There’s a certain magic to trick-or-treating. Kids love dressing up in costume and getting yummy candies from neighbors. Halloween is up there on their list of favorite things, for sure. But trick-or-treating, while super fun, isn’t without its risks. If your kids are going trick-or-treating this year, you need to lay down some ground rules for the Halloween fun. We’ve got some tips to help you keep your kids safe this Halloween.
It’s a normal Thursday morning. You unlock your business, preparing to open for the day. You turn on the lights, set down your stuff, and log in to your computer.
Or try to.
Your computer screen is frozen on a very scary-looking screen that says that your computer has been locked and that you have to pay a lot of money to get it back. You try everything you can think of, but the screen stays put very stubbornly. You’re super locked out…and super panicked. You need your computer to run your business! With a sick feeling in your gut, you stare at the screen, wondering how in the world you’re going to get out of this one.
So, what happened? Ransomware happened. We’ll explain what ransomware is and how to avoid falling victim to it.
When you’re a kid, there’s nothing quite as exciting as making the decision of what to be for Halloween. As a parent, you love to see your kids’ faces light up when they get their costume and talk about what they’re going to be. But it’s also important to make sure that your child’s costume is safe for them to go parading around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. You know how to child-proof a home, but what about a costume? A Halloween costume is a big decision, and it’s exciting to see everything come together. And we’ve got some tips to make sure that your kid’s costume is super safe.
It’s no question that hackers nowadays have gotten exceedingly clever – almost unfairly so. It’s important to protect your business from online scams, and one of the biggest threats is a scam called phishing – and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with fish. The name is disappointingly misleading. Anyways, phishing is when a hacker or scammer impersonates a trusted institution, like a bank, to trick targets into giving away personal information. But there’s a whole other level of phishing. And that’s called spear phishing (again, not quite sure where they got the name.) Spear phishing is even more nefarious than regular phishing because it’s harder to detect. We’ll go over what spear phishing is and how to avoid it.
According to the Red Cross, it can take as little as two minutes for a home to be engulfed in flames. It’s terrifying to think of how swift and devastating a house fire can be – one reason why you need to make sure you have enough home insurance. When a fire hits, the most important thing is the safety of you and your family. That’s why you and your loved ones need to be prepared – when a fire starts, time is precious. Everyone needs to know what to do when the smoke detector goes off or they smell smoke. For everyone to get out of the house and to safety as quickly as possible, you need to have a family fire escape plan. We’ve got a few tips to help you put together your fire escape plan and keep your family safe.
Nowadays, many businesses would feel powerless without their computers. We depend on our technology to help us run our lives, and businesses are no exception – which is why it’s important to learn how to manage your IT risk. Technology is great, but it’s also a weak spot for businesses because computers can be targeted by hackers. The reality is that even though our machines seem nice and secure, locked away in our office building or store, they’re actually very susceptible to attack. In the hands of a hacker, computers are like putty. And, to be honest, so are humans. We’re not as smart as we like to think we are sometimes. And that’s why it’s so important to go over a few different online scams that could hurt your business, which is exactly what we’re going to do in this article.
Nobody wants to consider the possibility that their home could be destroyed by a disaster or fire. But it’s important to be prepared nonetheless, and having the proper insurance will help you protect your home and provide for your family. So, the question is: do you have enough home insurance? There are a few things you have to ask yourself to answer that and make sure that you can get back on your feet after a loss.
No employer wants to see an employee get hurt on the job. You don’t want to see your employees in pain, and workplace injuries often have long-lasting effects on any business. But accidents are inevitable, and eventually you may find yourself dealing with a workplace injury or illness. This is why workers’ compensation insurance is a vital part of any business’s insurance plan. If you do ever have a workplace accident, there are six things you absolutely have to do.
You can see it in your mind’s eye – a beautiful, sparkling new kitchen. It’s glorious. New marble countertops, sleek cabinets, and a shiny new oven and dishwasher. Gleaming hardwood floors that you can see your reflection in, a refrigerator that will hold all of the Thanksgiving leftovers with ease. Oooh, it’s gorgeous.
Record scratch and back to the present – sure, your imagination is great. But why not actually get the kitchen you want? You’ve finally decided that you’re going to take the plunge and remodel the kitchen. You’ve got a great deal of affection for your current set-up, of course, but you can’t resist the call of the marble countertops. They’re just too pretty.
So, what is there to do other than hit the hardware store to make your dream a reality? Well, we need to pause for a second on your kitchen daydreams and think about something that’s pretty important – your home insurance. Renovating your home can have an effect on your home insurance, so we’ve come up with four steps to help you renovate your home and keep your insurance happy at the same time.