TheLiveBigWay® Digest – Best of 2017

TheLiveBigWay® DigestPosted on December 21st, 2017No Comments

As we enjoy the final days of 2017, we thought we’d reflect on some of the best pieces from TheLiveBigWay® Digest over the past year. In this edition of the Digest, we share a list of the most popular posts in each of our five categories. We’ve also assembled a more extensive list highlighting the top five posts in each category here: The Best of 2017.

We wish you and yours a happy and prosperous New Year!

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Top Economy and Investing Post: The Coming Bear Market

“The Coming Bear Market” is the title of an article posted in October 2017 by economist Robert Shiller in which he discusses current economic and market conditions in the U.S. and compares them to prior times when markets declined. Shiller is notable for having published a book titled “Irrational Exuberance” in which he “predicted” the Great Recession, and he seems to have been predicting another one ever since. One thing that’s important to remember is that someone is always predicting bad things for the economy, but the reality of the markets is much messier. Read on for our thoughts on “the coming bear market”.

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Top Financial Planning Post:

Cash Flow Trackers: How to Make Them Work for You

How much did you spend at the grocery store last week? What about at restaurants last month? Or on clothes this year? You probably have only a very general idea of the answers to these questions. And frankly, that’s okay. Life is often too busy to record and categorize every expense. Luckily, technology can help do all of that for you. But is such a granular analysis even worthwhile? We take a look at one of the more popular cash flow tracking apps: Mint. Read on for our take on the service, and our thoughts on using cash flow trackers.

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Top Firm News and Events Post: Yeske Buie’s Live Webinars

Our three three live webinars were very popular this year! We hope you will register for our upcoming webinar, 2018 Outlook: Through the Looking Glass, and check out the recordings of this year’s presentations – Will the Trump Administration be GREAT for Your Finances?, Around the World in 60 Minutes, and Housing Transitions in Retirement: It’s Your Move.

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Top Cyber Security Post: Your Identity: A Force to Be Reckoned With

Since 2014, the Yeske Buie team has been personally using and recommending IdentityForce for their identity theft protection services. With an IdentityForce account, you receive constant identity and credit report monitoring, instant alerts on suspicious activity, reports of all your personal information that is made public on the internet, anti-keylogging and anti-phishing software to protect you against malware and phishing sites, and more. IdentityForce has recently added Social Media Identity Monitoring as part of their service offering, now available at no additional charge. Learn more about how IdentityForce’s services can help protect your identity.

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Top Fun Stuff Post: Perhaps the Most Beautiful Flash Mob Ever…

Our good friend Ed Jacobson, PhD, author of Appreciative Moments, sent us a video a five years ago that we’ve shared with our Clients, friends, and family year after year because of our appreciation for it’s beauty. The timeless video is on the list of top 20 most viewed posts of all time on our website, which we assume to mean that you love it as much as we do. Today, we share with you again what Elissa calls, “perhaps the most beautiful flash mob ever…

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