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Seven Tips for Safer Online Holiday Shopping

Seven Tips for Safer Online Holiday Shopping

The challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic are changing the way holiday shopping will look throughout the country this year. For some, it will remain in person with face masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing and the like. But for a majority of Americans, holiday purchases will be conducted primarily online in order to limit potential exposures to the virus. If you're planning on purchasing the majority of your holiday gifts online this year, here are a few tips to keep your credit cards and your bank accounts safe.

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Ways to Spend Less, Save More in Difficult Times

Ways to Spend Less, Save More in Difficult Times

If you or others in your family are facing difficult times financially, perhaps from a job loss or wage cuts, it is especially important to spend less on nonessential items so you have more money to pay essential bills or to add to a savings account you can tap in an emergency. Here are some strategies.

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Money Market Account or Savings Account: Which is Right for You?

Money Market Account or Savings Account: Which is Right for You?

An essential part of creating a stable financial future is being able to set aside savings, whether for a rainy day or for your future. Putting money in a money market account or savings account is a safe, low-risk way to keep your funds liquid. They are both excellent financial tools that put your savings to work while earning interest. However, depending on your financial goals or personal situation, one account could be preferable over the other.

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Protect Yourself from Fraud During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Protect Yourself from Fraud During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, scam artists and fraudsters are still hard at work concocting new ways to steal from unsuspecting victims. Here is what you need to know to prevent yourself from becoming susceptible or, even worse, a victim of a scam or fraud.

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Back to School: Make Financial Education a Priority

Back to School: Make Financial Education a Priority

According to a recent financial literacy survey conducted by Charles Schwab, 63% of Americans believe that financial education should be a priority for their children, and 65% think that schools should provide the lessons. However, only a small percentage of U.S. schools actually require students to take a personal finance course. As the COVID-19 pandemic exposes how financially vulnerable many people in our nation are, here are a few ways that you can teach your kids some basic money management skills.

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