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Welcome to the Bigger Insights blog! We provide our community the education and insights they need to achieve their goals and secure their future through finance, security, privacy, and technology.

Bigger Insights is about sovereignty and resilience. In addition to our blog and podcast content, we help clients like you, in one-on-one sessions, lead more sovereign and resilient lives by mastering these disciplines:

  1. Technology: Leverage technology to be more productive and make more money. Whether you need help setting up a NAS, want to learn how to use Linux, or even launch a podcast, we’ve got you covered.
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Woman Shopping - Holding Shopping Bags - Retail - Spending Money Finance

What Does it Mean to be Able to Afford Something?

Most everyone will agree that you shouldn’t buy things that you can’t afford, yet so many do. Why is that? It seems to us that one of the reasons for this is because many don’t know what it means to be able to afford something. Spoiler alert – it doesn’t ...
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7 Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Intro 1 out of 3 US adults have an estate plan. 3 out of 3 should have one. Estate planning is one of the most important, yet most neglected responsibilities. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is that estate planning is complicated. However, avoiding estate ...
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Should You Use a Dumb Phone for Privacy & Security?

The constant stream of news regarding mobile phone spyware (e.g. Pegasus) and hacks may have you wondering – should you use a dumb phone for privacy and security? We often see criminals in movies and TV using dumb phones as burners, but does this really make you more private and ...
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Inflation - Burning Money - Cash - US Dollar - Purchasing Power - Waste Finance

Why the 2020s Decade Will Likely Be Inflationary

One of the biggest macroeconomic debates of today is whether we'll experience inflation or deflation over the coming years. If you survey 50 economists, you'll come up with 50 different answers. However, after much research, our opinion is that the 2020s decade will likely be inflationary in terms of the ...
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Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin - Blockchain - Risks - Privacy Finance

Bitcoin’s Fundamental Flaw That No One’s Talking About

Bitcoin has a lot going for it. It has a very robust network, is rather decentralized, can’t be duplicated, etc. We’ve all heard the sales pitch. However, Bitcoin has a fundamental flaw that no one’s talking about. When it comes to privacy, frankly, we’re a little concerned. It’s no longer ...
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Why You Need a NAS (Network Attached Storage)

A Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a dedicated storage device that you interact with over a network. As time goes on, we accumulate more data and bigger files. Our storage needs seem to be outpacing the amount of available storage capacities on off-the-shelf PCs. In this event, where should you ...
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Don’t Use LastPass, Use These Instead

LastPass is better than nothing, but is it the best password manager for you? We discuss pros, cons, and alternatives worth considering. LastPass has a lot going for it: Many features, good MFA support, handy password tools, emergency access, etc. However, LastPass has many issues to consider. LastPass has a ...
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Why Lawyers Should Care About Privacy & Security

On October 1, 2015, attorney Karla Salas received a highly-personalized text message about a wake for her friend’s deceased father. This message contained a link, which she clicked on. It was a targeted attack. In an instant, her phone had been hacked by a sophisticated spyware tool called Pegasus. She ...
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Don’t Use NordVPN, Use These Instead

If you’ve spent any time researching VPNs, you’ve probably heard of NordVPN. It’s basically in every top VPN review list. However, is it really as good as the marketers claim? We discuss the pros and cons of NordVPN, based on our own experiences, so you can make an informed decision. ...
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