I said I wouldn’t do it. I said I wouldn’t give my two cents on the current polarizing issues of gun rights and violence in schools. But it seems as if I just can’t seem to quit absorbing the never-ending opinions after the massacre in Connecticut.
When consulting my dictionary recently, I was somewhat surprised to learn that the colloquial expression “tacky party” was not to be found there. Thus I suppose it would be in order (for the benefit of the uninitiated) to fill you in on just what a “tacky party” is, or, perhaps more accurately, was.
Last week, I shared some statistics on domestic violence that I obtained from a very reputable source, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The numbers were appalling. I reported the average number of people per minute who are physically assaulted by someone they love — 20.
Protecting your retirement nest egg and sustaining your retirement income are challenging enough. Taking precautions to help guard your investments from fraud is important.
People who are older can be common targets for fraud and financial crimes. Scam artists and unscrupulous sales people target seniors, who are often seen as:
• Generally trusting
• Home alone during the day
• Accustomed to answering the door or the phone
• Reluctant to report fraud
• Confused by online ads and offers
Scam artists are well aware of these common perceptions and often use these tactics: