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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR WALLET IS LOST OR STOLEN

We’ve all experienced that feeling of alarm when we can’t find our wallet. If you’re for sure your wallet has been lost or stolen, knowing what to do next can calm some of your panic. Consider the steps below to help you recoup and protect your identity.

  1. File a police report. If any crimes are committed in your name, having a police report on file can establish your innocence. It will also back up your claims if identity theft does occur.
  2. Contact your bank. Chances are you were carrying information related to your bank account: account numbers, a debit card or checks. Your bank will guide you through what to do with your account and debit card. Continue to watch all your accounts carefully for fraudulent transactions.
  3. Call the issuers of all the credit cards you were carrying immediately. By law, you cannot be held liable for charges made after you’ve reported that your card was stolen. The card issuer will replace your card with a new one. Be sure to update your card information for your online accounts and recurring payments.
  4. Report your driver’s license lost or stolen to the DMV. This way there will be a record of it if any misuse occurs. Before you begin driving again, follow the steps to get a reissued license.
  5. Contact all three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to request an initial 90-day fraud alert on your file. A stolen wallet can be the first step to an identity theft, but a fraud alert will prevent new accounts that go through a credit check from being opened for 90 days. After the 90-day period, check with each credit bureau on how you can extend the fraud alerts. Continue to periodically review your credit report to watch for fraudulent items.

By taking these steps immediately after your wallet is lost or stolen, you can prevent more hardship down the road.

More tips from Pinnacle Bank. https://www.pinnbank.com/blog

 

5 Top Ways to Find Love After 65

Posted On 02 Feb 2017 By : 
 It’s no secret that intimacy and relationships are the most important part of life. They are crucial throughout our lives, but especially in our latter life for happiness, health and overall well-being. Unfortunately, finding a partner later in life can be challenging.Top Ways to Find Love After 65

Many of the difficulties that we face when approaching love are based on expectations that love ought to be the same as it was during middle-age. Instead, it is important for older people to define new and authentic modes of intimacy and sexuality, so knowing where to find potential partners is important, and is, interestingly, more accessible than ever before for today’s aging population.

Click here – https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2-08-16-top-ways-to-find-love-after-65/

The online Feature includes.

1. Internet
2. Community Centers
3. Dating Coaches, Services or Matchmakers
4. Local Neighborhood Stores and Activities
5. Senior Living Communities
Ways to Get Past Dating Obstacles

The Safest Cars for Seniors

This is a great article. Please read it all here. https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-safest-cars-for-seniors/
 – keith —–> . Posted On 05 Jan 2018 By : 

(…) I wasn’t able to back it up and look to see things behind me. My neck doesn’t turn as well as it used to, and my peripheral vision is not as good as it used to be, either.”

(…) There have never been so many senior drivers on the roads as there are today and their numbers are growing: in 2015, there were 50% more drivers over age 65 than there were in 1999, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

With these large numbers comes an increased need for vehicles that make driving easier while keeping seniors– and other people on America’s roads – safe. The good news is cars have never been safer than they are today. The bad news is with so many cars on the market, the process of finding the right one can be daunting.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-safest-cars-for-seniors/

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. The program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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#Gate1Travel

Check out these #Gate1Travel photos from past travelers. After your trip, come back and share some of your own!

Pick-Pocket Proof® Adventure Travel Pants – Clothing Arts

A new product called the “Pick-Pocket-Proof-Pants”.

I have no affiliation with this company.

Features:

  • 11 Total multi-secure pockets: 5 triple secure & 6 double secure
  • 2 Double secure, zipper-secured hip pockets
  • 2 Triple secure, hidden Velcro pockets
  • 2 Triple secure, hidden smartphone/ credit card pockets (right and left side)
  • 2 Slash-resistant, double secure, expandable back pockets
  • 1 Triple-secure, hidden passport pocket (rear left)
  • 2 Slash-resistant, double secure cargo pockets with hidden snap closure
  • Button-secured zipper guard
  • Teflon™ Shield Plus coating for stain and water resistance
  • YKK zippers (top of the line, self-repairing zippers)
  • Diamond gusset crotch for greater range of motion
  • Lightweight (22 oz)
  • Adjustable waist
  • Pre-washed for added comfort
  • Water resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Quick dry
  • Breathable
  • UPF 50+

Source: Pick-Pocket Proof® Adventure Travel Pants – Clothing Arts

Husker fans urged to prepare for new bag policy

To minimize inconveniences, fans attending the Husker football home opener Sept. 2 should prepare for a major change to Memorial Stadium’s bag policy.

WEAR RED, BE CLEAR: HUSKER FANS URGED TO PREPARE FOR NEW BAG POLICY

 

To minimize inconveniences, fans attending the Husker football home opener Sept. 2 should prepare for a major change to Memorial Stadium’s bag policy.

Nebraska Athletics has implemented a clear bag policy for all ticketed sporting events to ensure a safe and enjoyable game experience for all.

“The athletic department regularly evaluates policies and procedures to see how they align with industry best practices,” said Matt Davidson, director of events for Nebraska Athletics. “After reviewing our previous bag policy, we decided this change was necessary.”

The National Football League and other NCAA programs, including seven other Big Ten schools, have adopted a clear bag policy.

Fans are encouraged to bring only necessary items into the stadium. All fans and their belongings are subject to inspection at stadium entrances. Guests will be required to open outer garments for visual inspection upon entry. Express entry lanes will be available at Gates 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 for fans without bags.

Each attendee will be allowed to enter with one clear bag: either a plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar). Small clutches – approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap – can be taken into the stadium along with one of the clear bags. The clutch cannot be larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs. Medical bags or equipment can be inspected and tagged at Gates 11, 15 and 16A and at premium-level lobbies. For questions about medical equipment or other needs, contact the Nebraska Athletic Event Management Office at 402-472-1003.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, solid drawstring bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases, diaper bags, bags larger than the permissible size and non-approved seat cushions (those with back rests, metal fastenings, pockets, zippers, compartments or covers, or that are more than 16 inches wide).

Guests carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will be asked to return them to their vehicles, hotel rooms or homes. Fans also may transfer their personal items into a provided, clear, Ziploc-style bag and discard the bag that does not meet the new guidelines.

Guests can carry personal items in their pockets or jackets. These include keys, makeup, feminine products, combs, phones, wallets and credit cards. Attendees also may bring blankets into the stadium by carrying them over a shoulder or arm.

For more information on the clear bag policy, visit http://huskers.com/bagpolicy. For a full list of Memorial Stadium policies for 2017, visit http://go.unl.edu/7vjf.

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Source: Wear red, be clear: Husker fans urged to prepare for new bag policy | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The Top 10 Places to Visit in the American Midwest | Travel – BabaMail

The American Midwest is often thought of as being barren, boring and generally not very interesting, but that notion couldn’t be further from the truth. This great region of the United States, which is home to more than 65 million people, features culturally-rich cities, beautiful national parks and unique landmarks. That’s why I’ve decided to compile a list of the top 10 places to see (in no particular order) in the American Midwest. Are you ready to see what it has to offer you? Click on images to enlarge

Source: The Top 10 Places to Visit in the American Midwest | Travel – BabaMail

5. The Wilder Trail
Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s books, actually has this hiking trail named in her memory. The famous frontier author lived in several homesteads along the route. It starts in Pepin, Wisconsin and meanders through Independence, Kansas to Walnut Grove, Minnesota and on to De Smet, South Dakota. Above is one of the prairie houses you’ll find along the way. Be ready to walk a long way though – this trail traverses some 800 miles of the Midwest!

Steve’s annual “Travel Tipping for Dummies” – | Executive Travel

Steve’s annual “Travel Tipping for Dummies” –Most people when they travel are used to tipping when they eat at a restaurant but have no idea what to do for other tipping when they travel. Most professional service providers work for real low wages and depend on tipping as the primary source of income. Here are my recommendations for tipping when traveling:

Restaurant wait staff: 15% to 20% depending on service. Don’t forget about buffet staff as well. One of the best waitresses I have met is named Susan who works at Valentino’s buffet. It is sad when people don’t think they should tip buffet workers.

Hotel Bell Captain: $1-$2 per bag. This can get confusing as one person unloads from the cab. The next puts it on a luggage cart and then passes it on to another. I wait until I get to the room and pay the last person who presents me with my bags.

Airport or train porter: $1- $2 per bag

Cab and Uber drivers: 10%-15% of the fare. If they drive crazy or take me the long way around I do not tip at all.

Courtesy shuttle drivers: $1-$2 per bag

Hotel concierge: $10-$20 per request

Hotel doorman: $3 to $5 if they call a cab

Hotel maid (room steward): $2-$3 per night. Sadly, only about 20% of travelers tip the room steward and these people probably work the hardest of all the people on this list. Plus they really affect the quality of your stay.

Valet Parking: $3-$5

Tour guide: $3-$5 a day

Tour bus driver: $1 to $3 a day

Friendly Weekly Travel Alert writer: $5 a week!

Please let me know of other people you like to tip when traveling.

Source: Steve’s annual “Travel Tipping for Dummies” – | Executive Travel

Nebraska History Museum

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Sale August 16.

20 % off most items

locations in Lincoln

http://nebraskahistory.org/oversite/store/catalog.shtml

 

 

Source: Nebraska History Museum

Photographing the Solar Eclipse Workshop

with Brad Goetsch

 At Homestead National Monument of America

Attention photographers of all skill levels! Learn how to make two and a half minutes in the shadow last forever.  Homestead National Monument of America will be hosting onSunday, August 6th at 2:00 pm a photography workshop by  Brad Goetsch.  This free workshop will focus on photographing the solar eclipse.  The program will be held at the Homestead Education Center.

Brad will share resources he has gathered and how to plan for photographing a total solar eclipse. Learn the “Where” “When” and “How” elements of photographing a solar eclipse as well.  This two hour session will include an indoor information portion and an outdoor hands on practice session at Homestead’s Education Center. Bring your gear to practice if you have it!

Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler shared, “This is a great hands on opportunity for the public to learn how to safely photograph the eclipse.  Photographing eclipses with a camera, or any device like a cell phone or tablet, without a proper filter could permanently damage a person’s eyes and camera.  This workshop will help people prepare ahead of time what they’ll need to safely photograph the eclipse.”

Brad will share information about equipment that he would use on the inexpensive side and also share what is out there for people dedicated to solar observation/photography, too.  To learn more information about Brad, photographing eclipses; gear and more visit this link to Brad’s website: http://www.bunkershotsphotography.com/the-great-american-eclipse

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/.

 

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICATM

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Bunker Shots Photography

Source: Bunker Shots Photography | The Great American Eclipse

2016 Rewind: Amazing Places on Our Planet – 13:30

 Wander Wonders. -keith .…. Around the World in Thirteen Minutes …. Gorgeous.   Absolutely gorgeous.

Click below – Around the world in Ultra HD

in 4K Ultra HD (2016 in Review) – YouTube

 

 

 

Top 10 Buffets in Las Vegas, Guide to Vegas | Vegas.com

A complete guide to Top 10 Buffets in Las Vegas and other travel tips and suggestions for your Vegas vacation in Vegas.com’s Las Vegas Guide. Get these travel tips and Vegas hotel reservations, show tickets, tour reservations and more on Vegas.com

Source: Top 10 Buffets in Las Vegas, Guide to Vegas | Vegas.com

Aug 28- America the Beautiful – $10 National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass | USGS Store

We are experiencing a major increase in Senior pass sales.

  • Until the current backlog of Senior Pass orders are shipped, your order confirmation will be honored for use at agency sites.
  • If you need your pass in less than three months, consider purchasing your pass at the first site you visit. Please click here for a list of sites that issue passes. Please Note that USGS field offices DO NOT issue passes.
  • Online and Mail in Senior pass applications are currently being processed within twelve weeks

All eligible Senior pass orders postmarked by the USGS before August 28 will be processed at the $10 price.  Lifetime Senior pass orders postmarked after August 28 will be processed at the $80 price. Additional processing fees of $10 apply. For more information on the price changes, click here.

Source: America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass | USGS Store

Weekly Travel Alert

Why would anyone ever purchase basic economy fares on United Airlines? –

Posted on June 27, 2017

Recently the CFO of United Airlines reported that 40% of travelers are selecting basic economy fares when buying tickets. Several months ago United Airlines started offering these lower priced tickets on a select few routes. These fares save between $30 and $40 roundtrip, however, to save that money upfront on your ticket price you almost assuredly will pay even more for all the extra fees they will charge you. Basic economy fares do not get advance seat selection or upgrades. The biggest fees you have to pay for basic economy fares is the applicable checked bag fee of $25 plus a $25 gate handling charge if you bring a full-sized carry-on on board the plane. So you do the math. You save $40 on your ticket when you buy a basic economy ticket, however, you pay $50 extra each way (total of $100) if you try to take a full-sized carry on with you on the flight. Even worse, flight changes and refunds are not allowed. Wait there is more. If you are flying with family there is no family seating. Bottom line is that this is one time that the old saying “penny wise and pound foolish” applies.

Mexico and the Caribbean offering amazing discounts for fall travel –

We are seeing some pricing as much as 60% off for travel between July and December 15, 2017 to most of Mexico and the Caribbean. Historically this is the slow season so if you are looking for some amazing prices be sure to give our friendly travel advisors a call at 402-435-8888.

Source: Weekly Travel Alert | Executive Travel

See Norway’s Fjords From the Air! | Nature – BabaMail

I still want to climb Preikestolen at 1800 feet.. See footage at 1:00 minute in.

Check out this stunning video that shows Norway’s fjords from the sky! We can guarantee that it’ll take your breath away!

Norway’s Incredible Fjords as You’ve Never Seen Them!

The immense scope and grandeur of Norway’s incredible fjords can only be fully appreciated from the air. Soaring over iconic vistas and remote islands, this aerial footage is set to an inspiring soundtrack that perfectly illustrates this wonderful country’s outstanding natural beauty. Of course, viewing it from behind a screen is one thing, but nothing can compare to actually experiencing Norway’s majestic fjords in person. So if you enjoy this video, it might be time to book a flight to Norway!

Source: See Norway’s Fjords From the Air! | Nature – BabaMail

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