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This Year, Make it a Budget Friendly Vacation

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May 23, 2022
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Vacation on a budget

Tips for a budget-friendly vacation

After a few challenging years of the pandemic, people are ready to venture out, experience new sights and sounds, and plan for a budget-friendly vacation. The kids are out of school, the summer season is around the corner, and it’s time for fun.

While traveling freely is on everyone’s mind, so are the financial uncertainties many households are experiencing. With rising prices on gas, travel and other items, money might not be going as far as it did last summer.

That’s why taking time to plan for a budget-friendly vacation can help you manage expenses, and enjoy your much-needed summer vacation without derailing your finances – and the fun.

Before you hit the open road this summer, check out a few budget-friendly vacation tips.

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Financial Literacy for Kids

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April 28, 2022
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Financial literacy for kids

Teach Your Kids how to Save

In celebration of National Teach Children to Save Day, we're talking about ways to educate children about finances. Remember, it's never too early to start teaching kids about money. Good skills, that are learned at an early age, can have a lasting impact for the rest of your child's life. In fact, this is one of the most important areas where you can truly change the course of your child's life. Educating your children about financial wellness will help them build healthy spending habits for the future.

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Try These Ten Financial Life Hacks

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March 10, 2022
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Financial Life Hacks

10 financial life hacks

Smart money management is within reach when you understand how to improve your financial life. The most powerful way to succeed is to keep it simple. Financial life hacks are all about reducing stress and effort.

We’ve learned many tips over the years through talking with people who face some of the same challenges you might be experiencing. Here are some of our favorite – and simple — “financial life hacks” you can do to improve your financial life.

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Beware of PayPal Phishing Scam

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February 25, 2022
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Keep an eye out for paypal phishing

Beware of PayPal scams

The scammers are at it again, and this time they are attacking people through PayPal. Some banks have noted that as many as 50 prenotes have come through from PayPal on users accounts. A prenote is a zero dollar test to verify a user's bank account information. 

PCRisk reported earlier this year there was an increase in phishing targeting consumers to collect their PayPal credentials. The timing is right for fraudsters who have harvested credentials to start using them for fraud.

Text phishing is also high to collect consumer identities to open new fraudulent PayPal accounts. 

Please stay vigilant and check your accounts for any unusual activity. If you have a PayPal account we would also recommend updating your password for an extra level of security. If you see any suspicious activity in your account please contact us immediately at 1-866-996-9828.

Almost Scammed

Posted in Main Blog
October 13, 2021
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Watch out for text scams

What follows is the true story of how fraudsters nearly scammed someone out of their money and how easy it can be to fall victim to their scams. The identities of those involved have been changed to protect the innocent.

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