Category Archives: Credit Union

Don’t Fall “Fur” Pet Scams

You’re in the market for a furry new friend and the online ad you’ve seen makes you believe that dream is well within reach—as well as within your budget.  Before you start stocking up on doggy biscuits, though, take a big step back. The internet is full of pet scams targeting future pet owners and…
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How to Spot Decoy Pricing

Retailers are always manipulating our spending habits. Every time you pick up some groceries, your choices are likely influenced by pricing tactics like BOGO (Buy One Get One free), anchoring (Their Price: $35.99; Our Price: $29.99) and high-end pricing (Chef’s Special Rib Eye: $69.99; Rib Eye: $45.99) or decoy pricing. While all these methods may…
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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Chances are, you or someone you know has had their identity stolen at one point or another. It can be expensive, stressful and extremely complicated to recover from. Here are seven ways to help protect yourself and your most important data from identity thieves.     1. Secure Your Hardcopies Most of us think of…
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Concerned about rising mortgage rates?

On June 13th, the Federal Funds Target rate was officially raised by .25%. This increase marks the second time interest rates were raised in 2018 and experts expect another two increases this year. The rate increase was prompted by optimistic feelings about the general state of the economy. The Fed pronounced the economy to be…
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