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Fighting financial fraud
Last Modified: 8/27/2018
Member Benefits takes active steps to help you keep your personal financial information secure. . . . (Full story)

Beware of Grant Scams
Last Modified: 7/10/2018
Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back, but... . . . (Full story)

When you lose a loved one...
Last Modified: 5/29/2018
When your spouse or significant other passes away, you may feel overwhelmed with the details of settling the estate. Knowing what to do isn’t necessarily common knowledge—and it isn’t necessarily easy, especially at such a difficult time. Here are some general guidelines to help make the process a little easier during this stressful transition. . . . (Full story)

Equifax’s massive data breach should put you on high alert
Last Modified: 11/27/2017
If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach by Equifax. Get some tips from the Federal Trade Commission on how to protect yourself. . . . (Full story)

Your credit score: It matter$
Last Modified: 9/11/2017
Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our credit score. But a low score can negatively impact your finances and have a big effect on the choices you may be able to make in your day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve your score. . . . (Full story)

The hidden victims of identity theft: Your kids
Last Modified: 8/14/2017
You may be vigilant about keeping your own identity and that of your adult partner or spouse safe. But have you thought about how to protect your child’s identity? . . . (Full story)

Are your important documents in order?
Last Modified: 6/22/2017
You’ve probably spent quite a bit of time over the years saving for your retirement and planning out what you’ll do. But have you made a plan for your assets after you’re unable to manage them? . . . (Full story)

Retirees burdened by student loans
Last Modified: 6/12/2017
When you think of student loan debt, do you think of retirees? It may come as a surprise, but the number of people age 60 and older with student loan debt quadrupled—to more than 2.8 million—in the past decade. Unfortunately, many of these older borrowers are retired and struggling to make payments. Learn more about these loans and options for relief. . . . (Full story)

Smart money move #10: Improve your financial health
Last Modified: 8/7/2017
Strengthen your financial knowledge and learn to build and protect your assets by becoming fiscally fit with Member Benefits. We have a variety of articles, calculators, how-to-tips, financial seminars, personal consultations, and more. . . . (Full story)

Smart money move #9: Take advantage of employee benefits
Last Modified: 6/29/2017
Looking to improve your financial position this year? You may have untapped benefits that can help you get the job done.  . . . (Full story)

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