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Watch Out for Holiday Email Scams

Watch Out for Holiday Email Scams

Don't get taken this holiday season! Email scams happen year-round, but during the holidays, fraudsters really up the ante in their efforts to take advantage of you and steal your personal information. Between online shopping…
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Don’t Give Anyone Remote Access to Your Devices

Scammers are at it again. (Really, they’re always at it....) We’re seeing a huge increase in fraud relating to remote access to computers and other devices. If you receive an unexpected email, text, or phone…
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How to Keep from Overspending Online

Use these tips to manage your online shopping habit. With everything going on in the world, unsurprisingly, online shopping is on the rise. (It’s been steadily increasing anyway, but now it’s booming!) In the United…
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Home Repair Emergency Fund

Build emergency home repairs into your savings plan. Hot water heater failures. Leaky toilets. Loose shingles. These are the kinds of unexpected home repairs that need immediate attention to keep a small problem from getting…
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How to Deal with Stress

Use these tools to help cope with stress. Stress is a part of life. Some of the most stressful life events include moving, marriage, divorce, health crisis, retirement, and unemployment... but everyday life is stressful,…
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Getting Your First Loan

All about that loan. Applying for your first loan is an exciting step on the way to financial independence. At the same time, loans can be confusing... and making a mistake with your finances early…
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Getting Your First Credit Card

Handle your new credit like a boss. Credit cards provide a great way to build a credit history while learning to manage your money, They can also be lifesavers in an emergency. At the same…
Financial Unity in Marriage

Financial Unity in Marriage

Money doesn’t have to come between you. Statistics show that the leading cause of divorce, second only to infidelity, is money problems. It should come as no surprise that two people who come together may…
How to Focus on Personal Growth

How to Focus on Personal Growth

Focusing on personal growth can help you achieve. You know those people who are always doing something fabulous, like traveling frequently and landing new, better jobs? Have you ever wondered how these “achievers” do it?…