For some identity theft victims, the pain of discovering their information was stolen by a friend, relative, co-worker, or even a landlord is very real. But for far too many victims, never finding out who caused such devastation in their lives is just as terrible. That’s why a recent police investigation that turned up a small identity theft ring is a victory for security-minded individuals everywhere.
There’s an important consumer event coming up, one that stands to arm the public with information they need to protect their tax returns. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, will take place from January 30th to February 3rd, 2017.
January marks the time of year when many of us start gathering our necessary paperwork to file our tax returns. Okay, maybe February or March. April? Could be! But when you think about it, your efforts to file this year’s tax return may have actually begun even sooner.
It’s that time of year again, the time when we swear we’re going to go to the gym every day, give up fried foods or desserts, write that novel, run that marathon…or any other lofty New Year’s goal. Wouldn’t it be nice to make a resolution that takes literally no effort whatsoever on your part, but still stands to do you a world of good?
Far too many of us have adopted a daily exercise routine that’s actually bad for our security and possibly even our health. What is this scary weight lifting routine that we use all day long, everywhere we go? Carrying an overstuffed wallet, one that may be filled with more harm than good.
We’ve barely made it through the holidays, but already the end of the year montages and New Year’s resolutions are beginning to surface. Stores have cleared out the tinsel and holly and are packing the shelves with exercise equipment in preparation for all of our best intentions. While that well-meaning promise to go to the gym every single day might be a little out of reach, there are some very realistic resolutions you can make that will be even more beneficial.