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Your Complete Guide to Identity Theft Protection

August 5 by Jennifer Schmelling

Did you know there were 14.4 million victims of identity theft in 2018? According to Javelin Strategy, each case cost the victim an average of $1,050 - and that's only the cost in dollars. When an individual's identity is stolen, the thief wreaks major havoc on the victim's financial health, which can take months, or even years, to recover from.

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Scam Alert: Don't Call Back One-Ring Calls

July 8 by Jennifer Schmelling

It's Murphy's Law: The phone will always, always ring when you're clear across the house. 

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Beware Tech Support Scams

June 6 by Jennifer Schmelling

Computer on the brink? Careful who you contact to fix it! That’s because the FTC is warning of a surge in tech support scams, many of which can be difficult to spot. 

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7 Ways To Save Money On Camping Costs

May 2 by Jennifer Schmelling

Use these tips when planning your trip and you'll save big on costs without compromising on the camping experience. Here's wishing you the camping trip of a lifetime, from all of us here at Maps Credit Union!

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5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

April 1 by Jennifer Schmelling

1. Dust Off Your New Year's Resolutions
2. Sweep Out Your Monthly Budget
3. Freshen Up Your W-4
4. Pile Up Your Savings

5. Toss Your Debt

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When you think of a retirement plan, what comes to mind?

March 5 by Jennifer Schmelling

The most popular retirement plan is the IRA account. 

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Tax Scams 2019

February 4 by Jennifer Schmelling

The IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra careful this tax season due to a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year.

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DO I NEED AN EMERGENCY FUND AND A RAINY DAY FUND?

January 7 by Jennifer Schmelling

Rainy day funds and emergency funds serve different purposes. It’s important to have both available to tap into as needed.

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HOW SHOULD I FUND MY HOLIDAY SHOPPING?

December 1 by Jennifer Schmelling

Let’s explore your options and take a look at what might work for you.

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Don't Be a Victim of a Social Security Scam

November 8 by Jennifer Schmelling

One of the most heartless scams making the rounds is targeting the elderly who depend on Social Security benefits for basic living needs.

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