A 30-second read by the Baron Team: What is a fake check scam?: According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a fake check scam is when “someone sends you a check with instructions to deposit the check and wire some or all of the money back.”
The FTC provides some examples of Fake check scams:
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published January 16, 2017. The information is still current as of this date.
A 60-second read by Victor Cannillo: If you haven’t completed your estate planning documents yet, consider making it a priority. Having your estate planning documents in place can help to prevent issues down the road and ensures that your specific wants and wishes will be carried out. For example, did you know that technically, everyone has a will? The question is do you have a personalized will or the standard state version?
Here are the 3 most basic estate documents you should have:
A 60-second read by Nicholas Scheibner: The theory of, “reduce my risk as I near retirement” has been a long-standing investment mantra for many years. However, a reduction in risk at retirement age may not be the best course of action for every investor. The theory of reduction in risk as you near retirement needs to be looked at more closely.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published March 29, 2016. The information is still current as of this date.
A 60-second read by the Baron Team: You probably have homeowner’s insurance for your home and car insurance for your vehicle, but do you have umbrella insurance? In a society where many of us are concerned about personal liability and the possibility of being sued rightly or wrongly, the more assets you accumulate the more important personal liability protection becomes.