It’s that time of year again. Many of us will be traveling from our “regular” homes to spend the winter in warmer states like Florida or Arizona.
Be careful. Law enforcement warns that you may at risk at home and away.
Before you leave: Make sure you have one of or more timers set for the lights in your winter home. Also, recruit a friend or family member who’s staying put to check your house periodically to make sure the driveway is shoveled and to pick up any “penny shopper” type newspapers that aren’t held or forwarded by the post office.
When you arrive: If possible, confine all your purchases to a single credit card. That will make it easier to monitor to ensure that no one you encounter during your winter stay has stolen your card number and is making unauthorized purchases or using that card to open other accounts under your name.
Ever been worried you might lose your job because you were getting too old?
Relax. Many employers are now looking specifically at hiring and retaining workers over the age of 60. Why? Because of their knowledge, work habits and temperament.
For example, 10 years ago 9% of the workforce at CVS pharmacies was over age 50. Today, it’s 24%. Other employers looking to hire older workers include United Healthcare, ATT, the Hartford and more!