Nov. 19, 2018 How Do Restricted Stock Units Work?
Restricted stock units (RSUs)—a contractual right to receive company shares or an equivalent cash payment at some point in the future—are an increasingly popular form of equity award offered by companies of all shapes and sizes. Companies are shifting to RSUs because they are administratively convenient, are easy for employees to understand, and can be structured in a way that helps attract and retain key employees and drive performance.Read more
Sept. 24, 2018 Moment of Truth: The Value of Long-Term Care Insurance
Have you ever put the emphasis on the wrong syllable when pronouncing a word? For example, some people say “INsurance.” I say “InSURance.” Since I am an insurance professional, I must be right, right?Read more
Sept. 24, 2018 5 Ways Criminals Use Social Engineering to Scam Us
A major risk to both businesses and individuals, social engineering involves the exploitation of our very nature. Specifically, criminals use social engineering techniques to elicit feelings of fear, uncertainty, pressure, and excitement in the hope that we will deviate from the ways we typically behave. Their goal is to gain access to our sensitive information or take advantage of us for financial gain. Here, we’ll explore five ways that criminals use social engineering to scam us—and tips to avoid falling victim.Read more
Aug. 20, 2018 Love Hurts: Understanding the Red Flags of a Romance Scam
According to the FBI, victims of romance scams are generally women ages 50 and older, but anyone could become a target. What follows is one client’s story. Please note that the names and some aspects of the situation have been changed to protect privacy.Read more
July 23, 2018 2018 Midyear Outlook: Will the Economy and Markets Keep Growing?
After the performance we saw last year, we had high hopes for the economy and markets in 2018, but the first half of the year was disappointing. Expectations softened as the stock market pulled back early in the year, economic growth slowed, and risks—largely in trade—rose. As we hit midyear, though, those initial hopes appear to be more realistic than they were even a month ago.Read more
May 16, 2018 Are You Making These Security Mistakes with Your Smartphone?
It’s tough to remember how we managed our daily lives without smartphones. How did we get around town without quick access to Google Maps? Pay our bills on time before we had credit card and banking apps? Or let someone know we were running late without text messaging?Read more