Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card
Cleaning up Fraud when it happens to you

Tips and how to stay alert

I was recently reviewing my credit card statement. Even though I totally paid off my credit card, I still reviewed my statement. After reviewing my statement, I found that there was a charge made 2 days after totally paying my card off and at the end of the month.

It’s crazy to me that these two charges happened when I wouldn’t dare look at my bill because it is not close to when it is due. One charge happened just after i completely paid it off, so I wouldn’t have a reason to look at the bill.

I went online to see what happened. I was couldn’t access my account, it said that I excessively accessed my account so I had to reset the password, so like a pretty decent technology savvy person, I reset the password.

After doing all of that, I attempted to access my account again.

Can you guess what happened next??? I was locked out. I then called the customer line and they were closed, but I could listen to the information of the charges via phone, and then that is when I found a second charge!

The second charge happened maybe a week or two before my due date to pay the bill. Whoever made this charge did it where I would receive the shock of my life. I had to wait until the customer service line was open to handle this situation .

Why am I telling you this?? Check your statements regularly and change your cards out after a period of time. People get comfortable with things being the same and a since of normalcy. That is what criminals count on: your sense of vigilance of being a person of routine. Please learn from my unfortunate circumstance of being inconvenienced.

Clair Huxtable vs. Claire Underwood

These are two interesting fictional characters where some valuable lessons can be taken from them in looking at the dynamics between powerful men and the women they marry. This is not just reflective with powerful couples, but with regular couples. What really inspired this train of thought is the clip included above sharing the perspective of two women from different walks of life, but with the shared goal of furthering the agenda of the man and the family.

For example, Clare Huxtable from “The Cosby Show” there was an episode of where there was a discussion around her serving her man. Now let’s look at this concept here. In that moment, 50/50 meant to “serve” her man was to go get coffee. Clair Underwood from “House of Cards” demonstrates this same “service” because she knows the agenda, and finds her place in the agenda, which shows an extension of him. The caveat to this is, if he doesn’t know, she helps him to figure it out. She is aggressive in his agenda, no matter what it is.

So the lesson learned here is that to truly find yourself is to find purpose is to find yourself. This is not in the form of your job, but making certain investments in others. This is just food for thought.

Tik Tok Influencer Sued!!!Brittany Dawn

I originally heard this story on Good Morning America and it I initially thought this is another example of how people should learn new skills and do it for themselves. We should stop glamorizing these influencers . Yes they are doing the things that we wish we could do, eventually, but you also have to understand that you can do it too! Take classes, practice, and keep your day job until you can make something of your new found skill.

Acquiring “real” money does not happen overnight, and definitely not quickly like people are claiming it to be. Patience, time, and diligence is what is needed.

I hope this article serves as inspiration to not let yourself be taken advantage of. Always commit yourself to learning something new, get new certifications, and always be ready in case something does not work out.

Happy Saturday! Stay blessed and stay learning…

Fabulous App

Check this out – Getting a great breakfast :

There is this wonderful app that I am trying that is supposed to help you change your habits, depending on which journey you select. It could be having to do with being more organized or increasing your productivity during the day, but whatever it is , there is a path for.

I just wanted to share something that I am personally finding success with. Sometimes programs are hard to stick with because of lack of motivation, but it doesn’t feel like effort doing this.

If you want to try this for yourself, check out my post from yesterday, How to Be With Yourself, and try it free for 30 days using my guest pass.

Happy Tuesday!!!

How to Be With Yourself

It seems that mask mandates are being lifted in some places, but it is still good to be on the safe side and find ways to entertain yourself. I don’t know about you, but this time has given me moments to pause and reflect on what makes me happy.

I still want to continue to do that while the world resumes “their new normal.” I will be quite happy to continue to be more introverted and peaceful!

I am sharing this guest pass to this new app that I am finding helpful for me mentally. It is available to the first five to click this link for free. It’s my way of saying thank you.

Happy Monday!!!

Side Hustle Inspiration

These are recommended books that could inspire you towards your next big hustle!

  1. 100 Side Hustles by Chris Guillebeau
  2. Hustle by Neil Patel
  3. Side Hustles by John Banks

Some weeks ago, I wrote about “Blue Ocean Strategies” and I want to provide an example of that. For those of you who might not know what I am talking about, I am referring to utilizing opportunities that not many people are utilizing yet, or there is not much information around them. With that carries risk, but those opportunities that you here and have lots of information around, means that those areas are saturated and new entry into those areas are hard to distinguish yourself in.

This article is going to provide an example of that strategy in use in talking about “Blue Ocean Strategy.” I was inspired by G. Brian Davis in where he was talking about investment into Co-working Spaces. Now hear me out.

Strategy and Planning

Co-working spaces seems like a great idea to me because of the effects of the “Great Resignation.” There are more people working from home, but what I have also seen is the fatigue that comes from being at home. If I were to work remotely, I would definitely have one of these spaces to keep me in the business mindset.

In no way what I am suggesting is because I claim to be an expert investor, but I want readers to know that I write this as much for your understanding, as well as my own, but it is interesting to to see that investment in real estate is not wildly talked about, not in terms of housing, but remote options that would allow you to earn side income by owning and co-opting office space. This is like the virtual office option I talked about in one of my first post.

Getting it Together
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Business and Blogging

The question that o have on my mind is how do I find ways to hustle in the side while maintaining building readership on my blog? In an article that I read by Nicola Bleu, about side hustles in the new year, and mentioned some options, such as writing for others, while building your brand.

There is a site that I linked above that gave me a different perspective in how I want to practice writing using other avenues. I’m thinking about my personal blog, the topics I want to cover, it was interesting to see how even the casual blogger can focus on the things they like and grow a community from that.

The Business of Blogging

In continuing to give advice and share what I know on my journey to entrepreneurship, I will continue to share money-making opportunities with my audiences.

Please be sure to check out the link provided for those who already blog and want to write for a larger audience.