Five Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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When I was in the workforce, the office I worked in was getting a facelift. We had construction crews in and out all day for several days. One day at lunch, I went to grab my purse from my file cabinet and it was gone. My stomach dropped because I knew the trouble I was ...

How to set up a blog

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If you asked me in college what I would be doing after graduation, I'd have told you without hesitation, teaching preschool.  Then I graduated, and though I had a degree, excellent references and a full time position with benefits, I could not make ends meet.  Ever.  I ended up doing 2-3 jobs and babysitting at ...

Teaching Teens About Finances

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As parents, from the moment we have that precious bundle placed into our arms, we take on a huge responsibility. We are charged with taking care of this little human, teaching them right from wrong, educating them, keeping them safe from harm and doing what we can to raise them to be the best people ...

The Ins and Outs of Open Enrollment

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Figuring out the whole health care issue can be a huge headache. By the time you cut through all the big words and long definitions, you are not sure where you stand, what you need, how much you will spend and a million other questions you probably have. This is part of the reason a ...

Who’s on your team? #GoodNeighbor

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I’ll be honest… when I had my first child I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing. I think most new parents feel this way. My anxiety was increased by the fact that everyone…EVERYONE  felt the need to give me their unsolicited advice about what I should or shouldn’t be doing. I quickly learned ...

Give yourself a break and let someone else worry

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Doesn’t fall just seem like a time to breathe again? I love the carefreeness and fun of the summer, but the return of structure that comes with back to school is not unappreciated. If you aren’t feeling the structure in your life yet, there are a couple of things to get in the groove of ...

Sponsored Video: #EveryDayMoments Campaign

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If you know anything at all about me, you know I absolutely love getting the most bang for my buck. Who doesn’t? Prices are high now days and literally every cent helps. In a world where we are constantly nickeled and dimed with hidden fees and “extras”, the term “cash back” is like music to ...

Citi Private Pass Youth Sports Clinic with Henrik Lundqvist #ClosertoPro

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This is a guest post from my friend Rob.  He and his wonderful wife agreed to attend the Citi Private Pass Youth Hockey Clinic with Henrik Lundqvist for me and cover the event for my blog.   “Best camp ever!”  Those were the words from my 11 year old as he got undressed out of his ...

Back to school safety #LifeLockUltimatePlus

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It’s back to school time again, and a common subject that comes up is that of safety. While that’s always something to worry about (especially when you’re a parent), back to school time brings up a whole bundle of concerns in itself.  Back to School Safety How will your child get to school?   Can they walk to the ...

Things to do before you travel #LifeLockSafety

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Being prepared for a vacation can make or break the entire experience. If you’re anything like me, you spend countless hours preparing to make sure that nothing is forgotten. I make lists. I make lists of my lists. I go over and over the luggage, to be sure that each article of clothing is included. ...