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Investors Beware

Investors Beware

The fraud is in the fine print, attests attorney Andrew Campbell, citing the case of the vanishing $39 million sucralose plant, among outrageous others.

An Ownership Transition Option Rediscovered

An Ownership Transition Option Rediscovered

Gleason Research engineers found that, done right, an ESOP protects corporate culture and hometown jobs and minimizes corporate income tax.

Strategies for Long-Term Health Care

Strategies for Long-Term Health Care

An asset preservation strategy for long-term care should include a team of three specialists, should start well ahead of time — at least five years — and should consider the tax implications of any transfers.

Jim Rogers’ Vision

Jim Rogers’ Vision

Investment sage Jim Rogers sees a Fed monetary binge, warped markets and looming recession.

Frontier Days on Main Street

Frontier Days on Main Street

A tough economy and vigilant regulators are slinging Wild West stresses on community bankers. One of their best assets is still their storefront.

Merger and the Cost of Compliance

Merger and the Cost of Compliance

Following the 2007 mortgage crash, cost of new compliance technology helped drive the first bank merger in Alabama in almost a decade.

New Banks of Different Stripes

New Banks of Different Stripes

Two new banks emerged in Alabama since 2008 — a traditional community bank that merged for more clout, and an internet bank retooled to fund business expansion.

Important 401(k) Safety Tip

Important 401(k) Safety Tip

Times change. Court rulings change. Double check again your liabilities regarding the employee retirement plan.

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