Defense mechanisms

Given the expansion’s advanced age and lurking uncertainties, investors shouldn’t be caught flat-footed in the event markets get rocky. We look at how to use the recent rally as an opportunity to take a more defensive posture by upgrading the quality of U.S. equity portfolios.  Read the full economic outlook in the latest edition of Global Insight.

How to protect yourself in the event of a data breach

Data breaches are worrisome and frustrating, not knowing if — or when — your information may be used by thieves. Taking these steps can help you regain a sense of control and may help safeguard your personal and financial information. Read more.

Bulletin Board

Carrie Rosen recently contributed to an article on how to settle house hunting arguments, read the article published in the Chicago Tribune.