If not, you might want to consider it. The webinar classes I teach are live, just like classroom seminars. The difference between a seminar and a webinar is that you attend a webinar from whatever location you choose rather than in a classroom chosen by the CE provider. You don’t need to pass an exam to receive CE credit and, so long as you comply with the CE requirements of your state, you can participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing. No, you don’t have to speak via your microphone. No, you don’t have to use your webcam and appear to anyone. You are required to periodically raise your hand (electronically) and send messages via the system but, otherwise, no one sees or hears you in the traditional sense. My April webinar schedule for insurance CE is now available. Why not check them out?

I’ve added a few new dates to my insurance continuing education webinar schedule for A.D. Banker and Company in March. Three are personal lines related, and the other is about the subject of anti-money laundering. You can view my webinar by clicking here, or looking at the sub-menu above by hovering over the Insurance tab in the link bar.

Most people are fully aware of their vulnerability to cyber crime; however, most don’t know precisely what they can do about it–or where to do for information. According to the 2019 Cyber Barometer published last month by Generali Global Assistance, more than 50% of individuals around the world were the victim of a cyber crime, or knew someone who was. In the U.S. credit card theft and identity theft are currently the most common forms of cyber crime. If you would like to view an infographic of Generali’s study, click here. I have come across a LOT of websites when conducting research for the insurance courses I write that provide tips and advice to people seeking to protect themselves. URLs to those websites, and the valuable information they provide, appear below. I hope you find some of the helpful! Consumer info from the FTC: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity-online-security Identity Theft Resource Center: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/ Security Awareness Free Resources (click Resources Tab at the top right of the home page): https://www.knowbe4.com/ Security Tips (MANY of them, for various types of threats), from US-CERT: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips IRS Tax Scams: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: https://www.privacyrights.org/ How Secure Is My Password: https://howsecureismypassword.net/ Password Generator Tool: https://thebestvpn.com/password-generator/

Do You Remember These Lyrics?

February 13, 2019

Every once in a while a song will just begin running through my head, for no apparent reason. No, it’s not because I heard it on the radio–I don’t listen to the radio much these days. I don’t watch TV, either. All the noise distracts me from whatever work or writing I’m doing. And you know what’s really odd? I know all the words! The songs can be from a long time ago, like when I was in high school in the early 70’s. Sometimes, they’re from before I was born but I know them because they were favorites of my parents. So, here’s a challenge for you – and no cheating by looking up the lyrics online! What song advises you to not go “hustlin’ people strange to you”? I’ve been singing this song for days!