I am a Benefits Advisor with M&M Consulting and contracted with Aflac and LegalShield. I specialize in small to medium sized business and am also able to take care of individuals. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or if I can assist in any way.
Join me next week at Awesome Women In Business as we learn from Amy Watson who will be talking about “What to Change When Something Has To”. She will be helping us to raise our awarenes
s of internal distractions that hamper our productivity and teaching us how to stay focused despite everything pulling us in different directions. Visit our webpage to sign up for this great topic at www.awesomewomeninbusiness.com
About four years ago my husband and I filed our taxes electronically and were rejected but the IRS. Confused I called the IRS to see what was going on and low and behold, someone had stolen our social security numbers and had filed taxes for us. It took 11 months to get the money and the first two years had to send our taxes snail mail with copies of police reports and drivers licenses and then wait forever to get our returns. Then the Target data breach and bank card information and reissues of our bank cards. Frustrating to say the least when you work so hard to build your credit and your life for someone to just sweep in and change everything. If that wasn’t bad enough, now is a GIANT data breach from Equifax…who is only one of the big boys in credit reporting…..Where our data should be at it’s safest. Check out the full article here: Equifax Data Breach Exposed.
We should all be diligent in protecting ourselves from this kind of thing. So what can you do to ensure that you don’t become a victim? Tech Republic wrote in an article way back in 2006 10 ways to protect your identity. Here are the things that they listed that still ring true today:
- Shop only secure sites
- Protect your personal information (do you know what comes up when you google your name?)
- Use and protect pins and passwords that aren’t easily identifiable.
- Protect sensitive data on your computer. Make sure you have updated virus protection and firewalls in place.
- Use an alternative identity for web surfing.
- Know how to identify Phishing Scams.
- Cash is King. Use cash when you can and consider pre-loaded cash cards for online shopping.
- Remove your name from the marketing lists.
- Check you credit report often.
- Report any identity theft attempts. Put fraud alerts on your accounts at the credit reporting agencies.
Here is my tip: consider purchasing identity theft protection. It’s easier to protect yourself than try to recover after the fact. You can spend thousands of dollars trying to clear your name and credit after a theft in legal fees as well as paying off the debts that you didn’t initiate in the first place.
Walk Team Week is here!
Monday: Team Sign Up Day
Sign up your team and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win $50 towards your fundraising goal!
(Two teams will be selected. In order for your new team to be considered you must have a fundraising goal of $250 or more. In the event your team wins the drawing, COCNHF staff will add the $50 to your team, no cash will be disbursed to individuals.)
Register Here! https://hemophiliawalk.donordrive.com/index.cfm…
Central Ohio Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation | 614.902.3965 | nhfcentralohio.org
If you don’t want to create a team then you are welcome to join mine here:
AWIB – Awesome Women in Business is hosting their monthly meeting.
This months topic is “How Your Emotional Intelligence Can Affect Your Business Relationships! ”
Join us Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the BMI Federal Credit Union, 6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin
Business meeting 12 – 1 p.m.;
Networking from 11:30 a.m. – 12, and 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
I found this article from Children’s Hospital and thought that it was very appropriate for helping parents determine which venue to use in the case of an accident or illness. Click on the picture below or follow this link: http://700childrens.nationwidechildrens.org/urgent-care-emergency-department/
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Laura Staley is a published author and public speaker and an amazing woman! She will be speaking at our monthly AWIB Meeting. I hope to see you there!
May Meeting: “Arrange Your Workspace, Empower Your Business”
BMI Federal Credit Union, 6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, Ohio
May 9, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Business Meeting Start Promptly at noon
Networking from 11:45 a.m. – 12,
and 1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch is not provided, but please feel free to bring your own!
Please note that the monthly meeting fee is $10. As always, members are free with paid membership.