We use computers for everything now. They have become a life-line we can no longer contemplate living life without.

The beauty of computers is that we are able to use them to do pretty much everything. Where in early periods we needed to accomplish different tasks in a number of different ways; now from just one medium we can do a thousand tasks and it’s due to the size, accessibility and power of this technology making it quicker and easier to run our lives. Computers come in all different shapes and sizes. They are able to fit in one hand, they can be the size of a book or a woman’s handbag, they can fit into a backpack or they can be large desktop monitors that give the experience of having a TV screen to work with. We can pay our bills, do our banking, book our holidays, order takeaway, book movie and theatre tickets, send correspondence, review our children’s educational performance, learn via webinars, communicate directly by way of video, run our businesses and pay our taxes, write our diaries or journals, do our weekly grocery shopping and a huge number of other things.

Due to pretty much everything we do now is through a computer, these pieces of technology can leave an information trail of our lives that can clearly be followed and easily analysed.

Computers may provide insights that benefit a client who was either not the main breadwinner or had no control over or input into the family finances.  A search of the family, a personal or business computer may indicate assets like:

1/ other sources of income,

2/ banking facilities previously unknown,

3/ investment accounts,

4/transfers of money overseas,

5/ assets held but not stored at the family business or home,

6/ communications between parties indicating a business partnership, and

7/ loans provided or obtained.

So how do we find this information?  Come along to our presentation at the Mordialloc HQ on 3 May 2017.  Visit our LinkedIn page to subscribe (https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1611860) or at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-mcleish-876b229.  See you there.