The Fascination of Bitcoin

You’ve probably seen the headlines.  I know I have.  They have ranged from “Are Cryptocurrencies the Best Investment Opportunity of the Next Decade?” to “Bitcoin – Millennial’s Fake Gold.”  Some writers have compared the Bitcoin frenzy to the “Pet Rock” fad of the 1970’s.  Others have expounded upon its potential …

Equifax Data Breach

Many consumers have been alarmed recently to learn that Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the US, suffered a data breach between mid-May and July 2017.  Personally sensitive information of virtually anyone with a credit history was exposed, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses …

3 Different Ways to Budget: What’s in Your Wallet?

Ah, budgeting.  For many people, the term “budget” is synonymous with “diet” – a term that is as important as it is uncomfortable.  But, just like dieting, the benefits that can be achieved by using this not-so-exciting tool should outweigh the initial discomfort.  Being mindful of where your money is …

What Happens When Someone Dies? Misconceptions Regarding Estate Planning

What happens when someone dies? This question has come up recently, and it’s an important one.  On the one hand, there are important options you may have if you become an inheritor or an executor for the estate of a loved one.  On the other hand, there are simple things …