Money

data breaches

Data Breaches & Closing the Barn Door: Protecting Your Personal Information

With all the data breaches that have occurred over the last couple of years it is hard to know when to actually ‘do something’ about protecting our credit. Having read a fair amount about the Equifax data breach issue over the last couple weeks I’m still somewhat skeptical of the level of protection we can …

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Love & Money

Love and Money: Proceed With Caution

If you wanted to leave some money to your children, how would you split it between them? You could come up with numbers based upon their likely need for help. Or you could simply divide it equally…after all you love them all, well…equally. Equal distribution is probably the most common way of dividing assets. Yet, …

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Retirement success

The 3 P’s of Retirement Success: Plan, Prioritize, Persist

Retirement success means something different to each of us. Some people see themselves working in retirement because that’s what they’ve always done. Others are afraid to stop working for fear of running out of money. Some people just want to feel secure when they stop working and know they’ll have sufficient money to live.  Since …

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get what you want

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…Or, Can You?

Consider the following scenario. You are perusing the menu at a restaurant, deciding what to order. The fresh, local salmon in a piquant sauce with sun gold tomatoes and tarragon has your mouth watering. It is $32. You definitely want fish, but immediately conclude that the salmon is simply “too expensive.” No, can’t do that. So …

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