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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...

Top 5 Search Engine Optimization Don’ts for Advisor Websites

Don’t miss this Thursday’s Genius Session: Learn how advisors are driving traffic to their website with SEO

As an advisor, you want to draw the right kind of investor to your website. Yes, it’s nice to have high web...

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Ready for Your Next Regulatory Exam? Here’s How to Survive.

Be sure to watch the webinar: How to Survive a Regulatory Exam.

Are you prepared for your next regulatory exam? If it’s been awhile since you’ve had an exam, or if you’ve never had an exam, it’s important to prepare so you...

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5 Ways to Make Your Social Media Accounts “Hacker-Proof”

Lately, I’ve come across a few articles in the news about social media identity fraud. Take for instance the story about a prominent short-seller who discovered (unbeknownst to him) that he appeared to have...

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Advisor Technology that Gives a Holistic View of Your Book of Assets

A notable feature of TCAdvisor, is the versatility of the platform. Advisors can access the Consolidated Asset Management (CAM) screen, which is the best way to get a bird’s eye view of their entire book of assets....

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