Common Cents: Teaching Our Kids About Money

“According to a study by the University of Cambridge, children often develop financial habits by the time they are 7 years old.”   Allowances and chores don’t exactly result in a fortune for children, but even at a young age, it’s never too early to start teaching them how to handle money responsibly. According to…

It’s That Time of the Year Again: Flu Season Is Here

The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity peaks between December and February. Symptoms Seasonal influenza can cause serious complications for people of any age, but children and the elderly are more vulnerable. The…

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run

When you’re involved in a vehicle collision and the other driver takes off without exchanging insurance information, it is commonly referred to as a hit-and-run. Three things you should do in the event of a hit-and-run are: Record all pertinent information. Write down as much of the other vehicle’s information as possible, including its license…

Cyber Attacks: Are You Prepared?

Unlike physical threats that prompt immediate action—like stopping, dropping and rolling if you catch on fire—cyber threats are often difficult to identify and understand. Cyber threats include dangers such as viruses erasing entire systems, intruders breaking into systems and altering files, intruders using your computer or device to attack others and intruders stealing confidential information.…