August 1, 2008
As a parent about to send your child to college for the first time, you may have many questions. You may
wonder what kind of financial aid is available to pay for the ever increasing cost of college, teaching your
child to manage their credit cards and money wisely, and how your insurance needs will change. To help
answer those questions, visit our new Consumer Focus: Dollars and Sense for Sending Your Child to College.
July 9, 2008
It's no secret that heart disease is the number one killer in America. High cholesterol levels raise the
risk of heart disease by building up in the walls of your arteries, which over time causes hardening of the
arteries. You need to check your cholesterol levels and keep them under control. To find out how to do
that, check out our new Consumer Focus: What You Need to Know About Cholesterol.
June 20, 2008
Our country has really taken a beating with so many weather disasters. Now the Midwest is
going through one of the toughest times in years. USA.gov has an informative page called
Midwest Flood Response and Recovery. Residents can find out where to file an insurance claim
after a flood, find family and friends, safety advice on drinking water, mold, and septic systems,
and lots of other helpful information.
This information can be found in Spanish on GobiernoUSA.gov's Inundaciones en la zona central de EE. UU.: respuesta y recuperación. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a new page Midwest Flood Response; it contains valuable information that will be helpful in reducing further loss of life and property.
June 18, 2008
Traveling these days is not getting any easier! Whether by car, plane, or boat, it can be a
hassle. Gas prices are going up and some airline have reduced service. If you are thinking
of taking a vacation this summer, we have some tips that can help. Take a look at our Consumer Focus: Time Saving Tips for Summer Travel.