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Staying Safe After the Equifax Breach

Identity theft seems like something that happens to other people, but following the Equifax breach we all need to give this some extra attention to remain fiscally strong.  Protecting our credit is a decidedly unexciting, but necessary step to maintaining our...

Learn From My Mistakes

I was in the women’s locker room at my gym, getting ready for work, when the woman from the front desk rushed in.  “Are you Jeannette Jones?” she asked breathlessly, “There’s a police officer out front to see you.”  I grabbed my gym bag and rushed out after her.  My...

Protect Yourself

The recent hacking of Anthem Insurance along with the prior breach of Target, Home Depot, Michael’s, JP Morgan and others has shaken everyone’s sense of security.  The increase of data collection and sharing in our society make it virtually impossible to...

Freeze!

It’s a good thing I practice what I preach. In late May, my husband, Tom, received a call from Nordstrom saying someone was trying to use his credit card number at their Chicago store. Thankfully, they require a password if you do not have your card in your possession...

Preventing Identity Theft & Fraud

I recently had the priviliege of hearing Detective Jim Kelley of the Blue Ash Police Department give a presentation on preventing identity theft and fraud. There was great information shared in the session and well worth passing along in this week’s blog. Perhaps the...