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Ten Steps To Consider Taking After The Equifax Breach

By now you've likely heard about the massive breach of confidential information that occurred at the credit reporting agency Equifax. Millions of individuals' personal information, including social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases even drivers licenses, were exposed. While we have seen a number of security breaches in recent years, this is likely the largest and the most disturbing, given the information the credit reporting agencies have.

Lyrical Inspiration from The Zac Brown Band

Author: Chris Benson; This Sunday, I'm heading to Hershey, PA to see the Zac Brown Band perform for the 4th time. Before I first saw them at Preakness in 2010, I had no interest in country music, but that changed after seeing them perform. They put on an incredible show and their songs are chock full of great lyrics and some good life advice. I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite lyrics from some of their best songs, maybe some of them will hit home for you too.

Experiencing a Total Solar Eclipse

Author: Chris Benson; Early this year, I read an article about the total solar eclipse that would cross the continental United States on August 21st. I'd never given much thought to eclipses and have nothing more than a passing interest in astronomy, but the rarity of the event piqued my interest and I started to read more.

Lessons on Life and Money From Costa Rica

Author: Chris Benson - I just got back from an amazing 10 night family vacation in Costa Rica. My wife and I had previously visited the country for our honeymoon but this time we went with our two boys (4 and 15) and my parents. It might not have been quite as relaxing this time around, but it was still a great experience. A few stories from our trip helped reinforce some important lessons to me about money and life, so I thought I'd share them.

Investing in Style - 2Q 2017 Market Review

Author: Chris Benson - Reading the news headlines in 2017 might have you wondering if the world is coming to an end. We’ve seen daily presidential tweetstorms, endless Russian investigations, terrorist attacks in London, North Korean missile testing and we still don’t have new health care legislation or a tax reform bill. And yet the world economy and global investment markets have continued to shrug off all the bad news to march steadily higher.