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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...

eMarketing for Financial Advisors: 10 Ways to Boost Open & Click Rates

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

By Amy McIlwain.

Many financial advisors are interested in how they can use email marketing to increase leads and grow their business. Although email...

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The 3 Google Analytics Metrics You Should be Measuring

Google Analytics is a fantastic free tool you can use to better understand your website and be more effective in your online marketing efforts. If your website strategy consists of “set it and forget it,” you are missing out on...

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The Importance of Good Website Structure

By Diana Merkel, Owner, Pinkshag Design

The difference between a website that is frustrating to visitors, and one that keeps visitors coming back for more often boils down to site navigation. The appeal of a well-...

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Interview with Financial Advisor Social Media Extraordinaire, Jamie Cox

Originally posted by Financial Social Media

By: Amy McIlwain

James A. Cox, III of...

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