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Smart Taxpayers Can Use Refunds, Stimulus to Pay Themselves Forward

San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) May 7, 2008

As economic stimulus payments hit the bank accounts of millions of Americans starting this month, Ethan Ewing, president of Bills.com (http://www.bills.com), reminds consumers that smart taxpayers will remember that tax refunds and economic stimulus payments are their money, being repaid by the government — and it’s worthwhile, he says, to make good use of that cash.

“This spring marks an especially rewarding — and therefore potentially risky — season for taxpayers who anticipate receiving a refund from the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to tax refunds that averaged $ 2,287 last year, most Americans will be receiving economic stimulus checks – up to $ 600 for individuals and $ 1,200 for couples,” Ewing said. “But remember: A tax refund is a return of your own money that the government claimed for you this past year. And the economic stimulus checks are also returned taxpayer dollars.”

Americans receiving substantial amounts back from the federal government have the opportunity to make a real difference in their financial picture. Ewing suggested eight ways to use tax and stimulus dollars:

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Allstate Insurance Company Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study Reveals Areas with Highest Rates of Deadly Teen Crashes from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day : Study part of Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign to urge parents and teens to have a conversation about smart driving during the holiday season and sign Allstate’s Parent-Teen Driving Contract


NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 3, 2008

The Allstate Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study found that the 10 deadliest hotspots for fatal teen crashes among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas (a central city and its surrounding counties) from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day are:

Staying Safe, the Smart Way- CriminalPages.com New Website Revolutionizes the Online Criminal Records Search

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 17, 2009

Criminal Pages, the nationally recognized leader in record searches and criminal background checks, announced the launch of their new, completely free website Friday. The purpose of the new criminalpages.com is to provide consumers with access to the over 300 million criminal and public records in the Criminal Pages database.

Veering away from the traditional paid record search service, CriminalPages.com is taking a three tiered approach to the information market, starting with a neighborhood check – something that few other people search companies offer. (In essence, this service allows consumers to compare their city’s crime and economic rates with national averages)

The sex offender check from Criminal Pages is also an indispensable tool when it comes to keeping customers safe. As sexual crime rates continue to rise in the United States, more and more people are turning to online sources of information to help protect their families. Consider this – Convicted sex offenders are about 70% more likely to be arrested for assaulting or molesting a child under the age of 13. Added to this, overcrowded prison conditions mean that more and more sexual predators are being released early. With statistics this startling, it’s no wonder why consumers are flocking to CriminalPages.com to receive a free check on the sex offenders that live and work nearby.

But perhaps the most innovative of Criminal Pages’ free search services comes in the form of their criminal records searches. The advent of new database technology means that CriminalPages.com can bring information to consumers that, even a few short years ago, would have been impossible. No other comparable company provides this caliber of criminal records absolutely free of charge. Among the background information available at the new Criminal Pages are complete felony conviction records (which include serious crimes, such as robberies, assaults, drug sales, and murder) as well as misdemeanors.

Consumers can also use the Criminal Pages website to find out about a person’s sex offender status. Thanks to Megan’s Law, enacted in the late 1990s, the public is entitled to information from the FBI’s national sex offender registry.

Additionally, CriminalPages.com provides access to valuable information on parole and probation violations, as well as arrest records, conviction records, and inmate records.

For more information on Criminal Pages, background checks and free access to criminal records, visit http://www.criminalpages.com

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eMazzanti Technologies Customer Andover Regional Schools Counts on Smart Security Solutions in New Video Case Study


Hoboken, N.J. (Vocus) December 31, 2009

A new video describing how eMazzanti Technologies helped Andover Regional Schools solve network security, reliability and budget issues is now viewable at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buB8a0eyoLQ. The video chronicles the lessons Andover learned about solving some of its most persistent computer problems.

In todays schools, technology is the students pen and paper, said Bernard T. Baggs, superintendent, Andover Regional School District. Safe, reliable network and Internet access is critical to the skills that were trying to develop.

Protecting Kids and Running a Business

eMazzanti developed a security solution utilizing WatchGuard firewall hardware along with its own proprietary eCare support package that delivers 24×7 support and maintenance for a fixed fee. Were not only responsible for the safety of the children; we also have a business to run. Both need protection. eMazzanti development a solution to meet all of our needs, continued Baggs.

Andovers Network Systems Administrator, Bill McNeir enthusiastically echoed support for the eMazzanti solution. The combination of WatchGuard hardware and eMazzantis services was a win-win for the school district. It solved bandwidth and safety issues as well as addressed budgetary constraints and the need for on-going support.

eMazzanti made sure Andover got its moneys-worth with the deployed security solution. We fixed the problems and made the solution affordable, noted Carl Mazzanti, chief operating officer, eMazzanti Technologies. Whether Andover needed to protect and maintain 300 or 1000 computers, the cost remained the same.

The Andover video case study will be featured on three main websites: eMazzanti Technologies (http://www.emazzanti.net), Andover Regional School District (http://www.andoverregional.gov) and WatchGuard (http://www.watchguard.com).

About WatchGuard

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Smart Horizons Career Online High School Provides Critical Education for Students in Need of an Accessible High School Diploma

Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) October 6, 2010

Smart Horizons Career Online High School(SHCOHS) opened last May with the specific intention to help adults in our nation who have not completed a high school education. This is a significant population, and now more than ever, with jobs being scarce, a high school diploma, coupled with a career certificate is critical. The schools goal is to quickly and in a cost effective manner provide students the education they need so they can compete in the work force. SHCOHSs inaugural cohort of students is finishing up their graduation requirements. These students are encouraged about the opportunities that will now be available to them.

Betsaida Marrero is one of these students. Marrero is a twenty-four year old, single mother of three. She is completing the education process that was interrupted after her tenth-grade year by the birth of her first child. It was hard to go back to school after I had the baby, Marrero said. You have to make a lot of decisions when you become a parent and I decided I needed to work for my child, but I never lost the dream of completing my education. I am now able to work on this goal thanks to the Smart Horizons Career Online High School program. I can do it on my own time and in my home, which is very convenient. Taking online high school courses works extremely well with my busy schedule.

In addition to earning her high school diploma, Marrero is also completing course work for a career certificate in office management through the Smart Horizons Career Online High School program.

I completely love the way the program is designed, Marrero said. I am able to understand everything very well, and I also love the fact that I am able to finish high school and get a career certificate as well.

Marrero said that the SHCOHS program is helpful because it allows her to both read and hear all the information she needs on a given topic. She also likes the way the program helps her to understand a topic by showing her the parts of the topic she did not understand.

Just knowing that Im accomplishing this goal to finish school helps me to know that I can look forward to a brighter future both mentally and economically, Marrero said.

Another student, Vaughn Jones is about to celebrate her 50th birthday, but shes already giving herself a valuable gift by obtaining the high school diploma that eluded her so many years ago. Smart Horizons Career Online High School is making it possible.

Smart Horizons Career Online High School is giving me the opportunity to obtain something Ive been trying to get since 1978, Jones said, referring to that high school diploma. Jones, who lives in Pahokee, Florida, is also completing course work for a career certificate in Childcare & Education. The ability to earn online high school credits has helped simplify her life.

I started out with the career certificate part of the program and Im almost done with that, Jones said. Ive just started the high school classes and I think this is going to be the most interesting part. Its a good program and I especially like the math courses.

Jones, who is married and has four grown children, said it was hanging with the wrong crowd that cost her high school diploma in her youth. I was trying to fit in and I let myself be influenced, she said. Jones completed the eleventh grade, but left school shortly after starting her senior year.

Getting this accredited online diploma is going to give me more opportunities than Ive had, Jones said. Most jobs require a high school diploma and this is going to open doors for me.

About Smart Horizions Career Online Education: Smart Horizons Career Online Education, a private adult online high school district, is a national leader in delivering affordable, career-based online education to students throughout the world. Founded in 2009 and located in Pensacola, Florida, Smart Horizons Career Online Education offers complete career-based online high school diplomas and career (credentialed) certificates in the fields of healthcare, childcare and education, transportation services, homeland security, protection services, and office management. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.smarthorizonsonline.org , call our office at 800-261-6248 or email our office at hliebman(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org.

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Finkelstein & Partners Introduces Free Smart Phone App


Newburgh, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2011

No one ever plans on being involved in a motor vehicle accident, but if you are, Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, is proud to introduce a new smart phone application that will help protect your interests and capture the details of the accident scene to help you receive maximum compensation.

The F&P Car Accident Toolkit is a free application that can be easily loaded onto any iPhone or Android mobile phone. The app includes a camera, voice recorder, notepad, drawing board, built-in GPS, and contact sheet for important personal information.

“In the event of an accident, looking after the medical needs of those involved should always be handled first,” said Andrew G. Finkelstein, managing partner of Finkelstein & Partners, one of New York State’s largest personal injury law firms. “The appropriate authorities should also be called to assess the scene. Then, if you’re able, you can record all the important details of the accident site with the new F&P car accident toolkit app. This fact collecting function is key to ensuring our clients receive the compensation to which they’re entitled following an accident,” adds Finkelstein.

As the parent of a new driver it is also comforting to know that if my child is in a fender bender he has a tool that will walk him through the process of collecting the other drivers insurance information and other details critical to making an insurance claim. continued Finkelstein.

Using the smart phone app you can take pictures of the scene, record your recollection of the incident, note the weather, lock in the location and once you are done, email it all directly to your attorney at F&P.

The F&P car accident toolkit includes:

1. Built-in utilities, such as camera, voice recorder, text notepad, and drawing pad.

2.Data sheet to collect information from multiple parties, such as the other driver, witnesses, and Injured .

3. Automatic GPS location identifier to automatically retrieve street names, city, and state

4. Email access to easily send your information to F&P through a single email report.

5. One button dialing for 911 emergency assistance or instantly connecting with your F&P legal team.

6. FAQ section – Contains important information that you would need to know before and after a car crash.

For detailed download instructions and links to the App stores to download Finkelstein & Partners’ new Car Accident Toolkit application, visit the firms website at http://www.lawampm.com.

The link to the iPhone version is: http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/car-accident-toolkit-by-f-p/id398187753?mt=8.

The link to Android version is: http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/productivity/car-accident-kit-by-fp-v50_nwgi.html.

“It’s important to remember that drivers should never use their smart phone applications or text while driving,” cautions Mr. Finkelstein.

Headquartered in Newburgh, NY, Finkelstein & Partners, LLP has been successfully serving clients for more than 50 years. Offices are located throughout New York and New Jersey and services include: Personal Injury, Social Security Disability Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, Veterans Services, and a complete range of personal legal documents and letters. To learn more, visit the firms website at http://www.lawampm.com or call 1-800-Lawampm / 1-800-529-2676.

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iiNet Gets Smart with Mobile Phone Safety and Security


(PRWEB) March 07, 2012

iiNets Compliance Manager, Rebecca Moonen, said that while mobile phones provide convenience, peace of mind and a wealth of information, guidelines, that both parents and their children agree on, should be set from the get go.

Its as simple as sitting down together and talking through the features and functions of the phone to minimise any risk when your kids are surfing the Internet or if their phone is lost or stolen, Ms Moonen said.

Security Alarms Network.com Introduces Its Oregon Smart Home Security Automation Services, Green Energy Management, Lighting Solutions, and Home Utility Systems


Salem, Oregon (PRWEB) July 15, 2013

Security Alarms Network.com (http://www.securityalarmsnetwork.com) understands that we live in a time where kidnapping, theft, arson, and damage to property are a reality that we watch and read about every day in the news. Many Oregon homeowners are often concerned about the safety and security of their residence. Especially if they work long hours, not always at home, have children, pets, or any elderly living with them. This can also be very distressing to worry about the safety of their home in the absence of a reliable home security network service. This is why it makes sense to get some insight and to find out more about Oregon home security services that are cost effective yet reliable.

An example of some of the new Oregon home security services and functionality are:


Lighting Automation
Motion Detectors with Pet Detection
Home Security Locks
Medical Alerts
Wireless Touch Pads
Backup Power Supply
Free Home Security System
Security Doors
Smartphone Apps
Home Surveillance Cameras
24/7 Monitoring
Smoke Detection
CO2 Alarms
Multiple Points of Protection
Home Security Windows
Smart Home Thermostat

For more information on OR home security and utility automation, visit: http://www.wirelesssmarthomeautomation.com.

The security professionals offer a lot of information on Oregon home security alarm prices and installing a home alarm system. For many owners, the main concern for not installing an alarm is the home alarm cost. Many of the ordinary alarm systems are quite expensive, yet not completely effective, and hence cannot offer peace of mind. However, at Security Alarms Network.com, it’s possible to compare between many home security systems and choose one that caters to the homeowner’s need, without being too expensive and out of budget.

We wanted to create a solution where readers got an in-depth knowledge on home security systems and the benefits of installing one. We work with many reliable home security monitoring companies and offer a lot of information about how an Oregon home owner can choose the right alarm system and why one is a must to protect their property, states a team member. Although each Oregon home security company may vary to some degree, many will focus on protecting their clients through visual deterrence. These steps can be a helpful way to deter intruders from entering the home to begin with. Other OR households may use elaborate, wired or wireless systems to sound alarms or to trip silent ones, should there happen to be an intrusion.

Oregon residents prefer many different home security methods, based on their needs or the layout of their home. While for some home owners, elaborate security systems are the obvious choice, while others will prefer simpler less expensive methods.

Oregon wireless home security and smart home automation services are now available in the following OR counties:

Baker County, Benton County, Clackamas County, Clatsop County, Columbia County, Coos County, Crook County, Curry County, Deschutes County, Douglas County, Gilliam County, Grant County, Harney County, Hood River County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Lake County, Lane County, Lincoln County, Linn County, Malheur County, Marion County, Morrow County, Multnomah County, Polk County, Sherman County, Tillamook County, Umatilla County, Union County, Wallowa County, Wasco County, Washington County, Wheeler County, and Yamhill County.

For more information on home security alarm service coverage in Oregon, visit: http://www.home-security.serviceproviders.us.com/adt-home-security-service-company-oregon

The Oregon home security experts can help out potential customers find out about the various kinds of security devices that can help protect their homes in while their not present. Some systems are able to detect even the slightest of motion and others can trigger silent alarms, and then there are also some that will alert the owner in the event of fire, flood, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even more. So sophisticated are some monitoring systems that they also aid in child monitoring.

About Security Alarms Network.com

Security Alarms Network.com offers information about different Oregon security alarm systems and home monitoring services. This website provides services from various security system types. The main purpose of the website is to deliver a solution to OR homeowners the right type of alarm system and professional installations Security Alarms Network.com is committed to the security of their clients home.

For Traditional Oregon Home Security Service, visit http://www.home-surveillance-system.securityalarmwireless.com or call toll-free 1-866-507-3344.

For Smart Home Automation in Oregon, visit http://www.smarthomeautomation.biz or call toll-free 1-855-847-1776.

Sites Referenced:

neighborhoodscout.com/or/crime/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

usa.com/oregon-state-crime-and-crime-rate.htm

fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/january/early-2012-crime-statistics/early-2012-crime-statistics







New Broward County, Florida Home Security Systems and Smart Home Utility Automation Solutions via Alarm Systems Network.com


Broward County, Florida (PRWEB) August 15, 2013

Alarm Systems Network.com (http://www.alarmsystemsnetwork.com) understands that security doors, smart thermostats, and monitored home security systems in Broward County, Florida will give a homeowner the luxury of having their own security surveillance team taking care of their house when they walk out of their house. Be it a single parent leaving the children inside the house and working away from home for 8 to 10 hours or a person with a disabled family member staying alone in the house, they need not worry about hiring a 24/7 by helper to look after them anymore.

The security doors, and monitored home security systems in Florida will help take care of all their precious things and people in their house, and help give them the comfort of being with them forever would no matter which part of the world they are.

An example of some Florida Home Security System features offered:


2-Way Voice
Mobile Access
Text Alerts
Web Portal Access
Pet Immune Motion Sensor
24-Hour Backup Battery
Notepad Applications
Yard Signs
High-Decibel Alarm
Door Sensors
Window Sensors
Wireless Keypad
Control Panel
Window Decals
Smart Phone Applications

For more information on Broward County smart home utility services, visit: http://www.smarthomesecurityautomation.com

The home security doors help give the homeowner maximum possible protection with their automatic locks which can be controlled wirelessly only by their proprietor. They cannot be picked up or broken easily by using a hammer or banging on them. They will get jammed and prevent the intruder from entering the house, if any sort of meddling is noticed. The owner will be alerted immediately and the burglar alarm in Broward County, Florida will set on automatically bringing in the proper local authorities within a few moments.

Broward County, Florida wireless home security and smart home automation services are now available in the following cities: Coconut Creek, Dania, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hollywood, Lighthouse Point, Pembroke Pines, and Pompano Beach.

For more information on home security alarm service coverage in Broward County, FL, visit: http://www.homealarmsystems.us.com/home-alarm-systems-broward-county-fl

The smart thermostats installed in the house help control the temperature of the house whenever necessary. It is quite irritating to wait 10 to 15 minutes for the AC to let out that chilled air when the homeowner enters the house after a long and weary day. Instead, they can program it to start 10 minutes before they enter the house from their car and enjoy the cool breeze as soon as they set foot inside the house. Furthermore, the monitored Broward County, Florida home security systems will give them a feeling that they were watching their house constantly and control a plethora of household devices using the security systems. Being able to see their child enter the house through the door and communicating with them will help give them a sense of closeness and an unexplainable feeling of security even though they stay miles apart from them in an office or overseas.

The security locks and security doors provided in the Florida home security systems are created after careful research and designed to help provide the maximum security in case of accidents or unexpected physical damage. Each of these devices will serve as a great investment for the homeowners money and will not budge that easily in case of physical damage. Once a homeowner invests in them, they will stay fit for years to come, making it one of the best investments in their lifetime.

For example, the monitored home security systems combined with the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida home security alarm systems will help the homeowner live stress free no matter what valuable asset they have in the house. The smart thermostats, security doors and monitored home security systems produced by the company are a great mixture of the latest technology and immense customer concern. Each product is prepared after getting careful feedback from several customers eliminating all the major and minor mistakes in their already prevalent home security systems.

About Alarm Systems Network.com

Alarm Systems Network.com is an authorized security solutions provider in Broward County, Florida for various home security alarm systems. The solutions company is committed to helping to ensure the safety, and security of homes in Broward County, FL through the various home alarm technologies supplied by the represented home security dealers in Florida.

For Traditional Broward County, Florida Home Security Service, visit http://www.homesecuritywirelessalarmsystem.com or call toll free 1-866-507-3344.

For Smart Home Automation in Broward County, Florida, visit http://www.homeutilityautomation.com or call toll free 1-855-847-1776.

Sites Referenced:

sheriff.org

browardcrimestoppers.org

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

neighborhoodscout.com/fl

fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/january/early-2012-crime-statistics/early-2012-crime-statistics

fdle.state.fl.us/content/getdoc/1a5f9112-9838-4d65-ad21-f5538f61f484/Broward.aspx







Smart Horizons Institute Offers Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Program Online in English and Spanish


Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2012

Smart Horizons Institute now offers the Florida Child Care Professional Credential(FCCPC) online for both English and Spanish speakers. The Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) certificate focuses on the competencies required by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) for early childhood professionals seeking a Florida staff credential. The program provides early childhood professionals the skills and knowledge necessary for working with young children.

The program is composed of 120 hours of online coursework, personal and professional written reflections, a classroom observation to document teaching proficiency, a professional resources portfolio, and a comprehensive exam. For individuals who have already completed the required 120 hours of professional development, there is the FCCPC Process that includes the written reflections, classroom observation, portfolio, and exam. Both the full credential program and the process are available in English and Spanish.

Smart Horizons Institute courses are housed on the secure, proprietary NexPort Campus learning management system, which allows program administrators or directors to track and report on student progress in real time. The next generation online learning and knowledge management platform now provides fully integrated synchronous learning using the NexMeeting online conferencing system that includes integrated telephone and computer-based audio, slide presentations, chat, white boards, and recording capability. Instructors and administrators are able to conduct web-based seminars and classes that are accessible to subscribers in even the most remote regions. NexPort Campus also supports interactive engagement within learning communities through the use of videos, wikis, blogs, collaborative web pages, and threaded discussions.

About Smart Horizons Institute

Smart Horizons Institute is an online training institution dedicated to providing quality professional development and certification programs. They offer Child Development Associate (CDA), CDA renewal, Director/Staff Credential renewals, and professional development courses to meet annual licensing requirements. Smart Horizons Institute is also recognized by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an approved Birth through Five Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) training provider. Courses are available in English and in Spanish. Smart Horizons Institute is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education under the provisions of Chapter 1005, Florida Statutes and Chapter 6E, Florida Administrative Code, license number 4498.

About Smart Horizons

Smart Horizons is an online training provider based in Pensacola, Florida, that offers courseware development by experienced instructional designers, customized programs, learning management services, and superior media design. Designated as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), Smart Horizons offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. Smart Horizons, provides a wide range of training services, including content development and hosting, product delivery, student enrollment, student support, and record keeping. With innovative programs that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Smart Horizons is changing the way companies train their employees and enhancing the way individual learners achieve their educational and career goals.