Credit CARD Act of 2009

In a little over 40 days, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 takes full effect. This act alters how credit card issuers market, advertise and manage consumer credit cards. For more information on the changes and what your options are as a consumer, read this Financial Strategy.

Updating Your Estate Plan: IRA Beneficiaries

Every few years, it is prudent to review your beneficiary designations for your retirement plans, as these assets are generally not included in your estate. Marriage, divorce or the addition of children are all events that could change whom you would want to receive your assets if you should pass away. For more information on how to designate beneficiaries, read this Financial Strategy.