Prevent Identity Theft

  identity-theft October 19 is National Secure Your Identity Day.   It's important to deal with your paper trail and belongings now so that you don't waste time and money later in fighting fraud committed in your name. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, in 2008 43% of the incidents stemmed from lost or stolen wallets and purses, 3% from theft of mail, 19% while conducting a transaction, and 13% from people with access to the victims' homes. In 2011, nearly 12 million Americans had to deal with this type of fraud. To help prevent identity theft from happening to you,

travel-passport-map-how-to-plan-for-travel This is Part 3 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in February, and you’re planning a trip in May, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things at a heightened pace.     How can I get organized for travel: 9-12 months before   How to Plan for Travel: Choose your accommodations.   Now? Seriously? Why can’t I just show up and find something when I get there?

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