Cybersecurity during COVID-19

Understanding how to protect yourself from malicious cyber threats. COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives, including how we work, socialize, and communicate. Unfortunately this also means many of us will be subject to a range of new cybersecurity...

Breaking Down the 2020 CARES Act

Understanding the $2 trillion stimulus package.  As you likely know, the federal government, led by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, recently passed a stimulus bill to help those affected by the devastating COVID-19 outbreak.  It is known as the...

A Quick and Dirty Primer on Chaos Theory

“If the flap of a butterfly’s wings can be instrumental in generating a tornado, it can equally well be instrumental in preventing a tornado.” -Edward Lorenz Interesting to consider, no? Pop culture is very familiar with the adage about a butterfly’s wings flapping in...

A Guide to Social Security

What it is, how it works, and when to claim it. July 29, 2019By Billy Cooper  PART I: WHAT IS SOCIAL SECURITY AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Established in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, Social Security is a comprehensive federal program designed to...

The Louisiana Purchase and the Birth of American High Finance

The four most powerful words in the universe of bonds are “full faith and credit.” These words apply to government Treasury bills, notes, and bonds whose timely interest and principal payments are backed by an unconditional guarantee from the United States Government....