Social Security Scams Alert

March 14, 2012 Jackie 1

While the Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced good news for Social Security and SSI recipients—they are receiving a 3.6% cost of living increase this year—scammers are taking advantage of this news.  Here are some social security scams making the […]

Utility Line Protection Plans

February 29, 2012 Jackie 0

This seems to be the season for utility companies to send bill inserts urging their customers to purchase a service plan or type of warranty on the various utility lines on the customer’s property.  Sometimes the coverage is offered by […]

Tax Time Part II

February 22, 2012 Jackie 0

Last week we told you how to use free tax preparation software to e-file your taxes, but not all of us have computers.  If you don’t have a computer and need help preparing your tax return, here are some organizations […]

Tax Time, Part I

February 15, 2012 Jackie 0

It’s that time of the year that all of us dread—tax time!  The IRS is trying to make things a little easier for taxpayers this year with its Free File program.  The IRS has entered into a partnership with 15 […]

Online Dating Safety Tips

February 8, 2012 Jackie 1

It’s February, the month of romance.  With 20 million Americans using online dating sites, it seems like the perfect time to brush up on tips for physical and financial safety in online dating.  There are over 1,000 online dating sites, […]

Preventing Facebook Hacking

January 25, 2012 Jackie 0

With more than 800 million active users, Facebook has become part of our daily lives.  We love having the ability to connect easily with family and friends.  However, that ability to readily connect leaves many Facebook users susceptible to hackers.  […]