Most of us remember the story line behind the Terminator Movie series with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but just in case, let me refresh your memory. The basic theme goes something like this; Man creates artificial intelligence in robots to help make life more efficient and easy; Robots, lacking emotion and caring, take over the planet; Man then has to battle to regain control.
Welcome to our blog: Permission Granted, where we encourage you to explore all the richness that life has to offer. At Karp Financial Strategies, we want to help you "Dream It. Plan It. Pursue It." In over twenty years of working with our clients, we've found that throughout life and especially in retirement, most people don't feel empowered to go out and do the things they've always wanted to do. Our goal is to help you give yourself the permission to pursue the life you want.
How many people do you know that have had their credit card numbers misused recently, or have you been a victim yourself? From companies like Sony and Target to the US government, it seems that data hacking is in the news almost every week. At our identity theft seminar last spring, we had an attendee mention that their info had been misused four times over a six month period!
The holiday season can be hectic, and while for most of us it means a dash from celebration to celebration, it unfortunately is also a boon time for thieves. We recently attended a Lake Norman Chamber Focus Friday Briefing with members of local police departments on financial and identity theft around the holidays. According to Cornelius Police Sargent George Brinzey, three things h
Like the age old question of “What came first, the chicken or the egg” the question of “what drives the markets, emotions or technicals” is equally defendable in either camp. Analysts will primarily follow charts to make investing decisions, while the event driven investment manager gives weight to the events of the day.
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Protecting the people we love the most is incredibly important, yet approximately 30% of American households have no life insurance, and over 50% think they are under insured.