Equifax was broken into this summer. Unless you are about to get a new identity through the Federal Witness Protection Program, or you do not live in the US, it is time to protect yourself. Here are five things you can do now to better protect yourself against identity theft:
The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig writes "The burden of finding someone who will act in your best interest is on you. That means asking an adviser the right questions (and listening for the best answers). I encourage you to clip or print out this column and bring it to your next meeting with your financial adviser."
Saving for college may seem to be one of the most important, and difficult challenges facing the modern parent. But it may be nothing compared to the challenge of moderating your child's use of social media and smartphones.
Outgoing director of the US Office of Government Ethics, Walter Schaub, discusses the blatant disregard of long-accepted ethics norms given by President Donald Trump and his appointees, and the need for more "teeth" in the ethics program, in today's New York Times editorial page:
In this quarter's CIO commentary, we review the Republican's progress on enacting their ambitious agenda of tax cuts, deregulation, and accelerated infrastructure spending, the positive events coming out of Europe, and what we can expect out of US, emerging market, and Singaporean equities.
Meet the Department of Labor's new Fiduciary Rule. Although it goes live today, don't get too used to it. The DOL isn't really enforcing it yet and it will likely gut it before it begins doing so. Caveat emptor remains the name of the game for retail investors.
RT @JYSexton: The president tweeted a meme of himself assaulting his political rival, a woman, and everyone shrugged.
This is how normalization works.
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