Home HomeNewsEducationHealthTechManufacturing & LogisticsLife SciencesAg INnovationINPower INnovatorsBigWigs & New GigsVideoPurchase Gerry DickGerry's ViewSpeaking Engagement RequestSubscribeNewslettersPODCASTAppRSSOn-AirTV & Radio Listings ContactAbout IIBMeet the TeamContact UsIntern with IIBFlagship Stations Child Identity Theft: Are Your Children at Risk? Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 9:58 AM EDTUpdated: Monday, September 24, 2018 9:58 AM EDTBy Kathy Hower, Senior Wealth Advisor, Bedel Financial Consulting [email protected](Image courtesy of Bedel Financial Consulting Inc.) Sounds absurd, doesn't it? However, young children are prime targets for identity theft. Experian estimates that one of every four children will fall victim to identity theft before age 18. How does this happen? More importantly, how can you prevent it from happening to your child?Untangling child identity theft can be time-consuming and costly. It could even … [Read more...] about Child Identity Theft: Are Your Children at Risk?
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Like millions of LGBT people before them, gay geeks have come out of the closet! They and their straight counterparts will descend on Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center Apr. 10 through 12 for MegaCon, Central Florida’s massive multi-genre convention. Expect elaborate costumes, miles of merchandise, tons of games and multitudes of meet-ups! Professing a love of X-Men, Harry Potter, anime, or live-action-role-play may seem trivial compared to LGBT struggles, but there are several definite similarities. For years, many gay geeks had trouble admitting their love. They were shamed, teased, and even bullied. “This stuff is big business,” says Bryan Pittard, a cofounder of Flame On!, a gay geeks podcast out of Orlando. MegaCon is expected to generate $23 million for the local economy. Last year, the convention saw 80,000 attendees on its busiest day. This year looks to be even bigger, with guests like pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, actor … [Read more...] about ‘Gay geeks’ find their super-powers
Driving the Day Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2m7xPlF ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf HAPPY MARCH and good Wednesday morning. It’s Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.Story Continued Below ABOUT LAST NIGHT… IT WORKED. REMEMBER WHEN Donald Trump told us all he could act so presidential we wouldn’t believe it? He did. He looked the part -- his suit fit a bit better, his tie looked a bit snazzier and his tone was considerably more measured. HE TALKED LIKE A PRACTICED POLITICIAN. When he spoke about health care and taxes, he was singing from the tried and true GOP song sheet, giving hope to skeptical Republicans that he is more attuned to what’s happening in town than he lets on. He came within an inch of endorsing the controversial border-adjustment tax, which taxes imports instead of exports, and he embraced Hill Republicans’ view on replacing Obamacare. He … [Read more...] about ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Behind the scenes on the Hill, TRUMP’s legislative realities, the ever-filling agenda — POTUS to Norfolk Thursday — OBAMAS ink a book deal — JOSH EARNEST on COLBERT — B’DAY: Sen. Deb Fischer
Driving the Day Good Thursday morning. SHOTS FIRED: KARL ROVE in the WSJ: “Steve Bannon’s Motley Crew of Challengers: One is fresh out of prison. Another held a town hall to discuss ‘chemtrail’ theories”: “Steve Bannon, the failed presidential adviser and alt-right sympathizer, has declared war on incumbent Republicans, particularly Sen. Mitch McConnell. From his perch at Breitbart, Mr. Bannon is vowing to defeat officeholders who back Mr. McConnell as majority leader or who won’t sign onto Mr. Bannon’s populist agenda. So what kind of challengers is Mr. Bannon marshaling for the midterms? … “In Wyoming, Mr. Bannon is recruiting Erik Prince, founder of the security firm Blackwater, to challenge Sen. John Barrasso. Mr. Prince was born in Michigan and keeps a second home in Virginia. But he and his family have lived in Abu Dhabi since 2010. He now runs Frontier Services Group, a security company financed by a Chinese … [Read more...] about ROVE smacks Bannon — COCHRAN returns to the Senate, needs help finding the chamber — TIBERI leaving Congress early — TRUMP offers Gold Star family 25k check – MICHAEL DUFFY leaving Time
Good Thursday morning. Doug HEYE, who needs no introduction, and Ryan LOSKARN, the Senate Republican Conference communications director, are both BIRTHDAY boys. If you're trying to figure out the perfect gift, housewares and anything monogrammed are solid. Driving the day: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets with all three presidential candidates at the ambassador's residence, then heads to the White House. Story Continued Below Philly Daily News endorses — "Barack Obama has made us believe that, yes, he can." BREAKING, from an Obama aide: "Today we will be announcing the support of some Pennsylvanians who have switched their allegiance from Clinton to Obama, largely because of her negativity." Philly Inquirer front-page debate analysis — "Obama had the tougher night," by Thomas Fitzgerald: "Sen. Barack Obama was thrown on the defensive about everything from comments by his former pastor to his friendship with a member of the radical Weather … [Read more...] about ‘Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech’