Life is uncertain, but there
are ways to prepare for the
unexpected. By making life
insurance part of your family
budget, you’ll have the peace
of mind that, should anything
happen to you, it could
help pay o; debts, college
payments and household
expenses. For a free
quote or for more information, visit protective.
or call 1-844-743-5433.
No tricks, just treats
Halloween is a favorite holiday for most kids, but what happens
if they’re allergic to nuts, eggs or wheat? To help kids with food
allergies, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is promoting the Teal Pumpkin Project. By placing a teal—the color of
food-allergy awareness—pumpkin outside your door, you can
alert parents and trick-or-treaters that you are giving out nonfood
treats, such as play putty, pencils, stickers or other small toys.
September is Preparedness
Month. Costco member Johnathan
Brewer II ( brewerbuilds.com), a
Fire Academy teacher/trainer in
Oakland, California, shares some
tips for being prepared:
• Have a “go bag” (emergency
kit/bag) ready. It should contain
water, food, emergency contacts,
a flashlight, batteries and first-aid
kits. For a complete list, visit
ready.gov and search “go bag”
(you can find many of these items
at Costco or on Costco.com).
• Learn how to use a fire
extinguisher and how to shut o;
• Create an escape route that
includes a safe meeting point.
• Practice your emergency plan.
• Keep a copy of important
certificates, etc.—in a safe place
so they’re easy to grab on the go.
Don’t forget to use your annual 2% Reward
on your next visit to a Costco warehouse.
ART COURTESY OF TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT