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Health Insurance Renewal Season Notification

Fall marks the start of health insurance renewal season for most.  If you are a client, we will be reaching out to you directly to assist you in evaluating the various plan options available to you to identify the best solution for you and your family given how your circumstances have changed over the past year.  In the meantime, we wanted to provide some additional information to help point you in the right direction.   Workplace Insurance This is typically the time of year for employer open enrollment and employees can select their benefit packages for the year ahead.  It is important to review the plans available to you on an annual basis to evaluate changes – both within the plans being offered and relating to you and your family.  Consider whether your doctor is part of the network and the implications of being in an HMO vs. PPO.  It is...
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Seth Corkin - My Personal Story

I believe traditional wealth management is broken – but I have a vision for the future standard of financial advice, and I am incredibly lucky to have found two partners who share that vision.  Before I tell you how and why I joined Single Point, let me tell you a little about how I found my passion for financial planning.  I consider myself fortunate that I stumbled into my future career path at a relatively young age.  As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison I majored in a CFP® Board registered program at a time when financial planning was emerging as the preferred core component of the financial advisory relationship.  What I learned in my undergraduate coursework, and the subsequent years to follow, is that each client’s financial situation is an intricate puzzle and every decision has a cascading effect on other areas of the client’s financial picture.  I loved...
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Equifax Security Breach – What to do?!

Equifax – one of the three primary credit bureaus – announced last Thursday, September 7th, that they were the victims of a massive cyber-attack spanning from May – July 2017.  While cyber-attacks have unfortunately become more common in recent years, this attack is particularly notable as it is considered the largest breach of consumer data in US history, impacting approximately 143 million people in the US.  The most sensitive of personal data was compromised in this breach including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and it is believed that around 209,000 people had credit card information stolen.       Here’s Our View on the steps necessary to remain protected from the ramifications of a breach of this magnitude.   Check to see if you were affected Equifax has set-up an online portal that allows individuals to check whether their personal data was compromised as part of the...
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Seth Corkin: SPP Welcomes New Personal CFO

Seth 3Single Point Partners is very excited to announce the addition of our newest Personal CFO, Seth Corkin. I was first introduced to Seth through a pro-bono financial planning initiative we are both engaged in.  Through these initial interactions, it was immediately clear to me that he is a highly talented individual with a passion for financial planning and a strong commitment to giving back by sharing his knowledge and expertise.  At one meeting the leader of the non-profit organization read aloud a testimonial from one of the participants in the program.  This person made an emotional statement about the respect he treated her with and how working with Seth had changed her life for the better.  Although this was through a volunteer engagement, he made her feel like an important client.  Seth then spoke from the heart about how meaningful the relationship was to him as well.  The point he made...
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When a "Dream College" Isn't So Dreamy

For a few weeks this summer we were once again lucky enough to have Liam Cronan join our office as a summer intern.  Liam has just finished his freshman year in college, he'll be spending the second half of his summer working on a political campaign.  While Liam was here he worked on a number of projects, the most prominent was building the framework of the Investment Expense Analysis tool which many of our clients have already seen the results of.   Liam had a very successful first year of college, from a grades standpoint.  However, he learned that Bentley University was not the right fit for him.  In the guest blog post below he shares his experience in coming to realize that he was at the wrong school, and the process he went through as a transfer applicant.   Almost every high school student who chooses to apply to college...
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