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What is Wealth?

However you measure it, it’s more about value than currency.

Financial Planning 101

Alabama experts offer tips for managing your money at each stage of your career.

How the Rich Stay Rich

Banks offer special services to help wealthy clients protect their funds and not-quite-so-wealthy ones climb the ladder.

Small Business Focused Finance

Alabama credit unions are fine-tuning their small business relationships, mentoring clients and increasing loan portfolios.

Banking Outside the Box

Technology is in, but bank branches aren’t out of style, not among Alabama banks.

Who’s Accountable for Bank Fraud?

Bankruptcy of what was once Alabama’s third largest bank is the center of a court case that could redefine the liability limits of accounting firms.

Good Eats Portfolio

Private equity firm Fenwick Brands leverages “expertise equity” to launch hot new food brands onto grocery shelves.

Been Down So Long, What’s Up?

Alabama experts examine the often-trumpeted role of the Federal Reserve in setting interest rates — stuck for years now near zero.

An Employer’s Refresher in Fraud Prevention

An Alabama expert’s advice on protecting your till.

Accounting for Tax Overhaul

Major changes in corporate taxes are rocking around Congress, even though Congress seems predictably immovable. Alabama experts from two leading accounting firms assess the potential impacts.

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Not Making the Grade

Big chunks of Alabama’s infrastructure rate the kind of report card you didn’t want to take home to your parents.

Movers & Shapers, September 2018

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour & Bullock Counties

Surviving and Thriving in Dog-Eat-Dog E-Commerce

Veterinary Internet ships vet supplies to 38 states and four continents, makes swift adaptations in IT, inventory and marketplaces, and stays a nip ahead of Amazon.

Decatur Students Get Hands on Lunar Rover

Students from areas including design drafting, machine tool and welding will work on the project through the end of the fall semester.

Roads and Politics

A permanent solution for dried up road funding includes a gasoline tax increase. But the spark of public support is essential.