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Safety Tips Around Money Sending Through Apps

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) payment platforms such as Zelle, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Facebook Payments, and Cash App make it convenient to send someone money from your checking account. Unfortunately, scammers have also discovered this convenience. Many consumers don’t know that payment services have limited if any, fraud protection. Once the money is sent, it’s gone. …

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3 Jar allowance for kids

The sooner you teach your children the basics about budgeting, the better, and the 3 jar money system is a great way to get started. Kids and Money To learn how to manage money in the 3 jar system, kids need some money to manage. How they get that money can vary. Some children earn …

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Teach Financial Literacy at Home

It’s crucial for your family to know the basics of financial literacy, but how do you approach teaching them? Luckily, you’re making financial decisions every day—you simply need to let your kids in on the conversation. What is Financial Literacy? Financial literacy includes many different financial skills and concepts; to be financially literate simply means …

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2020 Graduates, We Want to CU

Do you have a family member who will be a 2020 graduate? We want to recognize our South Bay graduates. Preschool, Kindergarten, Middle School, High School, College, all of them. Fill out a quick submission form and tell us about the graduate in your life. We will be hosting raffle giveaways and sending shoutouts highlighting …

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Your kids and college

15 Creative Ways to Save & Pay for Your Kids’ College Education To say that college costs have skyrocketed is an understatement. After adjusting for inflation, CNBC notes that average tuition for private colleges rose from $15,160 in 1988 to $34,740 in 2018. Both of those figures are in today’s dollars, marking a 129% increase. For public …

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Why talk to the cashier?

The other day a mom told me this funny (and not so funny) story. She had sent her son to the butcher’s and when he got there she got a text from him: Son: Mom, do I have to talk with the butcher? Mom: Yes! Yes, you do!!! Son: Mom, why are you freaking out? …

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