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Identity Theft and Protecting Yourself

The most recent fiasco at Target has elevated the conversations people are having about identity thefts and how to get better protections.

First, never let anyone stand close to you or behind you when you are using your credit or debit cards.

Second, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has set forth many steps that are most useful […]

December 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Safety and Seat Belts

Recent Ohio studies indicate that 1 in 5 people do not wear seatbelts. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, using a lap and shoulder belt reduces the risk of fatal injury by 60% in SUVs, vans and pickups, and by 45% in cars.

Why do people not wear safety belts? About 25% of respondents […]

December 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Tips when Shopping for Safe Toys

Unfortunately, it is not easy to know if a toy is SAFE.  Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) does not test all toys, and not all toys in stores or online meet CPSC standards. Trouble in Toyland, the definitive annual survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, identified numerous toys out there right now that […]

December 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Safety and Shopping Tips

 

This is the season when people are buying more often and spending more than any other time in the year. Here are a few safety tips:

–         When buying children’s toys, examine it for ingredients and size.  Often if the toy is made outside the USA, it could contain dangerous and even deadly chemical coatings.   Also, […]

December 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|