The importance of a healthy diet of Scanning & Shredding for the well being of Organizations

Information Intelligence Blog

Shredders and Scanners: two devices that can be found in almost every office. Shredders are instruments of destruction within the office space. They are used to eradicate those documents that are of no use or hold information that should not fall in the wrong hands. Scanners, on the other hand, are instruments of protection. They are all about safeguarding data and information by making digital copies of them. Scanners and shredders if used together they can create a more effective work space with less paper. In previous articles I have spoken in detail about shredders. Today, I am going to talk a bit about scanners; those strange devices that complement shredders and can make our office lives simpler, if used in a correct balance.

I remember the first time I saw a scanning device. It was sometime around 1998, a period that computers were becoming more and more central to…

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How to survive your first divorced Christmas

The Calm Monkey

Divorce is not easy to begin with, and when Christmas comes roaring at you with full force, it can be overwhelming.  If you experienced a break-up of a significant relationship or a marriage this year and are facing how to deal with your first Christmas as a new single, here are some tips:

  1. Make new traditions.  If you had Christmas traditions as a couple or family, let them go. Take the opportunity to create new traditions. If you have children, involve them in designing new things they can do with you.  It can be as simple as baking or visiting Christmas light displays.
  2. Always attempt to work cooperatively with your ex. I know that most divorced couples do argue, but even if you do, it is best to take a cooperative approach.  Try to put aside any judgments you have, especially if children are involved.
  3. Do not wonder what…

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Opinon: Credit card breaches are all to common in the US today

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Four More Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate Planning

Here are four more common mistakes in estate planning. If your plan is in place and current, this will serve as more validation that you are on the right track. Feel free to share this information with friends and family members, especially those who may not have a plan in place.

1. Not having a coordinated estate plan. It can be difficult to coordinate multiple beneficiary designations and titles so that your beneficiaries inherit the way you want. For example, while the benefit payable from a life insurance policy generally remains the same, real estate and investment values can fluctuate greatly. This makes it quite possible that one beneficiary will receive more and another will receive less than you intended. Keeping beneficiary designations and titles balanced while you are living is a challenge; impossible if you should become ill or incapacitated. Also, if a beneficiary dies, you may want…

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Estate Planning Tip: Planning for Couples in a Second Marriage

The Highest Standard

There are many factors to plan and consider when preparing for marriage, especially if you have been married before.

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In a second marriage situation, it is important to discuss with your estate planning team exactly how estate taxes will be paid. If this is not properly addressed, there are situations where the estate taxes will be paid exclusively from the inheritance of the children of the first marriage. In this scenario, assets passing to the second to die’s heirs would not bear its appropriate share of the estate tax burden. With the proper planning, this unintended consequence can be avoided simply by including the necessary language in your will.

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Identity Theft is more than just stealing your wallet! Some things to watch for this holiday

GreenPath Financial Wellness Blog

We are deep into the holiday season, and, while we don’t want to alarm you, it is important to keep aholiday budgetingn eye on your credit cards and updates from your credit card companies, as your holiday shopping continues.

Many people think that identity thieves only are able to steal your credit card numbers and identity, if they pickpocket your wallet or snatch your purse.

But, there are many other ways that identity thieves operate.

Identity thieves are…

  • Dumpster Diving. They rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it.
  • Skimming. They steal credit/debit card numbers by using a special storage device when processing your card.Black Friday shopping
  • Phishing. They pretend to be financial institutions or companies and send spam or pop-up messages to get you to reveal your personal information.
  • Changing Your Address. They divert your billing statements to another location by completing a change…

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Understanding Credit Reports & Credit Monitoring

Don't Become a Victim of Credit Fraud

creditrepairYou have to understand the credit report that you are able to get for free thanks to the three main bureaus are distinct from one another. The truth is that businesses that may offer a credit monitoring report to you don’t have some connection together with the Equifax, Trans Union and Experian. Bulk of the Americans are satisfied in examining their credit history, because credit history emerges free.

Beyond the support of having your credit history isn’t any longer free of charge. You must cover your credit rating and credit checking statement that’s additionally recorded each time you’re making financing. A credit-monitoring report is also significant since this can be quite convenient to you personally whenever you create some mortgage later on. It’s really crucial that you understand every one of the developments within your credit report to stop unauthorized usage of your credit.

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