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Sue's Clues

Info on Minneapolis Cities Homes, Condos, Townhomes and more!

By Susan Hofflander | Agent in Minneapolis, MN
  • Shred to Shed

    Posted Under: Credit Score in Minneapolis  |  April 5, 2010 5:40 PM  |  632 views  |  No comments


    It's important to protect yourself.  As you probably already know, there are those who will steal your private information for their own gain with no consideration of the impact it has on your life.  That kind of identity theft can prevent you from obtaining new credit, buying a car or even a house.  In some cases, the perpetrator has committed illegal activities with the "new identity" and the victim of this identity theft has been arrested!!!  You can do things to make it more difficult for these thieves to obtain your sensitive information.

    Make sure you always log off of your online accounts for anything, especially if you're using an unsecured internet connection or if you're logging on from a public computer.  And, when it's time to dispose of old paper work, don't just throw it all in the recycling!  That's like posting it on a bill board!  Take it to a professional shredder.  There are many free shredding events around the Twin Cities for potentially buyers and sellers of Minneapolis homes for sale can take advantage of to destroy their sensitive information.

    M & I Bank hosts such events regularly.  Click here for a location and date near you.   And, here's a list of all of the Cub Foods locations that are hosting paper shredding provided by Shred It on Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.  Don't miss it!!

    Need more info about the real estate market in the Twin Cities?  Contact me to make me your real estate consultant for life.  I'm up on all the latest info on homes for sale in Minneapolis cities, including Lake Harriet/Lake Calhoun.

    Susan Hofflander is a seasoned real estate professional, providing real estate consultations for home buyers and sellers in the Twin Cities since 1994. Susan specializes in homes for sale in Lake Calhoun/Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Plymouth, MN, Minneapolis Western Suburban Cities and Downtown Minneapolis Lofts.
  • Don't Neglect Your Identity

    Posted Under: Credit Score in Minneapolis  |  February 15, 2010 4:23 PM  |  377 views  |  No comments
    Please make sure to guard against identity theft by shredding all of your old documents.  As tax time approaches and you're getting everything ready to go, there are items you'll be getting rid of things that are no longer necessary or valid.  Many people keep their last 7-10 years of records.  So, each year, the oldest year falls off.  But don't just throw all of that important information in the garbage.  That makes it too easy for the identity thieves.

    American Bank is hosting free shredding events at several locations.  This website has a section that will help you decide when and where works best for you.

    Don't delay!  The more you put it off, the higher the likelihood that you'll wimp out and throw it in the garbage.  Resist the urge and bring your stuff to American Bank.

    Susan Hofflander is a seasoned real estate professional, providing real estate consultations for home buyers and sellers in the Twin Cities since 1994. Susan specializes in homes for sale in Lake Calhoun/Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Plymouth, MN, Minneapolis Western Suburban Cities and Downtown Minneapolis Lofts.

 
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