Thursday, February 4, 2016 | By: Marina

Identity Theft Protection - What Everyone Needs To Know



We rely on technology and the internet for almost everything. And for good reason too; technology has certainly made life easier, and it has made the world more accessible.

There always are two sides to a coin. Along with making life easier, the internet has also opened up new avenues for criminals to exploit; loopholes and discrepancies that they use for their benefit, much to our detriment. 



Identity theft is one such crime, and it is rampant all around the globe. There are hundreds of ways that a criminal can gain information about you, and you can probably do nothing about most of those.

What you can do is follow a few guidelines to protect against identity theft as much as possible:

1. Avoid responding to emails from “banks” that want you to verify some information. This is one of the most common ways to give in to the criminals. Beware. 

2. Avoid responding to emails that offer some kind of reward if you register with them. Card details can be gleaned by identity thieves here.

3. Don’t divulge information on scammy websites. The aim of these websites is to reel people in with money-making prospects and take their money and financial details. If you think that something is too good to be true, avoid it, or at least research it first. Avoid anything that want you to make a “small” upfront investment.

Identity theft protection is similar to insurance, but only for your identity. Having identity theft protection can ease your mind even if you fall prey to identity thieves. 

One such identity theft protection service is Identity Guard. It is one of the best services on the market; Identity Guard provides diverse and highly comprehensive plans for a range of necessities. Some of the notable services include credit monitoring and reporting, insurance and recovery assistance. 

Protect your identity by following the guidelines and opting for an identity theft protection package from a reputable company.
Monday, February 1, 2016 | By: Marina

What's New?

Hello readers.. if there are still some here.

I didn't write for some time... No time, no inspiration, no motivation...

What's new?

1. We are planning to move to our own place next year. So, just one more year of waiting. And you know how I love to wait.. I have so many plans with our new place, I want it to be perfect for us. One thing that I am really interested in is Home automation. If you don't know what home automation is, you can read about it here. My husband is crazy about it, and we're both really excited... One more year.

2. We (me and my husband) are running on a regular basis. We also go trekking. It's wonderful to spend Saturdays in the nature. Mountains are beautiful and fresh air does the wonders for us! One problem is that I am really clumsy, so some outdoor survival training is great thing for me :)

3. I started working from home. I have my own home office. What I do? Mostly digital marketing stuff - outreach, ideation, content marketing etc. .... and I love it!

4. I am playing sudoku every single day! It is great for my memory improvement. I also love love love puzzles. Whatever game you choose, it will be great for your brain.

Well, those are just few little things... What's new with you?
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | By: Marina

Importance of reading for little kids

Reading is really important for young minds and you have to know that it's never to early to start. Find some time and include reading into your daily routine. As a parents, we have the power to boost our children's learning potential simply by making reading an integral part of their lives.

It's not always easy to find a good books for your little ones. There is a great list of best books for toddlers that you can use on Parental Journey blog.

We already have bunch of books from that list, but my daughter just adores books and we always buy them as a presents. Well, she is just like her mommy - who is obsessed with reading.

 


Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. 
–Author Unknown
Monday, July 20, 2015 | By: Marina

How to remove scratches from your floors

  Last week we did some improvements in our summer apartment and one thing we did was - changing the floors in our living room. Now we have beautiful new floors! So, what is the problem?? Day after we installed them - we scratched them while putting back the furniture inside.

I have to admit - first I cried, but then my mother suggested that I go and find something on 'www' (that is how she calls the internet).. And guess what? I did find something cool and helpful.

The guys from Neomam and FBD Insurance did an awesome infographic that will help anyone that has scratches on their floors. You don't have to cry like I did over my laminated floors (yeah, I am emotional like that :P ), here is the solution!

How To Remove Scratches from Your Floors


How To Remove Scratches from Your Floors [Infographic] by the team at FBD Insurance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | By: Marina

A Guide to Traveling Abroad With Your Car



This post contains sponsored links.

I love travelling abroad and do it often. What makes the trip more exciting and enjoyable for me is doing these travels by car because it lets me see the sites at my own pace. I pick and choose where I want to go but I’m always mindful of the rules of the road and etiquette I must follow. For instance,  as I learned from the Traveller's Guide to Driving Etiquette in India cows are sacred and you can get seven years in prison for running one over. This is an interactive map for tourists, where you can click on a country to find out the laws (and unwritten laws) of driving there.


Car Insurance

Most drivers assume they are automatically covered when driving in another country. In most cases you are only covered for basic Road Traffic Accident (RTA) insurance which means that anything else like vehicle theft won’t be included.  Other countries will require a green card for you to be able to drive in their jurisdiction so it’s important to do some research and make sure you have the proper documents.

Observing Driving Laws

There are some fundamental laws when travelling abroad that are pretty much the same across the board like don’t drink and drive and follow posted speed limits but there are also some other lesser known laws. For instance, in Spain there are some cities that designate which side of the road you can park on. Sometimes on certain days of the week you can only park on the side with houses that have even numbers. In France

Traffic Jams and Route Planning

We don’t like being stuck in traffic and home so why would we want to be stuck in them abroad? Careful planning is essential so you want to be mindful of the time of day and location in which you are travelling. Listen to traffic reports and do some research to make sure you don’t get caught in the middle of rush hour with no escape. There are a lot of route planners out there that are not just for finding jams in the road but also giving you an idea on the best routes to take so you can have an more enjoyable trip.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 | By: Marina

YOUR Tips For Saving At Kohl’s



When you are a discount shopper or a coupon queen there is nothing better than sharing your own smart shopping tips and advice so that others in the same boat can benefit from what you have learned. So to help you get the best possible savings from Kohl’s, we have compiled a list of all the best ways to save money that our readers have shared with us about shopping at the retail giant.

Watch Out For Sales And Promotions

Kohl’s offers anywhere from 60% to 80% off on merchandise from every department during their End Of Season and Holiday sales so be sure to keep an eye out for these. They also have Flash Promotions such as their Early Bird (7am – 1pm) and Night Owl (3pm – 11pm) Sales.

The ‘Lowest Prices of the Season’ sale takes place once a year and discounts vary according to retail changes and available stock but they are normally only advertised a day or so in advance so stay alert for them. If you combine this with a Kohl’s Free Shipping coupon from Discountrue you could get something you’ve been dreaming about while spending barely anything and never stepping foot out the house!

Shop During Kohl’s Cash Periods

Kohl’s offers shoppers the chance to earn Kohl’s Cash Vouchers every six to eight weeks. For every $50 you spend during these periods you will earn $10 in Kohl’s Cash; however Kohl’s Cash is only valid on the dates specified on the voucher so make sure you set a reminder and don’t miss out on any savings. When shopping with your Kohl’s Cash vouchers, stack them with current coupons, sales and promotions that Kohl’s is featuring and save big and check out the rebate section on their website in order to earn even more savings on popular purchase items.

Earn Kohl’s Cash On Kiosk Items

In order to qualify for Kohl’s Cash even when the item you want is not available in your size on the floor then go ahead and order the right sized item from the Kohl’s Kiosk, even though Kiosk purchases don’t qualify for Kohl’s Cash. You can use coupon codes if you want to but keep in mind that you’re going to be returning this item for your purchase price when it arrives. Now buy the wrong sized item along with your other purchases so that you earn as much Kohl’s Cash as possible. 

Kohl’s offers shoppers the chance to earn Kohl’s Cash Vouchers every six to eight weeks. For every $50 you spend during these periods you will earn $10 in Kohl’s Cash; however Kohl’s Cash is only valid on the dates specified on the voucher so make sure you set a reminder and don’t miss out on any savings. When shopping with your Kohl’s Cash vouchers, stack them with current coupons, sales and promotions that Kohl’s is featuring and save big and check out the rebate section on their website in order to earn even more savings on popular purchase items.

Earn Kohl’s Cash On Kiosk Items

In order to qualify for Kohl’s Cash even when the item you want is not available in your size on the floor then go ahead and order the right sized item from the Kohl’s Kiosk, even though Kiosk purchases don’t qualify for Kohl’s Cash. You can use coupon codes if you want to but keep in mind that you’re going to be returning this item for your purchase price when it arrives. Now buy the wrong sized item along with your other purchases so that you earn as much Kohl’s Cash as possible.

Once your item from the Kiosk has arrived take the incorrect item AND the correct item along with receipts to your nearest store. Now as crazy as it sounds you’re going to return the CORRECT item for your full refund, make sure you have the right credit or debit card for this to take place. Now request an EVEN EXCHANGE on the wrong item, NOT a refund. Because you’ve just returned the correct item, the store is guaranteed to have your size and an Even Exchange means your Kohl’s Cash balance won’t be affected.  

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