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
  340 Hits
340 Hits

Search Blogs Module

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
gap insurance Flexible Spending Account investment statements Medicare question clients Mobile Banking Security Tips Part D premiums . wells Fargo debt DNA test kits FSA drive /usb Open House Shred paperwork FEMA website home mortgages Facebook profile Fox News story summer paperwork clutter car loans retirement planning Open Enrollment Kraig Mathias credit freeze phishing scams “ skimmer ”. 2017 TD Ameritrade National LINC Conference pet supplies 4 pm -8pm June 29 home break-ins home security policy Independence Day padlock Amazon house sitter Part B Orange County privacy notices credit cards 2018 IRA contributions estate account numbers estate planning relief efforts trust fun facts rescue organizations interest rates official certification retirement plans jury duty Retirement Contribution Limits assets Legal robocalls insurance policy Treasury Department phishing sites earthquake app Orange County Superior Court Wells Fargo customers April 15 health care costs chip-enabled EMV cards tax season non-prescripstion sunglasses 2017 IRA contributions Two-Step Verification identity theft Medicare Part B card reader Social Security Puerto Rico illiegal robocallers notary services contribution limit California Lions Friends portal memorial Day weekend tax deadline https ://seekingalpha bottom line vision screening credit card company ice cream event 20 year anniversary Medicare https :// Wells Fargo employees October 1 2020. retirement Medicare Part B premiums birth certificates privacy settings vacation money July 4 ID card pet 401K Supplemental Security Income client portal 70 1/2. Auto insurance IRA accounts home D premiums borrowing money emergency kit web address Brexit vote April 11 president Trump Victor Dergunov National Ice Cream month Healthcare prescription eyeglasses credit card fraud Social Security Administration asset Planning banking credit score 23 andme Kiplinger Letter fees opt-out retirement accounts Roth IRA identity thieves disaster areas information Facebook clients show support spring cleaning consumer spending VOIP landline phones Affordable Care Act CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER exam pets flash drive April 18 2017. documents trustee IRS deadline emergency folder clone counterfeits parking spots driver license insurance policies pet industry increase executive order Notary Public