Protecting your identity on summer vacation

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When you’re away on vacation you tend to think about protecting your home, but you should also do the same for your identity. According to the Federal Trade Commission, travelers tend to do things that make them more vulnerable to identify theft Continue reading

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United States Patent and Trademark Office warns about impostor scam

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If you’ve recently patented or trademarked a certain product, you may be a target in a scam looking to trick you into paying unnecessary fees. Continue reading

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For good financial health check up on your credit

istock_Credit Report.jpgThe first step to a healthy financial future is to check your credit report. Your credit report not only affects your ability to a get a loan, but could help you avoid identity theft. Continue reading

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Hot Tips for Staying Cool in the Summer Heat: HVAC Home Safety

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Inefficient HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems not only cost you money, but can also lead to health and comfort issues for your family. The following safety tips will help you stay cool when the weather heats up: Continue reading

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BBB warns of Work-from-Home employment scam targeting consumers nationwide

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The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a work-from-home employment scam that has targeted consumers nationwide by posing a legitimate Canadian company. Continue reading

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Burrito chain hit with data breach

iStock-458112999.jpgIf you visited at Chipotle or Pizzeria Locale between March 24, 2017, and April 18, 2017, your credit card information may have been compromised, according to a press release issued by Chipotle. Continue reading

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FTC warns of possible Medicare card scams

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If you currently have Medicare, new changes will be coming your way in April of 2019. Continue reading

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Protecting your company from small business scams

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From finances to marketing, being a small business owner means you’ll have to know the ins and outs of your company. Whether it’s keeping track of your monthly expenses or your business website, a good owner will keep tabs on what is affecting his or her business.

But what happens if you receive a invoice that has the title Yellow Pages and says you owe hundreds of dollars for a business listing? What you may not know is that the invoice is fake and the entire thing is a scam. Continue reading

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Managing your small business: Accepting credit cards

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Credit and debit cards have become one of the most common methods of payment for customers. The luxury of easily paying with a card could even lead to a consumer buying impulsively.

However, did you know with each transaction your business will have to pay a processing fee? Continue reading

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How to start a business 101

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April 30th kicked off the beginning of National Small Business Week. Have you ever wanted to start your own business, but never knew how to get it going?

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers 10 easy steps to help plan, prepare and manage your new business successfully.  Continue reading

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