Did you know there are 47.5 million people around the world living with dementia? Of those, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s dementia. Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia. Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Over 16 million people in the U.S. care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. While the caregiving journey can be rewarding, it is no secret that it can also be overwhelmingly challenging.Read More
Why You Need to Wipe Your Cell Phone Before You Toss it and Other Critical Cyber Hygiene Guides
Pause for a moment and recall how you disposed of your last cell phone. If you didn’t wipe it before you sold, traded-in, donated or otherwise disposed of, you were handing off a gold mine for an identity thief.
Our cell phones store a considerable amount of personal and sensitive information on them. Data stored on your device may include:
Contacts in your address
Fiduciary: a legal term that has always been near and dear to us at Savant, a word that has long been toxic to brokerages and traditional investment firms, and a concept generally not understood by consumers at large.
In layman’s terms, a fiduciary is someone who is legally and morally bound to stand in your shoes, look through your eyes, and advise you and your family on important financial decisions in the same way he would make them for himself orRead More
The news tends to over-dramatize the subject matter on which it is reporting. All too often this results in strong opinions or flat-out false statements. When it comes to Social Security benefits, the most common opinion I hear is that Social Security is going broke. It’s the elephant in the room as nervous clients jokingly comment that these benefits cannot be counted on any longer.
Social Security benefits are not going bankrupt.
It has been and still is in aRead More
It’s a tough market out there. Investors are nervous, and rightfully so! Although I’m an optimist, each day the market drops a little (or a lot!), I get a sickening feeling in my stomach. It’s not because I am invested in the stock market…I’m 31 years old and 100% in a diversified stock portfolio. I’m worried for my clients, who are my family, friends, and those with whom I have become newly acquainted. All of them are hard-working (or wereRead More