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Beware of COVID-19 Fraud Attacks: How to Spot and Avoid Them

WARNING: EIP Fraud Alert The IRS is warning people about a text message scam piggybacking on the economic impact payments authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The text reads; “You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from covid-19 TREAS FUND. Further action…
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5 Tips for Holiday Shopping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Although holiday shopping will look different this year, the celebrations will go on! Check out these tips for safe shopping this holiday season. Expect Crowds Although crowds will likely be thinner than usual on the main holiday shopping days of the year,…
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Christmas Spending Tips

Even if it feels different in 2020, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived! Get ready for the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping with these tips to keep your wallet – and everyone around your tree – happy. Set a budget Set a limit on your holiday spending! Even better, decide specifically...Read…
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Halloween Safety Tips

Although this year has looked a lot different than usual, many Halloween festivities will still go on. Whether or not you have children who will be trick-or-treating this year, it is important to keep kids safe during this fun holiday tradition. Check out these tips to help you keep safety in mind this…
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7 Steps to Take When You are Behind on Your Bills

Late on your bills this month? Trying to figure out how to catch up? It happens. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, many people are in the same boat. Getting back on track after being behind on your bills can be difficult, but it is doable! Follow these steps to get back on track...Read More
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What Should You Bring When Applying for a Mortgage?

If you’re thinking about buying a house, congratulations! Interest rates are currently at historic lows, so it’s a great time. You’ve probably heard that purchasing a home can be quite a long process, but how do you start this process? If you will need a mortgage loan, you will first need to set…
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Cybersecurity and Social Media: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

In 2020, almost everyone is on social media, but are you staying safe? Using social media is fun and useful for staying in touch with out-of-town friends and family (and pretty much everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic), but don’t let your guard down too far. Check out these tips to keep you and your…
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9 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

We know there are costs when it comes to the actual purchase of a home (down payment, closing costs, insurance, etc.), but what happens after? If you’re interested in buying a home, be sure to consider other costs of actually being a homeowner (along with your mortgage payment) when deciding if you…
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How to Pay a Large Medical Bill

According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, in 2019 about 137.1 million adults in the United States faced financial hardship due to large medical bills. Struggling to pay a medical bill is nothing to be ashamed of, but is truly a common issue. So how do you tackle this problem? Don’t ignore…
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