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Money Talk

Tips and Tricks to help you make better decisions and live your best financial life.

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Stimulus Package Scams

These types of scams are becoming more widespread everyday. There have been reports of various spam emails using a variety of methods, including attachments, forms, and fake testimonials, to get the recipient to provide personal information and credit card details.

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Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts.

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Tech Support Scams

Tech support scams are easy to fall for because a lot of us aren't experts in this area and believe there could be a problem with your computer (or other device) even when there isn't.

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Get Rich Scams

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Scammers are counting on you to not do any research before you invest your money. Investment Fraud can happen to anyone, so be sure to know what you can do to avoid it and how to spot red flags.

 

 

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Beware the Apple Support Scam

If you have an iPhone, iPad or a Macbook, you need to know about this recent, hard-to-spot scam. Hackers are impersonating Apple support in an effort to scrape sensitive information from Apple users’ devices. These scams can be difficult to identify and are often successful.

 

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Can I Trust Credit Karma?

Q: I’m trying to increase my credit score ahead of applying for a large loan, so I’m considering signing up for Credit Karma to track my score. How accurate are the credit scores it shares? Is there anything I need to be aware of before signing up for this service?

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Understanding the Credit Card Trap

Did you know the average American household carries $6,358 in credit card debt?

At an average rate of interest, and paying only the minimum, accumulated interest over 5 years may result in your paying double the amount that was originally spent! Find out more.

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The Credit Union Difference: The History of Credit Unions

As a member of MIT FCU, you know that credit unions are always striving to serve their members and community in as many ways as possible. We value each member’s input as an equal owner in the credit union, and offer flexible loan terms as well as low-cost accounts. We also reward our members with higher dividends, and proudly donate our time and our resources to community initiatives and organizations. 

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Do I Need an Emergency Fund and a Rainy Day Fund?

Q: Do I need to have a separate rainy day fund and emergency fund? 

A: Some people like things simple. Just remember, rainy day funds and emergency funds serve different purposes. Find out why both rather than one might be right for you.

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