Kids & Halloween – Fun, Not FEAR!

Are your kids this Halloween dreaming of Spiderman or Elsa, the Snow Queen of “Frozen”? Whether they want to be costumed princesses or saviors of the city, your kids are focused on the fun. But we know that parents may be feeling the fear. From dangerous streets and potentially tampered candy to some crazy adult…

Microsoft & IRS Scam Phone Calls

A few weeks ago a friend received a call on her cell phone. A gentleman said he was calling from “Microsoft” to fix her computer. She told him he needed to talk with “her techie husband” and handed me the phone. I promptly hung up. She wanted to string him along. I did not want…

FBI Reports Hackers are a REAL Problem

The FBI reports hackers have stolen $1.2B from more than 7,000 businesses in the past 2 years, most often using a scam known as business email compromise (hacking the CEO’s email account and then sending emails from that account telling employees to transfer money). Some good things to keep in mind: ·      Establish a multi-person…

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

It’s the time of year again, friends.  When the chill starts creeping in through the windows and doors, it’s time to get ready for the big freeze. We’ve put together a quick and easy checklist, so you can prepare your home for the cold with confidence. Some of these items are regional. For instance, you…