Friday, September 28, 2012

LifeLock Will Help Keep Your Identity Safe

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How hack-friendly is your password? Have you or a close friend or family member ever experienced online identity theft? This is a growing online threat to all who use the World Wide Web. Reports show that households earning $100k + per year have the highest identity fraud rate at 7.4%. With that being said in year 2011, 11.6 million adults were victims of identity fraud which accumulated a total of $18 billion lost. Did you know that the average household cost per person having identities stolen is approximately $1,513.00 and that for me is just too large of a risk?

What many do not know is that with the ever growing use of social media and smartphone’s our threat of fraud is growing at a fast pace. Statistics show that 6.6% of smartphone owners are affected with identity theft, 6.8% of social media users who click on the applications are at risk of identity theft, 8.2% of social media users who have “checked in” using their smartphone GPS are at risk and 10.1% of LinkedIn users are also at risk of identity theft.

These stats are just too high for me. While reading more on LifeLock’s website I found that if you have only 6 characters in your password with no symbol, it only takes a professional .000224 seconds. If you have 10 characters and one symbol in your password, it takes up to 20 days for a professional to break in. This seems a little better to me. How secure is your online banking, personal information and overall privacy? This information made me go in and update my passwords right away.

To stay up to date with security threats you should connect with LifeLock on Twitter today. They are here to help protect you, your family and your friends from identity theft. LifeLock also has a $1 million total service guarantee and has pricing plans that start as low as $10 a month. So there is no reason not to be safe while online.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Our Mini Vacation In Mackinac Island

Yesterday we just get back from our mini vacation to Mackinac Island in Michigan which is four hours driving from our place to Mackinaw City and 30 minutes boat ride to the island. We did stay at Mackinaw City for a night for sightseeing and picture taking in the place during the day.

We did not stay Mackinac Island for the reason that we can get cheaper place at Mackinaw City to stay for the night. I am so happy and grateful for the great experience that I have. This was my first time to visit this place and I am so impressed of the place. 

Enjoy the beautiful scenery out there. I got to see the Mackinac Bridge and great lake of Michigan and great Lake of Huron. Also, we did enjoy the boat ride to the island the following morning and get to taste the delicious fudge. We did ride the horse and walk for sight seeing some of the nice places and beautiful scenery in the island. 

Oh, before I forget Mackinac Island is where they take the movie Somewhere In Time and it was a beautiful thing to know that I have been there. Love watching the lake, light house and seagull that they can freely fly. I would be happy to visit again if we have the budget and time to do it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Get A Head Start On Your Garden With Miracle-Gro

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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The area you live in will most likely because of the climate dictate the type of flowers and plants you have around your home. For my area mum’s are very popular and are usually planted in the fall so they will grow and begin rooting in the soil, thus bring beautiful flowers in the spring. But this does not come naturally and will take a little time in the Fall gardening area to care for the beautiful flowers so they will spring forth in the spring.

Recently I was trying to decide how I wanted to show case my mum’s for everyone to see. So I went online to get some ideas. On a website called Pinterest I found an unusual way of displaying mum’s by the use of a wooden pallet secured to the side of your house. It was so refreshing to Find beauty in the Fall that just made me want to show case this at my home.

So I started to look into what I need to do and what I needed to use on my mum’s so that I could also have the mum’s that everyone wanted. What I found was actually fairly simple. First you need to plant the mum’s in good clean soil like Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix. What makes this soil better than some others is that with the Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix it will feed your plants up to 6 months and improve the growth of your mum’s with good drainage and air flow. The second thing I found was to use Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® to give the mum’s the nutrition they need by feeding the plants through the roots and leaves.

So you can stay up on all the latest gardening tips you should connect with them at Miracle-Gro Facebook page. You will also see tips and pictures from all their followers that may help you with your very own garden. Now I know all the work I do this fall in my garden and with my flowers will help the growth so they will be beautiful for everyone to see and enjoy in the spring.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Classes Start - Take Advantage Of Having Education

Classes just started and I know how busy the parents when classes starts, especially the mothers that most of the time who is the one will make it sure that their kids has all their needs and stuff in school taken care off. How exciting and what a privilege that what would be to become a parents and a mother? It was indeed a huge and great responsibility but it also a rewarding knowing that your kids will be at school and has a good future ahead of them.

Education is really very important in life that is why parents they had to sacrifice their time, money and effort to educate their children in order for the children to have knowledge and skills that would qualify them to have a good opportunity and job security in the near future. Children need to understand and realize that how important education and learning opportunity is. This will give them the better future and brighter tomorrows.

We have to take advantage the opportunities of learning while we can, this can be overwhelming at times but this will surely pay off when you’re done with your education. The reward of finishing your education is unbelievable. This will lead you to a good future and make you well accomplish and proud of the achievement that you have made in your life.

You cannot see the result right away for the reason that education takes time. Sometimes we feel of giving up for the reason that it takes a long time before we can get a degree. But the good thing is, once you have it you already, it will surely yours and nobody can’t take that away from you.  The knowledge and skills that you have earned from your education is worth your time and effort. This will bring you a huge opportunities and convenient life.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Time To Enjoy Game Day At B-Dubs

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buffalo Wild Wings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

The football season is fast approaching and this means finding a place that you enjoy to watch the game on the weekend with your family and friends.  As for my family, football is something we all enjoy watching and many times we get together to enjoy are favorite weekend game. It is so fun to talk, laugh and joke with each other about who is going to win and who is better than whom. This can go on for hours and we get hungry during the games, so having the right food and enough food can be a challenge.

This is when I came across the all new Buffalo Wild Wings “Protect the football. Get to B-Dubs” weekend game day promotion. Everyone was into going to B-Dub because, dad could watch all the games at the same time on Buffalo Wild Wings many televisions while eating great food. Mom enjoyed this as an option not just because she did not have to cook. But at the same time she was able to actually enjoy the game of her choice. Buffalo Wild Wings also has a kids menu that they will love. So this makes great game day/night for everyone.

I know the next time I am scheduled to be the host for all my family and friends for game night I am going to suggest that we all go to Buffalo Wild Wings “Protect the football. Get to B-Dubs” and enjoy all the great food and all the football games at the same time. Next time you, your family or friends need a guy’s night out or your wife needs sometime alone you might consider going to Buffalo Wild Wings and have a great game day with the guys. See you there for the game and the great food.
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