How to Protect Your Identity

By Diane Tait What’s in a name?More than most people think.Especially once their identity has been stolen.Identity theft is one of the scourges of modern society.Even worse, it’s one that’s getting more pervasive each and every year.Last year alone, the credit reporting agencies tallied up nearly $17 billion in losses due to identity theft.That’s nothing to say of the loss of credit worthiness to those whose identities were compromised, not to mention the laborious and costly process of reclaiming their identity.To help keep you from becoming a victim, I thought I’d provide you with ten ways to protect your identity from those who hope to profit by besmirching your good name.

Teen Driving Tips

By Diane Tait My 19 year old daughter is driving and I’m praying for her safety and to keep my insurance rates down but teen drivers need more than just low cost car insurance. Preparing a teenager to drive means more than gathering information on car insurance for teens and getting the cheapest price. It means getting them prepared to hit the open road on their own—and leaving you with greater peace of mind.

How to Child & Pet-Proof Your Office

By Diane Tait Whether you’re back to working in an office building or are working from your home office, making your workplace safe for visitors of all shapes and sizes should be a priority.When it comes to kids and pets, while the pitter patter of little feet or paws can be a source of delight, it can also represent a source of danger.Being a business owner who routinely brings my pets to the office means keeping them safe from all sorts of hidden perils, not to mention keeping my staff and visitors from coming into conflict with them.1.

Is Your Business ADA-Compliant?

By Diane Tait A happy customer is like money in the bank.That’s why when it comes to doing business, it’s all about pleasing your customers.That’s what keeps them coming back for more.It’s also what compels them to refer their friends and family to you. While most business owners go out of their way to cater to their customers, there’s one group that requires a little extra TLC: the disabled.Ever since 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, business owners have had to take extra steps to make sure that everyone has equal access to their premises.In many cases this has meant adding wheelchair ramps, widening doors and expanding restroom facilities to make them ADA-friendly. However, there are other adjustments that some business owners may not be aware.To help keep businesses current, I have come up with a top-10 list to help keep businesses ADA compliant.1.The road to compliance is paved with good intentions. – Even if your office or store is ADA-friendly, i…

10 Things to Do Before You Rent a Home

By Diane Tait
Whether you’re a seasoned renter who’s moved many times, or you’ve just sold your home and are looking for a place to rent while your new home is being built, you need to know how to size up a rental property before you sign the lease.