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What Do I Do If I See an Unknown Transaction on My Account?

It is essential to get in the habit of regularly checking all your debit and credit card accounts for signs of unauthorized transactions. If you see a charge that you believe you did not make, it may mean that someone has gained access to your account information and is making fraudulent purchases. Although identity theft and fraud are rising, it…

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2 Life Insurance Myths That May Be Putting You at Risk

Recent studies have shown that nearly half of U.S. adults don't have life insurance. According to LIMBRA's 2020 Insurance Barometer Study, 46% of the nation's adults have no life insurance, which may be putting their families at risk for financial devastation. This stat might seem shocking —since few families can afford to lose their primary income. In fact, according to…

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Ways to Make the Most of This Summer and Your Finances

Take advantage of the opportunity to push the 'reset' button. Now can be an excellent time to 'press the reset button' by evaluating your current circumstances and determining your goals for moving forward. While there may be some things about your life that you miss from before the COVID-19 pandemic, it's also important to consider any aspects that you prefer…

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Tips to Boost Your 2019 Tax Refund

Although 2019 has ended, there are still a few things that you can do to save money for your 2019 tax return. Contribute to an IRA account Contributing to an IRA is one of the things that you can still do to reduce your 2019 taxes. You can contribute up to $6,000 to an IRA, or $7,000 if you’re 50…

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Why Being Charitable Can Help Improve Your Financial Health

Being charitable can be one of the best ways to improve your financial health. The money-related advantages of giving back can go way beyond tax write-offs. Developing a habit of charitable giving can also instill new behaviors that lead to better saving, smarter spending, and a greater appreciation for what you have. When you acknowledge those in need around you…

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How To Improve Your Financial Health With A Budget That Works

How To Improve Your Financial Health With A Budget That Works

By the second half of the month, have you ever wondered where your money went? If you answer “yes”, you’re not alone. A Gallup poll found only about 1/3 of Americans (32%) maintain a household budget. Managing a budget can help ensure that you have money at the end of the month, which can help you feel better about your financial life.…

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How to Help Kids Have a Financially Healthy Life

One of the best gifts that we can give kids is financial knowledge. Becoming financially healthy at a young age can help kids avoid some of the financial mistakes that many of us have made (and that we’re still learning from). For example, if we had known then, what we know now, the majority of us wouldn’t have so much…

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