TheLiveBigWay® Digest – Best of 2018

TheLiveBigWay® Digest – Best of 2018


Last week in this space, we shared a slideshow video featuring 10 Ways We’re Grateful as a reflection on the things that filled us with gratitude during this past year. Today in this final 2018 edition of the Digest, we reflect again – this time sharing a collection of some of our most popular posts from TheLiveBigWay® Digest in 2018. We hope you enjoy reading (or re-reading!) these pieces and we hope you and yours continue to have a restful break and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Top Economy and Investing Post: What is Bitcoin actually worth?

Having risen from $1,000 per coin to a high of nearly $20,000 in the past 12 months (although when writing this, it had fallen back to $11,000), Bitcoin has garnered more than a little attention and spawned a host of imitators. Earlier in the year we came across a post by a gentleman who blogs under the name The Unassuming Banker that we think did a particularly nice job of both explaining what Bitcoin is and why it and the 1,400 other cryptocurrencies that have sprung into existence have, whatever their current market value, an intrinsic value of zero. We thought we’d share.

Bitcoin golden coin.

Top Financial Planning Post:The Science of Spending


What if there was a way to increase your happiness and satisfaction without much work, energy, or effort? Would you want to find out more? Science supports that it is, indeed, possible to achieve more happiness by taking an objective look at how you’re spending your money. Read on to learn more about what the emerging field of positive psychology says about how we can increase our happiness by changing how we spend our money.

Top Firm News and Events Post: It’s a Boy!

Late last year, the Yeske Buie team was overjoyed to share that Yusuf Abugideiri, Senior Financial Planner in our Virginia office, and his wife Maegan welcomed their first child, Noah Abugideiri. One year later, Noah has taken his first steps and is well on his way to exploring this new world in his own Live Big way! We share a gallery of photos throughout Yusuf, Maegan, and Noah’s journey.

Yusuf's Family

Top Cyber Security Post: Monitoring, Alerting, Locking, or Freezing

Frozen dollars with padlock

Unsurprisingly as technology continues to become more embedded in our lives, the cybersecurity world encountered its fair share of data breaches, new phishing techniques, and other vulnerabilities this year. We believe in the importance of cybersecurity, breach or no breach, and regularly share suggestions from industry experts for keeping your personal information safe. Related to the myriad of data compromises over the past few years, we share our thoughts on monitoring, alerting, locking, and freezing your information to keep your identity protected.

Top Yeske Buie in the Media Post: Elissa Buie Recognized by Washingtonian Magazine

ElissaBuie - 2018 headshot

Elissa Buie, CFP was recognized once again as one of the area’s best fee-only financial planners by Washingtonian Magazine. Featured in Washingtonian’s January issue, the Top Wealth Advisors list is compiled largely via responses to a peer survey that asks industry professionals “Who would you trust with your own money?” Those named to the list received the most recommendations. Read on to see what Elissa has accomplished over her 35-year career that has earned her a spot on every edition of the list.