Webcams: Security first, all other features second

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Online Security, Peoples Bank News, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter | Comments Off on Webcams: Security first, all other features second

Webcams: Security first, all other features second

Maybe you think your webcam security isn’t important. We would suggest that webcam security is more important than even the pixel and color quality of the camera itself. Why? Think in terms of the risk. Take just 2 examples: Many Realtors like to install a webcam pointed at the lake and may think the security isn’t all that important. Until it gets hacked to show a photo of a dredged pond in front of a coal yard with their logo imposed on it. Some families just want to see how their pet is getting access to the ‘fridge....

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Bonds, Interest Rates, and the Impact of Inflation

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Inflation, Investing, Peoples Bank News, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter | Comments Off on Bonds, Interest Rates, and the Impact of Inflation

Bonds, Interest Rates, and the Impact of Inflation

There are two fundamental ways that you can profit from owning bonds: from the interest that bonds pay, or from any increase in the bond’s price. Many people who invest in bonds because they want a steady stream of income are surprised to learn that bond prices can fluctuate, just as they do with any security traded in the secondary market. If you sell a bond before its maturity date, you may get more than its face value; you could also receive less if you must sell when bond prices are down. The closer the bond is to its maturity date,...

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Give Your Company a Security Check on First Friday of Each Quarter

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in Online Security, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter | Comments Off on Give Your Company a Security Check on First Friday of Each Quarter

Give Your Company a Security Check on First Friday of Each Quarter

The security of your company’s computers and network is too important to ignore. The Director of the FBI recently told a reporter that there are two types of companies in the United States: those that have been hacked by China, and those who don’t know they have been hacked by China. Think about that problem for a moment as you think about your company network security… The (other) problem is that few companies have the resources, let alone the time, to make computer security a constant focus. Because doing something on a regular basis to...

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Converting Savings to Retirement Income

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in Investing, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter | Comments Off on Converting Savings to Retirement Income

Converting Savings to Retirement Income

During your working years, you’ve probably set aside funds in retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, or other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during retirement is to convert those savings into an ongoing income stream that will provide adequate income throughout your retirement years. Setting a withdrawal rate The retirement lifestyle you can afford will depend not only on your assets and investment choices, but also on how quickly you draw down your retirement portfolio. The annual percentage that...

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