Category Archives: My Business

My Business refers to things related to my work, vocation, or business.

A Mysterious Database Exposed 200 Million Americans’ Personal Info

Unidentified Database Exposes 200 Million Americans | CyberNews
Source: https://cybernews.com/security/report-unidentified-database-exposes-200-million-americans/
The CyberNews research team uncovered an unsecured database owned by an unidentified party, comprising 800 gigabytes of personal user information.The database in question was left on a publicly accessible server and contained more than 200 million detailed user records, putting an astonishing number of people at risk.

  • Full names and titles of the exposed individuals
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Credit ratings
  • Home and mortgaged real estate addresses, including their exact locations
  • Demographics, including numbers of children and their genders
  • Detailed mortgage and tax records
  • Detailed data profiles, including information about the individuals’ personal

Here is what I do

annualcreditreport dot com lets you check your credit report once a year. I space my checks with the 3 credit services over the year so I can look in every 4 months instead of once a year. I used to work for an identity theft company. It is good practice to watch your credit card statement monthly. It is much more important to watch your credit report because when you lose your identity to someone, it will be a long lasting nightmare and very expensive in many ways.

If you are too lazy, I can hook you up with something that is even simpler. But you know, you are going to have to pay for it in another way. Here is a 60 second preview. Let me know if you need more info. And here is a document with all the features that will take you 60 minutes to read (just kidding).

Good News: The End Of The Fed Is Near

After lowering the interest rate to zero and pumping trillions into the market, the Fed is finding that it has no tools to address the inevitable bursting of the bubble. They may try to blame the economic tsunami on coronavirus, but this crash has been in the works for some time. Mises Institute President Jeff Deist joins today’s Liberty Report.

What to Do When a Bear Market Whacks Your 401(k)

If you saw that something you wanted—a car, a computer, a resort weekend—was on sale at a huge discount, you’d probably snap it up in a minute. Investments are no different. Just as stock prices don’t rise forever, they don’t fall forever either. If you bought when prices were higher than they are today, selling low is not the key to investment success. From https://www.investopedia.com/articles/retirement/09/401k-bear-market.asp

Master Your Money Devotional Guide 6-1

Back in September I mentioned to you God’s blessing upon my lending out some money to help a friend. After that my boss came to me to say I received a 2% raise. Coincidence? Maybe. About 16 months ago I made a decision to help a young family reach students on college campuses for Christ. It was a stretch for me to do. I never felt peace about it; it was an act of faith. I did know that it was a good thing to do. It was a bit sacrificial on my part and sacrifices never feel good. Shortly after, I started working with Crossroads Prison Ministry that has been one of the most rewarding activities I have ever done. I’ve worked hard at this ministry and my entire life seems to turn around it. Meanwhile, over this course of time my stats at work seemed to have risen. My manager told me the other day, “Congratulations for getting gold for the second quarter in a row!” What? I received gold twice and I didn’t even realize that. Making gold means I received $1500 bonus TWICE!!! Honestly, I don’t know how I did this because the only thing that changed was taking on grading these lessons and writing these letters to people in need. Praise God! That is all I’m going to say.