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Protecting the Older People in Our Lives From Becoming Victims of Scams

Protecting the Older People in Our Lives From Becoming Victims of Scams

A January 2022 Pew Research study found that 75% of adults over 65 in the United States are using the internet regularly. This increased use of technology brings a heightened risk of fraud for all Americans. In this article we will address the most prevalent scams that target our senior citizens and provide simple advice on how to protect yourself and your elderly loved ones.

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The Health of Social Security: Some Good News and Some Bad News

The Health of Social Security: Some Good News and Some Bad News

With approximately 94% of American workers covered by Social Security and 65 million people currently receiving benefits, keeping Social Security healthy is a major concern.1 Social Security isn’t in danger of going broke — it’s financed primarily through payroll taxes — but its financial health is declining, and benefits may eventually be reduced unless Congress acts.

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Why Should College Students Join a Credit Union?

Why Should College Students Join a Credit Union?

College is an exciting chapter for many people, opening doors to new experiences, newfound freedom, and independence. But it can also be a financially difficult and dangerous time — the financial mistakes people make as students can haunt them for years to come. That’s why students should look to their local credit union.

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7 Ways to Use a Home Equity Loan

7 Ways to Use a Home Equity Loan

A Home Equity Loan leverages the equity you’ve built in your home to get access to funds at a lower rate than other loan types. A Home Equity Loan is a closed-end loan, meaning you get a lump sum and repay it with interest over a specified term.

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