In about 2 weeks, the nonprofit organization National Foundation for Credit Counseling, has teamed up with Council of Better Business Bureaus to bring you Protect Your Identity Week, taking place October 17-24th. Did you know that last year alone, about 10 million Americans were victims of identity theft? No? Me neither. A few years back one of my friends was a victim and it took her several months to recover from the damage. But during Protect Your Identity Week, you can visit www.ProtectYourIDNow.org, to take a quiz and assess your risk of ID theft and learn helpful tips to keep you and your family safe. Education is key to prevent your ID from being stolen.