How Important Is Protecting Your Personal Identity?

 

Is it important to protect your identity?
Child Identity Theft
1 in 40 Are Victims-see studies below
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So you consider yourself a very responsible person right? Do you ever procrastinate about something you should have done years ago? How about this one?

Let me ask you a very personal question? Which is more important to you…having an affordable health care insurance policy or protecting your personal identity information?

Wow…really a tough question. Most have never even considered the two together. Lack of either can destroy all the assets that you have ever accumulated…plus more! My answer is that they are both vital to our successful existence in today’s society! We really don’t want to lose either one do we? We just don’t pay as much attention to identity theft…unless we lose it and then it is catastrophic…we can’t get a prescription or some therapy to cure the malady… identity theft is usually catastrophic.

How Important Is Protecting Your Personal Identity?

I write many posts on the subject of protecting your personal identity….like  How Much Is Your Identity Worth?”…because I am convinced that it is one of the best things that I can do for $10 to $25 per month to have someone constantly monitoring all of my key personal data.

Have you noticed that most all of the talk show hosts also offer a solution for identity theft? Why? Surely to pay the bills… but more importantly…We all believe that we are providing something that you vitally need to protect you…as a valuable service…the way of the great American capitalistic market!

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How Much Does Identity Theft Cost?  

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By Jolie O’dell      January 28/ 2011

Online fraud and related crime is on the rise, affecting more lives and costing individuals and businesses more money year after year.

Not too long ago, we showed you what identity theft and online fraud costs from the criminals’ point of view. For example, a cybercriminal could set up a fake online store, designed to steal e-mail addresses, passwords, names and credit card numbers, for between $30 and $300.

But what do these kinds of theft cost consumers?

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www.IdentityTheft.info

Identity Theft Victim Statistics

Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totalling upwards of $50 billion.*

On a case-by-case basis, that means approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused with each instance resulting in approximately $3,500 in losses.

Close to 100 million additional Americans have their personal identifying information placed at risk of identity theft each year when records maintained in government and corporate databases are lost or stolen.
These alarming statistics demonstrate identity theft may be the most frequent, costly and pervasive crime in the United States.

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ITAC
Identity Theft Assistance Center

Research and Statistics

The ITAC database of identity theft cases is a valuable resource for those seeking a greater understanding of the causes and consequences of identity theft. ITAC periodically conducts surveys of identity theft victims and shares information with policymakers, academics, and journalists. ITAC partners with academia on projects related to fraud and identity theft.

  • 2012 Child Identity Fraud Report
  • FTC: Identity theft retains its throne as No.1 worst scourge in Top 10 consumer complaint list
  • FTC Reference Desk
  • Ponemon Institute
  • Javelin Strategy and Research
  • University of Texas Center for Identity
  • Anti-Phishing Working Group
  • 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report (Verizon RISK Team and US Secret Service)
  • Privacy Rights Clearing House
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics (US Department of Justice)

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CRIME MUSEUM

Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission Website
The South Street Police Station, Philadelphia, PA
IDTheftCenter.org
IdentityTheft.info
IDTheftFirstAid.com

Identity Theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States today. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. By learning about this problem, you can learn crime prevention tips as well as what to do in the event that you become a victim.

Who has access to your information?
 Neighbors
 Friends
 Co-workers
 Family members
 Complete strangers

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For information about how to protect yourself effectively for identity theft please contact me on my email at dannorris42@gmail.com or my phone at 407-749-9395.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Success 2013-Like your career? What would you prefer to do?


So we spend a lot of time doing things that we like to do…for many of us it is about the family…your partner…your kids…enjoying time at home….enjoying time with your friends… your community activities…sports…music…theatre….for others it is about doing meaningful business or career things…traveling in your work…recognition by the public or your peers…or seeking entertainment elsewhere…whether it be travel, sports, reading, work, friendships, nightlife… or activities to help others in community service in their lives. For each of us a different set of choices is preferred and most enjoyable.

The primary purpose of this post is to ask you to reflect on those options of life activities that are most meaningful to you and for you to decide, not someone else, what it is that is most meaningful and enjoyable to you.  To me this is the ultimate decision process that occurs every  minute and every day in our lives…what course will we take next…what will we do now? What is the best action for myself and those that I care about? Sounds simple doesn’t it? It is simple, however we make so many blunders, so let’s reinforce the positive and encourage you to think positively about everything in your life and to make choices that are in your very best interests. About career choices, we probably will make many in our lives…especially if we have not determined clearly what is important to us in our goals, values, morals and ethics,  and to those that we care most about. I suggest that you invest a good bit of mental energy in determining what is important to you my friend. Does that make sense?

In addition to supporting multiple income streams in your life I strongly support a philosophy similar to Justin….in AdviceFromJustin...thank you very much Justin… I personally think that you are “spot on” with your thoughts…and that is quite a compliment to you sir!

How to Choose a Job/Career That Makes You Happy AdviceFromJustin

So my friend, I encourage you to take the course that feels best for you from your heart, and your head, while listening attentively to the heartstrings of those that you care about.

For more information please contact me on email at dannorris42@gmail.com or via phone at 407-749-9395.

Thank you,

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Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

How much do you want to earn as income?

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What do you want to earn as income?   

Ok…I think Jim has it right…when you have money you enjoy life more! I love it!

So how much would you like to earn each year…for the next 20-40-50 years? What do you want to earn as income?

I don’t believe that your answer is that you want just enough to pay the bills!

I think your answer is going to be…more than I can spend…and not have to worry at the end of the month that I have enough to go around! That is my answer! We all spend at different rates…ok…so Dan, tell me how to earn more than I spend? Ok my friend…here is the answer.

Just as there can be an unlimited amount of spending…believe it or not there can be an unlimited amount of income! Oh really? Yes my friend. And if you will follow very closely  my 16 step response to making your 2013 very successful…you could wind up being very wealthy…no promises…it is up to you as to how you execute the plan my friend! So you want to know where the unlimited amount of income is right? Well it is not in a pot at the end of a rainbow. It comes from multiple income streams reliable companies.and investments. Repeat…it comes from multiple income streams from  reliable companies.and investments. Multiple income streams are the solution. In the investment industry this strategy is called diversification. The problem is where do you find the reliable companies and investments? Now, are you willing to use committed efforts and smarts to get the income streams growing?

If you meet these criteria…then your odds of achieving multiple streams of income…

1. Do you have a burning desire to succeed?
2. Are you willing to learn?
3. Are you willing to work hard?

Multiple streams of income can come from many sources however for purposes of this discussion I want to share with you how you can achieve multiple income streams.  Money is what you need to make you financially independent, time independent and with financial freedom for whatever you want. Developing multiple income streams with multiple sources of income is usually the best way to achieve this goal. Throughout this blog I am sharing in many posts several ways to generate income streams

I propose solutions that are needed by many individuals, families, small businesses, large businesses, small business owners, and to those who want to begin their own businesses.

If you would like more information about achieving your financial goals please complete the form below.

Thank you,                              DanonDaytonaBeach

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Email: dannorris42@gmail.com

Phone: 407-749-9395

What Can Make Your 2013 A Terrific Success?

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Happy New Year!  I sincerely hope that you had a great Holiday Season…and I wish you every success in 2013! Thank you for visiting my sites last year…that was a good beginning for me with you during the last two months of the year and I really appreciated each of you that came by to read…and especially comment and to those that took important steps to improve their lives..

And improving our lives will be my main theme and goal for 2013. If you are like me, I am so pleased that 2012 is behind us…that was a tough year for me…and I know for many of you. I congratulate you on hanging in there and being here to ring in the New Year…with hope and optimism and energy to do our very best and achieve success. With our belief and God’s continuing blessings we will thrive and good things will continue to be bestowed upon us.working-from-home1

This Is Where I Want To Be At The End of 2013…or somewhere like it…how about you?

So let’s get started on how to have an exceptionally successful 2013! Keep in mind that these are my opinions biased by many years of very enjoyable, fun and professional experiences accompanied by wonderful human beings!.

The first question to ask you is what would you like to happen to you or for you during 2013 so that you consider the year to be very successful? Each of us have very different lives and very different goals so therefore we need to define what would make us feel that we had a successful year on 12/31/2013. To start your thinking process about defining these goals let me ask you these several questions on which I plan to offer important, solid recommendations to help you. The list will grow during the year however right now, can you say that any of these apply to you? Here are the questions…and for us to have a meaningful dialogue…you need to be very honest with yourself as you answer…

1. .How do you feel about where you will be in your career in five years from now..in 2018?

2.  Is your current income what you would like it to be?  What do you really want to earn?

3.  Are you spending as much time with your loved ones as you or they would like?

4.  If your employer decided to cease business tomorrow do you have alternative employment…we call it a Plan B?

5.  Are you really enjoying what you are doing in your current employment?

6.  Do you have any money left over at the end of the month?

7.  Do you have a financial plan for your life? A financial advisor?

8.  Are you putting aside money for vacations, your retirement and children’s education?

9.  Do you feel financially independent now?

10. Do you choose how you invest your time or does your employer? How long does it      take for you to ride to/from your work?

11. Do you believe that if you  continue to do what you are doing you will achieve the maximum of what you want in life? It could be that you are very satisfied with your life as it is and if that is the case another post would probably interest you more.

12.  Do you have any personal legal issues including mortgage, debt, divorce, child support, traffic violations or other legal issues ?

13.  Do you have any current identity theft issues? Do you consider that identity theft protection would be valuable to you?

14.  Are you ready to be productively employed today.. and are not sure how to find the right solution that you can trust and not waste your time and energy? Are you confused by all the claims which are very misleading?

15.  Are you ready for a much improved lifestyle…associating with a very high quality class of people with morals, ethics, professional, intelligent people, and committed to success of all of their peers…through cooperation and committed work efforts.

Now if I can show you ways to achieve any of these goals at a cost within your budget…and to offer business opportunities that can lead you to financial independence would you like to begin making decisions that will help you to achieve these goals?

If so, in a series of posts I will begin addressing each of these questions. I hope that you will join me and give me questions and inspiration to give you the right answers!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Email: dannorris42@gmail.com

Phone: 407-749-9395