Sound Sense from Susan

Speaker, Author, Consultant, Fraud Examiner

Twenty Years!

October 3, 2017

Pulling into the garage after a long weekend at a client’s practice, I still can’t believe that I love my career even more than I did when I started 20 years ago today. I moved home to care for my parents and step-grandmother, needing a flexible job that allowed me to schedule work around their […]

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Equifax Breach Part Two – Updated Information

September 18, 2017

After the Equifax post this past week, many of you had further questions.  Allow me to address them now. Equifax’s Trusted ID program validation email took a few days to arrive in my Inbox.  Be patient.  Free to those who have been breached or not, I do believe you should take advantage of this offer regardless.  Locking the credit […]

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Equifax Data Breach – What You Need to Know and What You Need to Do

September 12, 2017

“Equifax. Wow,” I muttered to no one in particular as I listened to the news. The headlines were dampened by a couple of catastrophic hurricanes and an earthquake, but now the severity of the Equifax breach is soaking in. Since my corporate background included working for a major competitor of Equifax, I felt I should […]

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Why Do Scams Exist?

August 7, 2017

Because for some reason, we want to believe we can get something for nothing.  We believe we deserve it, are entitled for it.  The number of existing scams is mind boggling.  Has our society truly dumbed down to the point that scammers are encouraged to ramp up their efforts? I am so weary of the […]

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A 45 Year Memory – Horacio Pina

June 27, 2017

I was a pretty naïve Texas gal the summer after my sophomore year in 1972. All I knew and loved was tennis and softball, neither of which I was encouraged to play being a young lady from the south. I began working that summer at an Arlington, Texas city owned theme park called Seven Seas […]

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Han Chen

May 30, 2017

Music has always been an integral part of our family, woven into our very genes. My granddad and his brothers were known as the Gunn Gospel Quartet. Every one of my siblings and I sang in choirs and still sing. My mom was very proficient at playing the piano. My siblings and I all learned […]

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Life Investments

May 23, 2017

More often, we don’t have such an obvious heads up for when we can make a difference or impact someone else’s life. A typical warm greeting can turn into a much needed respite to a recipient. A smile and a hug could make another’s day. A truly mindless gesture on a giver could mean a […]

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Stickers in Lush Looking Weeds

May 17, 2017

“Ow,” I loudly exclaimed, walking across a footpath in my yard, as I had a million times before. “What the heck? Stickers?” We have never had stickers before. Why now? Good grief. I am mostly barefoot during the summer months. In fact, if I could figure out how to speak at conventions barefoot, I would! […]

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Spring Cleaning Email Lists

May 4, 2017

Such a mundane activity but the afternoon has been spent culling out names of past audience participants, who have heard me speak, who no longer read the valuable emails I send. I know that someone else could perhaps do what I am doing, but the decision to remove them from the list is mine to […]

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Emergency Preparedness

April 6, 2017

Moore, Oklahoma was devastated by an EF5 (210mph) tornado in May 2013.   Twenty-four lost their lives, including fourteen children, with 377 others injured.   This loud and dangerous tornado stayed on the ground for at least 39 minutes over 17 miles.   Its path was heavily populated with established neighborhoods and schools, just like many of yours.  Witnesses described it as […]

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