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Protect your identity, save money

October 13, 2010

Learn how to protect your identity, save money while shopping, prepare for sensible holiday shopping, and help your children or grandchildren learn good money habits.

Free classes for faculty and staff on financial topics start during National Protect Your Identity Week, Oct. 17-23. These trainings are free, and part of the benefit opportunities available to CSU employees.

Cash in on the Coupon Craze and Other Smart Shopping Strategies
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010; 1–3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Kathy Cox

Everyone can use help reducing the amount spent at the grocery store -- and coupons can help. Learn how to use them effectively along with ads, sales and rebates to save money

  • Find out how to get the most for your money as you stock your pantry  Learn the steps to develop a personalized shopping plan for the places you shop
  • Learn where to find, how to organize, and how to use coupons effectively along with ads, sales and rebates to save money!
  • Other shopping strategies will be discussed.

Happy Holidays without Breaking the Bank
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010; 1–3 p.m.
Presenter: Kathy Cox

Particpants will learn to:

  • Look at your budget;
  • Make sure priorities are covered
  • Check ways to cut other expenses
  • Communicate with family members
  • Discuss family values and goals
  • Make it an honored family value to live within your means, and
  • Start new family traditions.

This class will also covers the budgeting process; tracking spending; and planning: who, what, where, why, when, and how.

The Many Faces of an Identify Thief: Deter, Detect, Defend
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010; 1-3 p.m.
Presented by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Colorado,
in partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

Become aware of the many tactics used by an identity thief and learn how to
deter, detect and defend against these practices. People whose identities have
been stolen can spend months or years — and thousands of dollars — cleaning
up the mess from identity theft. Learn how to protect against this threat in this

Raising MoneySensible Children: How to Foster Good Financial Habits
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, 10 a.m.–noon
Presenter: Teri Slater

Do you need helpful guidelines to guide your children toward financial
literacy? While schools try their best to teach everything a child will need
to know, the lessons in life that really stick with a child are those learned
at home from parents.

In this workshop we will review spending and savings basics and learn
About the benefits of planning and consequences of poor choices. We will
provide strategies to put these ideas into practice with back to school
shopping. Empower yourself to help your children become financially fit!

CSU classes are only open to faculty and staff, however family members or friends may attend the sessions offered to the public. The classes can be attended in any order; completion of all classes in the series is not required. Classes are presented by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Colorado (CCCSNC. Additional classes may be viewed at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Colorado’s website:

These classes are free, and pre-registration is required. To register, please visit: and select the “Register for Workshops” button.

All trainings will be provided in Room 129, Johnson Hall:

Training and Organizational Development classes are offered to explore and improve communication, leadership, supervisory skills, and personal effectiveness. Most workshops are free of charge. They are open to CSU faculty and staff. The complete class listing is online:

Contact: Ellen Audley
E-mail: Ellen.Audley@ColoState.EDU
Phone: (970) 491-1376