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How to Check Your Credit Report Truly for Free

January 21st, 2012

In this age of identity theft and business scams, it is important to check your credit reports regularly.  The of 2003 gives Americans the right to review their credit reports – free of charge – from each of the three major reporting credit companies annually.  Sounds great.  Where do you go to get one? If


Total up the Real Toll in Travel Offers

January 10th, 2012

When you’re thinking about planning your dream vacation to the Caribbean, the last thing you want to worry about is getting ripped-off.  But, unfortunately, crooks exist everywhere and the world of traveling is no exception. What to Look Out For: Hidden fees:  Ever seen an ad boasting round-trip airfare to Mexico for only $99 and


Don’t Get Snagged in a Work-At-Home Scam

January 10th, 2012

Dreaming of a job where you can work and be home with the kids?  Yearning to stay in your pajamas while you log in some hours?  Then ads for work-at-home jobs may have caught your eye.  But, unfortunately, many of these ads are scams.  And these scams usually follow the same formula: Offer for an


Bottom Line: Losing Weight Takes Work

January 10th, 2012

Let’s face it.  As a nation, we are getting fatter.  In fact, we’re so fat that manufacturers had to widen revolving doors from 10 feet to 12 feet to accommodate us.  Obesity, the number two cause of preventable death, is at nearly epidemic levels with 1 in 3 Americans falling into this category, and estimates


Be Wary of the Loosely Regulated World of Weight Loss Supplements

January 10th, 2012

You’ve seen the ads – online, in magazines, and on TV.  Pop this “all natural” pill for easy weight loss with zero effort.  Those struggling with the roller coaster ride of weight gain and loss are often willing to try anything, and, unfortunately, the market is filled with bogus products that only work to slim


It All Starts with a Good Foundation

January 10th, 2012

Socrates said that “beauty is a short-lived tyranny,” but cosmetic companies will have you believing otherwise.  The vast majority of ads for foundation feature celebrities and models, regardless of age, who have been airbrushed to perfection…and beyond.  In fact, sometimes the featured celebrity has been airbrushed beyond recognition.  Now how exactly is this supposed to


Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories”

December 26th, 2011

So, by now, we hope that you have taken our advice on how to block pop-ups ads and limit the amount of spam filling up your inbox.  But though you may try your best to control the number of Internet ads in your life, marketers will always find ingenious and innovative ways to penetrate your


Unsolicited Checks & Credit Offers

November 1st, 2011

So you come home at 6:00 PM, and begin leafing through your mail.  In an oddly-official-looking envelope from a company you’ve never heard of, you find a check for $250 made payable you!  Your next piece of mail is a offer informing you that you’ve been “pre-screened” for credit approval.  Wow!  And you didn’t even


Smarten up about Cell Phone Fraud

October 27th, 2011

There are now over 6 billion cell phones in use around the world.  Just like everyone else, the con artists and fraudsters are also leveraging the rise of cell phone technologies in their own special way – by swindling the innocent.


Cookies & Behaviorial Tracking

October 24th, 2011

Computer or HTTP cookies are basically little packets of information saved on your computer by the websites you visit.  While some


Botnets

October 24th, 2011

A robot network consisting of thousands or millions of computers linked together to create tremendous amounts of computing power, ready to do their evil master’s bidding with just one click. It may sound like the plot of the latest sci-fi thriller, but this is 100% non-fiction!


Wi-Fi Hot Spots

October 24th, 2011

A Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to access the internet through a shared wireless network. However, using an unsecured wireless network can leave your computer and the information you are transmitting vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves.


How to Keep Your Mailbox from Overflowing

October 14th, 2011

With landfills overfilling and the rise of both the internet and the green movement, it’s amazing how much unsolicited mail still arrives in mailboxes on a daily basis. 


National Association of Realtors

October 9th, 2011

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is a large trade organization whose many members are residential and commercial real estate brokers, real estate salespeople, property managers, appraisers, and others involved in the real estate industry. The NAR’s self-regulatory activity is conducted at the local level, with Professional Standards Committees enforcing the NAR’s Code of Ethics


Federal Laws Governing Ads

October 1st, 2011

There are many federal laws that regulate advertisements in some way or another.  We’ve listed some of the key provisions below, along with a snapshot of what each law says: *This page is informational only and does not take the place of legal advice.  If you have a question or concern, please consult with a


Diploma Mills: Degrees of Deception

June 29th, 2011

Imagine earning a college or graduate degree without having to do any work.  Sound too good to be true?  That’s because it is.  Though you may have seen or heard ads offering degrees based solely on life experience, and without the hassle of having to study or take exams, these ads are totally bogus. If



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