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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Back to School Guide for These Unconventional Times

This year, back-to-school season is all about getting ready for a school year that promises to be unlike any other. Whether your child’s education is gearing up at home or in the classroom, here’s our guide to helping your child prepare for the new school year in these unconventional times.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Stay 6’ Away from Scammers as the Country Reopens

With states continuing to work toward reopening, as usual, scammers aren’t far behind. Keep your finances safe and watch out for these trending scams as the country continues to reopen:

Account Takeovers

Shorter hours and percentage-capacity rules mean many consumers are still shopping remotely. This leads to an increase in online retail scams like account takeovers, where scammers hack a company’s database to break into a customer’s account. Using the customer’s remembered payment information, the scammer goes on to place large orders to their own address — all on the client’s dime.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate National Financial Awareness Day

This Friday, August 14th is a little-known holiday: National Financial Awareness Day. With all of the uncertainty and financial ups-and-downs this year has given us, it’s about time that we take a step back and reevaluate, reassess, and regroup.

Financial awareness means different things to different people. For some, it comes with the awareness and monitoring of a savings or nest-egg balance. For others, awareness is found in financial education and learning new savings habits. Whatever your view of financial awareness, we’ve compiled 5 ways to help you celebrate National Financial Awareness Day.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

My Savings Has Been Wiped Clean; How Can I Replenish It?

With country-wide shutdowns and lay-offs this summer due to COVID-19, many Americans are finding their finances in a rough spot. This financial struggle has caused many to use their savings to get by; with emergency funds and savings accounts dropping to zero. 

For many, this August is bringing a plateau, if not an upturn, in financial situations. As situations return to normal, it’s imperative to build savings accounts back up again. As such, many may be asking the same question: Where do I begin?