May 1, 2024

A Look at Top Scams Targeting Older Adults

We’ve all heard about someone falling for a scam of one kind or another. We hope we ourselves will be savvy enough to spot one if (when!) we become the target. But scammers keep trying to outsmart us, and even the most diligent of us can fall prey.

I get ...

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June 24, 2023

Beware Top Scams Affecting Older Americans

Scam Alert

Today, if you are fortunate enough not to have been subject to a scam, or an attempted one, you may be in the minority, especially if you are over 50. Older Americans are among the most targeted group for fraud, and for multiple reasons: they tend to be more trusting ...

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May 26, 2017

Why I Didn’t Friend Mark Wahlberg on Facebook

Mark Wahlberg and I aren't Facebook Friends

“Mark Wahlberg” sent me a Facebook friend request today!

Yes me! Isn’t that completely and totally dreamy?!? I clicked on the request and THERE WAS HIS PICTURE!!! The thing was, he didn’t seem to have any friends–like you’d think a big celebrity would, and aside from his picture and bio ...

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Feb. 6, 2017

Fla. MLS offers true lifestyle cost

One of Florida's largest MLSs, My Florida Regional MLS, rolled out a new real estate search website that offers buyers an estimate of their full monthly costs after a purchase. To do so, the True Lifestyle Cost (TLC) combines buyers' financial information with a listing's historical utility costs ...
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Jan. 23, 2017

In 10 years, today's "smart home" may seem stupid

Attendees at the 2017 International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, both held in Orlando, Fla. last week, talked about home trends that are starting to impact today's homebuyers.

Modernity in moderation

It turns out designers, home builders and consumers have different ideas of the meaning ...

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Jan. 10, 2017

Why do buyers want smart homes? Safety and comfort

Scripps Networks Interactive surveyed 700 U.S. homeowners of all ages to find out why they'd invest in smart home technology. For most, tech updates were appealing if they provided additional safety and comfort.

Overall, consumers are interested in improving their homes and quality of life through the addition ...

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Posted in Technology