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As the hustle and bustle of the season starts to intensify and take our focus away from other priorities there are opportunities for us to make mistakes, especially financial mistakes, because we are really not paying attention to that part of our life.
 

Categories: Finances, Identity Theft

Unfortunately we live in a world where criminals prey on the unsuspecting and trusting nature of most people. People fall victim to frauds and scams every day because the bad characters have become much better at being able to fool us. Our best protection is still be verify and be aware of what potential frauds and scams exist.
 

Even though the deadline to file your taxes is April 15th waiting until April to start on your taxes might not be a smart financial strategy. There are a few reasons why should be working your taxes right now, even if you will have a tax bill to pay.
 

June is national safety month so it is a good time to think about financial safety. Identity theft and fraud continue to be pervasive and consumers need to be vigilant. There are ways you can help lessen your chances of being a victim.
 

Even though the deadline to file your taxes is April 17th waiting until April to start on your taxes might not be a smart financial strategy.  There are a few reasons why should be working your taxes right now, even if you will have a tax bill to pay.
 

It is that time of year top ten lists start coming out for just about any topic - movies, political events, sports stories and financial moves to make before the end of the year.  Yes, there is a top ten list of moves that you can still make before the end of the year and most don’t really take more than 30 minutes to complete. 
 

The holidays bring out the best in most people and it also brings out the worst in some. Fraudsters and thieves use the bustling holiday season to help them deceive unsuspecting people. To avoid being a victim make sure you follow these everyday precautions and don’t get caught up in the holiday rush.
 

Even though the Equifax data breach has dominated the headlines, it has not been the only data leakage. In 2016 there were over 1,093 US companies experienced a loss of personal or card data that were reported. What can you do to protect your identity and your money? Fortunately, there are several actions you can take.
 

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