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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Important answers to consumers concerns

Top of the morning out there to you!  I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk.
Well, a brand new month and the day after the holiday weekend.  I hope that you enjoyed the extra day off and now it's time for me to get down to the task at hand.  Our bulging e-bag and again, I would like to thank you for all of your feedback and comments.  Please keep them coming.
 
Answers to consumers concerns
 
Question from Karen Green:  Donna, I have young kids who are always pestering me to let them go online to browse the Internet but I am concerned for their safety when it comes to those murky websites.  Do you know if there are any organizations out there that are doing anything to improve child safety on the Internet?
Answer:  Karen, I recently came across an article on this very topic.  As someone who has young nieces and nephews, I am always concerned about child safety on the Internet and I think that my reference below will help you to gather some very important info.  Hope this helps.
  AT&T and Leading Child Safety Organizations Take Online Safety to ...
  FOXBusiness - USA
  AT&T offers a full library of supportive Internet safety and security tips and interactive safety games for kids, all available at http://www.att.com/safety ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/telecom/att-leading-child-safety-organiations-online-safety-classroom/
 
Question from Marco Martini:  I have this question.  Do you think that teenagers suffer as much stress as adults?
Answer:  Marco, according to the experts, definitely so and it should be taken very seriously.  Teenagers have their own problems to contend with and in their minds these are huge problems.  I have provided a reference below for you to check out.  I hope it helps.
  Teenage Stress - Nothing To Scoff At
  By Claire
  Teenage stress is serious and must be dealt with correctly. Their physical and mental health is negatively affected by stress and this can follow them into adult-hood. Evidence shows stress, anxiety, and depression patterns established ...
  Parenting Advice -
http://parenting.lautremonde.net/
 
Question from Sharon Anderson:  I am searching for websites that can provide me with resources for retirees.  I just retired and would like to find more info on such things as products and services that would be for persons like me.  Any suggestions? 
Answer:  Sharon, yes.  Here you go.  This website promotes all kinds of products and services for retirees and aging baby boomers.  Hope this helps.
  New Web Site Puts Retirement Resources At Your Fingertips
  Retire Northwest, LLC has launched RetireNW.com, an online resource guide for baby boomers and seniors. This new Web site lists hundreds of retirement goods and services in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
  Long Term Care Provider.com News -
http://www.longtermcareprovider.com/
 
Question from Michael Casio:  How real is the home business trend?
Answer:  Michael, I truly believe that there is a real and growing trend towards the home business economy and it's happening around the world.  More and more people are choosing to leave the workplace in favor of creating their own home based business.  They are seeking more self satisfaction, more control over their lives, and more control over their financial and personal destinies.  Please read my reference below and see for yourself.
  Home Based Business|Robbie Bracco
  By Steve Ward
  San Diego, CA- Probably the greatest business opportunity in the last 200 years exists right in our own back yards. Home-based businesses: they're creating a quiet revolution all over the world. Last year alone, ...
  Internet Marketing With Steve Ward -
http://www.whois-steve-ward.com/blog
 
Question from Todd Gross:  Donna, do you know where I can find some travel info for retirees?  Just retired and am trying to find out about spots for retirees.
Answer:  Todd, here you go.  A website that has travel tips for you.  I hope this helps.  It looks like a very informative website.  
Travel Info - More information About Travel Tips
  By Abbate Josue(Abbate Josue)
  If you were born between the end of World War II and the beginning of the Vietnam War, you are a Baby Boomer. Some Boomers have taken early retirement already, and others are on the verge of this new chapter in their lives. ...
  Insider Travel Tips Blog -
http://insider-travel-tips-site.blogspot.com/
 
Question from Barry Scott:  How can I learn more about spams?
Answer:  Barry, a broad question but I thought that the info below would help you to get started.  I hope this helps.
  SPAM ALERT!!
  By Granny(Granny)
  I subscribe to a daily "computer tips" newsletter and this appeared this morning. I seem to have copied most of the Newsletter - the spam alert is down toward the bottom. I took out the images but left the rest since it's already here ...
  Roc Rebel Granny -
http://rocrebelgranny.blogspot.com/
 
Question from Britney Longman:  Donna, are there any websites around that offers multi lingual translations?
Answer:  Britney, sure thing!  I came across this one recently and then I found this on the Internet.  Please see my info below.
  Surprise Web site offers multi-lingual translation
  YourWestValley.com - Sun City,AZ,USA
  The list includes Spanish, the primary language of 18 Central and South American countries and the most common non-English language in the southwestern ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.yourwestvalley.com/articles/site_3443___article.html/web_lingual.html
 
Question from Erin Rand:  Donna, with more and more people becoming retirees, I am wondering what type of career could I pursue in order to be of service to this group of consumers?
Answer:  Erin, I'm glad that you asked.  Here is a perfect career for you to investigate and one that has the potential to bring you immense personal as well as financial satisfaction.  Have a look.
  Is There a Pharmacist in the House?
  Inside Higher Ed - Washington,DC,USA
  ... of the increased demand in recent years for pharmacists is due to an aging population.  Many baby-boomer pharmacists are retiring or nearing retirement. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/08/20/pharmacy
 
Question from Jason Templer:  Donna, so many people go on and on about why and how to protect one's computer but I would like to learn more.  Where can I start?
Answer:  Jason, Here you go.  I think that my reference below will give you a great start.  These tips are logical and easy to understand and they offer sound advice.
  Tips For Protecting Your Computer
  KDKA - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
  Consumer Reports tested 10 Internet security software programs you have to pay for—like McAfee and Norton from Symantec—as well as software you can download ...
For more detail check out:
http://kdka.com/consumerreports/computer.spam.tips.2.799310.html
 
Question from Alexandra Zinardi:  Donna, what can you tell me about tele working?  Is it on the upward trend?
Answer:  Alexandra, I believe that it is.  It's the trend of the 21st century and my reference below supports me.  Tele working is definitely on the rise and for so many reasons.  Reasons that are beneficial to both employers as well as employees.  I hope that my reference helps.
  Teleworking: is home the 21st century office?
  Computerworld New Zealand - Auckland,New Zealand
  IDC analyst Rosalie Nelson says the cost of telecommunications, especially for small to medium business operators, is also inhibiting the adoption of ...
For more detail check out:
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/netw/4B08E090F60C311DCC2574A90017E19F
 
Question from Miriam Hobbs:  Donna, do you think that recession in the economy brings more depression and stress to us?
Answer:  Miriam, I believe so.  Recession brings with it more challenges and problems for us to face and overcome and it leads to more stress and depression among us.  I think that my reference below will help you to understand this issue in a more sobering light.
  When Recession (Economic) Increases Depression (And Other Mental ...
  WNYC - New York,NY,USA
  But for people with problems ranging from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and substance abuse, even the prospect of economic loss can worsen their ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/104047
 
Question from Amber Lintz:  Donna, I am always concerned when I enter my credit card number online.  Do you have any tips for this?
Answer:  Amber, there are oodles of tips that I can give to you but instead, I am going to refer you to my reference below.  Please review this.
  Website Security
  By admin
  Home users also need to take means to make sure that their credit card numbers are secure when they are participating in online transactions. A computer security risk is any action that could cause lost of information, software, data, ...
  Top Software -
http://www.top-soft.net
 
Question from Chip LaRuth:  Please give me some tips on how to deal with stress?
Answer:  Chip, Oy!  I am not an expert in this field but I found this article a few days ago and it sounds very interesting.  I quite like it and plan to follow its advice.  Give a read to it.
  Stress
  By Paul
  Take a media break or a news fast. Research has shown that the emotional content of the news can affect mood and aggravate sadness and depression. Try mind-body exercises such as breath work, meditation, yoga and biofeedback. ...
  Morning Coach.Com -
http://morningcoach.com/blogs
 

I am out of time for this week but here is my tip.
Looking for a career that can bring you both financial and personal satisfaction at the same time?  Then, here's one for you.  A career as a pharmacist.  Your consumers?  Millions of aging baby boomers and seniors.  Demand is real, consumers abound, and this market is long-lasting.
 
I'm Donna J Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week ahead.

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