• Internal Revenue Service Communications and Liaison Division Engagement

    The Internal Revenue Service Communications and Liaison Division is working with OLA to share some important messaging about the stimulus payments. The main message they are focused on right now is about the stimulus payments to ensure everyone who is entitled gets a payment. Although most Americans will automatically receive their Economic Impact payments, there […]

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  • Dealing with debt during the coronavirus pandemic: Tips to help ease the impact

    By Kristin Dohn his blog was originally posted on March 20, 2020 and was updated on June 17, 2020 Dealing with debt can be a stressful experience. As you plan for the potential economic impact of coronavirus, there are a number of steps that you can take to help manage debt in these difficult times. Contact […]

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  • Avoid scams while finding help during quarantine

    By: Lois Greisman and Michael Herndon Older adults may be hard hit by the coronavirus – and scammers prey on that. If you or someone you know must stay at home and needs help with errands, you’ll want to know about this latest scam. Scammers are offering help with errands, and running off with your […]

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  • Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus

    By: CFPB Federal, state, and local governments are working to respond to the growing public health threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19 . As communities across the country are dealing with an increase in the number of reported cases, many areas may be impacted by the temporary closure of businesses, schools and other public facilities or […]

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  • FICO Is About To Change Credit Scores. Here’s Why It Matters

    All Things Considered Your credit score can determine whether you can buy a car, get certain jobs or rent an apartment. It’s a big deal. And so is this: Credit scores for many Americans are about to change – even if they don’t do anything. The changes will be extensive. About 40 million Americans are […]

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  • FDIC Consumer News: Time to Take a New Look at Your Money Habits

    Pay down that old debt in the new yearThe New Year holiday creates a feeling of starting fresh and encourages us to set new goals. While diets come to mind, setting new financial goals should be on the top of our lists. As you reflect on the past year, focus on your experiences – build […]

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  • How to Get Out Of Debt In 2020

    By: Veronica Dagher, The Wall Street Journal For many, paying off debt can feel like an insurmountable task. The most common types of debt for Americans include mortgage debt, student loans, auto loans and credit-card balances. Debt can dent one’s ability to save for retirement, may hamper homeownership and impede overall future financial security. While […]

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  • 7 Ways to spot personal loan scams

    By: Barry Ridges, Bankrate Consumers lost a total of $1.48 billion collectively to fraudulent practices in 2018 according to the Federal Trade Commission. Debt consolidation, medical bill payment and other services can offer attractive personal loan options and lure in unsuspecting consumers who then learn that the lender was a fraud. How can you protect […]

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  • Don’t Get Scrooged Shopping for An Online Loan This Year

    Don’t Get Scrooged Shopping for An Online Loan This Year While the holidays are a great time of joy, they can also be a significant time of stress for many working families.  Despite the strong economy and wage growth, many Americans may need access to short-term credit to deliver the holiday experience they have in mind, […]

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