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MEMBER BLOG: New Credit Card Technology Helps Fight Fraud
October 5, 2015
by Adam M. Formus, CPA, CFE of Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.
New Credit Card Technology Helps Fight Fraud
In the near future, having someone at a cash register say, “Please swipe your credit card” may become as outdated as listening to music on an 8 track tape or a vinyl record. Beginning October 1, 2015, the way you pay for goods and services using your credit card will change due to the nationwide implementation of EMV technology.
MEMBER BLOG: What's your Geek Speak?
September 25, 2015
Mary Beth Nelsen, The Right Resource
What's your Geek Speak?
I Don't Understand You! Developing Communications Clarity.
I hadn’t thought of myself as a geek. I’ve been accused of being a bit word obsessive, and I admit I have trouble scaring up opponents for a game of Scrabble. But a geek? Nah! Geeks are computer geniuses who speak techno-babble that is incomprehensible to the rest of us. And they get younger every day. My current go-to tech geek is 11.
The times, they are a changin’. Dictionaries struggle to keep up with the continuous changes to the definition of a word that started out meaning “a crazy carny who bites the heads off chickens”. As technology advanced the word became associated with those who “engage in or discuss computer-related tasks obsessively or with great attention to technical detail”. More recent definitions have gone beyond the tech geek to “a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject”.
MEMBER BLOG: HOME CARE & LONG TERM INSURANCE
September 4, 2015,
Michael Savoie, Executive Care of Stratford
Home Care & Long Term Insurance
Life is full of challenges. The unexpected is to be expected. There are numerous ways in which we can insulate ourselves and this why we have insurance.
But did you know…most experts recommend that we have four types of insurance: Life, Health, Auto and Long Term Care.
I'm going to talk about the one insurance that most people know very little about until a loved one is affected in some capacity.
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