From initial public stock offerings of global social networks to a European Union hanging off an economic cliff, the world of finance and business seems to be making headlines on a daily basis these days.
So how can you protect yourself from geo political dramas while identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to increase your wealth?
In this week's segment of "Ask an Expert," Patch calls on Nicole Middendorf, CEO and LPL Financial Advisor at Prosperwell Financial, to help navigate the complex world of business and answer all your money questions.
Looking for some tips to start a college fund for your child or a pad a retirement nest egg? Looking for answers on how to best position your small business at tax time? Going through or contemplating a divorce but scared about how your savings will be affected?
Middendorf has a wealth of experience in all of the above, as well as many other areas of business and finance.
Nicole's name and face may strike a chord of familiarity. A Wayzata resident, she has appeared on dozens of newscasts and radio segments over the years. She was selected as one of the "25 Women to Watch" by the Business Journal and has received numerous awards from local, state and national business organizations.
Middendorf will be answering your finance questions through May 22. So post your queries in the comments below and check back later to see the answer.
About this column: A weekly column in which you can ask local pros your burning questions. Post your questions in the comments below and check back later to see the answer.