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Half of a Whole: When You Lose a Spouse

April 2019

Whether it’s sudden and unexpected or after an already lengthy ordeal, there’s nothing that can prepare you for losing your spouse. Grief and mourning affect each of us uniquely, but all widows and widowers share a painful dilemma: On the one hand, the world seems to demand rapid response to a barrage of critical questions – financial and otherwise. On the other hand, it’s usually a terrible time to be making big decisions, especially if they really can wait.

Here are some helpful handholds to hang onto if you have been recently widowed (or you know someone who has), plus preemptive steps to take if you’re reading this in happier times.

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How to Raise Your Credit Score by 100 Points (Almost) Overnight

February 2018

Excerpt from an article on GoBankingRates.com in which Paul Lightfoot, Optima's President, contributed.

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How to Respond to A Data Breach

December 2017

How To Respond To A Data Breach

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Avoiding Financial Scams and Identity Theft Slams

December 2017

Young or old, wealthy or poor, online or in person … Nobody is immune from financial scams and identity theft slams. No matter who you are or how well-informed you may be, the bad guys are out there, daily devising new tricks for every fraud we fix.

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