Beware These Tax Scams!

Beware These Tax Scams

Once again, the IRS and the FTC are warning the public of a series of tax-related scams to be wary of during this busy and stressful time. Here’s what you need to know: 

Scam variations 

There are several ways scammers can use tax season for fraud. 

1.)   Phony refund 

In one scenario, scammers use your identity to file a phony tax return in

Category: Financial Wellness

Share Certificate Shopping: How To Keep Your Money Spinning!

Share Certificate Shopping: How To Keep Your Money Spinning!

Share Savings Certificates are an excellent savings option. They’re NCUA-insured, which gives you peace of mind in knowing your deposits are secure. They’ve got a better dividend rate than a savings account and they’re generally safer than the stock market.
Before you lock your money up, though, there are some questions you might want to

Category: Financial Wellness

The Do's And Don'ts Of Credit Repair

The Do's And Don'ts Of Credit Repair

If you’ve recently been rejected from a credit application of any kind, you may be looking at a poor credit score for any number of reasons. You might have been late with your credit card payments, have an outstanding judgment against you or have even been frauded or victimized by identity theft.


Whatever the cause of the fall in your score, you’re

Category: Financial Wellness

Why Choose A Credit Union?

Why Choose A Credit Union?

Q: I love my credit union, but I also have a checking account at a bank. Should I move that account to a credit union?


A: You’re not alone. Many Americans are dissatisfied with their banks. And many of them, like you, are looking to make a switch. In fact

15 Tricks To Sell Your Home Quickly!

15 Tricks To Sell Your Home Quickly!

Spring is in the air! And aside for the hum of lawnmowers, newly bloomed flowers and the chime of the ice cream truck, spring means the chance at a fresh start in a fresh, new home. 

If you’re looking to sell your home and start over somewhere else, you likely want to see that sale happen as quickly as possible. After all, it isn’t easy to be paying two

Category: Home
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Saving On Home Renovations

Saving On Home Renovations

Is your kitchen in desperate need of a facelift? Bathrooms haven’t been remodeled since Bush was in the White House? (And we’re not saying which one!)


With the warmer weather approaching, many homeowners are thinking of making minor and major household improvements. And for most, the cost will be prohibitive: The average kitchen remodel tops $60,000 and a bathroom overhaul

Category: Budgeting, Home

Energy Savings Tips - What to Look For When Buying Appliances

Energy Savings Tips - What to look for when purchasing new appliances

There’s no getting away from the fact that our dependence on energy increases daily. With energy-dependent technology driving our lives, ecologists continue to search for ways to save our environment. Focusing on energy-efficient appliances is one way to do that.

Your monthly electric bill may not itemize the

What Were The Actual 2018 Tax Changes

Don't be caught off-guard when filing your 2018 taxes, check out the IRS Withholding Calculator!

Q: There was so much talk about the proposed changes to the tax code. Now that the changes have finally been signed into law, I’m wondering which planned modifications actually became a reality. What were the exact changes made to the U.S. tax code this year?

A:

LifeHack: Saving Money At Target

Shopping at Target? Here is a fun way to make sure you are getting the lowest price!

Are you a regular at Target? If you love the store’s wide layout and great discounts, you’ll want to know this money hack! Target has a simple system for all markdowns. When the last number of a price is an eight, that item’s price may later be reduced further. If the last digit of the price is a four, that’s the lowest it’ll go. So,

Lifehack: Using the Money Envelope System

Money Envelopes are a low-tech way of helping you plan a budget!

If you’re like many of us, you’ve been trying to stick to a budget for a while, but by the time each month is over, you’ve busted your budget – again.

Because of this recurring pattern, you’re probably wondering if there’s a better way. Fortunately, the answer is yes!

The money envelope system has been around for years,

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