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Monthly Archives: December 2017

    Prevent False Home Security Alarms

    By Mike Parker | December 26, 2017

    Some police departments report as high as 98% of calls are false alarms. Not only is this an incredible waste of police resources that could be available for legitimate emergencies, it annoys neighbors, startles pets and results in expensive false alarm fees. Know your codes – entering an incorrect keypad code is a common mistake... Read More

    ATM Safety Tips

    By Mike Parker | December 18, 2017

    During the holidays as throughout the year, getting cash from an ATM is normal for many people. ATM’s are available 24 hours a day and they’re located in bank branches, convenience stores, grocery stores, malls, airports, sports venues and on street corners. Unfortunately, the convenience aspect can compromise personal safety especially if you are distracted... Read More

    Eleventh Hour Gifts Without Shopping

    By Mike Parker | December 11, 2017

    If you’re beginning to feel the pressure of running out of time to find the perfect gift, here are a few suggestions that may not be on their “list” but will certainly be appreciated. The gift of really listening without interrupting, daydreaming or planning your response can be exactly what people want when they have... Read More

    Don’t Pat Yourself on the Back Just Yet

    By Mike Parker | December 4, 2017

    You’ve got $500,000 in liquid assets for your retirement and you’re still 15 years away. All your bills are paid; you have a small mortgage on your home; cars are paid for and great credit. Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back yet. People think more about what they’re going to do when... Read More