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- Galtime.com | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 21, 2012 2:37 PM EDT | Comments
By GalTime's Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager
Unfortunately, stories and warnings of new Internet scams are something I run across almost every day. But THIS latest scam is crazy, and really stopped me in my "sorting through my inbox tracks."
Federal cyber investigators are getting clobbered with reports of a new scheme called "Ransomware." The virus actually locks your computer and then demands a payment! In other words: it's basically computer-napping in front of your eyes. If it happens to you, don't pay the fine-- it's fake.
Reveton is the name of the virus and experts refer to it as "drive-by malware" because unlike many viruses- which activate when users open a file or attachment- this one can install itself when users simply click on a compromised website. Once infected, the victim's computer immediately locks, and the monitor displays a screen stating there has been a violation of federal law. "We're g...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 21, 2012 1:29 PM EDT | CommentsEvery year when fall and the holiday season roll around, I remember it's time for my annual dental checkup. I want clean, shiny teeth. You know, right before I spend Halloween and Christmas getting all sugared up!
5 ways to save on dental care — even without insurance
That's when I start worrying about cavities. Not only are they painful, but the treatment is just as painful on my budget! My teenager had two last year, and even with insurance it cost us a pretty penny. I've come up with a few tricks for keeping our costs down, as well as some ways to cover dentists even without dental insurance.
1. Preventive Care
Take good care of your teeth to completely avoid the high cost of treatments. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing twice each day provides cavity protection. You should also avoid sugary snacks and sodas, which are a frequent source of cavities.
2. Dental Schools
Find a dental school in your area for significant discounts on cleanings, X-rays, and procedures. You'll receive student dental care under the strict supervision of f...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 21, 2012 12:25 PM EDT | Comments
Sound familiar? For many young, successful women, "making it" professionally means learning to master male-dominated workplaces where boys' clubs still somehow pervade.
In college, I lived with seven girls. And so, perhaps it was no surprise that I found the transition to investment banking-where I was the only female analyst in my group's class-to be rather challenging. But from finance, I jumped into sports, and I have yet to look back. And along the way, I picked up some practical tips for thriving in the office-even when the gender ratio isn't in your favor.
1. The Squeaky Wheel Gets the GreaseChances are, your male colleagues are constantly vocalizing which opportunities and projects they want-and you might be sitting there, working hard, and waiting to get what is rightfully yours. Sadly, most bosses are too busy to figure out what the most equitable proj...Read More »
- Fabulous & Frugal | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 21, 2012 12:06 PM EDT | Comments
by Brandi Savitt - August 20, 2012
How Would You Spend $2 Million Bucks?
While money can't solve every problem in the universe, it's hard to argue that having more of it wouldn't help, right? Who wouldn't want to be wealthy? Of course everyone's definition of being RICH varies. But we're guessing most people would say if they didn't have to worry about money, their lives would be a whole lot easier!
So, Fab & Fru wants to know: if someone gave you $2 million bucks tomorrow, what would you do with all the money? But before you answer that, first ask yourself the following questions…
Defining Financial Freedom
What does financial freedom mean to you? Buying a new car or taking a luxurious trip to Tahiti? Paying off your mortgage and other debts? Having the means to help out your family and others in need? Having enough to invest in building your fortune and your financial future? It may be one of these answers, none of them, or all of the above. But...Read More »
- Networx.com | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 21, 2012 11:54 AM EDT | Comments
Don't get taken by fraudulent landlords. Know what to ask before signing a lease.
By Leah Batkin, Networx
Everyone has heard horror stories of apartment rentals gone bad. Whether it's from a barking pit bull next door or a termite invasion that won't go away, finding the right apartment can be a gruesome, tiring search. Don't let yourself get wowed with a pleasant facade- before you sign a lease, there are some essential questions you must ask your landlord. Here is a sampling of the most important ones.
1. Do all the appliances work?
It seems obvious that the appliances should work, but don't be so sure. Often the landlord hasn't tested them out, and you certainly aren't going to run a load of laundry in your brief apartment tour. Ask the question and make your landlord responsible to fix them if they don't end up working. "The lease should indicate what appliances are included and that they are in good working order. Test the appliances immediately after moving in and put complaints and requests for repairs in writing," said Attorney Carl D. Goodman,...Read More »
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