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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a report of the top reported consumer frauds of 2022. The most frequently reported frauds involved imposter scams, with the vast majority of the fraudsters having contacted their victim by phone call or text message. Imposter scams can take many forms, including posing as government agencies, well-known companies, your bank, and even a family member or friend. These scammers impersonate someone else to gain access to personal information or trick victims into making cash payments. The FTC received reports on over 5.2 million cases of fraud...
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Tips and Strategies for Rapid Growth The following article appeared in the Kansas City Business Journal and is published here with permission. In today’s constantly evolving economic landscape, business leaders face a multitude of challenges. From adapting to a decentralized workforce to attracting top talent to positioning your brand, companies must be strategic in their approach to achieve sustainable growth. The Kansas City Business Journal recently gathered leaders of thriving local companies to provide insights and practical strategies to navigate economic uncertainties — all while...
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Most high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) aren’t just sitting on a pile of cash. They’re investing, buying, selling, and exploring ways to grow their wealth through new ventures. The best part? You might classify as an HNWI without even knowing it. Wealth is a loaded word. So, let’s unpack what ‘wealth’ means for today’s high-net-worth individuals. What metrics classify them as such? And what moves can they make this year to enshrine their wealth for future generations? Why You Might Be a High-Net-Worth Individual Without Knowing It It sounds ludicrous. How can someone not realize they’re a high...
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Seeing your child graduate is an emotional experience, and you’ll feel some nostalgia for their younger years. The right family financial guide can help give your new grads what they need to set themselves up. Read more on how you can set them up for success. If you're a parent, a family financial guide can help you prepare your kids to transition into adulthood. It's time for your role to shift as your child becomes a young adult. It’s a bittersweet moment, but your wisdom and support are needed now more than ever. The ins and outs of investments and savings are critical lessons to teach...
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Quarterly market review: Q1 2023 By: Paul Dickson, Director of Research and Mark Stevens, Chief Investment Officer Staying the Course Speculation that the Federal Reserve will reverse course in its battle against inflation or change its policy target to a higher one is likely misplaced. A recession – hopefully a mild one -- is the most likely outcome with “policy triage” applied for unintended victims. The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) monetary tightening program recently had its first birthday. On March 15, 2022, the Fed increased its Effective Federal Funds Rate (Fed Funds Rate) by 25 basis points...