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  • Chip and PIN, will It save Us?
    Chip and PIN, will It save Us?
    Many Americans, says a recent survey by Gallup, worry about a data breach connected to the use of their credit cards. Interestingly, many people use a credit card for everything under the sun: even just a soda and bag of chips from the convenience...
  • Have you been doing your seasonal home maintenance?
    Have you been doing your seasonal home maintenance?
    Being a homeowner is not the same as being a renter with the exception of having your name on the deed. There’s a lot of work you have to do to maintain your property. Mowing the grass and raking the leaves are just the basics. You also need...
  • What's a fancation anyway?
    What's a fancation anyway?
    Sometimes when you are planning a vacation choosing a destination can be difficult. Should you go somewhere beachy or to a city with a lot of museums and restaurants? A popular trend these days is to take a “fancation” to a location...
  • PayPal, Amazon, and Fiverr inspire newbie entrepreneurs
    PayPal, Amazon, and Fiverr inspire newbie entrepreneurs
    The rapidly advancing Information Age is leading millions of people every year to leave their old “brick and mortar” jobs and strike out on their own. And thanks to sites like PayPal, Amazon, and Fiverr, many of these aspiring Internet...
  • Texas cop uses stun gun on 76-year old man
    Texas cop uses stun gun on 76-year old man
    In the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri protests comes another alarming report of possible police brutality, this time in Victoria, Texas. As reported in the Washington Post on December 15, 2014, a police officer has allegedly used his stun gun on a...
  • What to Do if Accosted on Street and Dragged by a Man
    What to Do if Accosted on Street and Dragged by a Man
    The video of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, being grabbed on a street corner and forced along a sidewalk to her assailant’s car gripped the nation, bringing more attention than ever to how easy it seems for an unarmed man to abduct a woman...
  • What is Pharming?
    What is Pharming?
    I was surfing on YouTube the other day and found this hilariousvideo mash-upof Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” and an 80s aerobics video. For a lot of kids today, mash-ups are all the rage—whether it’s combining...
  • Tips to prepare for Power Outage
    Tips to prepare for Power Outage
    Don’t wait to be in the dark to find out you’re in the dark. Are you equipped for a power outage? A power outage can even occur in perfect weather, thanks to a construction team “hitting a wire.”Batteries. Don’t have...
  • 21 Tips for Holiday Home Security
    21 Tips for Holiday Home Security
    People complain about all the stress that comes with the holiday season: the in-laws, the expense of buying gifts, figuring out what to buy, travel, reunions with people they don’t like…But trust me on this: You’ll take you...
  • 7 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Identity
    7 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Identity
    One of my favorite commercials is a guy working out with his personal trainer. The trainer asks him if he’s been eating his vegetables every day. When he replies, “When I can,” the trainer bops him on the head. He could have had...
  • Identity Theft, Then and Now
    Identity Theft, Then and Now
    Identity Theft has been a concern for a while. There have been (scary) movies made about it and the concern has grown as access to information has become easier for hackers and criminals.While it may have increased with this easier access, in this...
  • Web hosting
    The real cost of using the cheap hosting service
    For anyone in the market or shopping around for an affordable hosting service the prices vary. Depending on the needs or the size of the business aiming for a cost-effective service can be beneficial, but also detrimental in the event of your...
  • Great gift ideas for the 2014 holiday season
    Holiday gift ideas for the 2014 Christmas season
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be a time of great angst for many consumers trying to figure out the best gifts to give thisholiday season. You’re not alone, trending today on Twitter is gifts made easy and...
  • Beware of Home Security Scams
    Beware of Home Security Scams
    Will the home security scams ever stop? The latest scam has fraudsters going door to door, posing as sales reps for “Trio Alarm.” They first make sure that the houses they visit already have a security system (e.g., security decals on...
  • Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity
    Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity
    Where’s the $$$ at? Selling credit card data. Have you heard of the Russian hacking ring that raked in two and a half billion dollars? Check it out:Phishing attacks are lucrative for these cybercriminals.ATM hacks continue to increase, in...