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FAKE CHECK SCAMS ON THE RISE

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October 24, 2018

In early September, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a report warning about a spike in fake check scams. These scams now reach 500,000 victims each year. 
The largest pool of victims of fake check scams are in their 20s – a segment of the population that is far more…


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International Credit Union Day

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October 17, 2018

October 18, 2018, will mark the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. This year’s theme is “Find Your Platinum Lining.” It combines the traditional gift of platinum for 70th anniversaries with a play on the saying “every cloud has a silver lining.”
Credit unions all over the world…

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HOW TO SHOP FOR FALL ON A BUDGET

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October 17, 2018

If you’ve just breathed a sigh of relief because the back-to-school shopping season is behind you, you’ve got another thing coming. The fun is just beginning!

 

Your child may be outfitted for the new school year, but you probably need some warmer autumn clothing for yourself. Now that the leaves…

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FAKE JOB LISTINGS

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October 10, 2018

While you’re searching online for that next job, someone else is posting fake job ads with the intention of obtaining your personal information … and yeah, that’s identity theft.

 

Protect your identity from these fake job ads. Never include your Social Security number on your resume. The same is true…

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JOB HUNTING IN TODAY’S ECONOMY

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October 3, 2018

Q: My husband just lost his job. He’s looking for a new one, but it’s been disheartening to watch him lose a job at a company he loved. I’ve been home with my two children until now, but I’m ready to start looking for a job too. Where do…

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THE 3 RULES OF SMART MONEY MANAGEMENT

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September 26, 2018

Are you keeping the three smart money laws? You should, because if you do these three things, you’ll have no financial worries. Really! These are the only three things you need to do to get your finances under control.

 

There’s been a lot of information going around about how to…


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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT

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September 19, 2018

 
Chances are, you or someone you know has had their identity stolen at one point or another.  It can be expensive, stressful and extremely complicated to recover from.  Here are seven ways to help protect yourself and your most important data from identity thieves.
1. Secure Your Hardcopies
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STUDENTS BEWARE: SCAMMERS PREY ON LEARNERS OF ALL AGES

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September 12, 2018

As if college wasn’t stressful enough, here’s another thing for students to worry about: being on high alert for scams.

For many young people, college is the first taste of financial independence; scammers prey on this naivete. Also, the expense of college gives students financial pressure, which becomes ammunition for…

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STUDENT DISCOUNTS YOU CAN USE

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September 5, 2018

Between astronomical tuition bills, piles of textbooks to purchase, foods costs and supplies, being a college student is definitely not cheap.

Lucky for you, there are loads of companies out there that think you deserve a budgeting break.

Here are five of the best student discounts out there.

 

Amazon

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LAST LICKS OF SUMMER: A LABOR DAY VACATION WITHOUT THE TRAFFIC … OR EXPENSE

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August 29, 2018

If you don’t believe that the grass is always greener on the other side of town, consider this: Most Americans don’t know what’s in their own backyards. People often pile into cars to go “away” while cars piled with other vacationers are pulling into the very town they’re leaving.

 

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