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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

 

Lincoln – New Recycling Locs for Cardboard

CITY INSTALLING ADDITIONAL CARDBOARD RECYCLING CONTAINERS AT LIBRARIES

Public cardboard drop-off sites increased to 32  

This week, the City is installing cardboard-only recycling containers in the parking lots of four City libraries.  As of April 1, clean and dry corrugated cardboard will no longer be accepted at the City landfill.  The library sites will be maintained for three to six months while the City evaluates residents’ recycling needs.  Cardboard-only recycling containers are available at these locations:

  • Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street
  • Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street
  • Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue
  • Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street

The new locations are for cardboard recycling only.  Other recyclables must be taken to full service recycling sites.  The City has also doubled the cardboard capacity at all 28 full-service public recycling drop-off sites.  Residents may also subscribe to a curbside recycling service provided by a garbage or recycling collector.

Because public drop-off sites are sized to accommodate household recycling only, businesses should subscribe to a recycling service or deliver cardboard directly to a recycling processor.

As residents prepare for the change, City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon said that in the first two months of 2018 cardboard recycling has increased 22 percent compared to the same period in 2017.  “Word about the City’s cardboard diversion program is definitely getting out,” Hanlon said.  “We’ve been monitoring use of our recycling sites, and we are ready to meet the anticipated increase in cardboard recycling.”

The City is promoting cardboard recycling with the “Take it to the Bin” educational campaign that encourages residents to start or expand their recycling efforts.  For more information on the campaign and on recycling cardboard and other materials, visit recycle.lincoln.ne.gov or call the City Recycling office at 402-441-8215.

Stay Calm You When You’re Anxious

8 Questions That’ll Help Calm You When You’re Anxious

1. “What evidence do I have that my fear will materialize?”
2. “What are the best, worst, and most realistic scenarios that can play out?”

3. “Based on past experience, how will I cope with this frightening situation in the end?”

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4. “Am I worrying just to worry?

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5. “Is my health actually in danger?”

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7. “Why do I feel so anxious?”
8. “What is the story I create for myself?”
It is much easier to talk about these tips than to do them because anxiety can be a hugely destructive force, but if you are willing to challenge your thoughts and ask the right questions, you may be able to see things differently and calm yourself. This is what experts recommend, and it will help you deal with worrying situations in a more positive and beneficial way than giving in to your fears and anxiety.

FROZEN PIPES

PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST FROZEN PIPES – With the arrival of cold temperatures, Lincoln Water System (LWS) reminds property owners to take steps to protect pipes from freezing and avoid costly damage or high water bills.  LWS officials say the most common problems involve lawn irrigation systems that have not been properly winterized.  The pipe or backflow device can freeze and break.  Pipes can also freeze along exterior walls, in poorly insulated structures and in unheated basements, crawl spaces, attached garages and cabinets.

LWS recommends the following precautions:

  • Properly drain and winterize lawn irrigation systems.
  • Remove hoses from exterior faucets.  Most newer homes have freeze-proof faucets which drain water when the hose is removed.  Older homes may have a valve inside the home that can be shut off.
  • Make sure all areas with plumbing are heated.  Space heaters should only be used according to manufacturer instructions and only when supervised.
  • If pipes are concealed in accessible spaces near exterior walls, open cabinet doors to allow warmer air to reach the pipes.
  • Heat tape should be installed according to manufacturer instructions or by a licensed plumber.
  • Running a small amount of water from a kitchen or bathroom faucet for short intervals will usually keep pipes from freezing.  About one cup of water every minute is recommended.
  • Locate the water shut-off valve in advance to allow immediate access if there is a leak or break in the plumbing system.  The valves are usually near the water meter.

If your pipes freeze, LWS recommends contacting a licensed plumber to locate the problem and safely thaw and repair any broken pipes.  Never use a flame or high heat device to thaw pipes as this may damage piping or cause a fire.

For more information on LWS, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: water).

Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

If you are requesting an estimate on the cost to register your vehicle, please make sure that you enter your home address and the vehicle information fields. These are needed for property tax & sales tax calculations. The VIN is extremely important but not absolutely necessary for a rough estimate. Fields left blank may affect your quote. We will normally get you a response within one business day of receipt of your request. Responses after 4:30 pm, on weekends or holidays may take additional time

Source: Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

5 Steps for Dealing with Aggression | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

If you ever encounter an aggressive person, keep these tips in mind:
Here is one of the 5

Instead of using words like ‘you’ try something on the lines of:
• There’s no need to stress, we’ll resolve it.
• I’m sorry, can I say something I believe is important?
• I understand this can be stressful or upsetting.
Doing this early on will make them more conscious of what they are doing. Consequently, it can help the person be more open to hearing whatever you have to say.

If you ever encounter an aggressive person, keep these tips in mind.

Source: 5 Steps for Dealing with Aggression | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

Emergency Water 101 –

When an emergency strikes, like what we are seeing now in Houston, a lack of knowledge about water can hurt you and your family.
Source: Emergency Water 101 –

Posted by Glenn Meder – Inventor of the Survival Still

Today I’m proud to make a big announcement!
As you may know, I am the designer of the Survival Still emergency water distiller. I’m very proud of this product because I know it can help people. Over my years selling the Survival Still however, I’ve come to realize that the EDUCATION I provide on the topic of “water in an emergency” is just as important as my product itself.
People simply don’t know much about water. This fact doesn’t hurt us in daily life because we can just turn on the tap anytime and drink safe water. But when an emergency strikes, like what we are seeing now in Houston, a lack of knowledge about water can hurt you and your family.
Yes, there are a lot of articles online that tell you “how to treat water in an emergency,” but MANY of these articles provide bad information. The Red Cross and government sites do a decent job, but they basically only tell you what to do instead of providing real education.

I believe that this is a very important topic that everyone should know. So I’ve been working very hard over many months to come out with a comprehensive site that provides this education. I am proud to announce the launch of my new site EmergencyWater101.com.
EmergencyWater101.com is a new website designed to teach you how to provide your family with safe drinking water in an emergency! While some of the advice you find online about this subject is sketchy, and some of it is downright dangerous, ourgoal is to provide solid, scientifically sound education that you can count on.
So let me give you a tour of the new site…

  •  FIRST, on the home page you will see our detailed articles.
  •  SECOND, click here and you will see our “Basic Training” videos, which are free and excellent!
  • THIRD, we have a new course about “Storing Water for an Emergency”. This is the only “paid” course on our site right now. It’s normally $49.99, but for this launch we will be selling the course for $19.99.
  •  FOURTH, I have worked very hard to write a brand new ebook that explains everything you need to know about water in an emergency. To get this ebook for free, send an email to freebook@emergencywater101.com and one will automatically be sent to you.

On a final note, I ask you to please tell everyone you know about my new site. There are many people who NEED this information right now.
Thank you!
Glenn Meder
P.S. Some of you will remember that we launched EmergencyWater101.com a few years ago as a membership site, but we’ve completely changed it, and made most everything on it free.

Copyright © 2017 GAEMRIC, INC. (Survival Still), All rights reserved.
Have you see our webinars about “Water In An Emergency”.
Our mailing address is:

GAEMRIC, INC. (Survival Still) . 4811 s.65th Street   Lincoln, NE 68516

Source: Emergency Water 101 –

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