Personal Matters

Personal Matters
Personal Matters

By Guest Blogger:  Tamara Haggerty

Personal Matters

Sharing personal information online has become a way of life in the Information Age. Without thinking twice, we routinely turn over personally identifiable information such as our names, birthdates, addresses and Social Security Numbers to online entities such as social media outlets, retailers, financial institutions, government agencies.  We quickly accept the End User Agreements and privacy policies without reading them – trusting that these businesses and organizations will protect our sensitive information, in spite of the fact that we hear about data breaches almost every day! read more

Summer is here!

Summer is here
Summer is here

Summer is here

Summer is here and a great time to enjoy everything Metro Atlanta has to offer. If that’s not enough, then travel in any direction outside the city and you can take your pick of mountains, trails, lakes, parks and so much more!  My favorite pastime is hiking and outdoor music festivals.  Later this month is the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park.  I love relaxing under the stars as the melodic tunes fill the air.  It doesn’t hurt to have a cool beverage in my hand and good company to share the experience.  Relaxing and reconnecting always recharges my batteries. read more

Time To Start Planning for Retirement

Photo credit: kenteegardin via Visual Hunt / CC BY-SA

Where do I begin?

By Guest Blogger:  Michelle Quay

Although most of us recognize the importance of sound retirement planning, few of us embrace the nitty-gritty work involved. With thousands of investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans, and so on, most people don’t even know where to begin. Here are some suggestions to help you get started. read more