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Protect Yourself From Common Money Scams

Protect Yourself From Common Money Scams

We’re stronger together in the fight against fraud, and awareness is our greatest tool. Here are some tips to protect your accounts and personal information against common types of fraud and scams: Send Payments Safely Online shopping? Look for the lock icon or...

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Should You Try Cash Stuffing?

Should You Try Cash Stuffing?

#CashStuffing has quickly gained popularity on social media as people look for ways to adjust their spending to accommodate increasing prices at the gas pump and store shelves. Cash stuffing is basically a rebranding of the old tried and true method called the envelope system — take out cash at payday for discretionary purchases and divide it into dedicated envelopes for different spending categories, like gas, groceries, dining out, and so on. 

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Amazon Impersonators Are Stealing Millions and They’re Targeting All of Us

Amazon Impersonators Are Stealing Millions and They’re Targeting All of Us

According to the Federal Trade Commission, between July 2020 and June 2021, 96,000 reports of “Amazon impersonation” were filed. Six thousand of the targeted individuals lost money in the scam, with reported losses totaling more than $27 million. The real numbers are likely to be significantly higher, because not all instances of fraud and attempted fraud are reported.

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What to Know About Protecting Yourself During Tax Season

What to Know About Protecting Yourself During Tax Season

As the world continues to react to the virus, scammers are adapting their techniques to steal your money. With the increase in the number of transactions with the IRS this year (including child tax credit pre-payments, economic stimulus payments, and federal unemployment), the door has also become more widely open to thieves attempting to steal your tax benefits and your identity.

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Get Peace of Mind for Your Ride

Get Peace of Mind for Your Ride

Thinking about a new or “new to you” car? Having a reliable set of wheels is a crucial part of our daily lives, but it’s also a big financial decision that will likely impact your budget for the next several years. You know you’ll need to protect your ride with car insurance, and maybe even get a AAA membership, but are you aware of these programs that give you financial peace of mind?

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Take These Steps With Your Student Loans

Take These Steps With Your Student Loans

Now it’s time to take steps after the relief programs end. Borrowers should be ready to make student loan payments, even as policymakers discuss further extensions in the face of an increased number of borrowers becoming delinquent or defaulting on their loans. Listed here are steps to move forward as protections end:

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Triangulation Fraud and How You Can Be an Unwitting Participant

Triangulation Fraud and How You Can Be an Unwitting Participant

Identity theft continues to be more than just a costly headache. Once the bad guys have your identity information they can make repeated attempts to try to access your accounts, apply for credit in your name, and even steal your tax refund. This month we’re going to dig into some lesser-known, proactive steps you can take in the new year to protect yourself from becoming the target of identity fraud.

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Women & Credit: Here’s How to Get on Solid Ground

Women & Credit: Here’s How to Get on Solid Ground

For many years, research has shown that women in the U.S. are approved for less than men when they apply for credit products and are more likely to be denied outright. Perhaps because of this, women also put off applying for credit when compared to men, even when they need it to get on solid financial ground.

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5 Beginner Money Questions Answered

5 Beginner Money Questions Answered

When you’re just starting out, there’s a lot to learn about your finances and it can definitely feel overwhelming — but we’re here to help. We recently sat with some local college students to talk money, and here are the answers to their questions:

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