Published on Monday, December 31, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind – Seneca
As a family, we have been incredibly blessed to have traveled quite extensively. And while we have been wowed by some of the most impressive sites on the planet, my favorite trips include those where we simply relax, enjoy each others company, and take in some local, off-the-beaten-path sites.
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Published on Friday, November 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
It's become so routine for me these days...I decide I need to purchase something...maybe it's nighttime training pants for my daughter, vitamins for myself, or filters for our water pitcher. Apart from the grocery store and our local Walmart, I rarely shop in-stores and malls these days. Perhaps it's the two small people that accompany everywhere I go or the fact ... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” ~ Arthur Ashe
The countdown to Christmas has begun, and soon we'll be shopping for loved ones and baking up holiday treats. For many, this is a joyous time to reflect on how we've been blessed this year and to spend quality time with friends and family. But for others, this can be ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, September 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
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I can't possibly check every account...every phone number...every credit card.
I love that I don't have to think about it...LifeLock does that for me.
Identity thieves are savvy, and they are scheming for new ways to take what you have worked so hard for.
When I finally s... Read More »
Published on Friday, August 31, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Despite my excitement and apprehension about my son going back to school, I am thankful that there are still many years ahead of us before he goes to college! When I think back on that very first year when I packed up and moved to Santa Barbara at just 17, I can't believe my parents were able to let go like they did. I was so young and incredibly idealistic about ... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
After a full day of travel, I'm finally here in New York City! Thanks to LifeLock, I'll be attending BlogHer, which starts this Friday. I joined the ambassador team a few months ago and had the privilege of meeting with some of the reps from the brand this evening and all I can say is how thankful I am for their identity theft protection services.
This Friday, ... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are – Samuel Johnson
In just a few days, I'll be in New York City, one of my favorite cities in the world. I've got a checklist started with everything I'll need...comfortable shoes, stylish (and breezy) summer clothing, portable electronics,... Read More »
Published on Saturday, June 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
It's one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, and if you think it can't happen to you, consider this statistic:
The most common form of reported identity theft in America in 2011 was government documents/benefits fraud, followed by credit card fraud, phone/utilities fraud, and bank fraud.
If you still think you are immune, you can see how your state ra... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
I remember the very first time I became a victim of credit card fraud. About a week later, I visited my local Starbucks. As soon as I was notified that my credit card had been declined (twice), I knew what had happened. I thought back to that day when I was alone with my kids, anxiously trying to locate a gas station in an unfamiliar and somewhat sketchy part of t... Read More »