While many people along the Gulf Coast know to stock up on necessities like water, canned goods and batteries, the process of preparing your finances tends to get overlooked. Financial preparedness is critical to resuming daily life following a storm. Here are some steps you can take to help you maintain your financial stability in the event of a disaster.
Financial hardship is something that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. What seems like a small bump in the road to others may be life-altering for you. Each of our financial lives is entirely different. The good news is that no matter what kind of financial hardship you’re facing, you can get through it.
Scammers often target what they perceive to be vulnerable demographics of people. Unfortunately, this includes the youngest and oldest adults in our population. Scammers use fear or pressure to make their scams appear legitimate when they really aren’t. With a largely uncertain environment because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, scams are on the rise against grandparents.
As you’ve probably heard, the federal government is issuing stimulus checks to all Americans during this challenging financial time. If you’re out of work, you have probably allocated the money you will receive toward bills that are already adding up. If you’re still working and earning a paycheck, you may have the stimulus earmarked for savings – just in case.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.