Monday, August 28, 2017

Identity Theft - How To Protect Yourself



Identity theft is ugly. In fact, Javelin Strategy & Research finds in their 2017 Identity Fraud Survey that there were 15.4 million US fraud victims alone, resulting in $16B in losses. Meanwhile, card not present fraud (card numbers being used online or over the phone) jumped 40% over the prior year. This isn’t surprising when you consider yet another survey by OnePoll. It found 71% of respondents write down their user names and passwords, 52% know at least one other person’s PIN, 40% say at least 1 person knows their user name and password, 25% have
never changed their PIN and 10% say they have given a bank card and PIN to a co-worker or friend. Protect yourself!


https://www.usa.gov/identity-theft

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

You Can Actually Do Something Good With Those Eclipse Glasses

Congratulations to those of you who used proper solar eclipse glasses and witnessed the phenomenon without permanently damaging your vision. Good job! But now you’re probably wondering what to do with those flimsy pieces of cardboard and black polymer that were basically priceless just hours ago.
Fortunately, Astronomers Without Borders has offered to take them off your hands so that children will be able to use them in future eclipses. The organization says it will soon announce a program dedicated to redistributing glasses to schools in Asia and South America, where there will be solar eclipses in 2019.
Here's a link to more information:
https://gizmodo.com/you-can-actually-do-something-good-with-those-eclipse-g-1798289914

Make A Plan: How To Save Money


Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Cash in those dusty jars of pennies. Pack your lunch instead of buying it at work. There are lots of little things you can do to fund your savings. Just be creative. Here's a link to some great savings tips:



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Yellow Ribbon Fund - Michigan

We recently participated in the Yellow Ribbon Fund Charity Golf outing at the Great Oaks Country Club in Rochester, helping raise money for injured service personnel returning home and being treated at military hospitals. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe page, and like and share with everyone!

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