Beware of COVID-19 Scams

You’re working hard to do your part during the COVID-19 outbreak. You’re respecting social distancing guidelines, washing your hands more frequently and looking out for neighbors and friends in need. Unfortunately, scammers are working just as hard.

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Tips for Stopping Spam Phone Calls

Scammers are increasingly smart and persistent. Fraud is their fulltime job, and they’re committed to making their efforts successful. Scammers are usually mere steps behind technological advances aimed at keeping us safe from fraud.

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How a Strong Password is Safeguarding You from Fraud

You have dozens of accounts with logins to remember – from retailers to banks to subscription accounts. You may think that your password is private and secure, so it doesn’t hurt to use the same one for all of your accounts…right? Unfortunately, that’s not true.

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Create Your Savings Plan

It's America Saves Week, a national campaign that offers tips and encouragement to help you become a saver. There's not a better time to make a savings plan to meet your financial goals. Savers who make a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Here are a few steps to get you on track to meet all of your savings goals with confidence.

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Avoid Fraud When Using Mobile Payment Apps

Mobile payment apps like CashApp, Venmo, and Zelle are increasingly popular for transferring money to friends and even making payments. They’re a great way to send money quickly (or instantly!) without the need for cash. But are these apps safe to use?

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Get the Most Out of Tax Season

Tax season is beginning. For most of us, that can mean seemingly endless forms, paystubs, and other paperwork to work through as you file. It can also mean that you have a refund check coming your way. Get the most out of tax season with these tips on filing your taxes and investing your refund. 

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Caller ID Spoofing Scams

Scammers will try anything to trick you into thinking they are legitimate callers. One of the latest scam techniques involves “spoofing” a phone number. Spoofing a phone number means that when a scammer calls you, it appears on your caller ID that they are calling from a familiar number. Here are some tips to avoid this scam. 

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Financial Tips for the New Year

The new year is almost here! Have you taken any steps to prepare for the financial realities of the coming year? Here are some tips to get you started.

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Don't Get Scammed at the Gym

As soon as the calendar hits Jan. 2, the gyms are packed with people who are eager to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the thousands of newbies making your way to fitness centers this month, beware of these five subtle scams that can end up thinning your wallet more than your physique.

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Protect Yourself from Porch Pirates

Holiday shopping season is upon us and you might be expecting a few last-minute packages delivered to your doorstep. Unfortunately, when it comes to unguarded treasures at your door, your neighborhood porch pirates are ready to pilfer your holiday treasures. Here are some ways you can batten down the hatches and stave off the porch pirates. 

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Stay Safe on Cyber Monday with these 14 Tips

Cyber Monday is considered the best shopping day of the year for online shoppers getting ready for the holidays. As the popularity of Cyber Monday has grown, so has the opportunity for scammers and identity thieves to take advantage of shoppers. When you're looking for Cyber Monday deals, follow these tips to protect yourself from scams.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Finances Intact this Holiday Season

There’s no need to rack up a huge credit card bill or go into debt just to cover your holiday expenses. Enjoy a stress-free season by keeping your spending in check with these six tips.

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Your Medicare Plan Needs an Annual Checkup

It’s time for Medicare recipients to give their coverage an annual checkup. The Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15 – December 7. Open enrollment is the only time you can update your Medicare plan for coverage beginning January 1, 2020. No matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or trying to keep your plan up-to-date, Medicare can be confusing. We’ve provided an overview of Medicare basics with some links to valuable resources.

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The Importance of Checking Your Annual Credit Report

Did you know that you can check your annual credit report for free once each year? You may not think that checking it every year is necessary. After all, you have a general idea of where your credit stands. You’ve been approved for credit cards and auto loans. You make your payments on time and keep an eye on your balances. 

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Weighing Your Options for Trading in a Vehicle

If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, you may consider trading in your current one. It may seem like a “given” that trading in your vehicle is precisely what you’re supposed to do – but you have options! 

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