Budgeting for a vacation can be hard enough, but is it worth it when you have a baby in the mix? My family proved it is. My one-year-old daughter has been on three family trips, including one overseas vacation. How did we swing it? Stagger the Expenses We …

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Scammers truly won’t give up. That’s because once they find something that works, it  can result in a significant payoff. Recently, some of them have figured out how to trick Apple iOS users into giving up their iCloud passwords. And it is a surprisingly simplistic attack. It …

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I have entered a phase in my life in which many of my classmates, friends and family are in the thick of diapers, teething and general child-rearing activities. I am not married, and I just bought my first house with rooms for family expansion but no crying offspring to …

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Having a baby can be a shock to your financial system. It was most definitely a shock to ours! As our precious baby girl turns a year old, her college savings account is in the four figures. The saving success we experienced was due in large part to the generosity …

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Cyber criminals will use whatever they can think of to try to get your online banking credentials or other information they can sell on the dark web. Here are five ways they use social media to do it and how you can avoid giving up your information, in no particular …

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On Monday night, trick-or-treaters will converge on neighborhoods across our nation. It doesn’t take much for families to get distracted by all the festivities.  When that happens, many people forget about safety. Here are a few things to remember to keep your children safe when they’re …

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A researcher from a university in Belgium has discovered a weakness that can be exploited in nearly all Wi-Fi routers. It is cleverly being referred to as KRACK, which is an acronym for “key reinstallation attacks.” Suffice it to say, that anyone using a Wi-Fi connection is vulnerable …

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Growing up, I always wanted a pet but couldn’t because of my father’s supposed allergies. So when my husband suggested we get a dog, I immediately jumped at the idea. We were really excited to have a cute little puppy to play with and also thought …

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In 1924, Roy Bergengren, one of the architects of the credit union movement, reflected on what a credit union can do for people. “The credit union is, in fact, a bridge,” Bergengren wrote in the inaugural issue of “The Bridge,” the official newsletter of the American credit union movement, which …

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It starts with an email from Amazon and likely ends with “You’ll need an Amazon Gift Card to pay.” In addition to Amazon Gift Cards,  iTunes, Walmart, and others gift cards are used for all types of email scams. Many unwilling consumers fall prey to expertly faked emails from …

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