Author: Jesse Steffy

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5 Steps to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach

May 17th, 2021 by

Imagine returning from a weeklong vacation to find your house unlocked.  If you’re like me, your first thought would be, “oh no, did someone enter and steal anything?” Unfortunately, we do not get the same visual “cues” when our financial...

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Bitcoin and Related Cryptocurrencies

March 12th, 2021 by

  By  Erik W. Laymon, MBA Originally Published: 12/20/2017 Updated: 2/24/2021   Definition of Bitcoin Bitcoin is a digital currency that is sometimes referred to as digital gold. Indeed, it shares many features of gold, which is partially why Bitcoin...

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Stay The Course

So, what’s our game plan?

April 17th, 2020 by

The stock market has always recovered from every crash, no matter how bad the bear market or recession actually was.  Even though the stock market recently dropped -39.4% in just 24 days, it is our belief that this year’s “COVID...

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Looking Back

Decade in Review

January 28th, 2020 by

By Erik W. Laymon With 2020 well underway, we took a few minutes to review what happened over the last 10 years.  Align Wealth Strategies is presenting our Decade In Review. US Unemployment and Job Market: Unemployment dropped from 9.7%...

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Yet Another Reason To Diversify

August 20th, 2019 by

Almost everybody is familiar with the business cycle.  Our economy expands and contracts.  Before many contractions, the yield curve inverts, which basically means investors are accepting lower investment returns over the long term, due to economic concerns over the short...

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