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Password Managers

Password managers are a key resource in maintaining your security. They allow you to keep track of your passwords and encrypt them before they leave your device. Some password vaults can also generate and change passwords for you in one click, as well as securely store other types of data like credit card information. Password […]

Bank Customer Service Scams

Scammers are pretending to be bank customer service representatives reaching out regarding fraud prevention. Their goal is to get you to reset your login credentials and gain access to your account. How it works Scammers, posing as customer service representatives, will call and keep the victim on the phone for multiple hours to “resolve” a […]

Inflation-Proof Your Finances: 7 Expert Tips from a Financial Advisor

As the cost of living rises, households worldwide feel the squeeze. Inflation impacts everything from groceries to housing to healthcare, and families struggle to make ends meet as they stretch their budgets to the limit. Recent statistics show the inflation rate in the United States has risen to its highest level in over four decades. […]

Useful Tips to Optimize Your Retirement Planning

Planning for retirement amid changing market dynamics can be stressful, especially as retirement age approaches. Fortunately, there are a myriad of ways to prepare for it, even if you plan to retire early. OPTIMIZE YOUR RETIREMENT INCOME One of our top tips is to optimize your retirement income by setting yourself up with a diversified […]

The Role of Insurance in Financial Planning

Financial planning involves thoughtfully outlining objectives and setting goals in your Life Plan. With anything, the possibility of running into obstacles, options, and challenges throughout your financial journey is unavoidable. That’s why it is important to implement some sort of checks and balances to mitigate these challenges. Insurance is one of the best ways to […]

Key Questions to Discuss with Your Estate Planner

Estate planning is an essential step to help protect the wealth that you’ve spent your life building. Meeting with an estate planner will help to create a comprehensive plan that will allow your assets to effectively pass to your assigned beneficiaries. Creating this initial plan can feel overwhelming, and we are here to help you […]

High Inflation…It’s a Good Thing

Ok now that you’ve recovered from falling off your chair after reading the tile of this blog, let me explain. Inflation is one of the biggest challenges in achieving, and maintaining, financial independence. The low inflation we have experienced for decades has made many of us lazy when it comes to spending.  Now is the […]

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

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When the market drops, some investors lose perspective that downtrends and uptrends are part of the investing cycle. When stock prices break lower, it’s a good time to review common terms that are used to describe the market’s downward momentum. Pullbacks A pullback represents the mildest form of a selloff in the markets. You might […]

Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough?

Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing, and your family ends up on a first-name basis with the nurse at urgent care. Then, as you’re driving to work, you see smoke coming from under your hood. Bad things happen to the best of us, and […]

How Strong Are Your Passwords?

How long do you think it would take a hacker to crack your current passwords? On average, it takes a hacker about 2 seconds to crack an 11-character password that only uses numbers. See the attached chart that illustrates the time it takes for a hacker to brute force attack your password. A brute force […]

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