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New Credit Law FAQs

You've heard about the new law that makes credit freezes free and fraud alerts last one year.  If you have questions, here are some of the answers:   https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/10/new-credit-law-faqs?utm_source=govdelivery

Cybersecurity for Small Business

If you own a small business, you know it's critical to protect your business from cyber threats.  The FTC has launched a cybersecurity resources for small businesses.  https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/small-businesses/cybersecurity/basics.

Youth Money Management Goes Hand-in-Hand With Youth Employment

A teen's first job provides a great opportunity to shape positive financial habits. Many teens think about how they can earn money so they can spend it, but it’s important to learn how to manage it as well. The best place to start is with a bank account. Once you land that new job, you should establish a bank account to keep track of your new earnings and keep it safe....

What to do about Robocalls

Not another robocall! We’ve all felt that way. Wondering what to do about robocalls? The FTC worked with AARP to create a series of videos about imposter scams – including robocalls, IRS imposters and Medicare scams. While the videos are aimed at older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the tips apply to everyone. For three Fridays, we’ve highlighted these videos: first Medicare scams, then IRS imposters, and now robocalls...

This is what a Social Security scam sounds like

Earlier this month, we told you about a growing scam: people pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to get your Social Security number or your money. That scam is now growing exponentially. To compare: in 2017, we heard from 3,200 people about SSA imposter scams, and those people reported losing nearly $210,000. So far THIS year: more than 35,000 people have reported the scam, and they tell us they’ve lost $10 million...

Time to Take a New Look at Your Money Habits

The New Year holiday creates a feeling of starting fresh and encourages us to set new goals. While diets come to mind, setting new financial goals should be on the top of our lists. As you reflect on the past year, focus on your experiences – build on what worked and what didn’t – to shape this year’s money habits. Here are some ideas to consider as you set your financial goals for the New Year...