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Equifax Data Breach

Equifax Data Breach

Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected UPDATE 9/11/17: The Equifax data breach situation is continually evolving. According to Equifax, the company has adjusted the TrustedID Premier product Terms of Use. For more…
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Protecting our elders

As much as we try to avoid sad topics, occasionally they just can’t be avoided. There is a growing trend of scams and schemes that are targeted against older Americans, and more and more of…
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Treasure Hunting

Would you believe that there is a magical place where lost things have been found, and someone’s trying to give it back to you? Would you believe that this fantastic person is backed by a…
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Members vs. Customers: What’s the diff?

Ever wonder why we call you a member instead of a customer?  How about when one of us asks for your member number instead of an account number?  There’s a good reason for it and…
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Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying a home can be a very intimidating process for the experienced homeowner, so it’s only reasonable to say that for a first-time buyer it can be downright terrifying! It’s easy to get swallowed up…
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Win $529 on 5/29 with 529s

There are lots of dates that combine to make outrageous days that the “world recognizes” (thanks to the internet of course). There is Star Wars Day (May the 4th), Talk Like a Pirate Day (September…
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We Put the “Fun” into Fundraising

Giving back to the community is a pretty big deal here at Linn Area. For the 8th year in a row, we organized teams to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid's Sake…
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You might be austere and not even know it!

What do the words austerity, bailout, blog, woot, and truthiness all have in common?  Stumped?  No, I'll wait, it's okay. Still no answer?  Well, as amusing as it is to puzzle you all, I suppose…