Hurricane Supply Checklist

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Protect Your Business From Ransomware Attacks

In 2016, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received 2,673 complaints of ransomware with losses of over $2.4 million.* One large hospital in California paid $17,000 to regain control of its files after being unable to access them for 10 days.** Attacks are on the rise, with hospitals and small- (more…)

Don’t Shortchange Your Investing Potential

No one likes to lose, especially with money. In fact, researchers have found that our desire to avoid financial losses can be twice as powerful psychologically as our interest in achieving an equivalent gain. It’s no wonder, then, that many investors avoid financial losses by investing in “safer” investments with (more…)

An Update on Retirement Plans for 2018

After several years without changes, the contribution limit for certain retirement plans has increased for 2018. There is no change to the contribution limit for individual retirement accounts (IRAs) or SIMPLE plans (see “2018 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits” chart). Taxpayers who do not have access to a retirement plan at (more…)

Protect Your Business with Positive Pay

If check fraud is negatively impacting your bottom line, you’re not alone. Check fraud continues to be the No. 1 type of payments fraud, with losses in the millions of dollars. In a recent survey, companies reported an increase in check fraud.* In 2016, 75 percent of those surveyed that (more…)

7 Tips to Prevent Cyberthreats

Shield Your Organization from Becoming a Casualty Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cyberthreats to businesses — and it’s on the rise. The offending code infects computers, denying access until a ransom is paid. It’s typically delivered through spam emails, phishing or applications that target software vulnerabilities. The latest, (more…)

4 Financial Factors to Review Annually

Many people use tax season as an opportunity to review their finances. But if you’ve never done a financial review before, you might not be sure where to begin. To get you started, here are a few financial items you should review each year: Investment strategy. A review of your (more…)

Holiday Scams on the Horizon

Three Scams to Look Out for This Holiday Season Social Media Fake Ads Social media is a great way stay connected with loved ones, especially during the holidays. But make no mistake; the landscape of social media has changed. Cyber criminals have found a way to infiltrate social media sites (more…)

Retirement Savings Milestones

Contact your Client Advisor today to map out your own retirement savings milestones. http://www.seasidebank.com. Investment products: Not federally insured Not a deposit of this institution May lose value (more…)

Protect Yourself from Health Scams

When you or a loved one has a health issue, you want to make it better — and you’ll do everything in your power to find a resolution. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of people who are worried, confused and desperate for help. They might try to sell you a bogus (more…)