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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...

3 Ways Blogs Help Advisors Generate New Leads

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Blogs are an excellent tool for generating new leads when they’re executed well. If...

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5 Mistakes You Don’t Know You Are Making on Social Media

Originally published by Financial Social Media

By: Amy McIlwain

Have you ever made a mistake that [at the time] you weren’t aware...

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Tips for Making a Successful Career Transition in the New Year

Making a career change can be daunting for any advisor. To better help you make a transition, Trust Company of America is launching Advisor Pathways, a program designed to provide the tools and consulting needed to make a successful career change. Advisor Pathways is specifically geared to serve...

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13 Powerful Social Media Stats and Trends to Know for 2013

Originally posted by Financial Social Media

By: Amy McIlwain

For the past several years, social media has been a conversation that was spoken of being as a “new” phenomenon. At first, people adapted to the new...

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