What Newbie Home Buyers Need To Know

What Newbie Home Buyers Need To Know

Buying your first house is an exciting time, but it can be a little scary as well. To minimize your anxiety, the following tips will help you prepare for applying for a mortgage. Know your credit report Go to annualcreditreport.com and get your credit report from all...
Free Credit Reports Available Weekly

Free Credit Reports Available Weekly

By: Armco Credit Union & the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau July 25, 2023 Free Credit Reports Available Weekly We urge you to check your credit report often due to a rise of fraud and scams – even if you have good credit. You can check your TransUnion,...
Budget for Christmas in July

Budget for Christmas in July

By Credit Union National Association Pondering Christmas in July is a good idea if it gets you saving. The average American spent about $1,000 on winter holiday-related expenses in 2022, according to the National Retail Federation. Many consumers forget to plan for...
Don’t Fall for Gift Card Scams

Don’t Fall for Gift Card Scams

Gift cards are extremely popular, to give as well as to get. They’re a convenient way to treat someone to a meal at their favorite restaurant, purchase an item of their own choosing at a favorite store, or simply to give them cash to use anywhere the card is accepted....
Five Steps to Organizing Your Finances

Five Steps to Organizing Your Finances

Do you know your net worth? Or how much you spend each month, and on what? Or how much you can expect from your pension plan or Social Security in retirement? A majority of the population will answer “no,” saying they’ve been too busy with life to...
Recognizing the Geek Squad Renewal Scam

Recognizing the Geek Squad Renewal Scam

by Alvaro Puig, FTV.gov, Oct. 25, 2022 Scammers are at it again, impersonating well-known businesses and trying to rip people off. This time they’re pretending to be from Geek Squad, Best Buy’s tech support service. Here’s what we’re hearing about the scam and what to...
Watch Out For Unexpected Texting Scams

Watch Out For Unexpected Texting Scams

by Gema de las Heras, FTC.gov, Aug. 8, 2022   Sorry to burst your bubble. That unexpected text from the Postal Service (USPS), Costco, or The Home Depot telling you about an unclaimed package or a survey you can complete to claim a freebie is NOT from them. It’s...
How Tech Support Scams Work

How Tech Support Scams Work

By The Federal Trade Commission You Get a Phone Call, Pop-Up, or Email Telling You There’s a Problem With Your Computer Often, scammers are behind these calls, pop-up messages, and emails. They want to get your money, personal information, or access to your...
How to Spot and Report Tech Support Scams

How to Spot and Report Tech Support Scams

By The Federal Trade Commission Tech support scammers want you to believe you have a serious problem with your computer, like a virus. They want you to pay for tech support services you don’t need, to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. They often ask you to pay...