December 24, 2018
The global stock markets have declined significantly during the fourth quarter (see below) and just ended a particularly poor week. This week began with additional declines as we write this just prior to the close today.
Included below is information from the IRS regarding recent new scams. This has been an increasing problem in recent years.
A general guideline I heard at a recent conference was: If the IRS calls you, hang up. If the IRS emails you, ignore it. Their customer service is not that good!
Stock markets started the year with an accelerated continuation of the one way staircase higher that they enjoyed in 2017 (see separate “February 2018 Monthly Market Update”). This period was marked by numerous records being broken for the longest period without even a 3% drop. Then, things changed rather quickly. Stocks fell significantly on Friday and followed on
There has been a multitude of articles in recent days discussing the detail of the Equifax data breach as well as what steps consumers might take resulting from the breach. This isn’t one of those articles. Linked below are several such articles. The purpose of this article is to briefly outline what we are doing personally. As noted at the bottom of this page, wha