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Conducting effective vendor risk assessments

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Nearly all organizations need to work with vendors or third-party suppliers. Whether you’re a global organization, a non-profit institution, an agency or a small business, your organization has the potential to face severe fines and penalties for failing to understand and comply with applicable regulations.

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Making the most of the home walk-through

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It’s easy to get caught up in excitement when you’re looking for a new home. Keep in mind, though, when a home is listed for sale, it is being presented as positively as possible. As a prospective buyer, you will want to examine the property inside and out, door to door and ceiling to floor.

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How not to get stuck in a hospital far from home

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You know how important it is to be treated by physicians you trust in a facility you choose. Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far from home – at the mercy of health or travel insurance companies in determining the “acceptability” of a facility and the “medical necessity” of a transfer home.

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April showers, May flowers and spring home repairs

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Spring weather brings hope for new beginnings and warmer temperatures. However, these seasonal changes could significantly damage the exterior protective layers of your house, leading to potentially costly structural damage. Watch out for these conditions.

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Planning key to successful home renovation

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Home improvement projects seem to have no season. While many big outdoor projects happen in spring and summer, homeowners may find the best time to work on a renovation project is when contractors are available or materials are less expensive. In fact, if your project is not weather-dependent, you might get a better deal at some other time of year. No matter when you plan your next home project, our bloggers have tips that can ease your mind.

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Tips to protect taxpayers from ID theft

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Tax return identity theft has reached such epidemic proportions that it tops the list of the IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. Take note of tips the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim.

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Holiday shopping? Tips for the store or online

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Shoppers are poised to spread their time and money across both online and physical stores this holiday season, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation. As you grab your mouse or head out to join the crowd, here are some tips to protect yourself and your identity.

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