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Tax Scam: Tips to Help You Protect Your Identity

  • February 12th, 2020

Here's the bad news about any unexpected good news you receive in an email from the Internal Revenue Service: It's probably bogus. For example, the IRS will not contact you via email, out of the blue, about a refund you…

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Which Tax Preparer?

  • January 29th, 2020

When you have a specific health problem, you see a specialist, right? This tax season, look for select specialties in your tax preparer. Which Pete Sepp, President of National Taxpayers Union, Alexandria, Virginia, recommends.  Sepp offers the following tips:  Don't…

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Bad Money Habits and How to Fix Them

  • January 15th, 2020

Learning how to use money wisely is an essential skill that isn’t always taught to us as children. Some of us pick up bad money habits on our journey to adulthood. Often, we’re just not being mindful of where our…

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6 Ways to Get Financially Fit in 2020

  • December 18th, 2019

About half of Americans make New Year's resolutions each January, but only about 20% of people keep them. Getting into shape and achieving financial goals are among the most popular resolutions. (Statista.com) While we can’t help you reach your ideal…

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Earn Quick, Extra Money for the Holidays

  • December 2nd, 2019

Millennials are no strangers to the side hustle – that second job or occasional gig so many have taken on for extra cash. The phenomenon has given rise to what's called the "gig economy." A multitude of apps and websites…

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Tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping

  • November 13th, 2019

The holiday season is approaching and with that comes the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These high demand days for shoppers follow Thanksgiving each year. To make the most of these days, we offer…

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It’s Time to Winterize Your Home

  • October 23rd, 2019

Not surprisingly, energy costs will rise again this winter as consumers try to keep their homes warm and toasty. Residential electricity rates have risen on average about 15% nationwide over the last 10 years, an increase of about $0.02 per…

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7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

  • October 9th, 2019

Every two seconds an American becomes a victim of identity theft. If the thought of having to clean up your credit report because someone stole your identity frightens you, here are some tips to stack the odds in your favor.…

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Smart Phone, Smart Saver

  • September 25th, 2019

Below are some great apps that can help you save your money and manage your spending, easily! Phone apps have changed our lives. We now have, at our fingertips, the ability to access information 24/7, wherever we are. There are…

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Important 401(k) Terms to Know

  • September 11th, 2019

Not fully confident in your knowledge about 401(k)? Don't worry, we got your back! Below are some of the important terms to know when you start investing in yourself. Matching Rate: This is the amount your employer will add to…

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Youth: Saving for Something Important

  • August 21st, 2019

Learning how to save money is important, whether you have a lot or a little. These tips will help you get started young. Step 1. Start at the finish line To begin, start at the end. Yes, that sounds weird,…

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The Best Time to Buy Your Favorite Products

  • August 7th, 2019

Stores and manufacturers like to offer deep discounts on certain popular products at specific times of the year. If you love a good sale (and who doesn’t?), time your purchases so you can take full advantage of these traditions. The…

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