Celebrate Money Smart Week by protecting your identity

Money Smart WeekMoney Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign through the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Held April 20-27th, 2013; you can find information and local events at the Money Smart Week Website. In conjunction with MoneySmart week, are local banks AbbyBank and Marathon Savings Bank will be holding Free document shredding services to help prevent identity theft.

“You want to make sure all of your personal paperwork with information like social security number, bank account numbers, address, etc. are not available for anyone else to discover and to steal your identity. Destroying any documents that contain personal information is an essential part of preventing identity theft,” states Teri Schorer, Vice President of Operations at AbbyBank.

For Abby Bank: Shred Days will take place Thursday, April 25th at the AbbyBank Wausau location from 10 am to 12:30 pm and then at the AbbyBank Weston location from 1 to 3:30 pm. In addition, on Thursday, May 2nd, Shred Days will be at AbbyBank’s Abbotsford Location from 11 am to 3pm. “We are happy to hold a free event in our community to allow people a safe way to do their spring cleaning of personal paperwork,” updates Teri Schorer.

557943_10151533772735480_255445145_nAt Marathon Savings Bank from April 19th through April 30th, each location will have a secure drop box for your PERSONAL items that need to be shredded. Start getting those outdated PERSONAL papers together and destroy them properly. Sponsored by Marathon Savings Bank and IROW. This service is free for you, your friends and relatives. Bring as much as you want and as often as you want. No need to remove staples or paper clips. How easy! Just pack up that old box of documents and have some peace of mind. Place your paper in this locked cart for confidential destruction at the only NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) certified company in North Central Wisconsin.

Both banks ask to limit your shredding and drop offs to 2 boxes of documents per household.