Category: BUS/FIN/TECH

Last Line of Defense

Author: Steven Aldrich, First Coast Computer Services In this last month I have seen an upswing in fraudulent “tech support” scams. One client asked me “Why doesn’t Apple stop these guys from using their Logo and scamming me?” I...

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Thinking about switching to a Macintosh?

Customers are asking about switching to Macintosh with increasing regularity. They might have heard that there are not as many viruses, or they are tired of dealing with Windows update issues. Some are considering an Apple product because their children or grandchildren use are Mac users and have suggested that they make the switch.

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Windows 10 Updates – made easier

Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services With the changes we see in Windows 10, probably the most confounding is automatic updates. We can no longer tell Windows not to update. Moreover, the updates can mess with our...

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What Should You Look for in an Annual Financial Review?

Given the complexities of the investment world, you might consider working with a financial professional to help you move toward your goals, such as a comfortable retirement. You’ll want to establish good communication with whomever you choose, and you should meet in person at least once a year to discuss your situation.

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Impact of Tax Reform on Estate Planning

by: Julie Ickes, J.D., LL.M. ~ Jackson Law Group How did tax reform affect estate planning? The tax reform enacted on December 22, 2017 increased the federal estate and gift tax exclusion from $5.49 million in 2017 to slightly...

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Computer Repair Gone Wrong

by: Steven Aldrich  ~ First Coast Computer Services I have a customer who decided to take her laptop to a store-front repair shop. They told her that the motherboard was damaged, and it would cost hundreds to fix her laptop. So,...

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