Created Equal: Is local banking the key to economic prosperity?

Over the years, local banks have been absorbed by larger institutions and are less prevalent than they once were. Oscar...

Created Equal: How your debt fuels our economy 

Debt is a paradox – it is necessary to make some big purchases possible – cars, homes – but it...

The Metro: Detroit Councilman Fred Durhal shares highlights from 2025 fiscal budget

Detroit City Council approved the mayor's $2.7 billion budget for the 2025 fiscal year last week.  Every dollar allocated in...

Created Equal: What Detroit’s credit bump says about the financial health of the city, residents 

Detroit’s credit rating is moving up — nearly 10 years after the bankruptcy — which means government operations are normalizing...

Created Equal: What Gov. Whitmer’s budget tells us about her priorities

If you want to know what a governor is prioritizing for the year, look no further than their budget. Michigan...

Financial disclosure tool sparked by voter-approved amendment goes live

The public will soon be able to look through financial disclosure information for Michigan elected officials and candidates for office....

Detroit Evening Report: Duggan presents 2025 fiscal year budget to Detroit City Council

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan presented a $2.76 billion budget plan to city council on Thursday. The proposal includes $20 million...

Detroit Evening Report: Michigan income tax rate to increase in 2024

The Michigan Department of Treasury announced this week that it expects the state's personal income tax rate to increase from...

Detroit Today: How major financial institutions promote racial inequality

Like many institutions in the U.S., banking is interwoven into our country’s history, including the promotion of slavery, housing discrimination and...

Family attorney shares tips on making financial conversations less awkward

Family business can sometimes be a thing of mystery. There are things that we tend to leave unsaid or hidden...

Free tax assistance available to people who make less than $57,000

  The federal income tax deadline is coming up April 18. A handful of organizations are available in Michigan to...

What To Do If You Don’t Have Rent Money Right Now

Rent payments for the month of May are past due, but no statewide relief has been offered for renters or...