Don’t slip up: Ways to avoid a fall when temperatures tumble
Let’s go ahead and start with the MOST obvious line in this whole article: ice is slippery. A patch of ice on your patio or driveway may be harder to spot. At best, your fall will be something you and the neighbors can laugh about later when you realize it was caught on their home security cameras. You’ll want to make sure there’s some substantial tread on the shoes you wear out in these elements. In the event of a fall, they hopefully will be able to call for help instead of staying out in the cold until they’re spotted.
What you need to know about septic systems and the cold
Cold temperatures may cause problems if you rely on a septic system to run your home. There are a few simple guidelines to follow if you have a septic system on your property. Fort Bend County officials sent out these septic tank recommendations. Ad*Not all plumbing companies are licensed to work on septic systems so make sure you check on this before having someone come to your home. Homeowners with well water systems should also take precautions during the cold.
Here’s how to make sure the person at your door is really a census worker and not a scammer
HOUSTON – Census workers are going door to door, calling and emailing. The Federal Trade Commission has received reports of scammers posing as census workers in person and by sending phony emails to try and get your sensitive information. They say you should use this information to make sure you don’t fall for a scam:Census takers going door to door must show you a photo I.D. Census takers work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. That means you could get a phone call or even a visit to your home up until 9 p.m. Census takers will wrap up home visits by Sept. 30.
Finance Friday: 5 steps to developing a solid budget
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. HOUSTON If you find yourself losing track of your finances, it may be time to get back to basics. Certified financial planner and president of Shakiba Capital, Trevor Shakiba shares 5 steps to help you create a financial budget you can stick to long-term.
Tips for discussing finances with children and teens
More than 30 percent of parents admit they don't talk money with their kids, but 84 percent of teens say they look to their parents for guidance on managing their cash. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how moms and dads can start the conversation.cbsnews.com