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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

These Scams Target Small Businesses

By Catherine Powell

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Owning a small business is never easy.  During a typical work week, an owner has to deal with all kinds of issues involving everything from employees and distributors to customers and suppliers.  As a result, it doesn't take long for something to slip between the cracks.  If that something happens to be a scam targeting your business, the resulting financial loss could not only hurt your bottom line, it could derail or even destroy your livelihood.  To help you identify and avoid the most prevalent small business scams, I've come up with a top-10 list that you and your employees can use to keep from being duped.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

10 Tips for Buying a Used Car

 By Catherine Powell

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With the economy being in a downturn, everyone is looking to save money.  That goes double when it comes to buying a car.  Since new automobiles lose as much as 20% of their value in the first year alone, savvy buyers look to save money by buying a used car.  That being said, before you sign on the dotted line and drive off the lot with a lemon, there are a few things you need to know. When you realize the average cost of a used car is now $33,000 according to Auto Week, if you want to make sure you get your money's worth, here's what you need to know.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Is Your Insurance Up to Snuff When You Move?

By Catherine Powell

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Having moved a number of times over the years, I know all too well the stress that comes with packing, transporting, and unpacking all of my possessions.  If biting your nails to the quick while hoping the movers won't damage keepsakes and furnishings isn't bad enough, worrying that they don't lose anything expensive during the move can give you ulcers.  What's even worse is finding out after the fact that your homeowner's insurance doesn't necessarily cover everything that got damaged, lost, or destroyed during a move.  If you're considering moving in the not too distant future, here's what you need to know.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

10 Signs of a Cyberattack

By Catherine Powell

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Cyber crime has become a massive problem in this country.  Did you know that there were more than 623 million cyberattacks in 2021 alone?  What's even scarier is not only are those numbers expected to rise in 2022, but all too many consumers and small business owners don't realize their devices are under attack until it's too late.  To help you keep hackers at bay, I thought I'd give you the top-10 warning signs that your device is under attack by hackers.  That's because the earlier you can mitigate an attack, the less damage hackers can do to your system and your life.  

Fly Right with Drone Insurance

 By Catherine Powell Image courtesy Pexels Drones, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, have become popular with the militar...