based accounting and business consulting firm, to work...

Ask the Advisors: The cost of life insurance

Dear Advisors:I've heard that the cost of life insurance has come down significantly in recent years. Is that true? Yes, as a matter of fact, life lnsurance has never been less expensive than it is today! This is encouraging, especially when considering that other types of...