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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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Co-signing a Loan FAQs

When you cosign a loan for a friend or family member, you’re putting your own finances and creditworthiness on the line. Here’s what you need to know before you cosign a loan. What’s a cosigner? Why would someone need me to cosign their loan? How do I know what my obligations are if I cosign …

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Romance scams in 2021: Fraudsters to the left of you, fakers to the right

Love happens year-round, not only on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, romance scams are the same. So, along with sharing (or not) some chocolate, make Valentine’s Day a time to share with people you care about some ways to spot and avoid romance scams. Because, according to a new FTC report, people sent $547 million to online …

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COVID vaccines are FREE!

Scammers are doubling down on their efforts to scam people out of their money and personal information. That’s why the FTC and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) are teaming up to remind you: No matter what anyone tells you, you can’t buy COVID-19 vaccines online and there’s no out-of-pocket cost to get the …

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Ignore bogus COVID vaccine survey

Scammers are using a new trick to steal your money and personal information: a bogus COVID vaccine survey. People across the country are reporting getting emails and texts out of the blue, asking them to complete a limited-time survey about the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine. (And no doubt, there may be one for Johnson …

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The worst money advice heard lately

There is a lot of money advice out there, and it feels like there’s even more of it targeted to women these days. That is a great, great thing … usually. Some of it can be well-meaning, but sadly misguided. Here’s what’s itching at me: 1) There’s a lot of discussion about emergency funds, that …

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