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Protecting Your Vehicle from Summer Theft

July 10, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Protecting Your Vehicle from Summer Theft: Security Experts Offer “Rules of the Road” Choosing a road trip over air travel this summer may seem like a smart way to save money on the high cost of airfare. However, families who take this route may be putting themselves in a position for an even costlier risk: [...]

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Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

July 2, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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With an estimated 136 million Americans going on at least one vacation this summer, safety and security precautions are a must. Proactive measures can help consumers keep their home safe from fire, carbon monoxide, and the threat of burglary while they are away. Better Business Bureau and home security pioneer ADT are offering the following [...]

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Have a Blast on July 4th — Safely!

June 28, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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It’s that time of year when our nation celebrates Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. For many, that means picnics, baseball, pool parties and almost always, some type of fireworks. Whether you will be attending a fireworks show, or having [...]

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Travelers Make Great Targets for Identity Thieves

May 23, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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As summer nears, many people start dreaming about and planning vacation getaways. But while you’re enjoying the beach, identity thieves are devising new ways to steal your personal information. Consumers often let their guards down on vacation, putting them at greater risk of identity theft. In an effort to curb the growing problem of identity [...]

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The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

April 23, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Summer is just around the corner, and so are the endless advertisements for weight loss.  Common sense will tell you that cutting down on your caloric intake and exercising are your best bets for shedding those extra pounds.  But just in case, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides some helpful information and tips on what [...]

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Cell Phone Safety for Kids and Teens

March 19, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Parenting

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Can you hear me now? According to research, 22 percent of young children own a cell phone (ages 6-9), 60 percent of tweens (ages 10-14), and 84 percent of teens. Many parents make the decision to buy their kids new cell phones and smartphones. Parents generally say they do so for safety reasons; they want [...]

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Avoid Card Skimming Scams

March 11, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Finances

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It’s National Consumer Protection Week ,and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is proud to join the effort to educate consumers and businesses from becoming victims of fraud and scams. National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. NCPW.gov [...]

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Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

March 9, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Etcetera

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Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are convenient, but they’re often not secure. When using a hotspot, it’s best to send information only to websites that are fully encrypted. You can be confident a hotspot is secure only if it asks you to provide a WPA password. If [...]

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9 Tips for Transitioning Child from Crib to Bed

February 26, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Child Sleep Expert Amy Lage, Graduate of the Family Sleep Institute and Founder of Well Rested Baby, was recently asked about transitioning a child from crib to toddler bed in her weekly Q&A segment on Hoboken Mommies 24-7. Here is Amy’s expert advice: Q.  My son recently climbed out of his crib and I am [...]

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Common Medicare Scams and Identity Theft

February 23, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Common scams Be suspicious of doctors, health care providers, or suppliers who: • Ask for your Medicare number in exchange for free equipment or services or for “record keeping purposes” • Tell you that tests become cheaper as more of them are provided • Advertise “free” consultations to people with Medicare • Call or visit [...]

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Heart Health Matters: An Interview with Dr. Bukola Olubi

February 18, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Dr. Bukola Olubi is a cardiologist at Piedmont Fayette,who graciously allowed us to interview her in honor of heart health month.   Q.         Why did you choose to go into Cardiology? A.         As a medical student, cardiology appealed to me. I was absolutely fascinated with everything related to the heart.   Q.         What do you [...]

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Tips on Storm Relief Donations

February 16, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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In the wake of severe storms that came through our area, your Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers the following tips to help people decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families: Be cautious when giving online. Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim [...]

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