How can I protect my personal and financial information from credit fraud and identity theft?

In today’s digital world, massive computer hacks and data breaches are common occurrences. And chances are, your personal or financial information is now susceptible to being used for credit fraud or identity theft. If you discover that you are the victim of either of these crimes, you should consider placing a credit freeze or fraud…

I’m a first-time homebuyer, and I don’t have a lot of cash to put down on a house. What type of mortgage would be best for me?

If you are a first-time homebuyer and don’t have a lot of money for a down payment on a home, you may want to consider obtaining a mortgage through a government mortgage lending program such as those offered through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs, formerly known as the Veterans…

Is it possible to recession-proof your portfolio?

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako, CFP®, answers the question, “Given the current market, it is possible to “recession-proof” your portfolio?” Read the Article This article is for demonstrative and academic purposes and is meant to provide valuable background information on particular investments, NOT a recommendation to buy. The investments referenced within this article may…