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5 Tips to Stay Warmer in the Winter

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Cold weather is just around the corner, and even if it is still nothing but sunlight and cool days in your neighborhood, preparing for winter now can save you money and keep you warmer when the cold air arrives. Here are some simple steps you can take now to stay warm this winter.

1. Spruce Up the Fireplace

Winter time is best time to build a fire in the fireplace and enjoy the warmth it brings to the house. But before you bundle up in front your fireplace, give it some love.

Cyber Monday - A Great Deal for ID Thieves and Scam Artists

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Cyber Monday - November 27 this year - is becoming as big as Black Friday for getting your holiday shopping done and finding amazing discounts. There are some great deals, but buyers must beware of scams and the tricks identity thieves may use.  Last week's article about protecting yourself at stores during Black Friday - and any other time of year - can be found here.

Here are some tips that will help you enjoy a safe online shopping experience:

Black Friday - A Great Deal for ID Thieves and Scam Artists

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The holiday season is upon us.  Black Friday is this week and the retail stores have been bombarding us with advertising for their Black Friday specials. Do you plan all year for those Black Friday shopping deals? Do you camp out to be the first through the doors when they open after Thanksgiving dinner? Beware! You may be camping with the enemy. Identity thieves and scam artists plan all year for this shopping holiday. To continue with our campaign for Colorado Consumer Protection Month, we have a few helpful tips to help you reduce your risk of being a victim.

Cooking - 4 Tips to Use Slow Cookers Safely

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With work, school, sports practices, music lessons and homework time filling up the calendar, the back-to-school season can be hectic. During this busy time of year, having dinner waiting for you when you come home can make life so much easier. That's why a lot of people choose to use slow cookers. No more standing in front of the refrigerator trying to make decisions about what to have for dinner after a long day at work. No more trying to balance food prep and homework. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker before work and turn it on!

It's that Time - Change Your Clock – Check Your Stocks

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 a.m. That means we will turn our clocks back one hour - and gain an hour of sleep! The semi-annual time change is also a great opportunity for valuable preparedness steps focused on checking your emergency preparedness supplies or stocks.

Change Your Clock, Check Your Stocks

As you prepare to change your clock, it's time to check the stock in your emergency preparedness kit for items that may be missing or expired. If you don't have a preparedness kit, you can create one that includes:

Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

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The essential systems that support our daily lives - such as electricity, financial institutions and transportation - are all dependent upon the internet.  Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security.  This last week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) will look at cybersecurity in relation to keeping our traffic lights, running water, phone lines and other critical infrastructure secure.

The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

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According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is critical that today's students graduate ready to enter the workforce to fill the vast number of available cybersecurity positions. Week four of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on encouraging students and other job seekers to explore cybersecurity careers.