Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

2010It’s been an incredible year for all of us at PeopleFinders, and we hope 2009 was a prosperous and joyful time for you. A lot has happened since we launched this blog on May 29, 2009.

We’ve seen so many amazing events unfold over the year. We shared a collective feeling of bereavement at the loss of celebrities like Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett and Patrick Swayze.  These beloved entertainers brought so much joy into our lives, and their unfortunate passing reminds of us how important it is to hold the people that we care about close. We are constantly reminded of just how unpredictable life can be.
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The Hottest Tech Trend of 2010

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

monitor3In 2009 people from every demographic seemed to become more tech-savvy than ever before. When the year began, technology like smart phones, apps, Facebook and Twitter existed, but they didn’t have the widespread acceptance and loyalty they currently enjoy. People of all ages and walks of life have become fascinated with these high-tech websites and gadgets.

Throughout the year millions of people created social networking accounts that allowed them to communicate with friends, family and complete strangers; purchased phones that were just as powerful as their computers and laptops; and downloaded apps that gave them the ability to do almost anything. One of the biggest buzz terms of 2009 was “real time” – people were suddenly able to learn all about anything, while it was actually happening.

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Holiday Safety Tips

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

holiday safety tipsThe holiday season is in full swing! December is one of the busiest months of the year – with extra shopping, decorating and socializing – so it’s a good time to take a moment and focus on holiday safety.

Holiday Shopping
Gift giving is fun and rewarding, but holiday shopping can hold several hazards. Here are a few tips to help give you a safer experience:
•    Take a friend with you – there is always safety in numbers
•    Never leave valuables where they can be seen in your car
•    Keep your keys in your hand when walking to your vehicle; get in quickly and lock the doors right away
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Who Intrigues You?

Friday, December 18th, 2009

People CoverOn Friday, December 18, People magazine releases their “25 Most Intriguing of 2009” issue. The list of 25 celebrities and newsmakers that People believes made the biggest impact this year is topped by Taylor Swift, the young musician who made a major splash at the Grammys this year.

People’s list contains more than 25 intriguing individuals – some people were listed as couples (like Barack and Michelle Obama), and others were clumped into larger groups (like the Kardashian sisters). Every winner was given their own title, such as “The Power Pair” for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, or “The Departing Diva” for Oprah Winfrey.
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Happy Holidays From PeopleFinders

Monday, December 14th, 2009

logoDecember is filled with reasons to celebrate; from the well-know holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to the more unusual events like Oatmeal Muffin Day and Wear A Plunger On Your Head Day (we’re not 100% sure what that one is all about, but to each his own). Everywhere you look you see lights, decorations and people out shopping for gifts that they hope will bring joy to their friends and family members.

At PeopleFinders, we love the feelings of community and sharing that accompany each December. During the holiday season people devote a little more time to simply being with relatives and friends, something we encourage all year long! To help get into the holiday spirit we thought we’d mention a few of the lesser-known reasons to celebrate this December:

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gavelIt’s a law that is only recognized in seven states, but it may cause unhappily married couples to think twice before engaging in an affair. A person who suffers from the pain of an unfaithful husband or wife may be eligible to file an “Alienation Of Affection” lawsuit – against their spouse’s lover.

This concept has recently received new attention due to some well-publicized scandals, most notably the Tiger Woods saga. The number of women who claim to have had an affair with Tiger seems to grow daily, and if any of these trysts occurred in Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina or Utah, then Tiger’s wife, Elin Nordegren, could file a lawsuit.

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Catch Your Own Tiger By The Tail

Monday, December 7th, 2009

tiger_woodsTiger Woods has been a celebrated golfer, athlete and even hero, but recently his name is most often followed by the word scandal. In just a few days, Tiger’s fans have gone from discussing his golfing prowess to talking about his personal life.

It began with a story in the National Enquirer that claimed Tiger was having an affair with a nightclub hostess named Rachel Uchitel. She denied this accusation and insisted that any connection between them is purely coincidental. Rumors about this alleged affair raged for two days, until another Tiger related item took the spotlight.

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Pearl Harbor Day

Monday, December 7th, 2009
The USS Arizona after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The USS Arizona after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 7, 1941. This date was permanently burned into the memory of an entire generation, and more than 65 years later it still holds as one of the most notorious dates in American history.

It was the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a day that changed the world forever. Just before 8a.m. that morning, a group of Japanese planes approached the unsuspecting naval base. They arrived without warning, and without a formal declaration of war.
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Finding Public Records Isn’t Always Easy.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Collecting public records on your own is difficult. We can help.

Collecting public records on your own is difficult. We can help.

We live in the information age, a time when people are able to get almost any type of data they want from thousands of sources. This wealth of information has generated a new challenge: finding data that is complete, accurate and reliable.

Many companies sell public records, but they are often accused of providing inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information. These companies don’t always own the data they sell, and sometimes utilize a “bait and switch” tactic to get people to purchase multiple reports. They do this by displaying a teaser that indicates a lot of information is available, but when a customer purchases a report they discover that they must buy several more to get all the details. This leaves people with two choices: order reports from a public records company and hope for the best, or try to find the information they need on their own.
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