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Why your Non-Profit Should NOT Go “DIY”

Why your Non-Profit Should NOT Go “DIY” Practical reasons why your non-profit’s investment committee should not plan to “do-it-yourself” with investing. Late last year, I came across an article in the New York Times that was highly irresponsible.  It had the innocent sounding headline “Simple Investing For Non-Profits” and offered a seemingly reasonable approach –… Read More

Keith Akre Joins Stillman Bank As Trust Officer

Keith Akre Joins Stillman Bank As Trust Officer Stillman Bank has recently added a key member to its successful team in northern Illinois.  Keith J. Akre, CFA, CFP® joined Stillman Bank as Trust Officer, according to Martin C. Larson, Chairman and CEO. In his position, Akre will work within the bank’s Trust and Asset Management… Read More

3 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their Cybersecurity Practices

3 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their Cybersecurity Practices 1. Not updating your devices Odds are that your household contains multiple devices that have the ability to connect to the Internet. This includes computers, laptops, smartphones, gaming systems, and an ever-growing list of ‘smart devices’.  All of these devices often have security updates that are… Read More

What Should You Do When the Market Hits Record Highs?

What Should You Do When the Market Hits Record Highs? As I write, the stock market is soaring, again, to all-time highs.  Inevitably, I get the questions from clients, friends, and family “Keith, will the market continue to go higher?  This market has to correct soon, right? What should I do with my investments?”  My… Read More