Technology

Want a Crystal Ball for your Mailbox?

By Mark R. Tracy, MBA

Usually, in life, there is a trade-off between convenience and security, meaning an increase one causes a decrease in the other. However, the United States Postal Service (USPS®) introduced a free service a while back that improves both convenience and security called...

Is your email on the Dark Web?

By Mark R. Tracy, MBA

More than 5.3B accounts have been hacked in data breaches, that we know about, and all the information is sitting on the dark web including emails and passwords. Has your email been exposed? To find out, enter your email below: When we plug in my LPL email...

A Glimpse into Focus

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Ralph and Mark both attended one of the most highly regarded conferences in the financial services industry, LPL Financial’s annual Focus, held this July in Boston. This is a big event. 7000 people make it happen. Ralph and Mark arrived a day early to serve on special...

4 Reasons to use voice recognition software

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Technology can help us in unexpected ways. Since acquiring an iPhone equipped with Siri, Apple’s computerized assistant, I’ve learned a lot about using the tool. Here are four of the most important points: 1. It will help you learn to enunciate clearly....

The ‘History’ of Golden Tweets

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

It sounds almost ludicrous to talk about a history that is only four years old, but that’s how long Twitter has been declaring the “Golden Tweet” – the most “retweeted” micro-blog message each calendar year. As expected, the most popular tweets are from celebrities....