Monday, October 28, 2013

Cyber Crime protection

Cyber crimes come in a variety of forms, including identity theft, fraud, and viruses. Reduce your chances of becoming a victim by taking these important steps online:

  • Set strong passwords, change them regularly, and don't share them with others.
  • Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized by installing updates.
  • Use privacy settings and limit the amount of personal information you post online.
  •  Be cautious about offers. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


Get additional information about protecting yourself online and reporting incidents from the Department of Homeland Security.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

You could win $50!

You Could Win $50 by Signing Up for Text Messages from America Saves

We know that saving money isn't always top of mind. That's why America Saves launched a new text message service. When you Pledge to Save you can choose to receive text message tips and reminders to keep you motivated to save.

And if that isn't enough, America Saves is giving away $50 each week of October to help five people reach their savings goals. They will pick one winner each Monday of October. Enter early to maximize your chance of winning. (Must be 18 years of age or older to win. See official rules here.)

How to enter to win $50:

  1. Pledge to Save with America Saves between October 1 and October 31, 2013.
  2. Click the box to receive text messages. (Standard text message rates apply. Check with your provider. You can stop messages at any time by replying "stop" to any message.)

When you take the America Saves Pledge, you will choose a savings goal and an amount to save. Then, you will receive text messages related to that goal. Text messages will come in the form of tips to help you find money to save, as well as advice and reminders to help you save for your specific goal.

It's a win-win situation. Five lucky people will win $50 to help them reach their savings goal - and everyone will win by staying motivated to save.

Don't forget to share this with friends and family. It may be the thing that helps them set their goal to start and emergency fund, pay down debt, or save for items like education or retirement.

Good Luck and Happy Saving!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Children's Health Month!

October is Children’s Health Month! Children can be more affected by pollution than adults – they’re smaller and their bodies are still developing. In fact, some exposures are unique to childhood. This month, we’ll be posting daily tips about creating a healthy environment for children.  Protect Your Children from Environmental Risks