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What is escrow?

If you’ve ever purchased a home – or even looked into the process behind purchasing a home – you’ve probably seen the term ‘escrow’ quite a bit. In the most basic layman’s terms, an escrow account is simply a bank account overseen by a neutral third party; usually associated with high-value purchases. But escrow accounts […]

9 Ways to Protect Yourself From Internet Fraud

Purchasing items like vehicles and collectables on the internet can be a great way to save money, but there are a few considerations that keep in mind to help keep your money-saving venture from turning sour. 1. Understand as Much as Possible About the Auction or Purchase Platform Each online purchasing outlet can have slightly […]

Protecting Your Finances Online

Mobile and online banking are incredibly convenient. With busy schedules and less time to actually go to your local bank or credit union to deposit checks, get cash, or adjust investments, mobile and online banking can be major time savers. However, just as with the advent of e-commerce, banking via wifi or cell signals from […]

Stay Safe on Cyber Monday

As Black Friday approaches and we officially kickoff the holiday season, many will crash the gates of retailers in the wee hours of the morning to ensure a chance at some of the best retail pricing of the year. But after that dust has settled and the throngs of shoppers return home to reheat some […]

Don’t Get Conned – Get Smart

The Internet has enabled con artists to deceive more people than ever before. BackgroundCheck.org published these statistics related to internet scams and fraud: 1. From 2005 to 2009, internet scam complaints rose from 100,000 per year to nearly 300,000 per year. 2. The monetary loss of scam complaints easily exceeds $300 million per year. 3. Top […]