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Paying at the Pump

What is the safest way to pay for fuel at the pump?We recommend that you ALWAYS run your debit card as a “credit” when paying at the pump.There are a couple important reasons for this recommendation.
First, when you run your debit card as a “debit” the gas station can pre-authorize $50 - $100 on your account to ensure that funds are available to pay for the fuel that you are about to pump. These pre-authorizations can be held for up to 3 business days on your account. If instead you run your debit card as a “credit” the gas station will only pre-authorize $1 on your account. Second, and most importantly, these machines are not monitored 24/7. If you select “debit” you are using your pin to pay at the pump. Someone could have put a skimming device or a camera on the pump which could not only obtain your debit card number, but your pin number as well. With that information, they can then create a fake duplicate card. The fake card could be used to withdraw cash at an ATM or make purchase…

Change

“Your life doesn’t get better by chance; it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn             Change is something most people fear. I, on the other hand, have always embraced change. I have always wanted to see if I could help make things better, faster, cheaper, etc.

When I was a kid, I modified my family’s golf cart to be the fastest cart on the course. Through high school, I worked for my father’s company as a surveyor. He encouraged me to find ways to work quicker and get more done. He’d always say, “You have to crack an egg to get an omelet!” Sometimes, I would find ways to get the job done faster just to go home sooner. Today, I spend my time finding or tweaking products and processes to make sure that we are meeting our company goals. I love efficiencies. I love looking at a process and trying to figure out how we can make it better. As a person who loves change, I am often taken aback by those around me who fear or avoid it. I remember being a young 20 something kid, fresh out of …