April 2016

Passwords and Your Privacy
Following these "dos" and "don'ts" from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse can help you create better passwords.

Shoppers Should Be Skeptical of Online Reviews
Check out these tips for spotting fake reviews.

Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips
Check out these tips for saving energy and money during the spring and summer.

A Bank Customer's Guide to Cybersecurity
This set of articles from the FDIC, provides lots of tips for safely banking and shopping online.

March 2016

Tax Season Fraud Prevention Tips
These tips and resources from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse can help you protect your personal and financial information and your identity.

Resources to Help You Prepare Your Tax Return and Resolve Tax Disputes
The IRS provides information about free and paid resources to help you find a tax professional or prepare your own return.

Mobile Payments: The Good, the Bad, and the Confusing
Do you use your smartphone to make payments or deposits then check out this video from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

You have the right to request your consumer reports
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has updated their list of consumer reporting companies where you can learn more about each specialty report and when you should check them.

February 2016

3 Common Misconceptions and 1 Important Truth About Privacy Policies
This article from the Consumerist explains what privacy policies actually are and do.

Tax Tips for Energy Savers: Get Money Back for Greening Your Home
Read about the updated and extended 2015/2016 tax credits you can receive if you make any qualified updates to your home.

Is Your Baby Monitor Secure?
Check out these tips for securing Wi-Fi baby monitors and other "smart" devices in your home.

Privacy and Information Sharing
This report from the Pew Research Center looks into when people and why disclose personal information.

January 2016

A New Calculator Helps You Decide When To File For Social Security
This Consumer Reports article describes various calculators that can help you decide when you should file for Social Security benefits.

BBB Scam Tracker
Use the Scam Tracker to search for information about scams in your area and to report scams.

Six Tips for a Strong Financial New Year
These tips from USA.gov can help you improve your financial well-being. Each tip provides links to additional resources.

Protect Your Smart Device
These tips from the Federal Communications Commission will help you protect your device and the sensitive data on it.

December 2015

Protecting Your Privacy While Holiday Shopping
These tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse will help you protect your privacy and help you avoid scam artists and fraudsters.

5 Ways to Keep Your Car Secure While Holiday Shopping
These parking lot safety tips from Consumer Reports will help keep you and your gifts safe.

Holiday Health and Safety Tips
These tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help you and your family stay healthy and safe during the holiday season and year round and check out the 12 Ways to Health Holiday Song.

National Traffic and Road Closure Information
Before you head out on the road, use the links on this page from the Federal Highway Administration to check out your route.

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