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How to Work from Home

March 24 by Maps Credit Union

The coronavirus pandemic has taken the world as we know it and turned it upside down. Hospitals are scrambling to meet the needs of their patients as the federal and local governments are issuing stricter guidelines to help stop the spread of the virus.

As part of this upheaval, millions of Americans have been sent home from work with laptops in hand and strict instructions to remotely tend to their usual workload. Unfortunately, this can prove to be a lot harder than it sounds. If you find yourself struggling to complete your workload from home during the outbreak, we can help!

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Fun Activities to do with your kids at home

March 23 by Maps Credit Union

It isn’t easy to be holed up at home with just your family for company. After two days, you may be thinking there isn’t enough coffee or chocolate in this world for a parent who’s stuck home with their kids for weeks at a time. As the parent, though, you have the unique opportunity to set the tone in your home and decide if these weeks will be a nightmare for everyone, or filled with precious memory-making and family-bonding activities.

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Stuck at Home? Spend Your Time Productively

March 23 by Maps Credit Union

While we all do our part by staying at home and staying healthy, here are a few ideas to help you spend your time productively.

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Beware of Coronavirus Scams

March 13 by Jennifer Schmelling

Scammers are notorious for capitalizing on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception. Showing an appalling lack of the most basic morals, scammers have set up fake websites, bogus funding collections and more in an effort to trick the fearful and unsuspecting out of their money.

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5 Way to Trim Your Fixed Expenses

March 2 by Jennifer Schmelling

When trimming your monthly budget, consider your fixed expenses. These recurring costs include mortgage payments, insurance premiums, and subscription payments. All of them are easy to budget and plan for since they generally remain constant during the year. While it may feel difficult to lower fixed expenses, most of these costs can be reduced with a bit of effort and research.

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Beware 2020 Census Scams

February 6 by Jennifer Schmelling

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau makes an effort to count every person living in the U.S. Though the process won’t start until mid-March 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is already warning of scammers exploiting the process to con you out of your sensitive information. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself with the census procedure; so you know what to expect and so you can easily spot a scam.

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All You Need to Know About Savings Certificates

January 2 by Jennifer Schmelling

As an institution devoted to your financial wellness, Maps offers several secure options for your savings. One of our most popular savings products is our certificates of deposits, commonly referred as CDs. These accounts offer the best of both worlds when it comes to your savings. You'll be giving your money a great chance at growth without subjecting it to the risks of investing in the stock market.
 
Let's take a closer look at how certificates work and why they might be the perfect choice for you.

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How to Recognize and Protect Yourself From Scams

December 2 by Jennifer Schmelling

Here at Maps our biggest priority is your financial wellness. To help keep you safe, we've made this guide about recognizing and protecting yourself from scams.

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5 Misleading Advertising Ploys To Beware Of This Black Friday

November 1 by Jennifer Schmelling

The holiday deals are starting early this year - be an informed consumer and shop smartly!

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Why does my business need an emergency fund?

October 16 by

There are three common circumstances in which your

business can benefit from having an emergency fund:

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