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Recognizing and Avoiding Scams

Recognizing and Avoiding ScamsCon artists cheat Americans out of billions of dollars every year. Recognizing red flags for potential scams can help protect you, your loved ones, and your hard earned cash. Phishing Phishing is when scammers pretend to be someone they aren’t in order to gather sensitive information or access to a person’s funds through a credit card or bank …

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Tips To Prevent Identity Theft

6 Tips To Prevent Identity TheftThe best way to prevent fraud is to stay informed, aware, and on top of your finances. The nature of fraud is to deceive, so it’s often difficult to recognize when you’ve gotten involved in a fraudulent situation. Unfortunately, getting out of the resulting mess can be made more difficult by the false, missing, or …

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In The News: We’re safe, sound, and here to help

In The News: We’re safe, sound, and here to help Visit our Security Center A message about recent industry events in the news You may have heard the news over the weekend about the failures of two niche banks, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in New York, and their subsequent takeovers by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). As any news of instability …

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Stay Secure Shopping During the Holidays

BLOGStay Secure While Shopping OnlineWe know that the holiday season is a time of giving, but here’s a reminder to never give away your personal information.Since the holidays are a time when we’re most likely to click “Buy” on websites, adding our personal and banking information to send gifts to our loved ones, it’s also the time to remind ourselves …

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What are some drawbacks of Online Banks?

Online Banks vs. Credit UnionsOnline banks operate without branches. But what else may they be lacking? 2020 was a year when everyone was required to stay “safer at home”, and the use of online-only banks increased faster than it would have without a pandemic. So, you may have been hearing about online banks more often and wondering what online banks …

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Is The Money In My Account Safe?

Is the Money in My Account Safe? Keeping money safe is important to everyone. Thanks to NCUA (or FDIC if you have an account with a bank) your financial institution is probably the safest place to store your hard earned cash. The best part? All you have to do is open an account. Insuring Organizations There are two organizations, both …

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Navigating Uncertainty With Greenpath

Navigating Uncertainty A Guide to Navigating Uncertainty  – Activities to Inspire Awareness, Connection, and Control From our partners at Greenpath. In just a short time, coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a major impact on the world. Many of us are feeling stress, including anxiety related to money. With so many things out of our control, it is natural to desire some …

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Cyber Security Lessons

Cyber Security Lessons It’s almost impossible to imagine life without electronic devices, especially living during a time of social distancing. . How would you keep in touch with your friends and family, work at home, listen to music, watch movies, make payments, or find the information you need without your phone, tablet, or computer? But as essential as your devices …