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Warning: Internet Explorer 8 users

On May 13, 2013

If you use Internet Explorer 8, you need to be on the lookout for a security issue that could make your computer and personal information vulnerable. There is a security issue with the browser that could allow scammers to take over your computer. This is a good reminder to keep your system updated with the latest security software to help…

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Too late to give J.C. Penney a second chance?

On April 2, 2013

When was the last time you visited the J.C. Penney Company? I couldn’t even remember the last time until I stumbled in recently for my own research purposes. The department store has topped the headlines recently for its changes and lackluster performance.  If you’re like me and thought the store didn’t sell clothing you’d like, I encourage you to think…

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Are your friends and relatives ready for electronic federal benefits?

On February 12, 2013

The federal government is going high-tech and paying benefits electronically like Social Security. All federal benefits and non-tax payments will be directly deposited into your account starting March 1 since electronic checks are safer, easier, and more reliable than paper checks. This will be a big switch for Ohio residents, as the state has the 5th largest number of people…