You raised them, helped get them through school, and now your children are on their own. Or are they? Even adult children sometimes need financial help. But if your child asks you for a loan, don't pull out your checkbook until you've examined the financial and emotional costs. Start the process by considering a few key questions.

Market Commentary
Concerns over a weak earnings season pushed U.S. large caps into negative territory in March, though smaller cap stocks continued their advance due to the relative strength of the domestic economy. International equities also traded lower as concerns of the impact of a Greek exit from the EMU weighed on investors. Interest rates in the U.S. continued their decline, despite a Federal Reserve which continues to signal that a rise in short‐term interest rates is likely later this year. In the eurozone, interest rates remain negative, supporting fears of deflation but also stimulating domestic consumption.