Where Are You Keeping Your Important Documents and Valuables?

August 2014

We all have important documents. Many of us have items that we consider irreplaceable. Do you know where they are? Are they protected from water, fire, and other threats? This month’s report looks at ways you can keep and protect your important items.

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1.2 Billion Passwords Stolen! What Should You Do?

Many of us have seen the headlines reporting that a Russian crime ring has stolen user names, passwords and email addresses. The 1.2 billion passwords and possibly other personal information was stolen from over 420,000 websites worldwide. The hackers have been targeting every website they could from large corporations to very small website. It appears that the stolen data has been used primarily to send spam on social networks.

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Becoming President of McBrain

How to train your brain and get things done.

By Marjolijn deBoer, Guest Columnist


McBrain
Let's start with a little bit of fantasy: imagine that your brain is a big company. We'll call it the McBrain Company. McBrain workers come in all types and do their individual best to fulfil their different tasks. As the proud president of this tremendous company, you are responsible for everything concerning your employees, especially their well-being. It's a huge responsibility, but you do it every day!

 

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August 2014

This month we highlight podcasts about best times to buy everything, saving money on car repairs, and surprising things coverd by insurance from Kiplinger.com.

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Web Links

August 2014

Energy Saver: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home
This updated guide from the US Department of Energy has updated statistics and recommendations for saving energy at home and on the road.

The truth about product registration cards
Do you think that you have to return that registration card in order for the warranty to be valid? Read this article before you fill out one.

How to say scram to crammed charges on your mobile bill
Do you review your mobile phone bill regularly? This article tells why you should.

Be TireWise!
This site from safercar.gov provides tips on buying and maintaining the tires for your vehicles.

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