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Cybersecurity Best Practices

Cyber crime affects hundreds of millions of individuals globally each year with victims often unaware they have even been affected. The sophistication of methods is ever-increasing and even large corporations and governmental institutions (e.g. Anthem, Equifax, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission) have fallen victim to egregious security breaches. In absence of a cybersecurity panacea there are basic measures that can be taken to minimize both your exposure and vulnerability.

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Cost of Probate in CA

Small California estates with assets worth $150,000 or less may be settled without formal probate proceedings, using relatively simple transfer procedures. However, if the gross estate exceeds this amount and it contains assets which must pass through probate, the estate can expect to incur substantial expenses.

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Changes Resulting from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (2017)1 is the most significant tax legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The law entails consequences for all taxpayers. Some of these consequences are beneficial, some are adverse. Below is a summary of the most significant changes organized by taxpayer category (individual, business, investor). These changes are further subdivided according to those who may be ‘helped’ and those who may be ‘hurt’ by the new law and what the net effect of this change is.

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San Diego Real Estate 2019 Market Outlook

Residents of San Diego County frequently count their homes as one of the most valuable assets on their balance sheets. In one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country, decisions related to the sale and purchase of property are vastly more impactful. As such, an appreciation of the market dynamics at play is critical to making informed financial planning decisions.

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Market Comment from Pacific Wealth Management (February)

Positive news, along with affirmations by our U. S. Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates, have helped stock values rebound. Solid Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing reports are showing the economy is still growing. Unemployment is at the lowest level in over a half-century with 304,000 non-farm jobs added in January, while wages are growing. As a result, we do not see a recession this year as likely, but 2020 may be more probable.

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