Stay Safe Online During Tax Time

Think Before Supplying Sensitive Information Unsolicited emails, calls, or texts that prompt you to click on a link or share valuable personal and financial information are very likely scams. With your personal data, online thieves can swindle funds and/or commit identity theft. Learn how to recognize a scam with the following tips:   IRS Communications:[…]

Student loan payments resume in May. Here are 7 ways to prepare

A little more than three months. That’s how much time is left before about 41 million federal student loan borrowers have to start making loan payments again. The federal government froze student loan payments at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and it has extended that freeze several times since, most recently right before Christmas. The[…]

Protect Your Data When Using Money Apps

Privacy and security are a concern no matter what you’re doing on your phone. However, they become even more of a concern when you’re using a money app. By giving these apps access to highly sensitive financial info, such as bank passwords, personal data, and banking transactions, you become vulnerable to higher security risks.  […]

7 Lessons to Teach Your Kids for Financial Literacy Month

      According to the Council for Economic Education, only a third of U.S. states require high school students to take a personal finance class in order to graduate. And one in five 15-year-olds in the U.S. lacked basic financial literacy in 2017, according to the Program for International Student Assessment, a global exam[…]