Asset Planning, Inc Blog

The latest from the team.

Summer is Here!

The weather is getting warmer, it’s staying lighter later and there are tons of graduations happening. This can only mean one thing, summer is here. With the official start of summer being next week and this being the time that most people leave for vacation we thought it would be a great time to send a reminder about increasing your home security while you’re away. Unfortunately petty theft and home break-ins have been running rampant lately. Doing a little to protect yourself now can help you avoid this happening to you. Here are some reminders for when you’re away. (These tips can even help if you aren’t planning on taking a vacation)

  • If possible, have someone stay in your home while away. This is the best option and gives you the peace of mind that your home and pets will be well taken care of.
  • Make sure that the outside of your home is well lit, especially your porch and side yard/gate areas. Criminals are getting braver but most do not like to be conspicuous and bright lights may deter them.
  • Put a stop on your mail and newspaper deliveries. Leaving these things to pile up is a sure sign that no one is home.
  • Tell a trusted neighbor about your vacation and ask them to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.
  • Don’t post about your trip on social media. While it’s fun to share with your friends you never really know who is seeing the posts and it may alert the wrong people that you are away from your home.
  • Install a security system. An alarm system or cameras are a great option to help deter criminals. A few of us in the office use the Ring doorbell that has a camera and is connected to Wi-Fi. It also has an intercom so if you are home and you receive a knock from an unwanted solicitor you can politely tell them no safely from inside your home.

With the BBQs, beach days, bike rides and bon fires, summer is one of my favorite seasons. Hope you all enjoy yours as much as I do!

Melani

Continue reading
  1194 Hits

Search Blogs Module

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
tax records clients show support markets donation counts fees cell phone carriers offer identity theft Asset Planning California Lions Friends CA FTB rescue organizations increase ID card Medicare Advantage self-help topics emergency kits Notary Public check lists privacy settings stock pile home security FSA Medicare Part B phishing sites home break-ins Flexible Spending Account 4 pm -8pm Medicare question vacation 2017 IRA contributions 20 year anniversary retirement planning tax deadlines privacy notices home tax deadline asset Planning team members wells Fargo home emergency kit Erin Nelsen home emergency preparedness kits drive /usb “ skimmer ”. EEChecklist-Kits.pdf stockpilingchecklist.pdf insurance policy interest spam phone consumer spending estate planning Ice Cream Social retirement accounts business hours home mortgages D premiums emergency kit settlement options Open Enrollment borrowing money credit card company July 4 IRA accounts credit score card reader Shred paperwork insurance policies Independence Day September 30 2020. tax returns cell phone SIM swap scam policy app 23 andme pets toilet paper FEMA website Affordable Care Act Two-Step Verification news coverage September 9 car loans Part B gap insurance estate planning direction Kiplinger Letter bottom line illiegal robocallers Facebook profile trust notary services Fox News story October 1 2020. prescription eyeglasses items disaster areas Part D premiums . Brexit vote Victor Dergunov TD Ameritrade Social Security banking market turmoil CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER exam opt-out hurricane Dorian jury duty 70 1/2. Charles Schwab years Federal Trade Commission website phishing scams Auto insurance birth certificates people medications life saver chip-enabled EMV cards scams Medicare CARES Act paper records Joey Gonzales account numbers Financial Planning Magazine operations manager health care services Coronavirus Aid portal IRS deadline family members Medicare Part B premiums payments fun facts tax season relief efforts 2018 IRA contributions house sitter June 29 contribution limit credit monitoring service health care costs information Facebook company Kraig Mathias Wells Fargo employees 900 number checklists padlock VOIP landline phones web address parking spots ice cream event credit cards July 3 rd stimulus package email notifications Legal robocalls January 10 executive order official certification pet donation drive Healthcare estate phone companies Expired medications summer spring cleaning cell phone carriers cell phone provider interest rates DNA test kits student loans information memorial Day weekend phone 401K partner /owner https ://seekingalpha retirement debt pet April 11 paperwork clutter ice cream CFP ® assets clients donation items non-prescripstion sunglasses coronavirus Amazon fun atmosphere driver license earthquake app retirement plans September 8 media accounts trustee offering insurance pet industry Supplemental Security Income emergency folder earnings fallout investment statements clone counterfeits text messages National Ice Cream month client portal Mobile Banking Security Tips money April 15 president Trump credit card fraud Open House COVID -19 virus blog post cell phones integral member records breach spread Puerto Rico credit freeze Economic Security Orange County identity thieves February 14 cell phone service provider Labor Day Medicare plan holidays approach IRS documents https :// 2017 TD Ameritrade National LINC Conference July 6 Orange County Superior Court vision screening July weekend water … pet supplies Social Security Administration April 18 2017. Retirement Contribution Limits Treasury Department Wells Fargo customers flash drive 2017 Equifax breach tax filing deadlines Roth IRA