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How to Avoid Phone Scams

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January 14, 2016 by BCCU
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How to spot the tell-tale language phone scammers use to trick you. Image from ThisIsMoney.co.uk.

Every year, the Federal Trade Commission reports that thousands of people lose money to telephone scams—“from a few dollars to their life savings.”1 How can you protect yourself, your family, and your money?

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Fueling Your Body for the Holidays!

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December 23, 2015 by Jenn R.
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eggs and avocado on toastThe next week will be full of excitement and celebration, but along with that comes plenty of food and drinks. Sure, we could wait for January 2nd to get back on track with our health and fitness, but wouldn’t it make more sense to make some healthy selections now so you are ahead of the game? I’m not suggesting you refrain from everything, but these ideas could help you get some quality, well rounded meals into your body before you splurge on all that other goodness.

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Recovering from a Running Injury

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December 04, 2015 by Jenn R.
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runner stretching leg on park benchI had a nice Thanksgiving with my family last week. There was plenty of good food and cheer to be had by all. Only, I ended the day feeling a bit disappointed and disheartened. You see, I wasn’t able to participate in the Turkey Trot 5k race my sister and I registered for. The last couple of months I had been training and getting back into shape. I wanted to prove to myself what I could do, and hopefully beat my much younger and fitter sister in the process. But as it happens, I became injured the week before.

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Share Your Holiday Spending Tips

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December 02, 2015 by Amanda N.
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With the holidays slowly creeping in, we’d like to talk to you a bit about your holiday spending.

How do you keep a hold on your holiday spending? Do you set a limit for each person, or do you just withdraw large amounts of cash and spend until it’s gone?

We look forward to your feedback, leave your comments below!


#WhateverWednesday is a weekly segment covering trending topics, new technology, local events, must haves, and whatever tips we find is worth sharing with you.

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Looking for Black Friday Deals?

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November 25, 2015 by Guest
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sale banner on store frontThis week culminates in Black Friday--the day when Americans wake up at the crack of dawn and work themselves into a frothy retail frenzy because of great deals. A quick word of advice: it's not a deal if you don't need the product or can't afford it. Buying a "deal" on a credit card isn't worth it if you don't pay off the balance before interest accrues.

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