Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What You Need to Know About Identity Theft Insurance

Quicker recovery from identity theft
With all talk about the growth of identity theft and the devastation it can reap on its victims, you may be wondering what you can do to protect the identities of yourself and your family members; and you may have considered identity theft insurance. If you have, you are not alone. Many Americans have opted for identity theft insurance, according to a recent article from the Equifax Finance blog.  For those who are concerned about losing their identity, identity theft insurance provides some peace of mind. If you are considering purchasing identity theft insurance, here’s what you should know, according to the article, “Do I Need Identity Theft Insurance?

First, identity theft insurance does not keep you from falling victim to identity theft. What it does, is make it easier, if you ever do fall victim. Repairing your identity after theft can be costly. The insurance will help cover those costs, like phone bills, lost wages, cost for notarizing fraud affidavits or other documents, and certified mail costs, and it also may occasionally cover pre-approved attorney fees.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Chicago’s Top Growing Cities

Do you want to know how much your city’s population has changed in the 10 year period between 2000 and 2010? Chicago Real Estate Forum recently published an infographic showing the population growth for some of Chicago’s top cities according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

”An infographic is a great tool to take a large amount of data and put it into a graphic image that you can actually understand. Anyone can easily look at this infographic and discern how Chicago's population has grown over the past 10 years,” said Mitch Levinson, publisher of Chicago Real Estate Forum and managing partner of mRELEVANCE.

According to the data, the cities that grew the most between 2000 and 2010 are Aurora, Joliet, Plainfield, Homer Glen and Huntley. Aurora grew by more than 54,000 residents in the 10 year period, while Joliet grew by more than 41,000 people. Plainfield and Homer Glen both saw an increase of more than 24,000 residents, and Huntley grew by almost 19,000 residents. Other large cities with a high rate of population growth included Elgin, Naperville, Waukegan, Evanston and Bolingbrook.

Overall, Chicago saw a massive population increase in the Southwest suburbs and a relative decrease in the near Northwest.

The infographic was designed by Marketing RELEVANCE, a marketing, communication and interactive agency with offices in both Chicago and Atlanta.

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