This Fraud Awareness Week, Client Advisor Amanda Thomas shares her personal and professional tips on preventing fraud to protect your money.
Last week, Mission Wealth hosted a personal security awareness presentation led by Gary Rossi, Vice President with Fidelity Global Security. In this presentation, Rossi provided Mission Wealth clients with insights about how to secure their online identity as well as practical advice regarding security threats and the appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
If you get sick, lose your suitcase, or have to cut your trip short, will any of your existing insurance policies cover your expenses or reimburse you for your losses?
Mission Wealth’s philosophy is that of a long term investor, and short term trading of IPO’s is a risky proposition. Overall, if we are going to invest in private equity, we generally prefer the debt or real estate asset class because we can invest at a fraction of the value of the equity holders (debt) or have real third party appraisals to establish fair value.
What happens to your digital assets if one is incapacitated, has memory issues, or passes away? Due to federal privacy laws, most internet companies won’t be able to assure access to someone’s electronic record unless one has made arrangements in advance.
As of September 21, 2018 under the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, consumers in states who previously had to pay fees to freeze their credit will no longer have to pay these fees. This is good news for consumers, as taking measures to protect your personal information should be available without incurring additional costs. In addition, this new law can be used by parents to freeze their children’s credit who are under age 16. Guardians, conservators, and those with a valid power of attorney can get a freeze for their dependent(s).
As a successful business owner, you don’t want to think about your operations being interrupted by a natural disaster or other unexpected event. Yet the possibility is a real one. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 91 natural catastrophes occurred in the United States in 2016, totaling $23.8 billion in insured losses. But natural catastrophes represent just a portion of the crises that your business could face.
Most people consider insurance an important part of their financial plan. But do you also have an insurance philosophy that you use to determine exactly how much coverage you need? We share four important questions that will help you crystalize your insurance philosophy.
Insurance can be one of the most powerful tools you have as part of your portfolio. For a relatively small amount of money, the benefits are generally leveraged to many multiples greater and the payoff occurs at a time when it is needed most, such as an emergency, a disaster, an accident or a death. When implemented properly, investing in an insurance plan is designed to provide benefits that may otherwise be difficult to achieve.
Financial planners take a holistic approach to a client’s finances, and while growing investments is an important goal, protecting the client’s wealth should be another. Generally speaking, the more wealth a client has, the greater the likelihood that they are going to have some significant gaps in their insurance coverage. As a planner, the nature of our work is in part as a risk manager, as risk to losses due to litigation, natural disaster, or theft may be no less than the risk of losses due to a bad investment strategy.
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