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Friday February  13, 2009 - Issue #419


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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 
Financial Security

I received this email last week:

Identity thieves posing as the Internal Revenue Service are sending spam emails promising government economic stimulus packages. It prompts the user to download the attachment and fill in their personal information for the IRS to send their check.

Always use best security practices when reviewing your email and do not open any email attachments from unknown senders.

Click here for more information.

Since I didn’t know the organization, I copied their web address and placed it within a search engine rather than clicking on the direct link. It turned out to be a real organization, but so many times they are not. It is important to remember a few things:

1) Your financial institution will not email you to ask to email them your social security number or bank account information, they already have those details.

2) As in all things to do with caregiving, if you think that something sounds wrong or inappropriate, it probably is.

3) No fleeing dictator from east Africa, widow of royalty or overseas trust attorney (that you do not already know,) is going to share any part of a multi-million dollar bonanza with you. They are looking to make a payday, not share one.

4) Once you respond to these emails, they know that they have a “live one” on the other end and will undoubtedly sell your email address or try another scam. This is why email junk files were designed.

For more information: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.shtm

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Gary Barg
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Feature Article

Let There Be Light

By  Erika Hoffman, Staff Writer


“Just Do It!” admonishes the Nike ad.  “God helps those who help themselves” goes the old saw.  “Carpe diem” is a philosophy everyone needs to buy into, including the depressed elderly....Continued
 


 
Additional Article
Fighting Resistance From Seniors

By Peter Ganther

Uprooting an elderly loved one and moving them into your home is difficult enough, but add to that the resistance you may receive, and the caregiving becomes an all-encompassing activity. ....Continued
 


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Guest Column
Are You A Mindful Caregiver?
By Sherril Bover  

It seems to happen in a flash. You wake up one morning to a whole new life. Everything is changed, dreams are on hold. The old rules no longer apply and the roadmap of your life, the one you’ve been following for years, is obsolete and quite useless.  ...Continued


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Caretips

Top 10 Ways for Caregivers to Spend Dollars Wisely
By Kris Maxham, Staff Writer

Many caregivers grapple with financial choices that can allow them to continue providing care, support their loved one’s needs and keep them safe. Here are some actual ways that caregivers have wisely invested their dollars:...Continued

 
 
Carenotes

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Inside This Issue:

Financial Security
Let There Be Light
Guest Column
Are You A Mindful Caregiver?
CareTips

 


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