Author Archives: Heidi Daitch

About Heidi Daitch

Heidi is a busy working mom who juggles many of the same responsibilities and challenges at home and at work - a long list of things to do and not enough time to do everything. With so little time, Heidi tries hard to find simple, but effective strategies to save time for what’s really important – spending time with her family.

Identity Theft In Schools: Are Your Children Being Exposed?

Identity theft in schools is a growing concern as K-12 education is going digital — and fast. Just a few years ago, a high school in New Jersey gave up textbooks completely, having students access a “digital library” instead. Many …Read More […]

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How Long to Keep Documents (and which you should destroy)

Even though we’re inching ever closer toward a paperless world — online financial statements, Internet-only banks and direct deposit paychecks are just a sampling — most people still have paper documents accumulating in their file cabinets. Maybe you think those …Read More […]

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Ransomware Prevention: Learn How To Protect Yourself

Previously, we’ve covered the definition of malware (quick refresher: it’s short for “malicious software”) and detailed how these programs can include viruses, spyware, keyloggers, worms and botnets. Now there’s a new and highly dangerous addition to this list: “ransomware.” It …Read More […]

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Are You Aware of These Valentine’s Day Romance Scams?

As Valentine’s Day rolls around again, many people’s thoughts naturally turn to love. And that’s what scammers are betting on. For those who aren’t in relationships, the time just after February 14th is often when online dating peaks, according to …Read More […]

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Change of Address Fraud — What You Need to Know

Did you know that change of address cards — available at any post office for when you’re switching addresses — can create major headaches for you? The reason is address fraud. Identity thieves have been known to use change of …Read More […]

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