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Golden 1 Offers 8 Tips to Increase Identity and Financial Protection

Golden 1 Offers 8 Tips to Increase Identity and Financial Protection

As consumers increasingly rely on mobile and online banking tools, it’s easy to fall prey to identity thieves seeking to steal financial information.

Approximately 17.6 million people averaged a loss of $1,343 to identity thieves in 2014, with 86 percent of instances involving a victim’s existing accounts rather than newly created ones.[1].

April is Financial Literacy Month, and part of being financially literate is ensuring your financial information is secure. There are several steps consumers can take to mitigate crime and ward off identity thieves, both on and offline.

1.     Keep your computer hardware and software up to date. Make sure your computer’s operating system has all the necessary antivirus updates and upgrades. This includes Wi-Fi and broadband connections.

4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season

4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season

4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season   

By Michael Lee

The holiday season is here. Busy calendars are already filling up with festive activities, celebrations and gatherings of families and friends. 

Improved economic conditions are expected to increase consumer spending. A recent national report shows that holiday shoppers plan to spend $1,440 for holiday expenses, and yet less than half plan to stick to a budget for holiday spending.[1]

‘Tis the season to shop and spend, but before you swipe that credit card—there are a few budgeting tips individuals and families should consider to ensure they manage their finances during the holiday rush.  

Sacramento’s Urban Core is a Festive & Fun Small Business Saturday Destination

Sacramento’s Urban Core is a Festive & Fun Small Business Saturday Destination

With a high concentration of locally-owned businesses filled with an amazing array of unique and treasured gift ideas, holiday shoppers are encouraged to visit Midtown, Downtown and Old Sacramento merchants during Small Business Saturday on November 28, 2015.   In addition to the assortment of goods that can be found at local retailers, Sacramento’s urban core offers a festive and fun holiday destination to make the shopping experience both magical and memorable.

Listed below is a sampling of suggested holiday shopping stops in Midtown, Downtown and Old Sacramento plus a few uniquely Sacramento experiences to enjoy during Small Business Saturday and/or throughout the holiday season.

"Reverse" Bridal Expo Puts To-Be-Weds in Driver's Seat

"Reverse" Bridal Expo Puts To-Be-Weds in Driver's Seat

Bridal shows can be overwhelming - for the brides and grooms as well as the exhibitors.  Where do you start? Which booths do you visit? How do you get all of the information you need?

Now there is a bridal show that allows brides and grooms to stay in one place while the professionals come to them. The Reverse Bridal Expo is Sunday, November 29, 2015, at The Falls Event Center in Elk Grove.

Bridal Expo Producer Richard Markel came up with the idea when he attended a trade show as a buyer.  The system was set up for him to stay at a table and, through pre-set appoinments, the sellers came by and made their presentations to him.

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Give your holiday tree a proper send-off; rather than tossing it in the trash, recycle it! You’ll be doing our local landfills a favor.

Sacramento County Waste Management Recycling and SMUD are partnering again this year to offer free holiday tree recycling, including flocked trees, for residents and businesses of Sacramento County. Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails prior to bringing them in.

Dates, Locations, Addresses and Times

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 -Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31- Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3- SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Free mulching available)

Elk Grove Subaru donates nearly $10,000 to local animal welfare organization

Elk Grove Subaru donates nearly $10,000 to local animal welfare organization

Today, Elk Grove Subaru in partnership with Subaru of America presented the Sacramento SPCA with a check for $9,333.10 at its dealership located at 8581 Laguna Grove Drive. The money was raised during Subaru’s fifth annual “Share the Love” event held late last year.

“Share the Love” is an annual initiative allowing customers who purchase or lease a new Subaru to decide which charities would receive a donation from the company.

The list of charities included the ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels, the National Park Foundation, and Teach for America. As part of the program, individual Subaru retailers were allowed to add a sixth charity to the mix. Elk Grove Subaru, of the Lasher Auto Group, chose the Sacramento SPCA.

Furniture USA distributing 500 FREE sweatshirts on Thanksgiving Day

Furniture USA distributing 500 FREE sweatshirts on Thanksgiving Day

Furniture USA takes pride in its spirit of giving back to the community. For several years now, it has been growing and expanding that mission. This year, it is rolling out a "Kids Sweatshirt Event" on Thanksgiving night from 9pm to 12pm.

Furniture USA will distribute 500 FREE Handcuffs brand sweatshirts  to all the kids at the 6700 Mack Road location. Every child who visits the store with a parent will get one sweatshirt, no purchase necessary.

***You can check out the sweatshirts we are giving away by following this link. There are NO Furniture USA logos on the sweatshirts.