Category: Safety

Guard This With Your Life

There is a nine digit number that is so important. Of course, I am talking about your Social Security Number (SSN). It seems like more people are asking you to give them your SSN. The people seem valid, so you may not have a problem giving them your SSN. In fact, you may think that […]

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Social Security Scam

Although news and information about the Social Security Phone Call Scam has been reported for several months, people are still falling victim to this fraudulent scheme. Just in case you have not heard about it, I want to give you some information and tips to lessen the likelihood that you will fall prey to these […]

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Dirty Little Secret – Part 3

  Victims of financial abuse are made financially dependent on and by their abusers, then the rug is pulled out from under them. Usually, the rug is pulled out when they or their spouse or partner leaves. Unfortunately, this is the point when the victim discovers that they have been left holding the bag that […]

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Dirty Little Secret – Part 2

Financial abuse usually begins subtly. It might feel like love and concern or that you are being taken care of at first because your spouse or partner is taking care of all of the finances. However, over time the abuser “turns up the heat” and things start to feel different. It is similar to the […]

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Dirty Little Secret – Part 1

Did you know that one in four women or 25% will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime? What does that have to do with personal finance? 99% of those victims said that financial abuse was one of the main reasons they stayed in or returned to an abusive relationship. Wow! This means […]

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Identity Violation

To say that identity theft is rampant is an understatement. Reports of personal information breaches have become common place in the last few years. Many have suffered the pain and fear of having their personal information stolen, including yours truly. Despite the efforts to protect my personal information, intruders have gotten hold of my personal […]

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Protect Your PIN Like Your SSN

It has always been important to protect your Social Security Number (SSN). It has become even more important with the increase in identity theft. You should keep your Social Security Card in a safe place, away from unsuspecting eyes, unless you need to have it for a specific purpose such as employment, account opening, or […]

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Looking For Love Can Cost Alot!

Graying hair, increased wrinkles, and slower steps are signs of aging and cause many to give more respect. Unfortunately, for others they are signs of vulnerability and opportunity. According to research millions of seniors are targeted for financial scams every year. That is so sad. There are several scams they fall prey to including funerals, […]

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Scam Alert! Shopper Beware!

Scams seem like they are becoming more prevalent. Or just when one seems to die down, another one pops up in its place. Scam artists prey on unsuspecting people, so if something seems too good to be true then make sure you ask questions and investigate. Otherwise, you may become the latest victim to a […]

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