Are you helping to manage someone else’s money? Download these CFPB guides!

November 15th, 2013 John Chadima

Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. This can be very overwhelming. But, it’s also a great opportunity to help someone you care about, and protect them from scams and fraud. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released four […]

Fraud

Are you familiar with the current top financial scams?

November 8th, 2013 Jen Bailey

Con artists are very persuasive, using all types of excuses, explanations, and offers to lead you – and your money – astray. One of the most effective ways to reduce your chances of falling prey to financial frauds is to educate yourself about scams commonly used. Understanding the types of scams that are out there […]

Steps to take if you are a victim of identity fraud

November 1st, 2013 Philip Bohle

Discovering that your identity has been stolen is a scary prospect that can leave many people unsure of what to do next. Take charge of the situation and take the following steps as soon as possible: 1. Call your bank and credit card issuers immediately so they can close your accounts. Whether your wallet has […]

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How to protect your identity while traveling

October 25th, 2013 Tina Hummel

While you may go on vacation to get away from it all, identity thieves won’t take a break. Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, it’s important to take a few steps before you leave to protect your identity. Inform your bank of your trip. At least three days before leaving contact your financial institution to […]

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4 tips to protect your businesses from corporate account takeover

October 18th, 2013 Chase Stafford

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small businesses to transfer funds from accounts and steal private information, a fraud referred to as “corporate account takeover.” Criminals use spoofed e-mails, malicious software and online social networks to obtain login credentials to businesses’ accounts, which they then use to make illicit transactions. Combating account takeover is a shared responsibility […]

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How to make memorial donations

October 11th, 2013 Traci Aswegen

One of the ways to honor someone who has passed away is to make a donation in their memory. Not only does this honor the deceased’s life, it also helps create a legacy for that individual in the future. But what’s the best way to go about this? And how can you ensure the money […]

Your child wants a credit card. Now what?

October 4th, 2013 Sabrina Kurka

Has your child expressed interested in a credit card? If the thought of this sends shivers down your spine, you’re probably not alone. Managing credit cards can be challenging for some adults – let alone children. But if you think giving your child a credit card is scary, letting them dive into the world of […]

When opposites attract

September 27th, 2013 Cindy Roberts

In 2009, researchers at the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern discovered that, when it comes to love and money, opposites attract. Using surveys of married adults, the study revealed that “tightwads” and “spendthrifts” tend to marry each other. While no couple is perfectly matched when it comes to money, when two […]

Are you using technology to simplify your life?

September 20th, 2013 Melissa Payne

While the amount of technology in our daily lives can be overwhelming at times, it can also have a dramatic impact on our productivity levels. When you use technology to simplify your life, you are not just making things easier you’re also making yourself more efficient and productive. Financial institutions across the country have made […]

How to give back the right way

September 13th, 2013 madmin

This material was prepared for Kevin Mote, LPL Financial Advisor, use. It’s a great feeling to be financially stable enough to give back to non-profits and other organizations you support. But where do you start? And how much of your disposable income should you donate, as opposed to putting into your nest egg? Here are […]

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