As anybody who has made progress along the road to financial independence knows, building wealth doesn’t make all your problems go away or automatically bestow peace of mind. Along with increasing financial assets come inevitable concerns about protecting what you have. And in today’s digital world, the rules and techniques for ensuring financial safety have changed substantially.
Nobody wants to obsess over their fortune, like Scrooge. Generosity is one of the proven paths to happiness and true wealth. But the fact is that in today’s world, having significant assets also means having to exercise careful attention and stewardship in order for those assets to survive and serve your intended purpose.
Whether it’s Internet scams, computer errors, or natural disaster, your wealth is subject to a variety of dangers. In this post I’ll detail some of the most serious threats, and some of the simple steps you can take to ward them off.