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As you have most likely heard, late last week, Equifax – one of the ‘Big Three’ credit bureaus in the United States – admitted that its own lax security practices had allowed hackers to steal the personal identities of 143 million U.S. citizens. Data potentially accessed by hackers from mid-May to July include names, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and personal documents.

How bad is this breach? Look to your left or right. See that person setting next to you? It’s likely that one of the two of you have had your id stolen in this hack. To compound the issue, Equifax didn’t notify the public for more than a month after it detected the breach. In response, Equifax is offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance that you can sign up for at equifaxsecurity2017.com.

To protect yourself, one option is to set up a fraud alert, which is free, by calling one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion...

5 Traits of the Most Successful Advisors

Originally posted by Maggie Crowley on Advisor Websites

Professionals in the financial industry often have alot in common: more often than not, we’re morning...

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Top 5 Blogs for the First 5 Months of 2013

The first five months of 2013 are just about over, making it a good time to recap the top five blog posts thus far. If you’ve missed them, here’s your chance to catch up on the posts our readers were most interested in these past five months:

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How Sales Analytics Provides Insight into the Health of Your RIA

Contributed by Tim Norton, Client Enhancements at Trust Company of America

How much do you really know about the health of your RIA?

A comprehensive sales analysis is one of the best ways to gain insight into the health of an RIA. Sales Analytics, Trust Company of America’s...

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How to Create a Perfect Advisor Blog Post

Originally posted by Maggie Crowley on Advisor Websites.

I have spent a good deal of time trying to convince advisors of the...

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