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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Should Your New Year’s Resolutions Include Social Media?

By Catherine Powell

With only a little over two weeks left in the year, most people start to think about making their New Year’s resolutions.  Some of the most popular ones include working out, losing weight, and saving money.  The reason many of us create New Year’s resolutions is to try to get the year started on the right foot.  While shedding a few pounds or learning to stick to a budget is laudable, I’d like to recommend a cyber-resolution that should be on everyone’s list:  Social media discipline.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Water, Water Everywhere

 By Catherine Powell

As I write this blog, it’s raining cats and dogs outside.  Not that this is so unusual in Florida, where thunderstorms happen all year round.  The problem is when the wind is howling and the rain comes down in buckets, all that water has to go somewhere.  Sometimes too much precipitation can cause problems with homes, businesses, and vehicles.  Below are ten ways to keep water from raining on your parade.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

10 Ways to Protect Your Gifts from the Grinch

 By Catherine Powell

Everyone is familiar with the Dr. Seuss story “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.  While a work of fiction, the phenomenon of having one’s Christmas presents stolen is all too real.  To help you keep from having your holiday spirit deflated, I thought I’d take the time to give you ten tips that are guaranteed to thwart the thieves who prey on holiday shoppers.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

How to Keep Your Credit Cards from Being Hacked

 By Catherine Powell

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday shopping season is in full swing.  That means lots of trips to the stores, as well as multiple online purchases.  To you. this time of year is a time of giving.  For hackers, it’s a time to take advantage of unwary shoppers by stealing their credit and debit card info for their own nefarious purposes.  More than 23 million credit cards were compromised in 2019 alone.  If you don’t want to have your credit card abused or your bank account emptied, there are a few things you need to do before you head over to the mall.

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