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Beware Unemployment Scams

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When there’s bad news, the scammers aren’t far behind. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans have lost a collective $13.4 million to coronavirus-related fraud since the beginning of 2020, and unemployment scams have contributed their fair share to the loss.

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Should I Take the Zero-Percent Financing Offered by the Dealer?

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Q: I’m in the market for a new set of wheels, and I’ve seen some dealers advertising zero-percent financing. Should I take this offer?

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How Should I Spend My Stimulus Check?

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The $1,200 granted to most middle class adults is a welcome relief during these financially trying times. Many recipients may be wondering: What is the best way to use this money?

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5 COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

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Scammers are taking advantage of the fear of COVID-19. Here are a few scams to watch out for.

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Watch Out For Spring Cleaning Scams

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If you plan on calling in professionals to help you with your spring cleaning tasks, you may be targeted by one of the many scams that are rampant this time of year. Below, we’ve listed four of the most prevalent scams to watch out for this season. Stay safe!

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Why Does My Credit Score Matter?

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Your credit score is made up of three numbers, serving as an indicator of your financial history, wellness and responsibility. These three little numbers can spell the difference between approval and rejection for a mortgage, a job, a rental unit and so much more.

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Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams

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Scammers have recognized an opportunity to rob innocent victims of their money while giving them false hope for defeating the virus. The FBI is warning of a surge in COVID-19 cure scams in which criminals peddle an alleged vaccine or treatment for coronavirus.

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6 Ways You Can Use a Personal Loan

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A personal loan can be used for more than paying off debt. Here are 6 ways you can use a personal loan you might not have though about.

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Tax Deadline Delayed

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Under normal circumstances, taxes are due by April 15. If tax filers cannot complete their taxes in time, they can request a 6-month extension without getting a failure-to-file penalty. Tax extensions are granted easily, but they don’t buy the filer more time to pay any taxes due to the IRS. The extension is only for submitting their returns.

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Financial Resources Available for Veterans

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If you are a current or retired US service member or a family member of one, there are numerous programs available to help with the struggles of daily life.

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