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Topics: Identity Theft Protection, Cybersecurty, Online Security, Videos, Identity Theft

VIDEO: The Expert's Opinion On Being Proactive With Your Identity Security

Posted by Bailee Wishart on April, 25, 2018

 

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Today, we are concluding our Identity Protection Video Series with LifeLock Chief of Identity Education, Paige Hanson, and we have to say, this video ends the series with a bang! In this final installment, Paige reveals her final tips and tricks on proactive protection of your personal information – valuable information that we know will positively impact your ability to keep your identity information safe!

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Topics: Personal Credit Score, FICO Score, Credit Report, Business Credit, TransUnion, Experian, Equifax, Credit Bureau, LexisNexis

Could Recent Changes Really Increase My Credit Score by 30 Points?

Posted by Nikki Garrison on April, 19, 2018

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On April 16, big changes took effect to the way debt is reported for some US consumers. At face value, these changes seem to affect only a small percentage of consumers, but stick around, we’re taking a deeper dive into what these changes could mean for you. In July of 2017, the National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) called for the three major credit reporting agencies, Experian, Equifax and Transunion to begin removing most civil judgments and the majority of tax liens from their consumer reporting databases.  

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Topics: Small Business, Tecnology

The Top 5 Technologies to Implement in Your Small Business

Posted by Bailee Wishart on April, 13, 2018

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Between the newest smartphones, tablets, computers, cameras, and virtual reality, Americans are practically swimming in a pool of new technological advancements that seemingly only grows bigger every day. So, what does this mean for business owners? Among these advancements, a slew of applications and products have arisen to help small businesses thrive. From automating key work processes to hosting data, here are our five top technologies to utilize in a small business setting:

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Topics: Identity Theft Protection, Videos, Identity Theft, Identity Theft Recovery

VIDEO: The Expert's Opinion on Recovery for Identity Theft Victims

Posted by Bailee Wishart on April, 6, 2018

 

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The words “identity theft” have the power to stop someone dead in their tracks and cause a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach, and for good reason. A stolen identity can wreak all kinds of havoc on an individual’s life, so much so that a 2017 FICO survey cited identity theft as a top security concern for US consumers at 44% of the survey sample – ranking higher for more consumers than fear of death or fear of a terrorist attack combined.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Women In Business, #TimesUp, #MeToo, Female-Owned Business

Goodbye, Glass Ceiling: The Obstacles Women are Overcoming in Business

Posted by Bailee Wishart on March, 30, 2018

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On Thursday, March 8 of this year, I popped in my headphones and flipped to Spotify’s official “Girl Power” playlist – it seemed a fitting soundtrack to my day for International Women’s Day 2018. And what a great day it was, celebrating the achievements of women throughout history in a year where the women of movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp made international headlines and sweeping strides for women everywhere. I started my day with Beyonce’s iconic lyrics, “Who run the world? Girls.” And for a day, I truly felt the power of that statement.

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Topics: Identity Theft Protection, Cybersecurty, Online Security, Videos, Cyber Attacks, Ransomware

VIDEO: The Expert's Opinion on Protecting Yourself From Cyber Attacks

Posted by Bailee Wishart on March, 23, 2018

Video: The Expert's Opinion on Protecting Yourself from Cyber Attacks

Our Identity Protection Series with identity education expert Paige Hanson continues this week as we take a look at her best tips and tricks to armor internet users from the harmful effects of cyber attacks. From ransomware to cyber scams, Paige has a vast understanding of the threats that vulnerable internet users face. She answers our burning questions on which common internet scams we should be looking for and what ransomware actually is. To top it all off, she gives us the tools and knowledge we need to outsmart scammers in this installment of our five-part video series.

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Topics: Identity Theft Protection, Cybersecurty, Data Encryption, Password Manager, Two-Factor Authentication, Online Security, Videos

VIDEO: The Expert's Opinion on Your Identity and Cybersecurity

Posted by Bailee Wishart on March, 5, 2018

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We’re back for another installment in our Identity Protection Series with identity education expert, Paige Hanson. As Chief of Identity Education at Lifelock, a Symantec company, Paige has educated thousands, including nearly 15,000 law enforcement officers, on the importance of protecting their personal information. In this installment, Paige tackles the issue of cybersecurity, and shares valuable tips on how to keep yourself safe while browsing the web, from securing your network to managing your online passwords. Check out her advice in this FREE video!

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Topics: Starting a Business, Small Business, Start-Ups, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurship, 2018 Olympics, Olympian, Maame Biney

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From 18-Year-Old Olympian Maame Biney

Posted by Bailee Wishart on February, 16, 2018

Five things Entrepreneurs can learn from 18-year old Olympian Maame Biney

18-Year-Old Maame Biney has already stolen the hearts of thousands of Americans, so if you haven’t heard of her yet, you’re going to want to hear her story before her final event this Saturday.

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Topics: Personal Credit Score, FICO Score, Small Business, Identity Theft Protection, Fraud Alerts, Credit Freeze, Videos

VIDEO: Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes

Posted by Bailee Wishart on February, 9, 2018

The Expert's Opnion on Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes

With last year's Equifax breach still looming, Americans now more than ever are looking into ways to secure their identity and credit information. That’s why we sat down with Paige Hanson, Chief of Identity Education at Lifelock, a Symantec company. An expert in her field, Paige shared with us valuable tips and tricks as to how to best protect your personal information and keep your credit safe. Because protecting your personal information is our highest priority, Amerifund wanted to share these tips and tricks with you, absolutely free.

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Topics: Equipment Funding, Small Business, Leasing Equipment

Why should I consider leasing equipment for my business?

Posted by Bailee Wishart on January, 25, 2018

Why Should I Consider Leasing Equipment for My Business?

Picture this: You’re a small business-owner looking into purchasing a piece of equipment that, while necessary to the operation of your business for the purpose of better serving your clients’ needs, comes along with a cringe-worthy price tag.

Odds are, you didn’t have to imagine that scenario because you’ve been there. We don’t have to depict the frustration of trying to figure out how to handle the financial details because you’ve already felt it.

Navigating the world of business finance, especially when it comes to equipment finance, can be tricky without the resources or guidance of an industry expert. After all, there are so many questions to address – “Where do I start? How much will it cost? What are my options?

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