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MCF Insights: The Time for Giving

Why did American charitable donations increase five percent, to over four hundred billion dollars last year? Is it because of the “Halo effect” that makes you feel great when you assist someone in need? Or is it because we truly want to help the people that are less fortunate than ourselves? No matter your reason, most people can agree that charitable giving is a great and necessary action. With the end of the year quickly approaching, the time for increased giving is around the corner as well. This article will provide an alternate view of a few reasons for philanthropic giving.

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Ways the Midterm Elections Will Impact Investors

Today's Midterm Elections feature hundreds of hotly contested races at the state and local level and have culminated with a general election that will decide whether the Republicans maintain – or the Democrats gain – control of Congress. What are some potential implications for the U.S. economy and its stock markets?

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MCF Insights: Aretha Franklin Died Without a Will

When legendary singer Aretha Franklin died of advanced pancreatic cancer at age 76, she did not have a will or trust, according to documents filed in Oakland County Probate Court. And now the $80 million estate of the intensely private Queen of Soul is about to become very public – and possibly very taxing for her heirs.

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