On September 9th, I created a blog (What Should You Do about the Equifax Data Breach) and recommended that consumers who are concerned about the recent breach at Equifax (and more than 160 million of us should be concerned) should place
In last week’s blog, we discussed the importance of having a plan for recovering from natural disaster.
The tragic images coming from the Texas Gulf Coast over the past few weeks and from Florida and the Caribbean over the past few days have surely reminded us all that natural disasters are no respecters of persons.
Many consumers were unnerved to learn that Equifax, the giant credit-reporting corporation, suffered a data breach between mid-May and July that exposed sensitive personal information for an estimated 143 million individuals.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)– usually known as “the Dow”–has had a pretty good few months. Just five months after setting a new high at 21,000 on March 1, 2017, the venerable stock index closed above the 22,000 mark on August 2. As is usual when the Dow sets a record high, the event generated a lot of media fanfare.
It may seem strange to some that this question should even be posed. After all, the conventional wisdom, which most of us have heard over and over, is “The later the better; wait until you’re 70 if you can, to get the maximum monthly benefit.”