Remar's Report

Digital Assistants, Data Collection and Your Privacy

July 2018

As the popularity of digital assistants and social media sites such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, Amazon, Google, and Facebook continues to grow, it’s important to take the time and understand what happens with the information you are sharing. Though these services have their differences, each of them shares the common feature of saving the information about ourselves that we provide. Depending on the service, the information can include what we've searched for, what we've bought, what we've shared, what sites we've visited, where we've been, photos, documents, and much more. In some cases, we have chosen to provide or store this information, but there are instances where information has been collected without our explicit permission.

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Options for Reducing Debt

June 2018

Credit card debt can be a difficult thing to manage. To add to the situation, those dealing with debt are often inundated with debt consolidation offers that claim to help reduce or eliminate debt easier and faster. Typically received in the mail, these offers use teaser lines to make the loan look like the perfect solution for you and your debt. At a closer look, these offers really lack the information you need to make a sound decision with your debt. In this report, we will take a look at these offers and highlight some alternatives to help you get out of your debt.

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Summer Savings Guide

May 2018

Summer is fast approaching and along with it typically comes a lot of opportunities to spend money. By planning ahead, you could save money and still enjoy those favorite summertime activities such as family fun, traveling, or working around the house. This guide was designed to provide you with tips to help you plan and save this summer.

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How to Find the Savings Account that Works Best for You

April 2018

Do you have a savings goal you’d like to reach? Determining a goal is a great way to help grow your money to finance the things you want or need. To meet this goal, it’s important that you consider a savings account as a secure place to store your money. Using a savings account will help keep the money you’re saving away from your everyday spending money. There are a variety of savings account options, but it’s up to you to determine the one that works best for you and your savings goals. In this report we highlight typical savings options offered by many financial institutions to help you understand your options.

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Beware of "Quick Cash for Your Home" Offers

March 2018

"We Buy Ugly Houses"

"We Pay Cash for Houses"

"We'll Buy Your House for Cash"

"Sell Your Home Fast for Cash"

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Tips for Reducing Your Identity Theft Risk

February 2018

What do data breaches, software and hardware security vulnerabilities, phishing emails, and malware have in common? They attempt to steal or put your personal and financial information at risk, increasing your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information to make purchases, open accounts, get medical treatment, or file taxes. As cases of identity theft continue to climb, it’s important to educate yourself on the steps you can take to reduce your risk.

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