Here is our August 2017 Monthly review. If you are too busy to read, feel free to listen as we describe our post and thoughts in friendly podcast format.
September 2017 Video
Financial Planning Tip(s)-
One of our most popular posts this month was here on the Equifax Breach.
Update, it appears the site Equifax set up, after entering some of our individual information to see if our privacy was compromised, defaults to yes for everyone.
The good news was this breach occurred months ago and if we have not had problems yet, at least the aggressive hackers are not using our information.
As mentioned in our post, it is not a matter or if, but when our personal information we be divulged. We need to all act accordingly and protect ourselves to prevent the eventual problems a loss of our information may create.
Real Estate Wire Fraud Issues
Briefly, this important post about Real Estate Wire Fraud is worth noting again. While after the fact, this type of fraud looks easy to detect, in the throws of what is a stressful time (buying a new home or the like) fraudsters are taking advantage of our vulnerabilities.
If there are any last minute changes to your closing, BE SURE to contact the receiving party to confirm they are legitimate.
Capital Market Comments
United States Dollar Talk
With a few “Sky is Falling” US Dollar headlines, we addressed these concerns front and center in this Post and also in our coming newsletter with the chart below from our fellow blogger and former economist Scott Grannis and Bloomberg.
Not only is the Unites States Dollar not undervalued, its still too strong using recent history as a guide!
See you at the end of October.
Happy Fall Season!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP