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Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation

Mar 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

Elder abuse is the intentional or neglectful act by a trusted individual or caregiver that can lead to the harm of a vulnerable elder.[1] Financial exploitation of elders occurs when a trusted...


How to Set and Reach Your Savings Goals

Mar 14, 2018 | 3 minute read

While wanting to save more money has likely crossed your mind, identifying specific savings goals will help you reach them, faster. Whether you’re saving towards one or working towards multiple...


This Money Habit Makes All the Difference

Mar 13, 2018 | 4 minute read

Planning ahead is hard when you’re broke. But planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future.


Preparing Taxes the First Time After College

Mar 9, 2018 | 4 minute read

It’s officially tax season and for recent college-graduates, this may be your first time preparing and filing taxes. Whether you’re filling out a simple tax return or have a more complex...


What Doesn't Affect Your Credit Score

Mar 7, 2018 | 3 minute read

A high credit score can be like a healthy weight. You know you want it, but are you doing the right things to achieve it?


How to Shop Safely Online

Mar 6, 2018 | 2 minute read

Shopping online has become easier than ever right from your computer or smartphone. But so has the increasing possibility of your private information ending up in the wrong hands. Protect your...


What Are My Consumer Rights?

Mar 2, 2018 | 3 minute read

Consumer rights protect you when buying goods or services. As a consumer, you have the right to expect a fair transaction; when you buy goods, they must be of satisfactory quality, as described,...


Rent-to-Own: Be Informed Before You Sign

Mar 1, 2018 | 4 minute read

Imagine a store where you can pay as you go with no credit and get brand-name furniture, appliances and electronics for as little as $19.99 a week. That’s the pitch for rent-to-own companies,...


Defending Yourself Against Identity Theft

Feb 28, 2018 | 3 minute read

As technology advances, thieves are adapting to keep up. Review some common cybersecurity threats thieves may use to attempt to steal your account information or your identity.


About Your Credit Score and Its Importance

Feb 27, 2018 | 4 minute read

A credit score is a number generated by an algorithm using information from your credit history representing your creditworthiness. Lenders use credit scores to evaluate the probability that a...