Tag: Community Resources

The Safest and Most Dangerous States to Live Alone in 2019

The Safest and Most Dangerous States to Live Alone in 2019

We pooled data from around the country to determine which states are the safest and most dangerous for people living alone. Regardless of where you live, it’s important to understand the increased risk that living alone brings and to recognize there are plenty of steps you can take to make living by yourself safer.

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What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

Imagine finding out that you have several credit cards in your name that you never applied for. Or, that you have a checking account under your name that you never opened. How could this happen? Who is responsible? These questions immediately pop to mind and then you learn that you are a victim of identity theft. The thief could even be somebody you know! Most people automatically assume that a stranger somehow got access to all of their information and messed up their credit. However, half the time, sadly, the thief is not a stranger. Millions of identity theft victims know their thief. Dealing with identity theft can be a nightmare and if the thief is someone you know, it can be especially emotional…

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Stranger Danger: Rethinking How We Talk to Kids About Safety

Stranger Danger: Rethinking How We Talk to Kids About Safety

We have a tendency as parents to oversimplify ideas when we teach our kids, especially when teaching them about safety. We use catchy sayings like “stranger danger” or “don’t talk to strangers” to encourage our children to be mindful of potential danger. While the intent is admirable, it may cause more harm than good. In this article, we’ll rethink how to talk to kids about safety by…

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Toddler-Proof Your Phone: Tips, Tricks & Recommendations

Toddler-Proof Your Phone: Tips, Tricks & Recommendations

Here’s the scenario: I hand over my phone to my kids with a kid-friendly game or video playing, only to realize a few minutes later that they are removing my apps, browsing unfamiliar YouTube videos, and trying to send emails and texts to everyone in my contact list. Does that sound familiar to anyone else? With even very young kids as tech-savvy as they are, finding a way to lock down my phone…

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How to Avoid these 6 Common Senior Scams

How to Avoid these 6 Common Senior Scams

Imagine going to the grocery store and having your card declined. You call the bank only to find out that there have been thousands of dollars in transactions made to your account and now you have no money. Now imagine this has happened to your parent or grandparent. Financial scams are crimes that often go […]

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After Identity Theft: How to Repair Your Credit

After Identity Theft: How to Repair Your Credit

Identity theft—it’s not going to happen to you, right? Unfortunately, identity theft is on the rise, and a growing number of people are discovering just how seriously it can affect your finances, especially your credit rating. Reporting and repairing the damage seems daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Check your credit report. As soon as you notice any signs that you…

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Survival: What to Pack in a 72-hour Kit

Survival: What to Pack in a 72-hour Kit

Imagine sitting in your living room watching TV when suddenly your screen vibrates so intensely you can’t make out the picture. Your couch trembles and you experience a bizarre sense of vertigo as the earth stretches its tectonic muscles, miles beneath your feet. It’s only a foreshock and just the tiniest glimpse of what’s to come. If you’re like me, you might be thinking, “this won’t happen to me.” But recent events have me questioning my own misplaced confidence…

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What to Do If My House Is Broken Into?

What to Do If My House Is Broken Into?

If your home was broken into, you’re not alone. Roughly two million home burglaries are reported annually in the US. Taking the following steps will help you get your life back in order so you can start moving forward.

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How to Spot a Fake or Scam Website

How to Spot a Fake or Scam Website

Learn how to spot a fake website this holiday season (especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday) to prevent your personal information and financial data from being compromised. We show you how to spot a fake website, what you can do to report it, and more tips to keep yourself and your family safe online during the holiday shopping season…

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Be Prepared: Assemble Your Own First Aid Kit

Be Prepared: Assemble Your Own First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is an important tool to help you respond to both everyday accidents and injuries, as well as emergency situations. A first aid kit should contain basic medical supplies to prepare you for any emergency. You can purchase a first aid kit, but putting together your own has several advantages…

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