Free Falling

Feb 12, 2011 Author Guy

Caught a great song on the radio this morning on my way to the gas station. It was a Tom Petty song, from back in the 1990’s, I believe. I might have to look up the date later to be sure. But it seems it was late 80’s or early 90’s. If I had to make a guess and put money on it, I would say 1990.

The song was called Free Falling. I remember drinking beers in the back seat of a friend’s car, with my girlfriend on a double date with my buddy and his girlfriend. We all sang along with that song when it came on the radio. Good times!

SSN SOS

Sep 30, 2010 Author Guy

From the October 2009 issue of Reader’s Digest.

As if we needed another reason to worry about identity theft: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered it’s fairly easy to guess the first six digits of a person’s Social Security number if you know the birth date hometown. That’s because there are chronological and geographical patterns to the numbers.

The Social Security Administration is working on a method to generate randomized numbers. But what to do in the meantime? Don’t carry your SS card in your wallet, don’t write your number on a check and don’t give our your number – or any other identifying information, like your birth date – unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Good information to know and to pass around to friends and family.