Author Archive | Cathy Dryden

Preventing Identity Theft

The statistics are scary: An estimated 15.4 million consumers were hit with some kind of identity theft in 2016, according to Javelin Strategy & Research, up from 13.1 million the year before. Don’t let yourself join those alarming statistics! With the help of your social security number, a thief can steal your identity and wreak […]

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Managing an Organized Move

Is moving day fast approaching? According to the Employee Relocation Council, moving to a new home is the third most stressful life event (following death and divorce). To ease the transition, follow these tips to make your move smooth.   Consider “staging” your home. This process of neutralizing, decluttering, organizing, and beautifying allows potential buyers […]

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Keeping Your Electronic Gadgets Safe

Smartphones and computers make our lives oh-so-much easier. But they can be a gateway to identity theft if they fall into the wrong hands. Here are a few tips to stay safe. PHONES: Back up its information regularly. Use a password so a thief can’t access your cell phone information or make calls. Use a strong password (NOT […]

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Conquering Procrastination

The word procrastinate comes from the Latin procrastinatus, which means, literally, “forward tomorrow.” If you’ve been putting off till tomorrow what you could – and should – do today, then recognize that procrastination is a habit that can be broken. But it won’t happen overnight. It takes 21 days to form a new habit. So […]

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Why We Procrastinate

Frozen. That’s how we feel when we have a daunting task in front of us. We know we need to do it, but we don’t know where or how to start. So we put it off. We’ll get to it tomorrow, right? Then tomorrow comes, and we feel just as frozen, and even more panicked […]

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