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MIT- eGate Your WiFi Hack Risk
MIT Techology Review just warned how our Wi-Fi security is wide open to hackers. Their article said:  Researchers have discovered a serious flaw in the WPA2 protocol that secures almost every modern Wi-Fi network. The vulnerability could allow hackers to inject malware into websites, or spy on people by reading information that was previously assumed […] (October 18, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/10/18/53671.html

Beat the Blues With Blue Zones
Learn how to gain inner sunshine when feeling blue. I’m an expert on beating the blues… Self taught. The family has a history of depression.  I suffered from SAD… might even be a carrier! Autumn at our farm is glorious. Everything about the Fall is uplifting to me. Sunny, brisk days. Blue skies. Gold, crimson […] (October 17, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/10/17/53598.html

Be In to Win – But Not Of
Be in the World – but no of the World. We’ve heard that advise plenty of times. Herman Melville, told us how to do that in Moby-Dick. Be like a whale. Oh, man! admire and model thyself after the whale! Do thou, too, remain warm among ice. Do thou, too, live in this world without […] (October 16, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/10/16/53660.html

Horse Warning
Here’s a warning direct from the horses mouth. Our horses, Lucy (the Appaloosa ) and Harriet. If you believe in karma and have been really good, you might get to come back as one of our horses! Their jobs are to do whatever they desire (except get past the fences – which they do anyway […] (October 15, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/10/15/53617.html

3 Wall Street Warnings
Almost 50 years ago one of my client’s, a top foreign service officer at the US consulate in Hong Kong, approached me. “Invest $10,000 in a commodity deal.  A Japanese broker gets inside information so we cannot lose. “ So he said. A quick investigation revealed a sad fact… he was being scammed. I warned […] (October 13, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/10/13/53564.html

How to be Clean in a Dirty World
Here’s how to be clean in a dirty world. Skeptical?  Simply read on and see. (October 12, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/10/12/53591.html

The Biggest Risk to Your Wealth
To be… or not to be… irrational. That is the question. Image from www.behaviorgap.com (1) Richard Thaller  won  the 2017 Nobel prize in economic science for showing that people are predictably irrational. “How will you spend $1.1 million prize?”, he was asked. He said: “This is quite a funny question. I will try to spend […] (October 11, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/10/11/53589.html

Battered Dollar Syndrome No Surprise
Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article  “Battered Dollar Roars Back, Catching Investors by Surprise” (1) provides a vital message about your current investments, savings and wealth. The article says:  Investors are betting that an increasingly aggressive Fed and tumult in Europe will lift the currency. The dollar has already bounced roughly 2.9% from its September lows […] (October 10, 2017) http://www.garyascott.com/2017/10/10/53581.html