Secure your ID, get financially fit at free event in Anchorage

Bring your sensitive personal and financial documents for secure shredding; turn in old, no-longer-used cell phones; learn about ways to improve your financial well-being, all for free at the annual “Secure Your ID Day and Financial Fitness Fair,” Oct. 8 at the Sears Mall in Anchorage.

The event is presented by the Better Business Bureau along with sponsor partners Money Management International, GCI, NeighborWorks Home Ownership Center, Shred Alaska, Wells Fargo, KFQD, Anchorage Public Library and United Way.

In the Sears Mall parking lot, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shred Alaska will have its custom shredding vehicle and equipment on-site to dispose of documents at no charge (limit three bags or boxes per person). GCI will take old cell phones.

Inside the mall, a series of financial fitness workshops will be offered from experts on the following topics:

• Wills and Estate Planning, 10 to 11:15 a.m.

• Protecting Yourself from Fraud, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

• Bring Balance to Your Budget, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

There also will be light refreshments and door prizes.

For more information, visit or call 2-1-1.

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