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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...

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Basics for Advisors

Knowing a little bit about SEO can help you make the most of your website’s search potential. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a method used to increase the visibility of your website or a web page in a search engine’s “organic” or “un-paid” search results. The better optimized your site, the...

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How Trust’s New Video Studio Presents Opportunity for RIAs

Trust Company of America recently opened its video studio to clients.  Video is a great marketing strategy for advisors, helping them to differentiate themselves and communicate their approach to clients (See: The Top Reasons...

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What Financial Professionals Can Learn From Social Media and Politics

Originally posted by Financial Social Media

By: Amy McIlwain

For the 2012 presidential debates, I’ve found myself...

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The Case for Creating Your Website on an Open Source Platform

By Diana Merkel, Owner, Pinkshag Design

During the development phase of your web site, the final web design is completed and built out to work in multiple browsers and a variety of devices. It is more important than...

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