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July 19, 2020

Identity Theft
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Identity theft has become an all-too-common problem these days. But todayís thieves arenít just trying to steal your name- they want access to ALL your accounts. Then- have you ever heard of the gray gender gap between older single and married Americans? Whatís the reason it exists?
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Protection from Identity Theft
With online breaches of massive databases becoming increasingly common, identity theft is a fact of life. Adam Levin, founder of security management and resolution company IDT911, author of Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves explained the most common schemes used by scammers, to steal consumersí private information. He said beyond simple identity theft, other forms such as medical-related, tax fraud-related and child identity theft are all increasing rapidly. He offered suggestions for consumers on how to avoid becoming a victim.
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The Gray Gender Gap
A recent federal report noted that, no matter how advanced their age, older men are far more likely to be married than older women. Deborah Carr, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Interim Director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University said life expectancy explains only part of this gray gender gap. She discussed the economic, social and health effects of this issue. She also explained why many older women are content to be single anyway.
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Job Happiness and Mental Heath
Jonathan Dirlam, doctoral student in Sociology at Ohio State University was the lead author of a study that found that job satisfaction in a workerís late 20s and 30s has a link to mental health 15-20 years later. He said those less than happy with their work early in their careers reported that they were more depressed and worried and had more trouble sleeping in their 40s.
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