It’s no question that hackers nowadays have gotten exceedingly clever – almost unfairly so. There’s a type of online scam called phishing that everyone should know about – 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. 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. 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 types of online scam 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. And if you do, there are six things you absolutely have to do. Keep in mind that time is of the essence when workplace accidents are involved, so don’t delay.
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.
Seeing your employees move on from your company is bittersweet. You’re happy that they found an opportunity and that they’re making a forward move in their careers, but…why’d they have to leave? What are you going to do now that you have a vacant position? It’s back to the drawing board of hiring, and that means advertising the job, interviewing, onboarding, and training. Yikes. On top of that, the employees who leave know how things work. They’re efficient, and their experience is invaluable.
It’s important that you’re able to keep your employees at your company. In order to make your company the awesomest place ever to work, it’s important that you take steps to keep people at your business – and here are some tips to do just that.
Ah, who doesn’t love the satisfaction of getting a good discount? 10% off those shoes that you really like? Done. 20% off a new jacket for winter? Excellent. 15% off the next book in the series you’re reading? Nice. But what about a magical auto insurance discount that can help you save on your teenager or young adult’s auto insurance?
Audience: Oooh, ahhh.
Now, now, before you start think that this is too good to be true (and refusing to ooh and ahh) let us explain. We’re talking about the “Good Student Discount” that many insurance carriers will offer for young drivers. It’s not a myth. It’s a real thing. And you can save on your soon-to-be skyrocketing auto insurance premiums!
The world sometimes seems like it’s driven by money. If you have a business that handles lots of cash on a regular basis, for instance, a restaurant or retail store, you understand. But as great as money is, having cash on-hand creates risks for any business. Cash registers and cash drawers instantly make your business a target for theft and hold-ups. As a business owner, you want your employees to be safe. You don’t want them to get hurt because of the money they handle. We’ve got some tips that will help you establish policies for safe cash handling at your business and lower the risk of something bad happening.
Renting a car is stressful enough. When you walk up to the counter to get a car, possibly after a long day of traveling or being stranded waiting for a tow truck, you’re already at wit’s end. Then you get bombarded with the questions about insurance. The rental car agency person looks at you expectantly as you blink at them and wait for your brain to play catch up.
There are a lot of different options the smiling person behind the counter offers you, and they all sound like coverages that you need for a reasonable cost. But before you answer yes, it’s important that you take a minute to consider your own auto insurance. The coverage that you have on your auto insurance can greatly impact the answer you give them, as can your home insurance and even health insurance.