General Business

Anonymous Sources- Can You Really Trust Them?

In the aftermath of our most recent election it seems you cannot turn on the television or go online without seeing one story after the other quoting “anonymous sources” as the source of the information being circulated. Unfortunately, as we have seen time after time the “anonymous sources” oftentimes are found to be peddling false Read more >>

Fake News

By Robert P. Kelly It seems you can’t turn on the TV or the Radio or look at a newspaper these days without hearing the expression “Fake News” being thrown at some person or institution. This is usually followed by a long, emotional explanation as to why that specific institution or person is not being honest Read more >>

Avoid Identity Theft; Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scams

Simply ask for it. That’s the easiest way for an identity thief to steal your personal information. Each day, people fall victim to phishing scams through emails, texts or phone calls and mistakenly turn over important data. In turn, cybercriminals try to use that data to file fraudulent tax returns or commit other crimes. The Read more >>

Where Have All The Bankers Gone?

By Bill Broich The old Peter, Paul and Mary song “Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing” reflects the changing times centered on the Viet Nam war.  Times changed and where did they go, what has happened?  I think we are in the middle of another change, a change about how we do Read more >>

The Times They Are A Changin For Annuities

By Bill Broich I remember the early years in Olympia Washington learning to sell annuities, it was tough.  Not only tough for me but tough for anyone who was anything other than a “stockbroker”.  Not only were our products not fully developed but we were the “ugly” stepchild of the financial world. Annuities were considered a second Read more >>

Transparency It Had To Come We Knew It All Along

Digital communication and information access is (quite suddenly) lifting the veil around many institutions and sources of information that were once shrouded in mystery.

Warning About Phony and Bogus High Interest Rates

A recent alert from the Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) warns of scams related to extremely high interest rates offered on High Yield Certificates of Deposit (CDS).

Brands And Why We Trust Them

Be careful not to invest in an annuity just because it is a recognized brand. There are many things you should consider when picking the correct annuity for you.

Life Insurance, a New Idea or an Ancient Idea?

So when did the concept of life insurance originate? A much longer time than you might have guess, it originated before the birth of Christ. The Roman army used burial clubs to help each other offset the expense of a burial by spreading the cost of the funeral among the soldiers in the decedent’s regiment. Each Roman soldier helping each other.

Congress and US (The American People)

A recent opinion poll suggests that the approval rate for congress just set a new record low. The new approval rate for congress as seen by the American people is 10%. Their ridiculous stands are forcing our government to grind to a halt, people will not be paid and services suspended. Is that the only downside? I think it is a far deeper problem, the issue of faith in our elected officials and their ability to do what we elected them for is in deep jeopardy. I am dissatisfied as I am sure you are also.

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