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Beginner’s Guide to Budgets

Forgery or Fraudulence

Forgery or Fraudulence

Don’t look now but the holiday season is less than five months away. Depending on your financial situation, this fact can either excite or terrify you. It’s no surprise that there is a huge financial burden that comes along with the holidays. It’s time to take some of that financial pressure off of the holiday season and put the “Happy” back in “Happy Holidays.”

A key way to take that financial burden off of the holiday season is to start planning and budgeting for it NOW. If you’ve never budgeted before, the idea of starting from scratch can be sort of daunting. However, a budget isn’t scary, or at least it shouldn’t be. It’s something that when done well can be a lifesaver. It’s important to keep in mind that there isn’t one master way to budget...

Labor Day and DUI Checkpoints

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Long Beach Bail Bonds

Labor Day is rapidly approaching, and everyone is looking forward to a little extra time off. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, and many people celebrate with one final barbeque. This means good friends and family will get together to enjoy the outdoors one last time while having some good food. This all tends to involve a bit of alcohol as well.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying a few drinks, so long as it is done responsibly. Unfortunately, not everyone is responsible with their alcohol consumption. Some people still think it is perfectly acceptable to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after having a few drinks. This is incorrect, and dangerous. Alcohol impairs the senses and clouds the mind, making it difficult for a person to drive in a safe manner.

Since holidays like ...

Protect Yourself When Online Shopping

How to Recover from Identity Theft

When was the last time you bought something from a brick and mortar store? When was the last time you bought something from a website online? One of the many conveniences of the 21st century is the ability to shop and buy products from the comforts of your living room. You can quickly and easily compare prices, find the best deals, and load up on your favorite products without ever leaving home.

However, you’re not alone. You are not the only one taking advantage of the online shopping phenomenon. There are millions of hackers scouring the internet for consumers’ identities and personal information...

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

If You Have Plans of Going Fishing, Be Aware of the Laws

If You Have Plans of Going Fishing, Be Aware of the Laws

Many people view Labor Day as one of the final summer barbeque holidays. It provides a relaxing three day weekend for everyone and lets people have a lot of fun. Unfortunately, this all means that the reason behind the actual holiday is often left forgotten. In fact, not many people could even tell you why Labor Day is celebrated.

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September and is meant to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of the American workforce. The holiday became a federally recognized holiday in 1894 as a result of several deadly strikes and rights protesting poor work conditions.

In the late 1800’s work conditions were pretty poor in America...

Prevent Bullies

Do You Care about Bullying? You Need to if You Want to See It Disappear.

New year, same problem. It’s the start of a new school year, which means new classrooms and new friends. For some, it also means facing new bullies. Let’s join the nation and take a stand against bullying one child at a time. What better child to start with than your own? The new school year is the perfect opportunity to start, or continue, the conversation with your kids about the importance of being kind to everyone and avoid being a bully.

A bully isn’t just someone who beats up on another student. According to the CDC, “Bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be
repeated...

Amber Alerts

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Bail Bonds in Downtown

If you own a cell phone then it’s likely that you’ve heard the buzzer-like noise that blasts from the speakers at any given time of the day. Depending on the time of day or what you are in the middle of, you may or may not be slightly irritated at the unannounced noise. However, this noise, part of the National AMBER Alert Program, could be a signal of life or death for an abducted child.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan, also known as the AMBER Alert program, is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcast agencies, and transportation agencies to activate an urgent notification for serious child-abduction situations.

The blaring noise that comes over your cell phone is part o...

Don’t Make Decisions While Hangry

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Everyone gets hungry from time to time. When some people get too hungry, they get what is called hangry. This is just a fun word for describing how people get angry when they are hungry. When people are hangry, they don’t always make the best decisions. They snap at people they care about and are otherwise in a foul mood until they get some food in their belly.

What may be a perfect example of someone making a bad decision while hangry, is a recent crime from Fayetteville, Georgia. There, an unknown man stole a 53 foot trailer from local gas station. The trailer was filled with ramen noodles, which were valued at roughly $98,000. That’s a lot of noodles.

The trailer was legally parked at the gas station and was supposedly secured...

Protect Yourself against Online Scammers

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With school back in session, emotions are high at the thought of a new year with new friends and new opportunities. There’s one lesson that won’t be taught in the classroom, but it’s an important one to keep in mind as you start the new school year – how to protect yourself against online scammers. If you think scammers only target old individuals with “money,” think again.

There are hundreds of scammers out there that utilize the start of a new school year as an opportunity to take your money. According to FRAUD!ORG, there are three main scams to looks out for.

  1. The Diploma Scam – If you didn’t receive your high school diploma in the traditional sense, there are some websites that claim to give you your high school equivalent diploma simply by paying a small fee and taking an...

What Is the Best Meal of the Day?

What Is the Best Meal of the Day?

What Is the Best Meal of the Day?

As summer comes to a close, kids are bracing for their inevitable return to school. Their days of sleeping in and relaxing will be over. In their place will be stress-filled, drowsy mornings that lead to long lectures. In the chaos of getting ready in the morning, it can be easy to forget what is arguably the most important meal of the day.

Everyone has heard that breakfast is the most important meal, and many studies have proven that this is true. Breakfast is the first meal a person has after roughly 8 hours of fasting. In order for your body to wake up and be able to focus on anything, it needs energy. Breakfast helps refill your energy and gives you a jumpstart for the rest of the day.

Eating breakfast in the morning, which should occur sometime within the first two hours after waking...

Do You Happen To Know Your Rights?

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Bail Bonds in Compton

Inmates are people too. Regardless of the crime committed or the time left to serve on their sentence, inmates are human beings that deserve to be treated as such. Across the nation, inmates are granted basic human rights that are protected by the U.S. Constitution. Whether you are facing prosecution or you have a family member behind bars, it is important to know your rights.

These are rights protected by the U.S. Constitution that you should be aware of.

  • The right to humane facilities and conditions – While awaiting trial, an inmate must be housed in proper facilities and cannot be treated as guilty.
  • The right to be free from sexual crimes – A prisoner cannot become the victim of sexual crimes or sexual harassment. This is protected by the Prison Rape Elimination Act...