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Sally Jones

Sally is a passionate writer but her interests do not stop there. She spends a lot of time daydreaming about the beach, however, she spends most of her time taking advantage of all the activities her town has to offer in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Did Someone Steal Your Identity? How to Report Identity Theft

Person reporting ID theft on cell phone: How to Report Identity Theft

Getting bills for credit cards you never signed up for? Were you denied a loan you were sure you could get? Uh oh, looks like you may be the latest victim of identity theft! What do you do now? Try not to panic (easier said than done, we know). But your best course of action is to be armed with all the information you need about how to report identity theft and the steps you can take to lessen the blow. And take action immediately! Keep reading for our step-by-step guide if you find yourself a victim of ID theft…

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Stair Trek: Choosing the Best Stair Lift

Stair lift: Choosing the Best Stair Lift

Is your elderly parent or spouse no longer able to make the trek upstairs? Or, do you have a family member who’s permanently disabled? It’s a huge life adjustment for sure, but it doesn’t mean your loved one has to move out of their home. Fortunately, you have options. Instead of the added stress of moving to a one-story or out of the home altogether, consider installing a stair lift. While they aren’t cheap, stair lift prices can easily match the expenses of selling your home and/or moving. Read our stair chair lift reviews to see the number of options you have — we’ve included details about custom designs, features, pros and cons and pricing to help you make a sound decision. Reviews for the best stairlift companies are below…

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eHealthInsurance Reviews: Health Insurance Hero or Headache?

Medical records in doctor's office: eHealthinsurance Reviews

Are you looking for health insurance but don’t have a clue where to begin? With thousands of health insurance companies and types of plans available, it’s like searching for a needle in a haystack! Need to figure out what type of plan you need? Want to understand more about the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits? Or just looking for health insurance quotes and coverage details? eHealthInsurance is an excellent, one-stop shop for all this and more—and the best part is, it’s entirely free. Our eHealthInsurance review below will give you all the information you need to see if it’s the good service for you to consider…

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Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

Person in coffee shop on computer: Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

Do you often get online at your local coffee house, a hotel when traveling, or other public places (called WiFi hotspots)? If you’re not already aware — public WiFi access has the potential to severely compromise your online security. And hackers can get into your computer in no time (as in, 2 seconds!). So, what steps can you take to protect your online presence and your identity if hackers come calling? Keep reading to find the best ways to keep your private online self as secure as possible…

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How to Know if Someone Stole Your Identity

How to Know if Someone Stole Your Identity

You’ve saved up for years to buy your first home, and you’ve found the perfect place. You couldn’t be more excited — until the floor drops out from under you. Your loan application is denied. But why? You’ve paid all your bills on time and established a good credit history. Come to find out, your credit report is far from stellar — and not from your own doing. This is what identity theft can look like, and it can blindside anyone at any time. The good news is that there are warning signs you may not be aware of to know if someone has stolen your identity. And, even better, there are steps you can take to protect yourself…

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How Does Identity Theft Happen?

Data on screen: How Does Identity Theft Happen?

The news of increasing hacking attacks on merchants, health insurance sites and other businesses has most of us worried more than ever about having our identity and financial information stolen. Online identity theft is an overwhelming problem, for sure. But it’s important to remember there are many ways thieves steal your identity, and the more you know, the better you can protect yourself. Identity theft can drastically rock your world, and it can take months or even years to reverse the damage done to your good name. Here, we’ll explore the most common ways identity theft happens and give you recommendations on how to protect yourself…

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Do RFID Wallets Work? Blocking 21st Century Pickpocketing

Man with empty wallet: Do RFID Wallets Work? Blocking 21st Century Pickpocketing

Did you know your credit card information can be stolen out of thin air when you’re doing something as simple as waiting in line at the grocery store? Today’s thieves do, and they have an alarmingly easy way to electronically pickpocket you without you ever knowing. What makes this possible is RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, which is embedded in millions upon millions of credit cards. Fortunately, there are products called RFID wallets than you can use to help protect your credit or debit cards from being remotely read, but do RFID wallets work? First, we’ll explain the basics behind the technology so you can understand how you’re at risk…

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How to Freeze Your Credit

Calculator with bills: How to Freeze Your Credit

Are you worried that your identity could be stolen? You’re certainly not the only one. In 2014 alone, 17.6 million Americans fell victim to identity theft, and that statistic increases every year. What’s the best way to protect yourself from thieves stealing your personal information and opening financial accounts in your name? Placing a credit freeze, say experts. What exactly is a credit freeze, what does it mean for your finances, and how do you freeze your credit? Keep reading to find out the answers to these questions and more…

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The Hot New Toy: Are Hoverboards Safe?

Hoverboard with fire extinquisher:Are Hoverboards Safe?

Did you buy your kids the must-have toy of the year, or are you considering making the purchase? We’re talking about hoverboards — and although today’s hoverboards don’t quite reach “Back to the Future” heights, they’re still all the rage. After this past holiday season’s explosion of hoverboard popularity, the media called into question the safety of hoverboards, citing fire hazards as a major concern. So, are hoverboards safe? Here, we’ll explore hoverboard safety and give you the information you need to make an informed purchase or to determine if the one you’ve already purchased is safe…

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How to Create Wills Online

Person writing will: How to Create Wills Online

Who will take care of your children if you and your spouse meet an unexpected demise? What will happen to your assets, like your home, savings, family heirlooms and investments? No one wants to think about end-of-life issues, but it’s up to you to protect your family the way you see fit; otherwise you’re taking a huge risk. If you die without a will, the state will step in to settle everything from child custody to the distribution of your assets, and may do so in a way that’s not what you would have wanted. If you don’t have a will, you should — and it’s not as daunting a task as you might think…

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