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How Do You Pay Your Bills?

April 2017

We all have bills to pay, and we all have our own method of paying them. Some people choose to write checks, some choose to pay online, and some choose a combination of both. What method works best for you?

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Don't Fall for Tax Time Scams

March 2017

Scams occur all year round, but it’s important to know that many types of scams peak during tax season, meaning you should keep an extra eye out for suspicious activity. Each year, the IRS publishes a list of the worst and most common tax scams, called the "Dirty Dozen.". This article highlights several of the scams that make the list year after year.

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Turning 65 This Year? It’s Time to Sign Up for Medicare

February 2017

Are you or a relative turning 65 this year? If so, you might want to consider adding Medicare enrollment to your to-do list during the months surrounding that 65th birthday. If your plans, or your relatives plans, fit either of the following situations, you will need to enroll during the initial enrollment period (IEP):

  • You’ll be turning 65 this year, and you plan to apply to start receiving Social Security.
  • You’ll be turning 65 this year, but you plan to keep working and not apply for Social Security until you can receive full benefits at age 66 or at a later age up to 70.

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Is Paying Down Debt a 2017 Resolution? Here are Some Tips for Success

January 2017

Besides winter storms, January tends to bring post-holiday bills for many people. As a result, New Year’s resolutions to work towards paying down debt and manage finances better in the New Year are often created. This article highlights some sound financial practices designed to help you succeed with your financial resolutions this year.

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5 Steps to Help Protect Your Privacy and Financial Information

December 2016

Identity theft and fraud that target your financial information and well-being is on the rise. The Federal Trade Commission reported a 47% percent increase from 2014 to 2015 in identity theft complaints .Even more, a Department of Justice Survey indicated that 17.6 million Americans experienced identity theft in 2014. Though digital devices and online connectivity certainly make life more efficient and convenient, the advantages may also lead to increased risk of identity theft and financial fraud that target your money. Taking the following five steps can provide significant protection for yourself and your money.

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What to Do if Credit Report Errors Ding Your Wallet and Life!

November 2016

Errors in the information on your credit reports can hurt your financial and personal life. Errors can lower your credit score, resulting in paying higher interest rates on car loans, mortgages, and credit cards or even being turned down for a loan. Insurance companies and employers often use information based on your credit report to make decisions; erroneous information on your credit report could mean paying more for insurance or being turned down for a job. Checking your credit report regularly using www.annualcreditreport.com can help you correct errors in a timely manner.

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