Target Credit Monitoring – Free for 1 Year

In response to Target’s recent credit card breach, Target is offering their customers 1 year of free credit monitoring services. To get this offer, simply visit their credit monitoring offer page at https://creditmonitoring.target.com/ and provide your name and email address. An activation code will be emailed to you within 72 hours. Follow the email link or go directly to http://www.protectmyid.com/target and enter your activation code. With that, account creation will begin and you’re all set!

For those who are more skeptical (which I was at first), check out the official FAQ. ProtectMyID is legit and is owned by Experian (WhoIs details).

The offer expires on April 23, 2014 and the code must be used by April 30, 2014.

CPR Training 101 Guide

I recently took a CPR certification training through the Rescue Training Institute set up via Meetup.com. I found it extremely informative and empowering to feel a bit more capable of dealing with an emergency. The class lasted 4 hours and our instructor worked as an EMT. The certification expires within a year and arrived in less than a week via USPS postal mail.

As part of the training, we were able to get hands on training using both adult and infant dummies for practice. We were also given our own face masks which we practiced using on the dummies. The face mask kit contained a face mask, gloves and alcohol wipes. There’s also a more portable mask available that is a plastic barrier with a filter. This type of mask is less safe but much more convenient.

I’ve included a CPR training video that I found. It is in line with what I learned during training.  Continue reading