COVID-19

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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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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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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What to do When You Can’t Afford Rent

This year has thrown us a lot of curveballs, causing unexpected circumstances and hardships. As we work towards a sense of normalcy, many people are still struggling with their financial situation and affording basic necessities, such as rent. If you’re concerned about the possibility of not being…
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How to Avoid Vishing Scams

First things first, in order to avoid vishing scams, we need to know what they are. “Vishing” means “voice phishing.” Phishing, if you are not familiar, is a form of scam played out over email. So, all in all, “vishing” is a voice scam. These scams are played out over the phone, so vishing…
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Low Interest Rates = Opportunities for You!

One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is that interest rates are at an all-time historic low.  The low interest rate environment impacts savings and loans.  Here are some ways you and your family can benefit from the current low interest rate environment. Savings Opportunities With…
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11 Tips for Managing Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all in one way or another, whether drastically or subtly. Stress is incredibly common as we try to navigate through something we have never seen in our lifetimes. Here are some tips on how to manage your stress during these uncertain times. Keep a Routine Humans…
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Should I Buy a House During a Pandemic?

Everyone has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, whether you are feeling it right now or not. If you were one of the many people planning to buy a house this spring, now may be when you really start feeling it. You’re probably wondering, “is now is still a good time to buy a home?”...Read…
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