Mobile payment apps, such as Venmo and PayPal have gained in popularity, but is the cost of convenience the security of your money? As financial planners, we want you to understand the risks and benefits. If you’re wondering, are payment apps safe? Here are useful facts you need to know.
Trends come and go, but some don’t leave before impacting your investments first. The problem is parsing through all the trends and figuring out which will or will not impact your portfolio. Of course, long-term investing is founded on principles that go beyond merely chasing the latest trend. But that doesn’t mean ignoring trends completely. At Carnegie, we believe in striking a balance by remaining aware of trends, but not being shackled to them. With that in mind, here are five megatrends and the impact we expect them to have on the market.
Most videos, no matter how much time and effort go into making them, won’t go viral, but some do. When a video goes viral, depending on the platform and how it’s monetized, it could earn anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a million or more. If your child makes a video that goes viral, they could end up with a hefty viral video paycheck. This is often unprecedented territory for even the most financially savvy parents. Here are a few tips on how to best handle the situation.
Amid constant headlines of scams, identity theft, hackings and more, the internet can begin to feel like a scary place. As financial advisors, we work with many parents and grandparents of teens. Like a lot of our clients, you may find yourself worried for both yourself and your child or grandchild when it comes to financial internet safety. Avoiding the online world completely isn’t realistic. Your next best option is educating yourself and your teen. Keeping safe on the internet isn’t always easy, but these tips can help.
In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, we are sharing a new Earth-friendly installation at our local office in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
If you live in Northeast Ohio and have been out and about on Lander Circle in Pepper Pike, you might have noticed a slim upright structure that vaguely resembles the old-time gasoline pumps of a day gone by. However, this unit is not pumping out gasoline and instead delivers up to 13.2kw per hour of electricity to any needy electric vehicles (EVs) in the vicinity.