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Visa Wants to Track Your Smartphone

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Visa Wants to Track Your Smartphone

So does the headline creep you out? Before you get too worried you should know the whole story. Visa wants to track your smartphone so that when your Visa labeled credit or debit card is used, they can more accurately determine if you are actually using it, or if you are a victim of fraud. Sound any better now? Banks and credit card issuers how a lot of time, money and technology invested in trying to prevent credit card fraud. This type of fraud cost banks $11 billion each year! The idea behind this premise is that if your cell phone is in the same location as the credit card when it is...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 7: Holiday Travel Tips

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 7: Holiday Travel Tips

Let’s face it, traveling is exciting, exhausting, wonderful and horrible. Sometimes, the difference between amazing and catastrophic is all about how you prepare. As I sat down to share travel tips, I realized there are literally 1000’s of good tips that could be shared, and many of them depend on what type of trip you are taking, where you are going, and who you are going with. So I have narrowed it down to a handful of what I believe to be key Travel Tips for the Holidays. Suitcases with wheels. This is number one on my list. It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, taking a car trip,...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 6: Home Safety Tips While Traveling

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 6: Home Safety Tips While Traveling

Many of us know that traveling can be a major part of the holiday season. If you are going to be away during the holidays, here are some Home Safety Tips While Traveling that might be helpful for making sure your home is safe and sound while you are away. -If you have a family member, close friend, or neighbor that you can trust, ask them to keep an eye on your house, and drive by daily. When possible, leave them a key and ask them to check on the interior of the house while you are gone, especially if you are worried about things like a frozen/broken water pipe. Make sure they know how to...

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