The current pandemic has driven a record number of shoppers online. But can this online boom also lead to more fraud? According to some experts, it can. A recent TransUnion survey reported that 22 percent of Americans fell victim to some form of online fraud in 2020.  That means millions of folks have been affected.… Read More


Challenging times can inspire us to strengthen community ties and support recovery efforts, together. They can also inspire people to evaluate their lives and take better care of themselves — 80 percent of Americans say they intend to incorporate self-care into their daily routines more regularly after COVID-19. Given the pandemic’s economic impact, it’s not… Read More


The Scam One of the most common scams today is card fraud, the unauthorized use of a credit or debit card to fraudulently obtain money or property. Fraudsters use multiple tactics to collect this information, including copying your card’s magnetic strip (known as skimming), intercepting your card in the mail, or using a strategy called “formjacking,” where… Read More


According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, the sweltering summer months host the highest birthrates, with August taking the lead for largest number of births. While we can only speculate about why so many babies are born this time of year (insert cheeky remarks about too many holiday drinks), we recognize this is… Read More


Whether or not we like to admit it, money is the motivating factor in most of our decisions. Yet, managing it effectively is a tough subject to grasp, especially for young adults. Considering only one-third of U.S. states require students to take a personal finance class, the onus falls on parents and guardians to impart… Read More


Regardless of what life stage you are in, financial health should be at the top of your resolution list for 2019. According to Fidelity Investments, nearly one-third of Americans plan to make money resolutions for the New Year. Here are 5 money goals to consider: Make a dent in your debt. According to a recent… Read More


The holidays are a special time for giving, and this year, consumers plan to spend an average of $819 on holiday gifts. But when the holidays come to an end, the new year all too often ushers in a big stack of bills. Last year, Americans with holiday debt added an average of $1,054 to… Read More