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Security tip: How to locate and erase a missing Android phone

Security tip: How to locate and erase a missing Android phone

If you have an Android phone, smart watch or other device you want to be able to track and find in case it is lost or stolen, you will want to read this article. A great security feature is that you are able to erase everything on your phone, if necessary, remotely....

How the Bay Area real estate market is holding up

How the Bay Area real estate market is holding up

Sales of existing, single-family homes in April — the first month to show the full force of the coronavirus — dropped a stunning 30.1% statewide and 37.4% in the Bay Area compared to the same period last year, but median prices were more or less unchanged, according...

New challenges for people wishing to buy life insurance

New challenges for people wishing to buy life insurance

The application process for insurance can be considerably delayed by the current pandemic. Many new factors are being considered such as your travel plans in the future or the past, your potential exposure to COVID 19, and whether you are ready to submit to a medical...

Security Focus: Keep it covered up!

Security Focus: Keep it covered up!

Why should  you be concerned about your laptop webcam and think about covering it up? Here are a couple of articles that could be helpful as well as a YouTube hack for making a camera cover. Here is an article about why you should use a webcam cover. This Forbes...

Overseas business? Read on…

Overseas business? Read on…

Do you own more than 10% of an overseas business? Last Chance to File the BE-10 for year 2019. If you are a US person and own more than 10% of an overseas business , you must file the BE-10 this year. It is due May 29th, however, you can get an extension if you...

Don’t touch your face and don’t touch your stocks

Don’t touch your face and don’t touch your stocks

Don’t touch your face, and don’t touch your stocks–that advice went viral in the past few weeks, and it goes for retirement savings, too. Like so many of you, I am trying to do everything imaginable right now to support the health of medically fragile family and...

Retirement Advisor: When is enough enough

Retirement Advisor: When is enough enough

I enjoyed this podcast about when enough is enough. The current pandemic illustrates how risky life can be and how things can come out of nowhere that we have no way of predicting. Gil explains how the impact of this moment in history could be likened to someone...

Warren Buffet addresses Berkshire shareholders

Warren Buffet addresses Berkshire shareholders

Warren Buffet recently addressed Berkshire shareholders as the financial world looked on, eager to hear the words of the oracle. The highlights of his talk, are entertaining and worth a read. He responds to a question Bill Murray asks about income inequality with an...

Mothers’ Day Lessons for return on investment

Mothers’ Day Lessons for return on investment

For Mother's day, let's consider what mom may have done for our investing skills. Take a listen to this podcast with a suggestion for a meaningful Mother’s Day gift, based on a calculation of our mothers’ own return on investment.