6 Estate Planning Tips to Financially Prepare For Your Death

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Two myths about wills and estate planning: You don’t need to worry about it until you’re somewhere north of 40. Even then, you only need to worry about it if you have an estate—which is to say, you have a lot of stuff to worry about in the first place. Let’s be real. No one… Read more »

Charity scams follow hurricane’s wake

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As Hurricane Michael barrels its way toward Florida’s Gulf Coast, scammers continue to con people who want to help those affected by past hurricanes. Case in point: The FTC and its state and local partners are getting reports about sham charities following Hurricane Florence’s devastating impact on North and South Carolina.

SC Telco Donates $25,000 to Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

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Greenville, S.C. – In response to the historic damages resulting from Hurricane Florence, the board of SC Telco Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, recently approved a donation of $25,000 to the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.

New Credit Law FAQs

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by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education You’ve heard about the new law that makes credit freezes free and fraud alerts last one year. If you have questions, you’re not alone. Here are answers to some of the questions we’re hearing most. Read more >

Facebook breach: what to do next

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Facebook recently announced the largest breach in the company’s history. The breach affected about 50 million users, allowing hackers to take over their accounts. If you use Facebook, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are a few steps you can take.

Common Student Loan Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

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As Ann Landers once said, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” And while we have all heard stories about the Zuckerbergs and Jobs of the world who succeeded wildly despite not finishing college, we have also heard stories about lightning strikes and powerball jackpot winners. It can happen, but that is hardly the… Read more »

What Affects Your Credit Score & How To Improve It

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Are you oblivious to your credit score? Too scared to even look? Or do you hover over it like the stock market ticker tape? Neither of these extremes is helpful, but striking a balance and remaining aware of your score and how it is strengthening or weakening are critical to maintaining a healthy credit profile…. Read more »

Free credit freezes are here

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Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting September 21st, thanks to a new federal law. Here’s what you should know

Money Matters With Moxie: Recommended Reading (& Listening)

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Okay. So, you say you didn’t learn enough about personal finances in school? None of us did. Good thing there’s a wealth of well-written, relatable, fun resources out there—enough to put yourself through a master’s program without all the student loan debt. I like to stay up-to-date, so my shelves are stocked with hundreds of… Read more »