PREVENTING WATER DAMAGE FROM EVERYDAY APPLIANCES

PREVENTING WATER DAMAGE FROM EVERYDAY APPLIANCES   Water damage is responsible for more homeowner’s claims than fire, storms and theft. The main culprits lurk behind appliances, under sinks, and inside walls. Leaking pipes, dishwasher and washing machine hoses, and water heaters are the more mundane-but more common-water damage risks. If you want to stay dry, […]

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How to Pick the Right Medicare Plan

How to pick the right Medicare plan Most people need to enroll in Medicare through Social Security when they turn 65. It can be a confusing process, but knowing some key facts can help you decide on the best plan. 1 Know the deadlines There are only certain times you can sign up for Medicare so […]

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Guard Your Digits

“Social” smarts will help protect your identity By obtaining your SSN, identity thieves have the easiest path to the greatest damage: stealing you money and government benefits, as well as getting medical care and other services in your name. this does nothing more than create havoc for you to clear up afterward. That said, here […]

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Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey Survivor’s Guilt

This article is reprinted from CultureMap Houston   I feel guilty just writing this. Hurricane Harvey came to Houston, and my home and family and I are fine. On the Thursday before the storm, my husband told me that his office would be closed the next day, and probably the following Monday. “This is so stupid,” I […]

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How to Maintain Great Credit

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Using Technology to Make your Brain Stronger

Using Technology to Make your Brain Stronger     Have a tablet/iPad? Put puzzles together No need to use web browsers (Chrome, FireFox, etc), use the actual app – you can load the app on your computer with Windows 10 Free app of the week – normally a fee based app – you can get […]

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Avoid Identity Theft; Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scams

Avoid Identity Theft; Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scams A good general rule: Don’t give out personal information based on an unsolicited email request. It’s called “phishing” because thieves attempt to lure you into the scam mainly through impersonations. The scam may claim to be from a friend, a company with whom you do business, […]

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