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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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FAKE CHECK SCAMS ON THE RISE

October 12 by Jennifer Schmelling

The largest pool of victims of fake check scams are in their 20s – a segment of the population that is far more familiar with PayPal than with paper checks. Find out what makes them easy victims for the scam.

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How to Create and Keep Strong Passwords

September 18 by Jennifer Schmelling

We’ve outlined 6 steps for creating and keeping super-strong passwords that will keep scammers guessing.

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Maps Community Foundation awards $10,000 to nonprofits

August 21 by Mitzi Smith

The Maps Community Foundation is awarding $10,000 in Community Challenge grants to four nonprofits that have improved lives of more than 20,000 people in the Salem area.

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Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Tokenization: How To Stay Safe With The Wallet Of The Future

August 6 by Jennifer Schmelling

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and other mobile wallets are revolutionizing the checkout experience by blending two developments in payment infrastructure to save you time: near-field communication (NFC) and token encryption.

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7 WAYS TO SPOT A LOAN SCAM

July 19 by Jennifer Schmelling

Arm yourself with knowledge and awareness. Here’s 7 ways to spot a loan scam: 

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2018 Scholarship Winners

June 1 by Mitzi Smith

It is our pleasure to award these exceptional students with the following scholarships. Congratulations! 

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