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holiday_scam_warning
The holidays are here, and unfortunately the scammers are out in full force. Here are 4 common holiday scams to watch out for, but remember, always verify! Never trust any call, email, text, or inquiry without investigating further. e-Gift Card Scams: These take different forms, but e-gift card offers are almost always scams. Don’t click on any links or...
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don't_let_taxes_catch_you_by_surprise
Many things you do can change the taxes you will owe. And if you’re not careful, you can get hit with an unexpected tax bill and maybe not enough money to pay it! It happens to people all the time. Here are a few common actions that can trigger unexpected taxes that you should plan for: You...
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individual_retirement_accounts
If the crazy swings in the market these past several months have taught us one thing, it is to have some of your retirement savings invested in something that does not lose value. The tried-and-true Term Certificate is a great example of a more stable place to keep your savings, and rates are up. An IRA...
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utility_non_payment_scams
Be on the lookout for scammers who text, email, or call you threatening to turn off your heat, electricity, or water service unless you send them money immediately. These are utility non-payment scams that are NOT REAL and are trying to use scare tactics to get you to give them money. These scammers often demand money...
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make_your_car_last
Cars, trucks, and SUVs are expensive! Sometimes the best vehicle for you is the one you already have. Here are a few tips to try to make your vehicle last as long as you can: Keep up with routine maintenance like oil changes, filter changes, fluids, etc. to keep your vehicle running as efficiently as possible.Don’t ignore...
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gas_savings_tips
Gas is expensive! It’s taking a big bite out of everyone’s budget. We want to help our members during these times, and so we looked around for gas-saving tips for you. We hope these tips can help you save at the pump! Keep up with routine maintenance and keep tires properly inflated. Check your tires regularly and keep them...
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scams
Unfortunately, there are an abundance of scams targeting consumers out there. It is important to keep yourself knowledgeable about the most popular and most recent scams and how you can avoid falling victim to them. Scammers are getting even more sly, so we need to get even better at spotting them! Check out this list...
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beware_of_qr_code_scams
QR Codes are everywhere – making many tasks so convenient and easy! But as with all good things, scammers have unfortunately figured out ways to use them to try to trick you. So how can you protect yourself? Well, QR Codes just take you directly to a website. So be as careful following a QR Code as...
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how_to_invest_in_the_stock_market
It is so easy to invest in the stock market. And stocks, over the long term, can provide higher returns than other assets. Be sure to note the emphasis on the long term! Stocks can go up and down based on many factors, and sometimes, frankly, based on nothing at all. A rumor? A tweet? If you try to jump...
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crypto_currencies_and_NFTs
Have you bought crypto currencies or NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)? Are you curious, but waiting for crypto to be more mainstream? Do you think crypto is “the emperor’s new money” and basically fake? In the simplest terms, crypto currencies and NFTs are computer code secured assets using complex cryptography. Are they worth anything? Bitcoin, the granddaddy of cryptos, is now...
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