Tag: Community Resources

How to Prevent Crime in Your Neighborhood

How to Prevent Crime in Your Neighborhood

We all want our family, home, and neighborhood to be safe. No matter where you live, you can take steps to make your community a safer place to live. Your neighborhood may also have programs to help you and your neighbors in your mission to keep your community secure.

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Privacy on Dating Apps

How to Protect Yourself and Your Privacy on Dating Apps

Online dating is so common now that it’s almost synonymous with plain old dating. For the most part, dating apps and websites have given us a fun new way to connect with people—but online dating has introduced some new issues. Interacting with strangers through apps can put you at risk for identity theft, online harassment, and theft…

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Kids Summer Safety Guide

Kids Summer Safety Guide

How do you keep your kids safe during the summer? We’re covering safety tips on travel, crowd, stranger, swimming, and outdoor safety to keep your kids safe during the summer months.

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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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The Worst States for Identity Theft

The Worst States for Identity Theft

How worried should you personally feel about identity theft? We wanted to find out, so we analyzed data on identity theft in each state to determine risk levels for consumers in each state. Keep reading to see the most dangerous states for identity theft victims and the states where victims stand to lose the most money to identity theft.

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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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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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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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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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